Transformative Journey: From Tragedy to Triumph – The Birth of Healthy Me

In life, there are moments that forever alter the course of our journey. Moments that make us question, ponder, and ultimately, ignite a fierce determination within us.

I experienced one such moment 16 years ago – a tragedy that would ultimately give birth to a multimillion dollar brand that today helps millions of people – and would propel my life into purpose and unwavering passion, guiding me on a relentless journey of transformation and evolution.

It was 2007. I was 39 years old when I found myself graduating from anesthesia school.  I thought the “stressful” part of life would be behind me.

I was engaged to my now husband, and because we knew we were going to start a family right away, we eloped to Fiji to get married.  On our honeymoon, we got the best gift ever… we became pregnant.  Elated and over-joyed, I started my new job as a CRNA and looked forward to motherhood.

But seven weeks into my pregnancy, I lost all signs and instinctively knew I was miscarrying. I was so sad and unprepared for these emotions I was experiencing.  

My husband and I were sitting in our favorite restaurant when the inevitable happened.  I miscarried. I never expected to see my baby- but there he (she) was. A large head, tiny body and nubs for arms and legs. My heart was still as I held him in the palm of my hand.  He looked just like the pictures of a seven-week fetus from my pregnancy books. So normal  No apparent problem. No reason for this to happen..

I now realize that I was in shock when this happened – but I do remember one thing.  

I made a promise to this little one. I promised that even though he would never take a breath, he touched my life in an unexpected way and I would search for the meaning behind this awful situation and do my best to do something good in this world for him.

I had no idea what that meant, but it was that promise that created Primal Life Organics.  


A few weeks later, we were overjoyed when we discovered that we were pregnant again.  The fear, sadness, and excitement rushed through me like wild-fire. I was searching for ways to make myself healthier. We “detoxified” our house, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and purchased air purifiers…yet I never occurred to check the one thing that impacts health the most. 

It wasn’t until week seven of my pregnancy – the same week I miscarried. I was in tune with everything going on or near my body. I needed this pregnancy to get past this week.

Then it happened.  I was getting ready for work one morning. Like millions of mornings before, I showered, did my hair and went to put on my moisturizer. That’s when it happened. The moment I realized I was unknowingly and unwillingly poisoning my body and my baby.

I was going to put on a face moisturizer from an “organic” company that I trusted. I flipped the jar over and there they were. 

Chemicals. Toxins. Poisons. 

OMG! I could not believe it. I did what any sane pregnant woman would do. 

I threw it in the garbage and went to the kitchen in search of something “healthy” to put on my skin. 

The only thing I could think of using was olive oil.  “The women in Italy are beautiful and age gracefully” I thought, so olive oil it was.

This was no longer about me. This was about my unborn baby. And so I did it… and then I started mixing oils.  Then I started adding essential oils.  And a miracle happened. My oily and acne infested skin cleared up. It was no longer oily…and I delivered, Mia,  a healthy baby girl on August 28, 2008. 

It took me a few years to understand the meaning behind all of this. I now understand the miscarriage was the vehicle to bring about my awareness of just how toxic beauty products are. And because I was open to the idea that there must be something better, 100% safe, and effective, I brought about change.  Through founding Primal Life Organics,  I became the Mother Of A Clean Beauty Movement.

As a registered nurse, I had committed to “do no harm.” I believed I could trust the so-called “natural” and “organic” products available in the market. But these products were just as bad as their chemical counterparts – laden with toxic chemicals, wreaking havoc on our bodies.

My mission was clear—to create ‘skin food’, filled with vitamins, nutrients, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. I understood that just as we nourish our bodies with real food, we should use skincare made from food ingredients. Primal Life Organics emerged as the pioneer of “Paleo Skincare,” setting a new standard in personal care products.

It was years after my first life-altering event, when the second happened. My dentist discovered my two-year-old daughter had a “natural” cavity. The dentist told me he would eventually have to pull the tooth – and after he put in a temporary filling, he patted me on the back and said we would “hope for the best”.

If you’re a mama, you know having someone tell you to “hope for the best” when your child’s welfare is at stake, is NOT acceptable. Not on my watch buddy!

Driven by my determination and knowledge of natural ingredients, I embarked on a journey to find a natural solution to heal my daughter’s cavity. I eventually formulated the Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, healing my daughter’s cavity and saving her tooth (which later naturally fell out at age 12), further establishing Primal Life Organics as a revolutionary force in transformational wellness.

The philosophy behind Primal Life Organics is crystal clear: protect your health, the most valuable commodity you possess. My mission was to eliminate harmful toxins from personal care products, leading the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future. 

