Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What is more important than Health Insurance?

Bones breaking probably make a really awful popping sound. Justin broke his arm & thumb a couple of weeks ago in an ATV wreck on our track out back. The quad flipped and sent him flying, while I watched the whole thing from the porch. :/

We immediately iced it (read: frozen peaches) and applied wintergreen, valor, and copaiba before heading to the ER. He's kept up with lots of oils, lots of BLM, etc. - but that's not the point of this post.

The point of this post is that his ER visit is the only thing we have not had to pay for.

He had surgery on his thumb yesterday, which was a long and challenging affair that didn't go as planned because the nature of the break was worse than what could be seen in his original xray, and we paid for it.

Previous to finding out that we had been denied a referral for this surgery, the doctor told us she understood if we were unable to do it without a referral and she prepared us for what could be expected recovery-wise if the breaks were left untreated. Mind you, pre-surgery, Justin's thumb was literally bent in the wrong direction. Not fixing it, in my eyes, was NOT an option. Whether or not it was covered, his thumb was going to be fixed!

What is more important than health insurance? Justin's health. My husband's health is WAY more important than health insurance. Having full use of his thumb is more important than health insurance.

Today we began discussing additional treatment options, like Platelet Rich Plasma, to speed recovery and encourage complete healing. Knowing from the outset that anything we choose to do will be paid for by us.

Why pay for health services that aren't covered by your insurance? Because your health is more important. Because YOU DECIDE what the standard of care is that you will receive for your health and the health of your family. Not a company, not an industry that doesn't know who you are.

Because my husband is 24 years old, and he has a lot of life left to live. We are deciding now that he will not end up spending that life in poor health and constant pain as a result of only receiving those health services which are "free."

I am not discounting the value of health insurance, but I am pointing out a serious flaw in our society. The dependence on health insurance to keep you healthy. It does not work that way. That does not produce long term wellness. If you believe that your health is more important than what is covered by your insurance provider, YOU must take responsibility for it. You must take responsibility for your own health, even when that includes financial responsibility.

Yes, that surgery cost a chunk of change. No, that's not a check we could have easily written even two years ago. But thanks to Young Living Essential Oils, we have both the practical means and financial means to take responsibility for our health. If being able to pay for health services is on your goal list and you want Young Living to help, come talk to me and I'll do what I can to help you gain the financial independence you need to live the life you dream. <3

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014: Live Your Dream! We are!

Freedom selfie!

Today marks a very special new beginning. Justin Wallace, my husband, is officially free to do what he wants, when he wants, with me! We have achieved financial independence with Young Living Essential Oils and look forward to further investing in our future in ways that do not involve being held down by a j-o-b.

Justin & I met almost 6 years ago, at a coffee shop. I worked in the salon three doors down, and he was my Latte Boy. :D He worked a couple of different jobs before joining the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department in 2011, right after we got married, and I continued doing hair.  

July 22, 2011

Two years ago I quit my full time job as a stylist to pursue Young Living fulltime. We had a downline, but our Young Living check was barely enough to pay our cell phone bill, so I did contract work for my mom for a few months to be able to keep paying the bills while we got the business off the ground. Today, our Young Living check is more than 3x’s the amount that Justin brought home as a deputy.

“Do you really make money with this?”


Most couples in their twenties expecting their first baby are not turning in a 2 week notice. But we did.

My husband will be there for my college graduation, family birthdays, when I’m in labor, and every holiday. No more missing out on major life events because of work. We can go on vacation, and no one can cancel our plans for us because they want my husband to work instead.

I have an infinite number of paid maternity days.

“Do you really think I could do this?”


Last month was the largest month in Young Living HISTORY. This company is celebrating 20 years, and is only getting stronger. There is plenty of room at the top and we are here to help you. J It is the most rewarding journey, to be able to spend my days helping people take responsibility for their health and get their personal and financial lives back.

Thank you, Young Living!

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