Meet Jess

 

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Hi!  I’m Jess and I am the creator of The Hourglass Project.  This is a project near and dear to my heart and one that I hope makes a positive influence not only in my life, but in the lives of others.  As a wife and mother of two young kids my life seems to be full of chaos and activity.  I run a small business and work part time as a mental health counselor in addition to raising the kids and co-managing the household.  I am typically not one to sit still so focusing on the elements highlighted in The Hourglass Project has challenged me to let go of control in certain areas of my life and to become more present and mindful.  This site will be a reflection of my personal journey and I will offer strategies to create more balance and joy, but I would love for you to share your own challenges and triumphs in the comments area of the site as well . Let’s do this together.  Let’s be the change we need to make our lives more fulfilling.

 

4 Comments

  • Reply Daryl Nelson 04/07/2017 at 3:07 pm

    Jess- I love your story, you are a great writer! Your story could’ve easily been mine, ( just like most of us ) strange health issues, no answers, not feeling understood , going on like this for years … The frustration for me was that I had to finally found another woman who was sick to tell me her story, and that was all I needed to get those toxic bags out of my body ! I don’t understand why it is so hard to believe that so many of us are having a negative reaction to these for an objects😳 Are you a part of any of the Facebook support groups? They have been such a lifesaver for most of us who feel alone .
    How are you feeling now?
    I had my implants removed here in Las Vegas years ago, but still have some lingering symptoms.( also had some lymph nodes removed in Atlanta a few months ago that were infected with silicone) I don’t know if you’re detoxing will ever end for me, but other women have given me hope that I can be 100% healthy again someday 💖
    Much love to you, Bless you for sharing your story! Daryl

    • Reply Jess 04/10/2017 at 8:45 am

      Hi Daryl,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. I am part of two facebook support groups, which was a huge part of my recovery process. In fact, I think I would have done it all wrong if they hadn’t been there. I am doing much better! In fact, so much so that I got involved heavily in the kids school and haven’t had a moment to sit down and write in almost three months! I am finally done with my obligations and sitting down to write today. I pray that you do reach 100% recovery, but every gain is a gain none-the-less! Hugs from afar!!! Sending love and positivity! xoxo Jess

  • Reply Reba 02/04/2019 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Jess, Thank you for sharing your story! I am happy to hear you are back to being your best self. I am getting ready to start my journey I am interviewing two doctors. I am going to have my 19 year old implants removed. I am not sure what to expect and i am a little scared. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014 and under went brain surgery in 2015. It might sound weird but the thought of that did not brother me at all. I am doing ok I will have a couple of issues that I will always have to deal with and that’s ok I am here. But for some reason this has me on pins and needles. I was told there is a support group I would appreciate any information you can share. Thanks so much Reba 😉

    • Reply Jess 02/06/2019 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Reba! Wow, have you been on a journey. I think one of the reasons that the surgery is so scary is #1 it is elective and #2 there is no guarantee of the outcome. It also impacts us aesthetically and we can question how that change in body form will impact us in many ways. That said, being on the other side, I would do it again – and earlier – 100xs over. I am learning to love my body in all new ways – including my wonky shaped breasts. I love them so much more than when I had foreign bodies in them. The support group I engaged with during and after the process was via facebook. The group name is Breast Implant Illness and Healing by Nicole. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Healingbreastimplantillness/. It was a great resource and place for support. One tip though – the positive outcomes tend to post more, so if your healing process is different than others, don’t be shy to share. There are a lot of people who have longer recoveries – so make sure to reach out for support. So glad to hear that you are going through this process to heal yourself. And kudos for you on all your recovery thus far! WOW! What a woman! xo Jess

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