After becoming a new mom, all of my time was devoted to everything, but myself. I was living in a constant state of reaction, and I felt it. Physically, mentally and emotionally, body, mind and spirit. My body was out of balance, I was always exhausted, and felt way older than I was. Meanwhile, I wasn’t getting any younger, and it felt like time was against me and this was it. This was life as I knew it.
One day, my husband, who was pre-diabetic at the time, turned on the documentary, Forks Over Knives, and it was like something clicked. We shifted our eating habits to a whole-food plant-based diet and the changes were felt almost immediately. Not only did we lose weight while actually eating more, but I started to feel better, my energy levels were up, and my husband’s bloodwork was no longer in the pre-diabetic range, which was a huge win.
Fascinated by the idea that plants could actually be medicine, I started to educate myself and absorb all of the evidence-based information I could get my eyes and ears on, and was even more surprised to find that lifestyle as medicine could improve quality of life, and even treat and reverse chronic disease. I felt like I had cracked a code and discovered a fountain of youth to create a life of vitality, to equip me with the confidence I needed to keep up with all of the roles in my life as a busy working mother. I am now passionate about sharing this knowledge with other mothers, so that they can transform their health inside and out, simply by using plants and lifestyle as medicine, just as I did.
I am a certified integrative health & well-being coach and my unique training includes both talk- and movement-based coaching, as well as team well-being coaching. I am the creator of BLOOM. GLOW. HEAL., my formula for sustaining a practice of self-care rooted in lifestyle medicine, and RISE, my purpose discovery coaching program for helping women to uncover the path to profit from their passions, talents and personal strengths.
I hold a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing and entrepreneurship. I am obsessed with business strategy and use my business background and experience in content strategy, to help health coaches and wellness entrepreneurs to build and scale their business through Creating Wellth, my business well-being program for well-preneurs, that is also a NBHWC approved CE provider.
I am a graduate of Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition Program, and am preparing to sit for the national board exam through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (expected Spring 2021). I am California-grown and currently reside in Los Angeles with my husband and our two young kiddos. When I’m not busy with the kids, I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga, as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
You can learn more about me through my day-to-day musings on social media. Follow me @wellwithjessica and let’s interact!
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California State University, San Bernardino: Master's Degree
The George Washington University: Bachelor's Degree
CERTIFICATION & TRAINING:
American College of Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches
Cornell University, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies: Plant-Based Nutrition
YogaMedCo: Certified Integrative Health & Well-Being Coach, Certified Yoga Coach, Certified Team-Well-Being Coach, Certified Genius Breaks Coach
Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Rouxbe Culinary School: Plant-Based Cooking
Usui Ryoho Reiki Master
National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching Candidate (Expected Spring 2021)
Yoga Medicine: 500-Hour Advanced Teacher Training (in progress)