While she was in Boston for her Harvard talk, Jennifer sat down with her good pal C.C. Chapman for his new project, PassionHit TV for a candid talk about why she created Zenfully Delicious.
Jennifer’s Fibromyalgia Story
If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.
– Michael Jackson
I’m so glad you’re here, because I’ve been waiting for you. I’ve put the kettle on, so make yourself comfy and I’ll tell you why I — and we — are here.
The idea for this site was born when I decided to step out from behind the bravado of the dynamic entrepreneur and reveal to the world that I had fibromyalgia, a chronic illness with which I had been battling for a decade. The meds weren’t working anymore, and my life and health were in a downward spiral. So I came out of the closet. I had no idea there were so many people standing next to me, however, hiding in the darkness. Soon the e-mails and direct messages were pouring in from people also suffering in silence — some of whom I’ve known for years — who didn’t know where to turn to ease their aches, their emotions — and their wellness.
Something had to be done. Luckily, my doctor showed up from that blog post, and started me on a road to holistic healing, where we could get my system back in order. I went gluten-free and dairy-free to see how my body would react. It was happy. Soon I was learning more about adrenal fatigue, and how chronic stress damages the glands we need for survival.
I surrounded myself with a team of people who could provide insights and answers, because I knew that the information needed to be shared. And I brought them here to help me help you. I don’t want one single person who is in pain or facing a chronic illness to be left behind because they can’t find answers that aren’t rooted in medications with horrible side effects (I had insomnia for 6 months, and cankles from a swollen body, so I feel you).
Here, we are looking at things holistically — and with some tough love. So many chronic conditions can be managed from a holistic point of view, where we take body, mind and spirit into consideration and train them to act in harmony. But it’s up to you. We can provide the how and the what, but you need to decide the when and the why. Are you ready to feel better? If so, come on in. We’re happy to have you.
Founder & CEO