JBI Wellness

Don't Worry, Be Healthy

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Meet Jessica

Hi, I am Jessica!  I am thrilled that you are visiting my page!

Why am I here, you ask?

Here, I will share with you some of my favorite health and wellness tips, which will leave you feeling peaceful and inspired.

How my love affair with health and wellness began….

Ever since I was a little kid, I loved food.  I was never the “skinny” girl or the athlete who could sprint across the field.  Food & exercise, and I always had a love-hate relationship, until finally I put my foot down and took control over what I was putting into my body.  When I was 9 years old, I decided to cut out meat entirely — which was a very bold move for me at the time, as the rest of my family are meat lovers.  Though I was young, I knew I needed to change my diet.  This is when my curiosity of nutrition grew. I began cooking on my own, experimenting with all sorts of foods, and soon learned how to create healthy, delicious, balanced meals.

Throughout my life, I have always been told I was an “old soul,” very in touch with my own feelings as well as the
emotions of others.  A very important fact that most people do not realize, is that food and emotions go hand-in-hand.  People eat for all sorts of reasons…we eat to celebrate, on sad occasions, to reward ourselves, to console ourselves, and frankly just out of boredom.  I was at the peak of my struggles in middle school and high school, battling an eating disorder and severe anxiety.

When I entered college, I had a self-awareness epiphany that motivated me to take control.  I began exercising daily and started to feel the remarkable benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.  I am sure most people can relate—college is a tough time for trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Instead of “dieting”, I tried a different approach by eating moderately, and cutting out junk food.  This is when I began to experiment further with raw foods, fruits, vegetables, and grains.

By the end of my first year of college, I had dropped 15 pounds and felt better than I ever had in my life.  This is when I became serious about my health coaching journey.  I was confident that I wanted to be an advocate for health, wellness, and personal peace.

More information on healthy living by Jessica ~
ABOUT ~

Don’t Worry, Be Healthy’s primary focus is to show people that there is a way to take back control—and the only person who can do it, is you.  With my clients, I help them overcome anything holding them back from achieving their personal wellness goals—losing weight, gaining weight, cutting out sugar, night binging, anxiety and many other challenges that people face.  Together, we will overcome these issues.

There is no right or wrong diet—everyone needs to find their own “right” way, which will lead to inner peace and a healthy life.

Education and Training ~

I received my certification in health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

With my health coach training I have learned over 100 dietary theories, cutting-edge coaching methods, practical lifestyle management, and much more! I have learned from some of the most reputable people in the health and wellness field including Dr. Andrew Weil, Geneen Roth, Dr. David Katz, Dr. John Douillard, Dr. Mark Hyman, and David Wolfe among many others.

Before becoming a health coach, I earned a B.A in Mass Communications and Marketing at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.  I have been working in advertising and marketing for the past five years.

Ever since I graduated, I have increasingly experimented with foods, vitamins, exercise, yoga and all different types of dietary theories.  A few years ago I stumbled across the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and decided to take the next steps at becoming a Certified Health Coach.  It was the best decision I have ever made.

Everyone should wake up each morning, feeling good mentally and physically, ready to seize the day.

Carpe diem.


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