I thought I would talk about how and why I got into aromatherapy. It started many years ago. I had an acute sinus infection and didn’t know for months. I would look at pictures of myself and I looked like I was putting on weight even though I wasn’t. My face was puffy. That is what I was seeing. During the course of the sinus infection, I started getting really tired and I couldn’t breathe especially when I laid down to go to sleep. It was Thanksgiving and I told my family I would rather die than be put under a knife. Now, I had no idea why I said that, I just wanted everyone to know they had no right to make any decisions for me.
Within one to two weeks thereafter, I ended up in the hospital. I absolutely could not breathe. I was very scared. I asked my husband to take me to the doctor. He refused (wonder why we are divorced!) I then asked him to call my mother. He did but wouldn’t ask her to take me to the doctor. So, I asked him to call my sister. He finally asked! I was so glad I really mattered to my sister since it took her close to two hours to get to my house. If I had more oxygen going to my brain, I would have called an ambulance myself since it was such an inconvenience for everyone to help me. After all it was just a soar throat!
Kathleen Flanagan, CEO and Founder of Awakening Spirit, Aromatherapist, Sound Therapist, Esthetician and Author.