The following is a heartfelt story from one of our customers who went out on a limb to try Happy and has used it every month since. We were so moved by this letter that we asked for his permission to share his story anonymously. It’s stories like this that make us feel truly happy to be in a place where we can assist mother nature in providing natural solutions to common problems.
Letter From Anonymous Customer:
I want to share the experience I’ve had with Happy as my own way of saying “thank you” for this beautiful product. I truly believe it has played an integral role in dealing with and overcoming one of the deepest depressions of my life. This is my story, and I just wanted to share it with you to let you know that the work you’ve done on this product is appreciated by someone… me.
Have you ever had a rough day when someone (usually a cashier of some sort) casually asks you, “how are you doing today?” as more of a rhetorical question rather than an authentic inquiry that’s motivated by a sincere desire to know?
As someone who has dealt with depression a lot over the years, I’ve learned firsthand, not just from moments like this but in other ways too, that we lie a lot as humans, especially when we’re not doing so hot. And we often lie not just to others but often to ourselves about how we’re doing inside. Sometimes we even wait a little too long before we seek out the help we need, which was the case for me.
I believe that in order for a person to come out of deep depression as I found myself in - it sometimes requires a massive behavioral change. Sometimes a person might need more connection with friends and family, a change in their diet, or even need a little more time out in nature. Usually, though, I think we need a combination of all these things.
It took me a while to learn that my depression was primarily rooted in a severe dietary deficit of much needed adaptogens that I was blessed to find in your formula - Happy. The power of this product became more and more apparent to me as I started to experiment with it in my daily routine. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my stress levels had been wreaking havoc on my well-being and this was fueling my depression. As I started using Happy, I slowly started noticing myself peeking my head above the dark clouds that had hovered over my head for the past 6 months or so. The emptiness that had caused me to question whether I would ever feel alive again faded bit by bit… not all once but over the course of a few weeks.
Where my depression started…
A few years ago, I went through a chapter of hell in my own personal story, where I was genuinely struggling to make it through the day. It didn’t take long before I was prescribed medication to help me deal with whatever imbalance I experienced. Unfortunately, after about 30 days, some very severe side effects emerged that only made my predicament worse and I was left to myself to explore new ways of coming out of the darkness than had become of my life.
I had recently come out of a pretty heart-wrenching breakup, and was starting my life over in more ways than one. I had recently sold my company and randomly moved to a new town as a desperate attempt to start everything over.
I was unrooted from my old world and hoped that would solve my problems, but sadly - it didn’t. My issues with my mood only followed me. Eventually, I began seeking out solutions in my nightly glass of wine, which gradually increased bit by bit until I couldn’t help but realize that I was only crawling deeper and deeper into a hole.
I just had to find better solutions. I started jogging daily, meditating each morning and journaling. It helped a little bit but I continued to suffer almost constantly. Something was off and I just knew it.
One day I came across your product and decided that I’d give it a shot. I researched each of the ingredients. After reading about each herb - Wild Lettuce, Chamomile, St. John’s Wort, Ashwagandha, Feverfew, and Fennel. I felt optimistic but simultaneously doubted that the results would be anything all that noteworthy. But how wrong I was!
I started out by noticing a light shift in my focus toward a more positive outlook on life. I didn’t realize that I was also running away from some anxiousness that often carried with me throughout my day. On the days that I used Happy, I would notice a little more charm in my perspective on life. Eventually, I became less aware of the looming thoughts that I had been recycling over and over through my head - bad memories, dark thoughts, and just a total lack of hope in a compassionate universe.
After I completed my first bottle, I decided to make Happy a part of my daily routine, taking it twice daily - once in the morning with my coffee and once in the evening before dinner. The results were absolutely amazing and within a couple months I can honestly say I was happy again.
I can’t speak for everyone as far as where depression comes from, but I can speak from experience that this product truly did play a massive role in helping me to overcome one of the darkest times of my life. I have to give credit where it is due, and I truly believe that something about the herbs in Happy has helped me invigorate my desire to be alive with a new sense of excitement.
We all go through dark times and it truly is impressive that natural herbs can play such an influential role in assisting us through these phases of life. Sometimes we need to make considerable changes in our lives to get back on our feet. Sometimes we need to change our diet in small and simple ways, which proved to be the case for me.
The other day, I was on a walk in the mountains and felt the breeze between my fingers. I caught myself smiling for no apparent reason. The sense of emptiness that was ruling my day to day has somehow subsided and while quitting drinking helped, running daily has definitely helped, I can’t help but notice that Happy truly guided me out of one of the darkest times of my life.
And for that, I want to say “thank you.”