About Jen

About Healthy Beach Girl


My Personal Journey 

Throughout my journey in this lifetime, I have had many identities before finding my purpose including Professional Mechanical Engineer, Merchant Marine Officer, Naval Officer, Collegiate Athlete, Swim Coach, Windsurfing Instructor, Fitness instructor, Daughter, Sister, and most importantly Mom and Wife. All of those things are just things I DO, but they are not who I AM.  Like many of us, I asked the question “Who am I and what am I here on Earth to do?” Who I am became my purpose as I began to live in alignment. Thank you for allowing me to share the how and why of my personal journey which led to live my dream and my purpose.

 


I believe in You . . .

One constant in my life has been the belief in myself  and other people and that We are good and can live in happiness in the fullest expression of who we are.  I have always felt connected to something greater, bigger, more powerful and more divine then just Me.  I believe in humanity and our ability to live our own truth, to step fully into our soul’s purpose as part of the larger integrated network of energy that creates this beautiful universe and life experience that we get to be a part of.  Throughout my life, I realized that there is something that came naturally to me and it was the willingness to humbly participate in my own transformation, and furthermore that I love to inspire others to feel good about themselves.  As stepped into the work I loved,  I began to receive clear intuitive messages on how to be of service to my clients. Most of us need or want to be witnessed through our own transformation with a network of loving guidance and support which is what I am here to do.  Simply in service to the those who are ready. 


Transformation is about YOU  fully stepping into who you were born to be, who you already are, and living in your highest self expression.


My wake up call . . .

My life changed drastically when I was working many long corporate hours at age 28 and  the birth experience of my oldest daughter was life threatening for both her and I with a diagnosis of HELLP syndrome. For years,  it was the most difficult experience to endure, but I see clearly how it was one of my greatest gifts. It was the beginning of my own re-birth.  Our family continued to live in survival mode, spending tens of thousands of dollars, with countless weeks and months in health care practitioner and doctors offices searching for answers to unanswered health issues for a desire to live a  somewhat normal and healthier life.  Then one night, when I was too afraid to drive to the Children’s Hospital one last time in the middle of the night, I realized that the only thing left to do was to take a leap of faith and trust and believe in myself. What if I already had the answers and just needed to listen?   We began to heal with the right healthy foods that worked for our family’s needs, medicinal herbs, energy work, acupuncture, and it changed our lives.   To share this gift with the world,  I became a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition,  furthering my knowledge through the International School of Detoxification to specialize in anti-inflammatory eating for health. Our  family went from chronic illness and daily prescription drugs to a simple healthy and nourishing meal plan and a holistic approach to wellness and we claimed our life back. 

It is not just about food . . .

As I grew into balancing my experience as a parent and a health coach, I knew there was something missing and that I needed to heal or connect to my spirit, but I did not know what that meant and did not make time for it.  The intuitive empath in me joined me in service to my community. An intuitive empath is someone open to feel and receive messages and clarity from spirit. At the peak of eating healthy and clean, I had another health crises and found myself in the Emergency Room. There were no answers outside of myself and I knew this, so I surrendered again to something bigger then me. We may call this God, the Divine, Source, Universal Love or Life Force Energy; its what connect all forms of life together. I  changed my view on life again.  I believe that in those life changing experiences, that my willingness to surrender and change (and let go of perfection and expectations) was the gift of my experience.  Our family was evolving and growing in ways that were asking for a different opportunities. We then decided to travel homeschool our kids for a year which allowed me to attend Yoga Teacher Intensive Training in Nicaragua, further my practice with meditation and mindfulness training.

I believe health and happiness is found in the balance of nurturing your physical body with healthy foods, your mental and emotional bodies with healthy boundaries and experiences, and your spirit by simply connecting to your source, the authentic you, your higher self.  It is in this space, that where we connect and become our true authentic self and begin to understand our souls purpose in this life. If this feels true for you, then I am ready to be of service and support for you. 

I invite you to Let Go of Perfection!

My journey began through healing the physical body first through healthy foods which led me to a deeper understanding of what my soul’s purpose in this life had become.  But my journey is only my experience and I believe deeply that I am here only in service to you.  To be a servant of light an love but to also honor the human experience of being perfectly imperfect. I do believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and that this human experience to to bring this back into unity and step fully  into who we were born to be.  Since 2015 I began to recognize a pattern with the clients I was working with and even within myself, that as women, even when we have all the resources and know what to do, or think we know how to nourish ourselves and our families, sometimes we still choose not too.  So to better serve my community, I began a heart centered Life Coaching Program through COR Woman specifically for coaching, supporting, loving and empowering women to step into who they truly are and am able to use these experiences tools and intuition for guidance and support through your healing journey.  


