Jenny Hester is a wife, mom of 3, author, blogger, encourager, and beach lover. She blogs at jenniferhester.com and is the author of “21 Ways to Invite Excellence into Your Life.”
Jenny grew up in a farming family where she spent many hours using nature as her toy box. She was raised alongside the boys where she learned how to shoot, hunt, ride motorcycles, and ride horses. Her tomboy nature fit right in with the outdoors.
Not all of Jenny’s childhood was pain-free. A series of traumatic experiences capped by her mom’s diagnosis with breast cancer eroded 12-year-old Jenny’s ability to trust and drove her to put up emotional walls she would struggle with for years. Existing behind those self-constructed barriers led to an unauthentic life. Jenny would do what she thought was “safe” and live the life she sensed others wanted her to live.
Jenny discovered how living an unauthentic life leads to unhappiness and causes emotional and physical ailments. Such also led to an unhealthy co-dependent lifestyle.
In 2010, her life seemed to fall apart both physically and emotionally. After having seen numerous doctors, even at the university level, she was told, “You’re not going to find what you’re looking for in mainstream medicine.” So she went outside mainstream medicine and found an integrative medical specialist who helped with the physical ailments. The doctors before wanted to medicate symptoms, but now the root causes of the ailments have been discovered and addressed. Today she is 100% free of all prescription medications and the healthiest she has ever been.
Healing the emotional wounds required some outside help as well. Jenny found a counselor who helped her finally face the pain of emotional trauma and she began tearing down those walls. Her road to recovery was filled with new self-awareness and focus on personal development. This new awareness was salve to her soul. As the walls came crumbling down, hope began to emerge. Instead of looking outside for happiness, Jenny started to look within to discover what made her happy.
Jenny is now beginning her new authentic life with peace, confidence, and optimism for the future. She wrote this book to help other women who are struggling with past pains, co-dependency, and are seeking to discover their best self.
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