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Working with Jes is like having a trail guide navigating the very treacherous journey out of diet culture and the trauma that has been caused by it.
Jes creates space that is permissive and open and most of all, she comes from a place of understanding, because she's been there herself. Working one-on-one with Jes in this space has been transformative and is the best decision I've made in self-care. I finally feel that there is the possibility and hope ahead of me.
As a practicing social worker for 11 years, I understand the meaning of "meet someone where they are." I was trained and paid to do it. However, just because I could do it for others does not mean I could or CAN do it for myself. I come with baggage so heavy I still sometimes cannot lift it, and this is where Jes comes in.
Jes is nothing short of a lifeline when you feel like your ship is sinking and your flotation device has a hole in it.
I was a chubby boy that grew into a fat man and until now I've never had anyone that would listen to or could understand my experiences and how much they have hurt me. I’ve been able to share things with Jes that I’ve been wanting to talk about for years and she has helped me learn how to process my past as well as how to advocate for myself now and in the future.
My life has completely changed over the last six months because of Jes and there is no way to express how grateful I am.
Jes provided the kind of specialized support I wouldn't know where else to find. As someone who already sees a therapist on a regular basis, I loved that Jes's approach was different; both motivating and actionable.
Jes creates an inviting and safe space where I felt comfortable to be myself and share my fears and struggles. She is compassionate, intelligent, thoughtful, and kind and I would highly recommend her to anyone who facing a challenge, looking for a fresh perspective, or just needs to get something of their chest.
Balance comes—not through obsessing about checking off boxes that prove our dedication to “wellness culture” through physical performance, but rather—through the invisible work that happens inside of us as we untangle and restore the connection between our brain and bodies.
I am the happiest I have ever been and this simply proves that happiness is not a size.
Happiness is an internal sanctuary where you are enough just as you are, right now.
Liberation is freedom from all outside expectations, even our own. Liberation is not having to love your body all the time. Liberation is not asking permission to be included in society’s ideal of beauty. Liberation is bucking the concept of beauty as currency altogether. Liberation is personally giving ourselves permission to live life.