Fall in love with yourself and your life! 

I am so grateful to have learned the value of connection to authentic self through nourishment.  I believe that when our body is healthy, not only  are we energized and happier throughout the day, but that it creates space for creativity to flow when we live our life in balance and alignment with our authentic self. It allows us to live our purpose with less effort and more joy! 


“Each one of us is our greatest gift here on earth.  We are unique and irreplaceable.  Imagine the gifts you will discover inside yourself when you feel the best version of your healthy self.  Holistic health is healing mentally, physically, and spiritually.”

~ Healthy Beach Girl~


About Holistic Lifestyle Coaching

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Optimal health is about more then just the food on your plate. I integrate my knowledge and experience in areas of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, fitness, holistic health and healthy eating into one program unique for you. As your Holistic Healthy Lifestyle Coach, we will work together to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes that work for YOU!  Nourishment is a basic form of self love. I integrate an intuitive holistic approach to health and wellness with inspiration and creativity to meet your needs. As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. Read more about my Training here.


Are you ready? Do it for yourself, your family, and those that love you. I am grateful for my journey because now I am empowered to do what I love! You are worth it and you can live the vibrant life you want.  You can live happy and healthy and flourish in all areas of your life! Join me on your journey to your awesome life! Book a complimentary Discovery Call here! 


FUN FACTS:

  • I attended college at one of the 5 Service Military Academies, The United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York.
  • I have an Unlimited Third Mate and Third Assistant Engineer US Coast Guard License, 1600 Gross Ton Captains and Chief Engineers license. That means I can Captain some really huge yachts if you need one! 
  • I served in the USNR for 10 years at the rank of LCDR.
  • I bungy jumped the first ever  site in New Zealand thinking I would overcome my  fear of heights and I still do not like heights.
  • I was a windsurfing instructor in college and still am an old school windsurfer.
  • I got my first surf board at 34 and learned to surf and I love it.
  • I love to travel and did a homeschool travel year with my kids in 2015. 
  • I am am military brat so I moved around my whole life and have been to every US state.
  • I sailed around the world on Merchant Ships as a cadet or 3rd Engineer for over 3 years and was almost always the only woman on board. 
  • I play the drums to relief stress. 
  • I discovered that I love to dance in my  30’s and am now a dance fitness instructor. 
  • I am a total Math Nerd. I love Math! I mean really love math! 
  • I love turtles, frogs, tigers, and dolphins.  
  • I might believe in unicorns, dragons, and mermaids.  
  • I love dark chocolate. 

 

 

 

Today I enjoy surfing, windsurfing, dance, yoga, travel, eating healthy and most of all spending time with my family. 


Other Certifications Include:

American Association of Drugless Practitioners, AADP, 2012

Detoxification Specialist (International School of Detoxification, Port Charlotte, Fl), 2014

Aromatouch therapist, DoTerra International, 2013

Fitness instructor certifications: AFAA, Dance Trance, Hot Hula, 2013

RYT-200 with Radiant Life School Yoga, Chinendega, Nicaragua 2015

Bachelors of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering and Nautical Science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York, 2000

USCG Unlimited 3rd/Mate and 3rd Assistant Engineer, 2000

USCG Chief Engineer and Captain’s 1600 Gross Ton license, 2000

USNR LCDR Navy Reserve Retired

Amazing Wife, May 2003

Rockstar Mom, March 2006 and December 2008


~Healthy Beach Girl has been recognized and published in the following media~

edible NORTHEAST FLORIDA ~ Healthy Moms Magazine ~ VOID Magazine

THE BEACHES PONTE VEDRA LEADER

Healthy Halloween Jax ~ Dance Trance Health & Nutrition

BLUE SAGE Cuisine ~  native sun NATURAL FOODS MARKET


With Love, Gratitude, and Aloha!

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About Healthy Beach Girl

Throughout my journey in this lifetime, I have had many identities including Professional Mechanical Engineer, Merchant Marine Officer, Naval Officer, Collegiate Athlete, Swim Coach, Windsurfing Instructor, Fitness instructor, Daughter, Sister, and most importantly Mom and Wife. All of those things are just things I DO, but they are not who I AM.  Many of us have asked the question “Who am I and what am I here on Earth to do?” Read More