Welcome! I’m Candace, owner of Body Mind Soul Essentials. I would love for you to join me on a health journey. Let’s start with a few questions.
Do you tell yourself every night tomorrow will be the day you jump out of bed to workout? Is your life too often filled with overwhelm, anxiety, depression…? Has your faith ever completely disappeared?
I’ve struggled with each of these. God graciously brought me through crippling anxiety and depression. I’m almost 20 years sober from a drug and alcohol addiction that lasted 17 long years. My faith is stronger than ever today after spending most of my life not believing I had a Savior.
These are not areas I’ve perfected by any means. The whole jumping out of bed to workout dream still hasn’t come to life. There are certainly days anxiety and depression sneak in and take over. And kicking those addictions all those years ago left me with a rather annoying new drug of choice—food.
But this is what I know: we are stronger together. So I share my life in this online space to show you not only what works but pitfalls to avoid as well. Together we can find freedom through Christ, sisterhood, and the occasional healthy recipe.
A little about me…
I’m a wife, mom of two, certified Health Coach, and certified Essential Oil Coach. It probably seems odd a health coach would not be skinny and fit. Here’s the greatest thing I’ve learned in my education and the first thing I want to teach you: Health is so much more than the size of your body.
Love yourself today exactly where you are in this journey. You are worthy regardless of what the scale tells you or how many mental health days you spent in bed last week…
Speaking of love, these are my people:
My husband’s tattoos represent hope and awareness for our kids’ chronic health issues. My son had epilepsy in his younger years and my daughter suffers from Type 1 diabetes. These difficult struggles and my own continued recovery from food addiction led me to focus on health in this online space.
Long ago, when I first started this blog, I shared creative projects. (Those can still be found here.) But as my family continued to deal with our health struggles, I realized we weren’t the only ones in need of help. So a few years ago, I enrolled in a nutrition school that focused on body, mind, and soul, became obsessed with essential oils, and completely restructured this site to better serve you and your family.
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Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will be back often…