Hi, I'm Jessica!
Who am I? Above all else… a mother… and secondary to that, I am a nurturer of nurturers. Women and mothers near and far inspire me daily with their resilience, steadfast love, resourcefulness, and capacity for transformation.
That’s where I come in. I serve as a guide to cheer you on, challenge, and support you as you discover a way of being in the world that is more joyful, wholehearted and deeply satisfying. A life which you can feel excited to wake up to. Will there still be challenges? Yes - AND - I will help you uncover a life in which you will GROW… THRIVE…. and BLOOM, in spite of the hard. That’s why I chose the cactus for my logo. Because it not only survives but THRIVES in harsh conditions… just like we can.
Women’s health and well-being has always been at the forefront of my professional and personal life, from my work as an eating disorder awareness and prevention educator, to counseling women and teen girls, to teaching Psychology and Sociology at the college level, to maternal mental health support, advocacy and fundraising work. These experiences have culminated in my current role as a Life Coach specializing in mind-body-spirit self-care for women.
It was through my own shattering and rebuilding, that my passion for self-care was born. Following my experience with a Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder after the birth of my 2nd child, I dug deep to put the pieces of my life back together. Those pieces came back together differently, yet somehow, more beautifully. I am grateful to now help support women as they move from surviving to thriving!
I am convinced that nature has powerful messages for us all. We could learn a lot from how cacti store up water to hold them over through times of drought... much like we need to fill our own cups to thrive amidst the stresses of life. That’s where a mind-body-spirit approach to self-care comes in!
I graduated with the highest honors from the University of Puget Sound with a Master’s of Education in Counseling. Having spent time in both chairs (that of Counselor and Client), I am a big fan of Counseling, but now enjoy serving in a capacity that is more future-oriented, positive and strengths-based. I help you identify what is already working for you and harness your strengths to build on that. And, if counseling would be a better fit for you at this point in time, I have some wonderful practitioners I can connect you with!
GROW... THRIVE... BLOOM
Favorite place to be:
On the tennis court, in my meditation closet where I can be still and know things, in the sunshine, at the beach and anywhere I can watch my kids living fully in the moment doing their thing with unbridled joy.
A special spot on Maui, where the desert meets the ocean…with my people.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was transformative for me in terms of how I thought about the nature of ideas and our role in bringing them into their fullest expression.
Favorite home cooked meal:
My mom’s tacos. There’s something about them. I have not been able to replicate them. I am pretty sure it’s the love that goes into them... and that she fries the tortillas.
Favorite item in my closet:
A black leather and rhinestone belt I bought from a colorful vendor on Huntington Beach while on a trip with my husband.
Favorite way to unwind:
Alone time (I think of myself as a social introvert), journaling, reading, and watching Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry.
Inspiration Behind the Business
“Eudaimonia (also known as Eudaemonism) is a Greek word, which refers to a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous. In moral philosophy, eudaimonia is used to refer to the right actions as those that result in the well-being of an individual."