My name’s Tracy Fitzgerald and I’m a born and bred Castlebar woman. I developed a love of essential oils, around the mid 1990’s, when I was in the midst of teenage angst! A book called the Fragrant Mind by Valerie Ann Worwood introduced me to using essential oils to help me feel better mentally and emotionally.
As I moved through my 20s and 30s, I looked for ways to take care of my mental and emotional health as I experienced stress and pressure. Like everyone, I’ve experienced finding jobs, losing jobs, financial insecurity, bereavements, lost friendships, new friendships, good relationships, bad relationships and many other challenging or wonderful situations.
I’ve had psoriasis since I was a child, that flares up with stress. There were times when I could trace recurrent gastroenteritis back to stressful situations. Other times, I could trace recurrent chest infections to stress.
Really though, it wasn’t stress that caused these problems. It was my response to stress. It has become my life’s work to find ways to manage and care for myself through the ups and downs of life.
I can feel under as much pressure when things are good, as when things are bad. When I’ve experienced periods of relative calm after a rough time, I’ve almost been holding my breath in anticipation of the next rough ride.
The services I offer are one’s that have helped me through the ups and downs of my life. Ups and downs will happen for the rest of my life. I know I have tools to thrive, not just survive.