Between you and me, I doubted that a little bottle of flower essences could really help.
It was 1996. I was struggling with anxiety and panic every day. I was in chronic pain from a severe musculo-skeletal disorder. I lost my job at the city newspaper and moved back in with my parents after living on my own for a decade.
One day, I wandered into the local health food store and overheard 2 customers talking about Bach's Rescue Remedy. One was buying it for her brother, who just received shocking news. She said it would help him calm down.
My ears perked up. I desperately needed to calm down, so I bought a bottle.
I took it every day. Over the next week, I noticed that my anxiety had lessened. I also noticed going forward that the more I used it, the more things shifted for me. Of course, I did a handful of other things, such like getting into therapy, going on daily walks, practicing mindfulness and yoga. These things helped, too. Flower essences, however, was the easiest to do, because all I had to do was put a drop in a glass of water and drink.
Eventually, I recovered from the crippling chronic pain. I went to graduate school for clinical social work and began to help others have lives they love.