Years ago, while working a demanding, high-stress sales job in financial services, I was exhausted all the time and my health began to spiral downhill. Not only did I wake up tired even after eight to 10 hours of sleep, I had daily panic attacks, skin rashes, digestive pain, and chronic depression. I’d learned mindfulness exercises and meditation in my yoga teacher training, but I just couldn't seem to get a handle on my health issues. Little did I know, I had a severe case of adrenal fatigue.
After months of trying every conventional method under the sun—like exercising more, eating well, and sleeping more (none of which helped)—I started to do my own research. I was determined to get myself well again. I knew I'd have to make some big changes and that I would need a team to help me. Soon, I began to work with a functional medicine osteopathic doctor (DO) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncturist. These doctors helped give me much-needed information, but it was my own research, experimentation, and trial and error that led me down the path of healing.