Hello, beautiful friends! Welcome to my site. I so appreciate you stopping by! I am honored to share a little of my story with you today in hopes that it helps you on your journey.
My name is Jessica and I am a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Mind Body Nutrition Coach (in training – graduating Oct. 2017), Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, and Health at Every Size supporter. I am a jeans and t-shirt, outdoor loving mountain girl hailing from the beautiful state of Colorado (there is not a fancy bone in my body). I seriously love it here and try to get outside and off the computer any chance I get. I live in the city now, but I grew up in the mountains playing in the dirt, riding horses, chasing chickens, and running free.
I am also a wellness educator, health freedom advocate, avid researcher, book junkie, student, wife, former chef, real foodie, dog lover, and aspiring yogi. I love being outside, whether it’s walking, hiking, or just reading a book in the park. In my free time, I enjoy painting, listening to music, playing with my dogs, and watching movies on Netflix.
I have been working in the real food and natural living world since 2010 when I founded the popular Delicious Obsessions website. I started this site a way to help share my love of real food and natural living (and to help keep my recipes organized!). The site has since evolved into a lively community focused on helping one another live the healthiest lives possible and I am thrilled to have helped thousands of people across the world eat better and live better.
Today, I spend less time in the kitchen developing recipes and more time helping women find peace and healing in their relationships with food and body in a very heart-centered way. The lack of heart in my own healing journey is what led me to the place I am today and to say I am passionate about my work is a vast understatement.
I have been on my own healing journey for autoimmune disease since 2012. I have worked with countless practitioners, done countless strategies, and have spent more time and money being stressed out about my health than I would care to admit. You can read some of my healing journey on Delicious Obsessions here.
I have dealt with everything from leaky gut and blood sugar imbalance, to nutritional deficiencies and insomnia, to depression and an undiagnosed eating disorder.
I have been your typical, Type-A overachiever perfectionist my entire life. I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb that way. For the last 30+ years, I have been fighting a constant internal battle that nothing I did was good enough. No matter how hard I worked on my business or my health, it wasn’t enough. No matter how much money I earned, it wasn’t enough. No matter how good my relationships were, it wasn’t enough.
I was a constant project that had to be improved. In other words, I wasn’t enough. I was not good enough as I was right now, in this moment.
Talk about a detrimentally self-limiting belief (read this blog post). And to think I spent nearly 35 years believing it. I missed out on my life. On opportunities. On happiness.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t have some regret about this, but I also appreciate it because it was my journey. And it is what led me to the place I am in today. Without these experiences, I would not be who I am now.
In 2015, I found myself feeling depressed, lost, overwhelmed, and at a crossroads in my life. I knew it was time to take my life in a whole new direction. I knew my health, business, and life had plateaued and I could either continue on as I had been, or I could take action and make a drastic shift. I had no idea how I was going to do this. The thought of challenging my deepest, darkest beliefs was terrifying. But I knew it had to be done. For me, it was a matter of life or death, as I wrote about in this blog post.
After months of reflection and working with a life coach, I discovered that one of the primary reasons I had lost my way is there was a real lack of heart in my own healing journey. Not just a lack of heart in my health, but in my life.
This realization transformed my life and I’ll never forget when it all hit me. It was literally one of those moments out of a movie and nothing has been the same since. I knew exactly where I needed to go and what I needed to do.
I let go of the need to fix myself. I started learning that I was enough. I began cultivating daily self-care practices that brought joy to my life. I started to let go of the idea that I had to be perfect and that all things in my life had to be controlled.
It has been a beautiful experience and I am honored to be able to assist women on their own healing journeys and help them find the peace they are seeking around food and body. My whole life has reflected a very negative outlook towards my own body and my relationship with food as I discuss in my “You’re So Fat” blog post. Finding peace in these areas is one of the most important things I’ve ever done and it transformed my life and my health in a way that I never knew possible.
I have spent more years than I can count waiting for the “right” time, the “right” weight, the “right” health status, the “right” amount of money, etc. before allowing myself to live my life to the fullest. While I was waiting life passed me by with no apologies.
Now, I am determined to help women across the world seize their inner passion and inspire them to live their most vibrant life ever, no matter what challenges they may be facing. I hope you’ll join me and together we can change the world!
If you are new to this site, I would love to have you join my free 7-Day Self-Care for Vibrant Living eCourse here. Self-care is CRITICAL to health and healing. Without it, we can do all the best things in the world (eat well, move well, sleep well), but we will not be able to fully heal our minds, bodies, and souls. I’ll show you how to cultivate self-care in your own life, no matter how busy your schedule is.
If you are interested in working with me, please visit this page for more information about my services. I want to thank you again for stopping by and reading.
Here’s to YOUR health, with love,
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