“Many people look upon my life, see who I am today and think I have always been this way. Positive. Driven. Self-Motivated. Healthy. Happy… but that was not always the case.
Growing up, my life wasn’t the easiest. We were poor, living in a single wide mobile home with holes in the floor and buckets under the leaks to catch the water. We ate processed foods and really anything my mom could afford to put on the table. I battled my fathers drug addiction and domestic abuse which led to many health issues for myself.
I had several learning disabilities and never did well in school. I cheated my way through most of elementary and middle school and left with so many insecurities. My mother, who was an amazing woman, did her best working many hours to put food on the table and pay for our extra curricular activities.
Fast forward a few years, I graduated from Texas A&M University and got an amazing job as a sports therapist. I found myself always wanting to do my best. I started this job but my health was fading fast. I was falling asleep at my desk (even after 8 hours of sleep), ADHD , anxiety, muscle pain, intestinal issues etc. I went to the medical doctor and of course the answer was more prescription medications.
I found this amazing naturopathic physician that really believed our bodies were meant to heal itself and she helped me get my body back to homeostasis and harmony. This was a life changing event in my life. I put in the hard work to get healthy and after 6 months of focused diet, mediation, supplementation, and healthy movement, I was off all medications and felt amazing. I never knew I could feel that good and I realized then I had to help people reach their full potential through health and wellness.
I became a holistic chiropractor that focuses on movement, nutrition, and mindfulness. I have dedicated my life to helping people find the same harmony I did for the last 15 years.
Dr. Alyson, a mentor of mine, came to me raving about a holistic health company called Fringe. This education is focused on improved harmony in our body as well as cannabis education. This was a synchronistic moment in my life because cannabis has been a HUGE part of my healing. Instead of ADHD and anxiety medication, non-psychoactive Cannabis took the place of those medications and helped me find more balance and awareness in myself.
I was introduced to Cannabis medicine at a young age. My father had a severe accident at work and hurt his back. He broke several bones, severed several organs, and physically could not work because of the pain and dysfunction. He found cannabis medicine that helped him function and live his life. He grew and harvested his own cannabis. I watched him do this week after week, always saying it was medicine.
One day we got a call from the police department charging my dad with growing illegal cannabis. He then turned to opioids for his pain, anxiety, and sleep issues. He became addicted and when he could no longer afford the opioids he turned to street drugs like meth and heroin. You can imagine the stress this put on our family. Now that I know what I know, cannabis and education around our endocannabinoid system needs to be at the forefront of our education. So when Alyson put together a FRINGE company talking about how this plant medicine could be used to heal, I WAS ON BOARD. Do you know someone that has suffered from sleep dysfunction, pain, and anxiety that has taken them away from their true potential. This education is for you and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.