Personal highs and lows spurred Jess, founder and owner of Thrive – Mind, Body & Soul to create a space for mothers to find themselves, to grow as a person, to THRIVE.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
When I became a mother for the first time, I realised this was by far, the hardest thing I had ever done! I also realised I had another ‘life purpose’. I knew I needed to learn how to thrive in mind, body and soul as a mother, so I could teach, support and guide other mothers to do the same. This is the reason why I created- THRIVE.
I created it to help myself, and other mothers I knew were also struggling. Struggling with their thoughts, their home environment, their relationships, their health and happiness, their vision for life, and their energy levels (fuel, movement and rest)…T.H.R.I.V.E.
I intend to support and inspire as many mothers as possible to lead fulfilled, happy and healthy lives while mothering with presence, balance and joy. I hope that my content, resources and personal journey will support and inspire all mothers to honour the amazing, beautiful and magnificent mother they already are.
The Launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
In 2018, I signed up for an online Health Coaching course through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (I will graduate this May) in a hope to empower myself to become healthier and happier in life. After having been a primary school teacher for 14 years, I was looking for a change of direction and wanted my new path to support my desire for a holistic approach to health and wellness. The Thrive journey began by sharing open, honest reflections about my motherhood experiences- the good, the bad and the ugly, very informally on my Instagram page. As my course learning progressed, I became more and more eager to help and support other mothers, and it has organically evolved from there.