My Podcast: The Global Fringe Coming Soon


I love stories. Particularly, I love stories of people who are different from me, expand my vision, and show me a bigger perspective of the world, and remind me that I'm not alone. This coming week I'm launching a podcast that will do exactly that for you and me!


The Global Fringe:
hosted by April L. Diaz

My podcast will be a collection of stories from my friends and those I've learned from in my own journey. They are predominantly stories from women and/or people of color who have so much to teach us about what it's like to live on the fringe of our culture. The guests I'm hosting on the show are people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world and carry a global perspective we need so much in our world today. 

My guests will make you laugh, think, (re)consider your own beliefs and values, and spur you toward your own preferred future. The stories we tell will guide you toward more in your body, mind, and spirit. Our stories will connect with your story because we are all a part of one big grand story together. In it all, you will find life and next steps to living yours even better. 

Stay tuned! Be ready to subscribe on iTunes, share, and review. PLEASE AND THANK YOU. 
The first episodes are coming out soon!!

Wanna sneak peak?!?!
Here's the intro episode...

** If you are interested in starting a podcast, you have to connect with my producer, Michael Yoder at Truth Work Media. He'll make it easier than you think!

My Deep Dive with dōTERRA

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Seven years ago a friend from church gave us a kit of dōTERRA essential oils and a diffuser as a gift when Judah and Addise came home. We were brand new parents and pretty clueless about how we would best care for their little bodies and hearts. I had literally never heard of essential oils before before, but I was grateful for what seemed like a generous and special gift. I busted open a few of those little amber bottles and LOVED how they smelled (okay, Oregano was crazy intense and Melaleuca smelled like the dirt to me, but the rest of them were pretty amazing). Lavender seemed to make sense to diffuse at bedtime to calm our babies. Breathe was obviously to be used to help them breathe better if they were a little congested. OnGuard resonated as an oil to diffuse to guard our kids from germs and sickness. 

We saw results immediately with our kiddos and continued to casually use them for several years. We really had no idea what we were doing with them but I like the smell and I liked what they did for our babies' health and wellness.

Fast forward to 2015, a change in zip code and emotional well-being jolted me into diving deeper into natural solutions for supporting our bodies and emotional health. I started learning, exploring, and experimenting more. I learned about how many toxins and chemicals are in the average American household (HUNDREDS!) and how few are approved by the FDA (a handful!). I became very discontent with the contents of our medicine cabinet and their side effects. Our health insurance changed and I didn't want to spend so much time and money at the doctor's office. I began researching supplements. We continued to replace product after product in our household with chemical-free, essential oil products. We were saving money and lowering our toxic load! We made incremental steps forward at times and giant steps forward at other times. After a year, we were making massive changes to our lifestyle. 

And our family has experienced an incredible benefit of wellness - body and mind!

A year ago I hesitantly decided to start building a business with dōTERRA. I was constantly sharing with people what I was learning -- and if you know me, I'm not a crunchy, granola momma by nature. But the evidence was too compelling not to share with family and friends. I tiptoed around business building for the next 5 months but I kept experiencing other people's stories of transformation and change.

Those stories captured me. Our story captured me. 
I decided to move from hesitancy to whole-heartedness. 

There's a lot to this essential oils business. It's a life-altering, life-changing, lifestyle that empowers us to care for our bodies and hearts in whole ways. One of my favorite descriptions of oils is that oils are bossy. They have to work because they are chemistry. It's how the plants been designed by God for our benefit and wellness. They walk into a body with a purpose and a mission to accomplish. It willl command an audience to move your body to homeostasis.

Explore dōTERRA with me.


I'd love to schedule a wellness consult with you to see what goals, priorities, and needs you have and how oils can help you accomplish those needs. No pressure. What do you have to lose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? Everything. My mission is to walk alongside you in your journey so you can experience your own transformation in health and wellness.