Occupation: Director of Relauncher
I’m a fast walker, yogi lover, master of multi-tasking and completely & utterly into health, wellbeing, beauty and lifestyle. I’m owner and Director of Relauncher, an online destination for all your healthy lifestyle needs – consisting of an Online Shop, Industry Directory and Blog.
To me, health needs to be taken with a holistic approach. When the physical, psychological & social elements are in tune, achieving optimal health is in the palm of your hand.
It’s all about balance and being mindful. I credit a lot of this to meditation and knowing what my body needs. At the moment, I’ve been craving oranges – so that’s what I’ve been eating when I feel like it. I stay fit and healthy through having a low sugar diet and have cut out processed foods and a lot of dairy. For exercise, I mix it up between cycling, yoga, walking, jogging and going to the beach.
Family life and exercise. The kids mean I can’t work long hours, so I have to work efficiently and effectively. This is a really good line in the sand for me, otherwise I’d be working 3hrs+ longer each day! I couldn’t function a day without exercise. Even if it’s just movement and walking for 30 minutes. Without it, my smile isn’t as big and I get agitated – watch out! lol
It changes depending on the weather. At the moment, I’m loving bike riding. I love being able to cover a large distance over a short amount of time. I’ve got a basket on my bike too – it gives me great satisfaction having that basket (not sure what the psychology is behind that one!) I’m also making the most of the last beautiful warmish days at the beach too!
A lot of my motivation comes from within. This, combined with surrounding myself with amazing nutritionists, health coaches and exercise lovers creates a supportive community which oozes knowledge, encouragement and support on a daily basis. Communities of like-minded people can be so powerful!
That’s a hard one. I love to travel, but I’d have to say that my favourite place on earth is anywhere my family is.
I can’t get enough of my Raw Chocolate Tart. I made it for Easter and have whipped it up again (& again..).
There are a few. I have Bread & Circus at the end of my street – so that’s definitely up there. I’m also really enjoying Sub-Station Cafe, which is on McEvoy Street Alexandria. Amazing salads which I can highly recommend!! I often have meetings at both cafes, or just go there to do some work.
I have new products arriving in the online store every couple of weeks plus I’m hosting a Raw Food Workshop with a Certified Raw Foods Chef. We’ll be releasing the details in the coming weeks. Beyond that, there are a couple of Relauncher projects on the go, which are keeping me very busy amongst the day-to-day operation of the company.
Place all ingredients in the blender & mix until finely chopped up. Once the mixture resembles crumbs, press into a lined slice dish or cake tin. Place into the fridge while you prepare the topping.
Tip: if the dates seem hard, soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard the water and proceed with the recipe. You’ll also find this adds extra moisture to the base.
* To activate the nuts, soak them overnight in water, or for up to 24 hrs. Rinse off, then they are read to use in the recipe.
Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until it’s a chocolatey consistency. If it’s too dry, add a TBS or so extra of hot water. Place on top of the base, then scatter coconut on top – and whatever else you choose. Put back in the fridge for 1-2 hrs before serving.
Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time. My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.
With kindest regards Samantha
I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.
When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.
I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.
Hey Jessica! I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again
I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!
Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.
Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).
I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud
My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.
I want to empower you to make good choices, every day. I want you to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I'm committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. Are you ready to start feeling great?
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