But my story goes beyond business—it’s a deeply personal journey.

My story is one I’m not afraid to share, despite the emotional weight it carries. I experienced overwhelming sadness, disappointment, and fear after my miscarriage. I felt ashamed, unable to talk about it for a long time. Miscarriage is often shrouded in silence and stigma, leaving women feeling isolated and unsupported. 

In fact, motherhood is often very isolating. You’re never alone; the demands of caring for your children are constant. You’re bombarded with endless questions, faced with sleepless nights, and overwhelmed by changing priorities. This isolation and the challenges of motherhood are experiences shared by countless women.

And so today I’m birthing my second company – Healthy Me . Because women (especially mama’s) need a voice, we need a place to share our stories, to find solace, advice, and support. 

Motherhood is a journey that unites us, and it’s essential that we have a space to come together, to share our stories, and to find solace, advice, and support from those who truly understand the trials and joys of being a mother.

The Birth of Healthy Me is not just a personal story; it’s a promise to all mothers out there. We’re in this together, and Healthy Me is here to empower you on your journey to BE Healthy, Feel Wellness, and thrive in Bold Beauty. It’s a place where you can find community, resources, and the support you need to thrive as a woman and mother.

Through Healthy Me, I am empowering women to take control of WHAT goes ON and IN their bodies.  I will teach your everything I know about clean beauty- including simple and easy recipies you can make in bulk (2 year supply) at a fraction of the price when purchasing from a company.  You control the ingredients and feel great about what you put on your skin.

The skincare products I created for Primal Life Organics took my skin from prematurely aging (wrinkles, dull, thin, lifeless- showing sun damage) to vibrant, glowing and full of life.  I get compliments on my skin daily.  

With Primal Life Organics, I created and perfected the business model of manufacturing small batch, clean beauty products that work better than injections, surgery and toxic counterparts.  

While I cannot reveal the recipes I created for Primal Life Organics (and they are so dear to my heart), my super-power is creating recipes that with ingredients that feed the skin the nutrients it needs to heal, reverse age and become the Bold Beauty you desire.

Through Healthy Me, my endeavor is to bring my knowledge to people who want freedom from “the bottle, injection or knife”.  

I am creating the Healthy Me community of women who want more to be a part of a non-toxic future. Within this community, I will be teaching members where to purchase quality, organic ingredients, what is needed to make your own products at home, how to make a batch that will last you and your family 1-2 years, how to store your products and so much more.

I will be offering Bold Beauty Coaching (one-on-one and group) for those who want to work with me closely to quickly detoxify their beauty routine… and Bold Beauty Courses for those who want to do it at their pace, on their own time.  The membership will be available for everyone.

The goal with The Healthy Me Membership, Bold Beauty Coaching, and Courses is multifaceted, aiming to:

  1. Make Natural Skincare Affordable for Everyone: I am committed to breaking down barriers to accessing natural skincare by teaching cost-effective DIY methods. By sharing my knowledge and expertise, I empower individuals to create their own premium skincare products at a fraction of the cost of commercial alternatives.

  2. Empower Women: I am passionate about empowering women to take control of their beauty and wellness routines. Through my coaching, courses, and community, I provide the tools, resources, and support necessary for women to embrace their natural beauty with confidence and pride.

  3. Educate: Education is at the heart of my mission. As a registered nurse, education is key to life-long change.  I aim to educate individuals about the benefits of natural skincare, the importance of clean ingredients, and the impact of personal care products on health and well-being. By sharing my insights and expertise, I empower others to make informed choices for themselves and their families.

  4. Promote Self-Care: I recognize the importance of self-care in achieving overall wellness. Through The Healthy Me Membership, Bold Beauty Coaching, and Courses, I encourage individuals to prioritize self-care and invest in practices that nurture their mind, body, and spirit.

  5. Build a Supportive Community: I aim to foster a supportive and inclusive community where individuals can connect, learn, and grow together. By providing a platform for sharing experiences, insights, and encouragement, I create a space where members can feel supported on their journey to natural beauty and wellness.

By pursuing these goals, I strive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of my community members, empowering them to embrace natural skincare, prioritize self-care, and live healthier, happier lives.

I’m excited for this next chapter in my life and welcome you to the world of the Healthy me. We’re a family around here, helping each other grow and get better and healthier, one step at a time.

Bold Beauty Coaching, Bold Beauty Courses and the Healthy Me Membership will be available soon.  Grab my free ebook about The Truth About Dental Health and I will email you when these programs become available.

Creating Bold Beauty,

Trina Felber

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