Overcoming the Overwhelm: My Thrive Life Story


There are two things I really love in life: people and food. I studied Cultural Anthropology in college, meaning I have a degree in people-studying. I find cultures fascinating, and I find that a non-threatening way of learning about people is to ask them about their food. I have a had a lot of great experiences with ethnic food nights, cooking lessons, and exploring other cultures through music, writing, and other cultural celebrations.

As for food, I think it is my love language. I show love to myself by learning to follow Michael Pollan’s philosophy: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.” I show love to my family by spending hours in the kitchen, preparing, serving, and cleaning meal after meal after meal. I show love to my friends and community by always offering food when someone visits, by taking food to those in need, and by enjoying local food gatherings. I absolutely love this phrase: “Cooking is love made edible.”


But to be really honest, food was becoming increasingly overwhelming to me. I felt like I had too many expectations to juggle, and I would tell my husband, “I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know to feed us all, how to stay healthy, how to stay in budget. I don’t know which one to choose, and I don’t know how I’m going to keep going.” I didn’t realize it then, but I think I felt broken if I was incapable of feeding myself and the people I loved.

Now, I’m trying not to get too deep here, but I want to get the point across. I love people, and I love food. But I was overwhelmed, and I needed a way to overcome all the anxiety I had about the responsibility of feeding myself, my family, and my friends.

When I found Thrive Life, it was literally an answer to my prayers. I knew that my problems weren’t going to solve themselves, but finally I had found both the products and the potential I needed to overcome the overwhelm.

I originally made this video as an introduction for an online party, so the beginning and end are directed specifically at party guests, but I’m taking a giant leap of faith here and sharing my story publicly.

If you are reading this and you, too, feel the overwhelm, I invite you to see if Thrive Life can help you. You can read about the Food Revolution, check out my food philosophy post on being somewhere in the middle, or learn about the financial benefits of Thrive Life in my Earn More or Spend Less post.

To learn about Thrive Life foods, please check out my Thrive Life 101 page, visit my consultant website, or contact me.  Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

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