Welcome friend! I am so excited that you are here and cannot wait to get to know you better! My name is Jess, and I am a wife, mom of two, and businessperson. My passion is helping people conquer their wellness goals and create a more natural, sustainable lifestyle. Before entering the wellness realm, I spent my career helping bridge the gap between commercial development and preserving nature. My love of nature and natural remedies led me to dive deep into essential oils and creating simple, all natural household and personal care products on my own. My blog started on a simple premise of sharing my journey to a more natural lifestyle, including the science behind many natural remedies, DIY recipes, tips, and ways to save money using plant-based alternatives. Now, as I emerge from my health coach training program, I have married my passion to my purpose, combining all aspects of health and wellness with a holistic approach to create a platform that delivers online tools that bring you into alignment with where you want to be. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.
Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your advocate, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.
As your advocate, i put the power back in your hands.
xo, jess anderson
I am currently enrolled in two programs at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition* where I am learning innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I am studying with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
· Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
· Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
· Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
· Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
· Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
· Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
· Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
· David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
· Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
· Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
· Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
My education is equipping me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. The end goal is to work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
Credentials + Training
Graduate Certificate, Sustainability, Portland State University, March 2011
B.S., Environmental Science, minor in Environmental Health & Safety, Oregon State University, June 2002
Certified, Botanical Skincare Formulator (currently enrolled), New York Institute of Aromatic Studies
Certified, Aromatherapist: Level One, New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, August 2016
memberships + associations
Oregon Chapter of Environmental Professionals
I'm based in Portland, Oregon and have worked with clients throughout the Portland Metro Area (Beaverton, Hillsboro, West Linn, Lake Owego, Aloha, Tigard, Tualatin, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Forest Grove, Yamhill-Carlton, Newberg) and along the West Coast (OR, WA, CA, HI, ID).