It was an exciting time for me in Silicon Valley. Promotion after promotion. Managing teams and projects. Feeling super successful.
Yet I'd go for days without enough sleep. Eyes wide open in the middle of the night. Hours ticking by. Dreading the alarm.
There were afternoons that I couldn’t stay awake at work. Nodding off at my desk, waking up with a painful head jolt. Sometimes I’d sneak to my car to catch a nap and hope no one would see. Then have an afternoon coffee (or two or three) and a sweet snack for a little charge of energy.
“Tired” didn’t even come close to describing how I felt. Exhausted. Flattened. Walking zombie. The muscles in my back and shoulders were constantly knotted. Aches and pains multiplied all over my body.
I felt depleted, defeated and depressed. Life was a grind, and had little joy.
Does any of that sound familiar?
I didn’t know until it was too late, what was leading me down this tunnel of torture…
At first I went to my doctor. After a 10 minute visit, he prescribed antidepressants.
I knew in my gut that was not what I needed. I’d seen the devastating side effects that antidepressants had on a couple of friends: 30 pound weight gain, total fatigue, insomnia, flat-lined libido. Even suicidal thoughts. (seriously scary!)
I already suffered those symptoms. How could these pills help? I tossed the prescription in the trash can.
Luckily, a friend steered me to a holistic MD. A doctor who worked outside the box of conventional medicine. Who recognized right away what I was suffering.
After running some tests, he confirmed: I had stage 3 adrenal fatigue, low thyroid and pre-diabetes.
Whammo! That was a shock!
I got a crash course on these 3 ailments – what causes them, how they’re interrelated, and how they cause this deep fatigue, pain and sleeplessness (and total lack of libido). And I came to understand that the major root cause came down to one thing:
I wasn’t managing stress well.
Even though my life looked rosy on the outside, there were huge issues. Constant reorganizations and layoffs. Toxic colleagues at work undermining my every move. Managing care for my mother-in-law whose condition was rapidly deteriorating. The tragic and sudden deaths of several dear friends. Long hours. Burning the candle at both ends.
My cortisol levels had run amok. For years they had been high. Then they plunged. And went on erratic highs and lows.
I went on a mission to learn everything I could about stress. I made some amazing discoveries, which led me into the kitchen experimenting with special plants that help with stress and inflammation.
I tinkered on myself, and got amazing results.
Fast forward to today: I left my high tech Silicon Valley career to pursue this passion.
I have WAY more energy. My blood sugar is out of the danger zone. I wake up refreshed and happy.
My kitchen inventions have gone on to become multi-award-winning stress relief and weight loss tonics. They've been recognized by leaders in the health industry for their innovation, scientific efficacy, and great taste.
But even more important, they've delighted and helped thousands of customers in all 50 states and 9 countries to reduce stress, sleep better, experience less pain and fatigue, and just feel brighter and more alive.
I would love to share these delicious elixirs with you as well. They're called Golden Goddess Elixirs.