My journey towards becoming healthy, happy and living in heart began in 2001. After years of living a life devoted to the next high and the next party, I woke up in a crack house (my home at the time) and realized that I was dying. My addiction to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes had ravaged my body, my mind and my spirit. I was being haunted by thoughts of death, but there was always a voice that said to me “THERE IS A BETTER WAY OF LIFE FOR YOU.” I really didn’t know what that could look like, but that morning I chose to listen. I went to the local social services office to see if I could get some money so that in a few months I’d be able to save enough to get out of the Crack House. To complicate matters, I had a very abusive partner who controlled any money I had. I knew that even if I could get assistance I’d have to find a way to get the cheque(s) from the postal box before he found out about my plans.
To my amazement, I left the social services office with a cheque for $500. I took that cheque and dragged myself to the bank to open a savings account. At the bank, they asked me to have a seat and told me someone would be right with me. I waited for 10 minutes, wondering why I was asked to wait when all I wanted to do was open an account and deposit my cheque. What I was in store for was nothing I could have imagined myself. I was greeted by a bank representative, he invited me into his office and asked me to sit down while he filled out the paper work; I obliged and placed my cheque from the Ministry on the top of his desk in front of where I was sitting. We exchanged small talk and he proceeded to place the paper work in front of me while telling me that I now had a line of credit for $2,000 and he just required my signature at the bottom. Without blinking I signed it, grabbed my social services cheque off the desk, got a bank card immediately, set up the password, and left as quickly as I could. I’d like to summarize, I went into the bank a penniless addict and walked out with access to $2,500. This was a miracle. I left the crack house that day and moved into a hotel and began working on that “Better Way of Life for Me.”
I began my journey, to find myself, through first ending the addictions. Then I looked at my lifestyle which included; diet, products and services. As I began to experiment with different foods, supplements and holistic services I realized I was beginning to feel better and look better. I was living a life that was honourable to myself and to others. I became more aware of unconscious thought patterns, of which I sought help through counselling, holistic practitioners and reading and studying everything that I could get my hands on. My life was all about living a lifestyle that was in alignment with my highest purpose, being well, feeling happy and joyful and sharing with others. And so almost 4 years ago I received the whole concept of this company. I have been living this life for almost 9 years now. Had a falling off of the wagon and I now know that I am not an alcoholic nor a drug addict, they were simply means for me to channel my lack of love and harm myself. I realized from that place that anything that becomes obsessive in a behaviour and gets out of control, that leads me into an imbalanced lifestyle and it is simply me not paying enough attention to my little people inside myself, the part in me that needs love/attention/safety and nurturing.
I have been working on all different areas of it... taking some time between projects to always make sure I was on track to the best possible way of living. My personal life of becoming healthy, happier and in my heart brought me to the creation of Loving the Planet. I am always looking for the most natural, organic and integral solutions to everyday living. It’s my passion and it is now what I do to sustain myself. We are going through a big change with Loving the Planet so stay tuned to see how we present ourselves this time.
In loving heart,