I’m a wife, attorney, pug lover, crazy cat lady, essential oil obsessor and a National Park nerd who is on a journey for a life of less stress.
I’m just a small town girl… born and raised in Tell City (IN.) I took the midnight train to Nashville, where I’ve been since 2007. Did you sign along? :)
Less Stress with Jess was created after I graduated law school and started suffering from anxiety. I have always been wound a little tighter than most people and an overachiever and perfectionist. I had too much on my plate for too long and it finally started to catch up with me. I soon realized that every time I said ‘Yes’ to opportunities that I was unintentionally saying “No” to something for myself.
I shifted my focus on trying to tackle the big stressors in my life and realized that these are big stressors in everyone’s life. I started getting back on a budget to reduce financial stress. I made more informed choices about the products I used and what I ate. I got rid of a lot of clutter in my home and quickly realized that my mental clutter went with it. I started putting my self care routine at the top of my list. After starting the journey to detoxify my life, I started feeling more like me.
I am far from perfect and I am okay with that. Some days I do live up to my nickname of “Hot Mess Jess” but everyday is a new day and I try to give myself some slack. I try to live an authentic and genuine life with the hopes that I can help someone who is on a similar path that I found myself on. Life is a journey full of ups and downs but let’s travel it together.