BUT...I wasn't always great at doing my best, being my best, or feeling my best.
As a recovering people-pleaser and perfectionist, I struggled with self-image, worth and confidence. Poor management of my life left me facing a profound crisis in my home, my health, and in my heart.
My world was far from amazing.
Within 5 short years, 3 of our children nearly died, and my mental and physical health was pushed to the limit. I suffered from GAD, MDD, and PTSD. The situation I found myself in was unmanageable. I began reading all the books I could find and looking for a way out- only to find more "maybe's" "what if's" and "if only's"
"Sick" doesn't even begin to describe my health crisis. I was profoundly ill. I knew I was dying.
I was struggling with extreme cognitive deficit, fatigue, brain fog, pain, headaches, hair loss, weight gain regardless of diet and exercise, and much more. I had no choice but to attend to my own physical health regardless of what was happening in my family.
There's nothing quite as difficult as having to prioritize your own well-being over your family in crisis.
Then, I was diagnosed with non-HPV Cervical Cancer, but not even that could explain my extensive symptoms. My conventional medicine doctors were unable to address what was happening in my body or to offer any solution.
I sought the support of a naturopath.
She taught me about supplements and about the importance of
keeping a journal to help me create connection and peace with my body.
I saw a functional medicine doctor.
I was diagnosed with a Casein Allergy, Rickets, Scurvy and Hashimoto’s.
I was advised to complete an elimination diet and track my food, symptoms, and a set of lifestyle factors. Turns out, I am extremely reactive to gluten.
My recovery experience shaped every part of my life today.
I had no choice but to make healthy lifestyle changes, learn to create boundaries, emotionally regulate, and manage my time so I could create the lifestyle I needed to stay well.
My journey took years and more tears than I can count, and THAT is why I created Your Amazing Essentials.
If I'm able to save you a year, or even just one of those tears, by sharing what I learned along the way - it will all be worth it.
The app contains the tools I used to take charge of my health and ultimately to learn to cope with my emotions in a positive way. I created The Small Step Method and Your Amazing Essentials to help others do the same. Ultimately, there is nothing special about me except my commitment to helping others create health and wellness in their lives by sharing what I’ve learned and offering the encouragement that YOU can get better.
Using the tools in this app allowed me to create a physically healthy lifestyle where I live symptom and medication free from both the mental illnesses that shadowed my life for years, my the autoimmune condition, and my vitamin deficiencies.
Your Amazing Essentials allowed me to create harmony and balance in my life, cope with the crisis and chaos, launch an incredibly impactful and successful business, save my marriage, rebuild my family, and create purpose and pride in my daily life.
These tools have the ability to do the same for anyone looking for a better way.
They are a gateway, a map, to a better, more joyful, and more fully lived life!
- Cassie Feld, Founder and CEO
Your Amazing Essentials by Upcycled Adulting LLC