Hi There, I'm Jessica!
I'm a wife, a mom to one son, a women's wellness coach, and a health blogger. I've been living with chronic unwanted symptoms for over a decade now. My illness has taught me the true meaning of resilience, and to be honest it has been a blessing.
Yes, I did say blessing...It has opened up an entirely new world to encourage, guide and teach others.
I know all too well how chronic symptoms can affect your mind and body.
“What you seek is seeking you”
On a beautiful winter's day, my life was turned completely upside down (literally). I woke up to debilitating dizziness, blurred vision, pain, fatigue, and anxiety. Up until this point, I considered myself a very healthy woman.
Fast forward a number of years, I finally had a diagnosis: Vestibular Neuritis, and Epstein Barr Virus. After years of research, I incorporated mind-body exercises to re-focus my language, thoughts, and emotions in a positive way, which in turn healed my unwanted sensations (symptoms).
I was told by numerous doctors that there was nothing more they could do for me. After years of research and education, I learned that no one else could actually heal me, I had the power to heal myself. I developed what was my new sense of normal and became a new version of myself. I realized I had other options besides just managing my symptoms each day.
This is what completely changed everything for me, my AHA moment!!
I learned that I could actually write a new healing story that would start to ease and shift my unwanted symptoms. Once I started to incorporate mind-body exercises, to calm my nervous system and committed to my new healing story, my unwanted symptoms began to heal after many long years, I was BACK!!
Now I choose how each day will be, and know that I can do anything that I put my mind to.
My Epstein-Barr Virus and Vestibular Neuritis
EBV is an extremely invasive and persistent virus. It contributes to a surprisingly high number of medical conditions such as, chronic illnesses, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid issues, vertigo and many more. Many of us commonly associate it with MONO, but it goes much deeper than that. Medical physicians face the challenge of trying to help their patients and identify why they are having such complicated conditions and symptoms, and have failed with regular pharmaceutical protocols and treatments. These disorders are on the rise and EBV needs to become more prevalent in the protocol that physicians address.
In some cases the virus will remain dormant forever after the initial case of Mono, but in many others the virus can cause major issues throughout ones life, like me!!
Vestibular Neuritis is a disorder that results from an infection that inflames the inner ear, or the nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain. The inflammation disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain, which results in vertigo, dizziness, vision problems, depression and much more.
The GOOD NEWS is, you can heal. Each individual is different and it can take time and effort, but it can be done. You can take the necessary steps with mind-body exercises, techniques and lifestyle changes to re-write your healing story and get YOU back!