Let’s face it; stress and anxiety for women in all stages of motherhood is on the rise, but it’s not just moms who are suffering from the crippling condition. Women – and men – in all walks of life are feeling the debilitating effects of anxiety and it can be a struggle to find a solution.
That’s why when we heard this story; we had to write about it. Not because it is a fool proof way to cure your anxiety, but because of the strange “tool” that this relief came from.
Like so many women, Kathleen was struggling in her everyday life, always worried and stressing over the simplest of things.
She was worried about her kids getting sick so much that she was keeping them from going outside. She was avoiding friends and family because she didn’t want to be in a crowd of people.
She didn’t want to go out to eat and didn’t want to try new things because she just couldn’t stop the thoughts in her own head.
She knew something was off…
I remember thinking: “A chemical imbalance? Maybe it was my diet or my exercise program?”
She just couldn’t stop obsessing over it and yet nothing she tried seemed to do the trick. And that’s when she saw it. The most unlikely of hero’s hiding in the comments of a Facebook post.
“I was scrolling through my news feed and saw a post for pregnant women called a Harmony Necklace. I wasn’t pregnant, but I know several people who are so I started reading through the comments.” She remembers.
And there it was like a blinding light…
“This also helps with my anxiety” one woman wrote. “Needless to say I was intrigued. So I responded to the comments. “Does this really help with anxiety?” The response I got back was most surprising.
“We don’t advertise it like that, but many women say it does” the company wrote.
“Whoa, wait a minute.” I thought. “You mean this company is not trying to push this necklace down my throat as an end all, be all cure for my anxiety.”
“Needless to say I was intrigued at the prospect and just the fact that they weren’t trying to sell me on the product put me at ease.” Kathleen said.
So, she started doing her research on the product. Turns out these necklaces have been around for centuries and are used to soothe mothers and their babies during and after pregnancy.
So, she took the plunge and ordered a necklace for herself.
“I remember thinking, it’s only $35 dollars and they are very pretty. So, if it works great and if not, I have another necklace to wear.” she said.
“The necklace came very quickly and was just as advertised.” She remembers. “I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting, maybe some magic or voodoo to break this evil curse I was under.” She thought.
So she slipped the necklace on and just like that nothing changed. “I remember feeling totally bummed that my curse wasn’t lifted immediately” she said.
However, she continued to wear it throughout the day and as she moved the gentle chimes sent pleasing sounds to her ears.
“At the end of the day, I remember thinking how little I worried and obsessed that day.” She said.
“I guess the soothing chimes were enough to keep my mind occupied and prevent me from over thinking, because nothing else changed.” She remembers.
Whatever it was, it worked and that’s all that matters!
Kathleen continues to wear her necklace and continues to experience a relief from her anxiety and panic attacks. “Some days are better than others, but there is no doubt that the necklace was worth every penny.” She said.
What an incredible story and one that we are so happy to share; for even the mere hope at the relief of anxiety and stress is something that all moms can appreciate.