Welcome..I'm so glad that you are here. If you are a perpetual dieter, exercise fanatic, perfectionist, stressed-out, busy, exhausted and committed parent, you have come to the right place. I can relate!
Up until about ten years ago, my daily routine consisted of drinking a pot of strong coffee before noon, followed by lots of candy (skittles and gummy anything were my faves) and a few glasses of wine each night, to "calm my nerves." How did that work out for me? Not so well! I was a hot mess and my inner and outer life reflected it. I was forgetful, late, exhausted, cranky, impatient, unfocused with severe discomfort in my joints. The perpetual smile on my face was not authentic.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by a well known Orthopedist and told to take Vioxx (the highly advertised anti-inflammatory drug). My curiosity was sparked and I began wondering... what alternative options did I have to medication? I had heard that stress, poor food choices, lack of self-care, negative beliefs, and mindless living and eating were known to cause discomfort.
So I started slowing down, creating awareness around my patterns, and paid attention to how events effected me at a physical and emotional level. I also incorporated meditation into my daily routine! I was shocked to discover that the small shifts greatly impacted how I related to others and to myself.
Throughout this journey, I attended Food as Medicine Training, a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class, Internal Family Systems Training. I also worked with a kinesiologist, acupuncturist, cellular biologist and practiced self-compassion work while continuing to train with my mentor Dr. Paul Epstein, a world renown mind-body medicine professor. A true gift in my transformation, and I am deeply grateful to Paul.
Now, each day I show up and embrace life fully. I'm courageous and connected to my innate wisdom, energy and power (we all have it). I am not perfect, I fall down...then I get up and try again. Now, I'm in a unique position to inspire others.
It is my pleasure to help others revive their internal energy and power, and live a vibrant, incredible life. If I did it, you can too.
Show up for yourself! Take that courageous step to reach out and discover the best version of yourself.
With love and gratitude,
Jen is a nutrition and wellness coach in Mamaroneck, New York with over seven years experience. She received her formal training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan and is accredited by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Jen inspires clients to create daily sustainable habits to revive their energy and power from within. She does this by bringing mindful awareness to how clients eat, move their bodies, rest, and relate to themselves and others.
Jen has been involved in a weekly meditation group for over seven years. She is grateful for the support and nourishment she receives from these dynamic and loving women. Her daily meditation practice has had a powerful impact on creating inner calm, deeper focus and reducing chronic pain from fibromyalgia. She is a natural motivator and passionate about sharing the benefits of meditation, self-compassion, nourishing foods, and other mindfulness practices with her clients so that they can live with more ease and joy.
Jen lives with her family in Mamaroneck, New York. When she is not coaching or cooking, Jen can be found practicing yoga, enjoying roller-blading and tap dancing, or playing cards or ping pong with her husband and three daughters (ages 16, 14 and 11).
Jen Dorf is active in her community. She has spent the past six years educating elementary school children and their families about how to prioritize their health. On a district level, she co-created the Crunchy Carnival, which provides unique games to help children understand the benefits of eating and living more healthfully. Some of the activities offered for the Carnival during Nutrition Month are: Nutrition Detectives, Sugar Shock, Build a Better Breakfast and Heal Hal just to name a few. The Crunchy Carnival has been a success and runs annually at four elementary schools in our district. Jen helped create the Mindfulness Committee at Central Elementary School where teachers and kids integrate mindfulness into their day to day lives. There, she helped provide a more mindful environment; reducing stress, and improving a sense of well-being for the students, parents and teachers. Jen introduced Linda Lantieri's program Inner Resilience to Central School.
Jen serves on the Health and Wellness Committee at Hommocks Middle School.
For the past two years, Jen has been a Board Member at Sheldrake Environmental Center where she is involved in offering wellness programs for local families. Jen believes Sheldrake is a hidden gem in the community. Check it out yourself and learn how lovely it is having a beautiful nature center right in your backyard.
Jen collaborates with Green & Tonic Plant based Juice Bar out of Greenwich, CT and offers wellness workshops at their Westport location.