Have a journey to share? Get blogging!


When I started my blog 3 years ago, I had no idea it would become the most altering and affirming experience of my life. People often ask how I got started, and the fact is th11122506_10153229166255699_2077381347_nat it was totally organic. To be honest, I had NO intention to ever be a blogger. But if I think about what has really helped me create something that connects to people, it’s because of exactly that – my desire to connect.

The goal of my own blog, JSHealth, is to be a forum where we can share and learn from our journeys to health. I’ve also learned how important it is to be vulnerable and share my own journey because real is relatable. Other people are going through what I am going through – so it’s all about coming together and creating a support network for 11198657_10153229298025699_167125731_neach other. Connection – not a business – was the intention. And in order to build a successful blog – a community – I believe you must remain grounded, real, and always live your truth. It’s amazing how inspiring your life will be just by doing that!

This is my step-by-step guide to creating your own blog: 

  • Start by writing down your thoughts, emotions and other experiences you are having – journal it or type it into a simple document.
  • Open up your heart – be willing to get vulnerable.11166010_10153229298220699_1787028551_n
  • Do this for recipes, too, if you’re interested in food blogging. I started collecting and writing recipes that I was discovering in my kitchen. I did this for 6 months before I put anything live for the public to see.
  • Believe in yourself! People are going through what you are going through – and they are interested in what you have to say about your experience.
  • Create your blog. I use WordPress, and initially I did it myself using a very simple layout.
  • Start uploading the contents from your journal or documents onto your blog – and don’t forget to add some great photos!11198493_10153229312815699_1425570887_n
  • Don’t put yourself down. Remember, you will inspire so many. You will have moments of doubt, this is true. Just keep believing in yourself.
  • Make it a goal to upload a blog post and a recipe weekly. You can increase this, if you like, as you get more comfortable.
  • Ensure you are sharing all of this on social media too – be sure to have other platforms set up. Instagram is one of my favourites!
  • Eventually, you can get a web designer involved to make the website aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, and reflective of you.11185486_10153229298360699_373420640_n-1
  • Keep doing this – and keep believing in the power of your voice. The world needs it!

Blogging and social media is such an amazing way to connect, to share your story, and to spread your passions. I am so grateful for the JSHealth community and all that they have done for me. It’s pretty amazing the communities that can be created online, the people you can meet, and the friendships that can be made!




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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

- Jacinta

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.

– Sophie

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).

– Helene

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

Michelle Curtis

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.