Reagan Jewitt is a self proclaimed "yogi who loves oils, prairie hearted, mountain loving girl who likes to pump iron and who also enjoys living a life by design" in Nelson, British Columbia with her husband and four kids. She is a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor, one of the founders of ‘The Real Deal’ team, and is a Yoga and Nia instructor.
"After I finished school, I started working and was feeling really lost and unsure just of the whole system of what work is and the confined hours of a 40 hour work week with 2 weeks vacation time a year. I wanted to see what else was out there in the world so I decided to go traveling. I ended up finding Nia while I was in Thailand which is kind of my first big love that opened me up to a whole world of just looking at things in a different way and right after I finished my Nia training in BC, I met my husband, Danny which was all in perfect timing.
We knew we wanted a big family and it was important to us for one of us to be at home with our kids so he was a teacher and we made that decision that I would stay home. Living off of a teacher’s income was tight at times, but we made it work. I remember a time one spring where we were just really crunched for money, and I ended up picking up Louise Hayes book, You Can Heal Your Life. I started following a lot of the stuff she said in that book, working on mindset and also really working on the prosperity section of that book and changing that kind of mindset. Then I wrote down this huge list of the things that I wanted, and it felt like such a stretch and I had no idea how it was going to happen. I started selling Young Living about six months later, and from there I slowly built my team and we created our team called ‘The Real Deal’. It is symbolic of the girls on my team who are really just honest, open and real about life, and honest with people in a real way. It fit in really well with the Nia and Yoga and the healthy lifestyle stuff that I believe in. Eventually we started to see a lot of success and ended up accomplishing many of those things on my list like moving out to BC and Danny being able to quit his job and be really involved with the kids and their activities.
When I first moved to Nelson I experienced a bit of questioning about purpose, identity and what it was I truly wanted. There are a vast array of unique people in this community and I thought "what am I? What am I here for?", and after a while of this questioning, it just came back to "just do the things that you really love doing and sharing, and don’t worry about the rest". I really had to sit down and think what is it that brings me true joy, and not trying to be some kind of label or something that I’m not. I had to ask myself, what is it that works for me? It really is about being honest and real with yourself, and why you want certain things, and having gratitude and appreciating those things once you have them. It’s definitely special to see the family enjoying Nelson, but also for the kids just seeing us living our life on our own terms. To show them that it’s possible. That you have a choice. There’s always a choice.
To create a life that you love you really need to believe that it can happen. Don’t worry so much about how it’s going to happen, but more what the feeling will be after having whatever it is that you want in your life. The more that you can draw that feeling into the body, the more you’re going to attract things that bring you those feelings. Staying as positive as you can, and having some sort of practice of meditation, or some time every day where you’re actually thinking about how you want to feel. The feelings are more important than what you have. Just take things one step at a time and be consistent at taking one little step every day. Sometimes it can feel like a goal is a mountain away but if you just keep steady at it, those steps will bring you to the life you always believed in."
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