This week’s email is the story of a Wellness Advocate bringing hope to others in her area.
Tracy Strand had suffered for many years from chronic pain and depression. She searched to find support within her community and when she could not find what she needed, she decided to create a support group of her own.
I love this story because many of us are or know someone affected by invisible illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. There is help but some may feel there is not enough.
I have a couple family members who fight against these kinds of diseases and hearing stories of hope, like Tracy’s, inspire me to do all I can to help my family members through their struggles.
Illnesses are never fun to go through, especially alone. Invisible illnesses are even harder to work through without support from friends, family, or community members.
That is why Tracy Strand, a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, created a support group in her hometown to help those struggling with illnesses of depression and chronic pain like she was. She worked with her church to create a safe space for these women in her community to cultivate faith and hope for these women living with their invisible illnesses.
If you know someone struggling with these kinds of illnesses, reach out to them. Tell them you love them, offer to listen or to just be with them. Even the smallest acts of kindness could make a difference. You can read Tracy’s inspiring story here.