My journey to young living began before I ever realized. In 2006 just 2 weeks after I was married our son was diagnosed with autism, as devastating as that diagnosis is, I was not willing to accept it as a life sentence. I became desperate to find help for my son after doctors had recommended that I put him on anti-psychotic drugs. I then began researching autism and found families treating the underlying issues of autism with natural alternatives. In 2007 we began with changing diet, and added supplements. After a few years of success and progress we tried other alternatives including hyperbarics. Fast forward a few more years and my son has mainstreamed into a general education setting with minimal support. Holistic healing had become a passion of mine. I had always heard about essential oils, yet never had given it an honest shot, as a result of the little knowledge I had on that particular form of healing. Late 2013 I began seeing my friend Jenni Flood sharing information and testimonies of essential oils. Initially I had contacted her with questions regarding the oils for a family member. After a few (ok, a ton of conversations) I was determined to get a starter kit and incorporate essential oils into our daily lives. I ordered my starter kit in March of 2014 and am so happy I took that plunge. It has honestly changed my life. My family and friends have also joined the oil journey with me, and it fills my heart to spread awareness for healthier living, as well as alternatives to harmful prescriptions.