From Sierra A., Toronto
While I have always had a deep rooted passion to help others, it was not until night of July 6th at 10:03 p.m., that I began to look for alternatives to help myself.
I can be that exact because it was the moment that a drunk driver lost control of his car while racing down the QEW and side swiped my car. My car was hit three times after that, as it rolled across the motorway, went over the guard rail and ended up facing oncoming traffic on the other side. At the time I was seven months pregnant. It took the fireman 17 mins to get my leg out of my car, at which point it had formed a blood clot (DVT) which became an embolism. As I mentioned, at the time I was pregnant so many medications for pain, tests and other treatments were not available to me, a gift as I see it now.
This set me on a path, for which I am extremely fortunate and grateful. During my journey, I met incredible and passionate professionals. I researched and began to seek out alternative pain relief, through acupuncture, massage, essential oils, yoga and meditation. Many of these professionals I am now honored to call my friends and can honestly say they saved my life.
A year after my accident I returned to work, on modified duties and began to use some breathing exercises, I had learnt with some of my special needs students. The following year I decided to take a teacher training course in yoga for children, then my registered yoga 200 hour teacher training.
This year I took courses on meditation and essential oils for heath and healing.
While I truly have a love of learning, I am now limited by the knowledge I currently have for the service I want to share with others.
Along with my accident and experiences, I have found a true love of life, as each day really is a blessing and a gift.
I have begun to volunteer at orphanages all over the world and am limited in the capacity for which I can work, and the way I desire to share.
I would like to be able to provide affordable and healthy alternatives to economically challenged children and adults. I would like to provide safe, healthy and natural alternatives to prescriptions and traditional medications.
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