Registered Nurse, blogger, healthy living activist-teacher,
Hi. I am Kim Gonza, welcome to the Aroma Nurse! I am over the moon that you are here with me, my heart is full knowing I am helping you live a healthier life.
My journey began with one of my children. We discovered he was sensitive to food dyes and preservatives. This lead us to making our food from scratch. Later I discovered that I was becoming sick myself. With a total food transformation, I helped heal my body.
We live a very “Natural” lifestyle now. I have realized how much more energy I have and how much better I feel. I now teach others how to do the same through food, essential oils and detoxification.
Here is my full story:
I have been a nurse for the last 17 years and I have worked all different areas from neonates to adults. I would consider myself a seasoned nurse at this point.
I became a mom 10 years ago to our first-born son. I thought I was ready, more than anyone since I was a nurse for babies. That first night I had a gut wrenching feeling that something was wrong with my baby. He cried anytime he was away from me. I remember calling my mom crying about this feeling, she chalked it up to hormones and newness. I took the baby home and he cried 6 hours a day, my husband and I took turns consoling him to get through the days. At 5 years old, he was diagnosed with ADHD and sensory processing disorder. Because of this precious child that God has given us we started our journey into this holistic lifestyle which has helped him tremendously, over and above what medications have done for him.
During the hustle and bustle of being a mom of 3 small children, having a child with some special needs and working a full-time job, I continued to neglect myself. I felt like I was unbreakable. I would work until 2am come home to sleep, wake up with an infant to feed then be up with the rest of the children by 7am, I had a “work hangover” all the time. I did this for years. Well enough time of doing this to myself proved my theory wrong of “I will be fine”. I developed IBS, exhaustion and a case of the constant crabby mommy! I decided it was time to dig deep decide what I wanted in life, get to the root of my IBS. Going to doctors who prescribed medications and wanted to do expensive testing on me felt like the wrong path. I decided to heal myself through better life decisions, sleep, decreased stress, detoxification, herbs and foods. This proved effective for me.
3 years ago, I started using essential oils. A girlfriend of mine told me she was using oils for skin care and her skin looked amazing. I decided to start playing around with essential oils. 6 months later I went to an essential oil class, learned how much I can do with the oils to help my family with various symptoms. It was shocking as a nurse to see how effective oils could be. I started incorporating them slowly and soon I was talking about them nonstop to colleagues, friends and family. I decided that I couldn’t help but to share them, now I like to teach about the safety and how to use the oils. I am in school to become a certified Aromatherapist.
Today I love sharing how to live a more natural lifestyle. The benefits of living this way, how our bodies can heal themselves through nutrition, supplements, reducing toxins in our environment. I hope you enjoy this blog and am looking forward to impacting your life.