Micro Interviews

Jenna Pace

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“My biggest hurdle is staying present and grounded. That is something I try and be aware of and try to acknowledge when I am not. I really learned the importance of that through the people I’ve met recently. I recently read The Power of Now and I learned so much of that from that book. Another thing I am realizing is that material things don’t matter as much as I use to think they matter. Relationships are ultimately what will make your life. Do things that make you happy and find what fulfills you. If you don’t want to do something then don’t. Be straightforward. Be happy for yourself.”

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“My diagnosis with MS was a blessing because I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have found my passion, which is nutrition. And I wouldn’t have gone to Institute of Holistic Nutrition if I weren’t diagnosed. It has influenced my life greatly and it’s really expressed who I am and where my love is. The diagnosis has also helped me better express myself and be open to new things. I find now that there is no point in saying no or closing doors – because you don’t know what can come out of an opportunity.”

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“Now more than ever I am most grateful for my health. I put a lot of effort into my health and wellbeing and I am very proud of where I am with my health today. I’ve never felt better. After being diagnosed with MS, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I may not able to see or walk properly tomorrow. So I really cherish my health and my ability to exercise. I really take my wellbeing into my own hands.”

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“I never thought I would be an entrepreneur. Coming out of university I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to do. In the health business being an entrepreneur is key. Me starting my own business was never in my realm of thinking. Being able to learn from people around me and get inspired by others, it has opened my eyes to the possibility of it. I now know that I have what it takes to do this, if I really put my mind to it. I want to help people, and the best way to do that is to be an entrepreneur.”

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“My mom inspires me because she is so hard working and has always persevered in her career. She always makes sure that things are done right. She is strong and independent, and my favourite part is that she lifts up other women. That’s really inspiring for me. ”

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“Make a list of things that you need to get done during the week. Do this on Sundays. Any thoughts that come to mind write them down. This way you are not overwhelmed during the rest of the week. I’ve been doing this for a while and that is essential for me. From my experience it’s really all about conviction. If you put your mind to something you can do it and you can achieve it. That is really important to know. Believe in yourself, take the right actions to get where you want to be and you’ll achieve what you want.”

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“My go to wellness strategy is to set goals every Sunday for the coming week. This is by far my quickest way to get on track. I am a total routine person. For example, I always meal plan. This helps me ensure that I am eating right. I also make a weekly plan for my workouts. This ensures that I don’t skip a workout and make excuses. Another strategy that works well for me is to mindfully breathe deeply. This has changed my life. To end my days, I try and meditate before bed. This brings me back down and helps me with my anxiety. Sometimes I can get super anxious and when I realize that, I use deep breathing and meditation to manage that. Otherwise I’ll fall into a vicious cycle.”

 

 

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