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Community Highlights: Meet Angela Lahman of Essentially Centered

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Lahman. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I have been interested in helping others since I was a kid and studied communication in college before teaching in the K-12 public school system off and on for 10 years while I had young children. I was a frugal, stay-at-home mom of toddlers who wanted to take care of their basic health needs without having to run to a doctor and pay high co-pays and deductibles. My mom gave us essential oils for Christmas and showed me how I could learn about what to use to support their bodies and give me emotional balance too! Because I loved the products so much, I started recommending them to others. 

When I was going through a divorce in 2012, I was working long hours as a teacher with no guarantee my job would be funded the following school year. I was making barely enough to support myself and my 2 kids, but I wanted to provide a better lifestyle for us that included vacations and stability. I decided to start sharing my story about how much Young Living was benefiting our lives!

We created a community of ambitious, generous, and fun people that are transforming the future with a focus on wellness, purpose, and abundance. 

Within a few years of dedicating extra time and energy on my mindset and skills, I left my teaching job and the confines of an employee-style schedule so that I could work from home. I continue to build an abundant business that allows me to work on other passions like leading others into greater spiritual and emotional wellness, especially for women. 

After I was certified as a spiritual director in 2016, a close friend mentioned that she had discovered an emotional release technique using essential oils that was changing her life, I wanted to know how I could use something similar to help others without going back to school for an expensive degree. 

Now I find myself able to quickly talk through the process and find nearly immediate release of stuck thoughts and memories now, and the most value it brings is in saving me time from being so angry and pent up with the stresses of life. I offer monthly group sessions filled with empathy and instruction for others to utilize as well! 

I feel incredibly blessed to have taken time to re-integrate my own pieces through this healing work and personal development. In 2017, I ran a full marathon and started to focus more intently on my physical fitness while continuing to build my network marketing business. 

Because I can work in part-time hours, I also started chauffeuring my children to their extracurricular activities, traveling internationally, and connecting with local charities and communities to give back. I’m now married to my sweet and generous husband, and together we are launching our 4 teenagers into the world to live to live lives in line with their character and calling. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s easy to lose track of center in the fast-paced, goal-oriented world in which we live. When I was a single mom, public school educator and wellness coach, sometimes I felt like I was racing from one activity to the next with nary a break, or a breath! Spiritually, emotionally and physically, I started to break down from the stress and scramble to find my way through the chaos. 

Now that I am remarried and Jerry and I are intentionally launching our 4 teenagers into adulthood, the roller coaster doesn’t slow down enough for me to just “take a moment” very often so I have learned to adjust my expectations or carve out time for my own goals. I’ve also begun learning better responses to deal with difficulties and disappointments, and I release perfection when possible. 

Isn’t that the way it goes? From day-to-day, I am centered, maybe slightly off-kilter, but striving to maintain balance and peace amid a hectic lifestyle. My mom’s recent cancer diagnosis could have flattened my own hopes and dreams, yet I am encouraged by her courage and optimism as her body goes through a radical transformation! 

With additional complications from the current pandemic-centric times, I am learning even more ways to struggle through to find hope and resilience at the end of a very dark tunnel. Because of my past years spent healing from a toxic relationship, I know that the insights we gain through these times will push us beyond our limitations and we will grow victorious over the collective pain. The sheer growth process of moving from disintegration to a fully integrated self-challenges and guides our personal evolution toward wholeness and will also impact the community around us. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Angela Lahman?
I started my business in 2014 to connect my love of health and wellness products with being spiritually centered or even a little off-center! 

I’m super intrigued by all things psychology and spirituality and when it comes to personality, I’m an ENFJ, Enneagram 2w3, yellow-blue, people-loving, community-building aficionado. I lead with these gifts and see my limitations as “growth edges.” I see and believe in the inherent worth of every person and choose to notice beauty around me every day. 

Working with my customers and brand partners from this place of wholeness is a true honor, allowing me to call forth their deepest and best health and/or wealth goals in very practical ways. As a certified Aroma Freedom practitioner, incorporating oils into my spiritual direction while inspiring deeper searching and emotional wholeness has now become a way of life. 

Additionally, I co-founded Living Well Now with my family, a movement of people determined to impact families everywhere to embrace wellness, purpose, and abundance. 

What do you like and dislike about the city?
I’ve lived on the west side of Phoenix (Peoria/ Glendale) since 1988, except for a short stint in college in the late 90s. I moved back because the suburban vibes were important to me in raising a family. Because I love the outdoors, I take advantage of hiking, biking, and going to outdoor venues in the beautiful weather most months of the year. 

I love to explore new areas of the Valley, and especially locally-owned restaurants and coffee shops. I’ve grown to love the convenience of the 101 (since I have a car and can afford gas), and hope that we can do more to simplify public transportation in the Phoenix area to expand access for our neighbors.


  • Health Goal Interview- Free
  • Brand Partner Interview- Free
  • Aroma Freedom Group Work- $50/year
  • Aroma Freedom Monthly- $15/hour
  • Spiritual Direction Session- $75/ hour

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Image Credits
Stacey Fergelec Photography
Dana Gibbons Photography
Personal Collection

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