I am Jenna, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Children’s Yoga Instructor by day, and a Meditator, DIY Queen by night. Superhero mother of 4 boys (2 of which are my dog and husband). I love a good board game, some essential oils and a nice glass of wine.
-Where it Began-
I was that kid… The kid that never really fit in with any one group of people. However, I was that kid that just wanted the attention from everyone. I also had some deep-seeded mental health issues growing up that never were dignosed until I was in my twenties. To go along with my mental health issues, I had the every teenagers nightmare… Self-esteem issues. I truly disliked almost everything about myself.
This lead to a very unhealthy obession with fitness and wanting to be the fastest, the strongest, overall the best at everything. To go along with that I had not a single clue about nutrition. I’m not even sure what they taught us in school, because that most certainly wasn’t nutrition. If anything it just gave us more of a reason to have an eating disorder (which later in life I was diagnosed with).
So we now have mental health issues, poor self-esteem, and disordered eating. A recipe for disaster.
It seems like it was all or nothing. There was never this healthy balance. It when from fully working out, and eating salads to a full swing to the other side. Giving up on everything and eating whatever I wanted and lounging.
Of course my disordered eating never went away. At this point it got worse. It went from at least gaps between swinging back and forth, to daily swings. I would have a really good day until something would upset me and I would binge at night and say screw everything.
This lead to a very unhealthy relationship not only with my food but myself. I started beating myself up after eating, only to promise myself I wouldn’t do it again, only to repeat the same thing the next day. Slowly the good days were few and far between.
A Marriage and 2 children later, my mental health was anything but good. I felt like I hit rock bottom…
My chair was my bestfriend aside from my bed.
I would literally have to pull myself out to bed only to get to my chair and cry. Between crying fits, I had to be a mom. I would look around the house and look at all the things that needed to be done that I would start to panic. I would start to think of how horrible of a mother and wife I was, that I couldn’t get a simple load of laundry done. This was my life.
My husband was so supportive. We finally got help, it wasn’t easy, but I knew I would get there. I truly didn’t like this feeling.
I seen a total of 5 different counsellors and 3 different doctors. I was diagnosed with a whole list of things: Boarderline Personality Disorder, General Anxiety, Panic Disorder and an eating disorder. I was put on medication (which was completely life changing) but it wasn’t enough. I still didn’t feel like I wanted to feel.
It was then I was introduced to Holistic Nutrition, my life was forever changed. I found a passion. After many discussions I made the choice to go back to school. This is where my story truly begins.
60 lbs were lost while I was in school. I felt like a million dollars, and that I could take on anything. I knew I had to help women where I once was.
Now-Wellness was created to help those women where I once was. The journey was tough, a lot tougher than it should be. I want to provide women with the tools and resources that I learned along the way to help me get to where I am today.
I am now a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified in Meditation and Mindfulness, Childrens YogaFit Kids Instructor, as well as Certified in AromaTouch Techinques Massage.
I am dedicated to help women gain back control over their lives. To feel the freedom that they deserve.
Are you ready to Join me on this amazing Journey?
Is this where your Story Begins?