Inspiring, motivating intelligent and absolutely glowing with health….I am so excited to be featuring this lovely lady this week!
NAME: Jessica Nazarali
OCCUPATION: Holistic Health Coach
Thanks for asking Jess!
I health coach and blog daily at Live Healthy Simply (www.livehealthysimply.com), in April I launched Cosmopolitan Wellness (www.cosmopolitanwellness.com) a super fun online 6 week program in wellness & inspiration, I’m the Co-Founder of Shop Healthy (www.shophealthy.com.au) with my husband and I have an events company with my best friend Ursula from The Aspirer (www.theaspirer.com) called Live Aspire Blog (search the hashtag on Instagram if you want to find out more!)
I also work part time in Business Development, so I’m pretty busy!
My journey to get here is been an interesting one. I studied business at uni but after working in the corporate world I realised it wasn’t for me. I started questioning what I was doing and what real impact I was making on the world.
Although there is still SO MUCH I want to do and create I feel I am much closer to living out that dream.
As corny as it sounds, being healthy to me means being healthy in mind, body and soul. You can be eating all the right foods and exercising daily but if you’re unhappy, in a negative relationship or hate your job you’re not going to be healthy long term.
Health is so much more than just what we eat.
I go to the gym at lunch time. I find it’s a great way to break up my day and get me out of my head. I also love bike riding, walking and yoga. I enjoy fitting incidental exercise into my day by walking to dinner instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the lift…that type of thing J
I grew up in a vegetarian household who was very health conscious. At 21 I decided to stir clear of dairy and eggs and more recently I’ve chosen to avoid wheat products as an experiment to see how it affects my digestion.
I eat plenty of veggies, quinoa, brown rice, soups and salads. I love making my own dips, smoothies, nut butters, raw treats and gluten & sugar free baking.
Time out away from the computer and social media, although I love it sometimes it can get too much and I need to put myself in time out!
I also finding cooking to be very therapeutic.
My Mum & Dad – they are both very health aware and raised me to have the same values. I’m very grateful to them for giving me such a wonderful education from a young age.
Hmm this is going to sound really boring but our home is my favourite place. I’ve been married to my husband for less than a year so I just really love hanging out with him at home. Massive cringe I know!
This is a tough one because I have so many but at the moment I’m really into nut butter. I switch between cashew, almond & brazil nuts (sometimes a combo of all three) and if I feel like something a little sweet I add in a teaspoon of cacao and some stevia…..so good!
I love Earth to Table at Bondi Junction and Iku Wholefoods. They would have to be my favourites in Sydney.
I’m in the process of working on a book which is incredibly exciting yet daunting at the same time, it’s due for release in August.
Other than that my aim is just to continue to grow my community and be open to whatever comes my way.
Gently melt cacao butter.
Add other ingredients to melted butter and whisk till well combined.
Place dried fruit and nuts into a bowl and mix through the melted chocolate.
Ensure the raw chocolate mix coasts all the fruit and mix well.
Line baking tray with baking paper.
Spread into the tray and freeze for 15 minutes till set.
Use a sharp knife to cut into clusters of 1 cm pieces.
Store in glass container for 3-4 weeks (but they totally won’t last that long!!)
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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