Most of you come to Batty’s Bath for skin care advice and products, but many of you don’t know how we came to be (or possibly almost didn’t). This lively, little business was not the original path Batty planned for in life, but it’s one so many of us are thankful she discovered on her journey. That’s because at the age of 23 she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (Ankylosing Spondylitis) that had been crippling her for years while undiagnosed. She quickly realized that a regular 9 – 5 job wasn’t in her future, so she began developing a new dream which blossomed into the Batty’s Bath of today.
Although it’s not our focus, Batty has taken to the blog a few times to share her experiences with A.S. and how she’s found ways to not let it hold her back! As for the rest of the team, her drive, determination, wisdom, and guidance are a BIG part of what inspires us to reach for the stars both for the business and in our personal lives. If you, or someone you know, suffers from A.S. (or another similar disorder) take a moment to check out these past posts.
- My life with A.S. (Video) – As a great place to start, this video gives a detailed description of A.S. and the impact it has on Batty’s life. She also goes into detail about ways she’s managed to help mitigate the pain.
- Q&A: Recently diagnosed with A.S. What has helped you with your A.S.? – This Q&A came to use from another Radiant Rebel who had just been diagnosed. In Batty’s answer, she talks about key triggers and other tricks that have helped her along the way.
- The Time I Guest V-blogged for Kind Over Matter – No matter who you are, a little inspiration can go a long way. This video sheds some light on Batty’s journey, and how she finds the mental and emotional strength to tackle this crazy world.
Although we wish that disorders like this never existed, we’re so thankful for Batty and the journey she’s allowed us all to take part in. Fate or not, she’s a motivating and sweet soul with a library of knowledge to share with the world. I personally, could not imagine my journey had it not crossed paths with hers.
Until next time- stay radiant!
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