In honor of the New Year, we’re tossing another awesome Movin’ Mama into the January mix! Jessica is in her late thirties, residing on the south shore of Mass. with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. When she’s not working as a career Hypnotist (stop, SO cool!), she loves to curl up with a good book. We asked her how she’s living well today, and here’s what she said…
With a new year ahead, what are some of your personal wellness goals for 2016?
Physically, I would like to run a 10k and increase my yoga practice. I would also like to incorporate more meditation and feng shui into my life – toys are everywhere! I live near the beach and great parks but don’t take nearly as much time as I should enjoying them and I hope to change that this year.
How do you typically start and end your day?
It may sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. I begin each day with self hypnosis and setting my intention for the day with affirmations. I then do 7 poses to balance my charkas. I end the day reading whatever book is hiding under the covers and fall sleep mid-sentence.
What has been your most effective form of exercise since having your daughter?
Running. I started in a running club in London, UK and though I have stumbled, been injured, slacked off and started over more than once, it has been the number one mental and physical activity that keeps me light.
What is one of your recent go-to healthy dinners that you like to cook at home?
Broccoli and soft polenta. It’s really quick, easily modified and everyone loves it!
*NOTE: Check out this recipe from Catherine-Craig.com to try at home!
What do you do when you want to have “Me Time”?
I love to browse antique shops even if I never buy anything.
What is one thing you’d like to change this year with regards to your wellness?
I would like to get out and exercise together more, hikes, biking, walks. I would also like to declutter our home of toxic chemicals and items as much as we can.
Who do you lean on most for support when it comes to wellness, and why?
I lean on my husband as he is healthy, athletic and always easily choosing apples over cookies. I am the opposite, I’ve never been much of an athlete and I love cookies! He is my health mentor.
What do you love most about being a mom so far?
The love. I love the love I feel for my daughter, it’s so much larger than I would ever imagine. That and being able to be silly and play without being judged is just so fantastic.