About

Welcome to this page: About Jesica Williams.

Hey people of the world! I’m Jesica Williams (formerly Cockerham). I’m a big fan of workouting, nutritioning, clean beautying, practicing self peace & intentionally writing things grammatically wrong. I deeply appreciate you being here!

Originally from south Florida, I grew up in an athletic household where sports were the main focus + priority. I engaged in competitive soccer for most of my teenage years, but eventually found my love for volleyball. This led me to playing collegiate volleyball for Rutgers University, where I was nominated for the All-American team and was top 10 in the nation in aces.

I graduated college with a degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Upon graduating in 2012, I felt motivated to start this blog. My ultimate goal is to simply encourage others to live by my mantra: β€œMake Good Use of Your Pulse.”

As an athlete, I’ve always had a burning desire to reach my maximum potential physically. This drove me to learn about the most beneficial things to put into my body and how that varies from person to person, depending on their needs, level of activity, genetics, etc.

Along the way, I discovered that there are many factors that contribute to your overall health. Your emotional state, thought patterns, quality of sleep, and even your personal care items (soap, lotion, etc) impact your wellness.

Once I became more aware of these various facets of health, there was no turning back. A lot of bad habits were immediately out the window because I could not knowingly keep doing that damage to my body (i.e. habitual negative thinking, drinking sodas, eating lots of empty calories with no nutritional value, consuming all kinds of preservatives in packaged foods, applying toxic products to my skin).

My Holistic Healing Journey

In some of my content, I go into my journey to become my healthiest self. This has transcended my pursuit of athletic performance and opened me up to many other components of wellness that needed more of my attention. In 2020, after working with Dr. Will Cole to learn more about my health state, I learned that mold exposure in our home had triggered Epstein Barr virus to become active in my body. This is a virus that most of us carry around; it normally lays dormant. Stress and environmental factors can activate it and cause the body to become burdened. For me, Epstein Barr manifested itself in fatigue, lots of inflammation, food intolerances & gut issues.

Fortunately, I’m on the road to healing. It’s important to know that you can heal. You may feel hopeless at times, I certainly did. Patience is a crucial aspect of it. But, take the small steps. They will add up & the lessons you will learn along the way will be meaningful. Keep following those internal signals you’re getting, stay open to new information and don’t ever give up on yourself.

You’re reading: About Jesica Williams.

All of these components of my story have been the spark that started my mission to help others learn what I have; that you have the power to completely transform your health through the decisions you make everyday.

A few more things to know about me are, I have been an athlete my entire life: (volleyball, soccer & cross country). Present day, I’m an avid crossfitter, yoga practicer, clean beauty junkie, body acceptance proponent & self peace advocate. I married my best bud & love, Luke, on 7.11.2020 in the Great Smoky Mountains with our close families there. We have aΒ black lab mix that I rescued in 2013. Her name is Kona and she is super, deservingly spoiled. She’s an angel dog.

I’ve navigated the earth in this way: Jupiter, FL to Fort Worth, TX to Newark, NJ to Indianapolis, IN to Kansas City, MO, and now Lee’s Summit, MO.

kona

DISCLAIMER: The information, ideas, and knowledge I’ve shared on this site are meant for learning purposes only and are purely the opinion of the author of this blog. Your use of information in this blog is at your own risk.

My product reviews are written only about brands that I believe are making commendable efforts to make products with good ingredients. That said, the tone of my reviews will always be positive and never slanderous, as my writing style is optimistic and honest, at the same time.

That said, all of the reviews I write favor the product. Some moderately favorable and some highly favorable. If the product was in no way favorable, I would not try it in the first place. Therefore, you will not read a review that shares my immense disappointment in a product.

I feel good about respecting each company I work with and not bashing them. To maintain honesty in my writing, I only work with brands that I believe are creating good things. To become familiar with my favorite products and those I use on a regular basis, refer to my Healthy Lifestyle Shop page.

Thanks for checking out this page: About Jesica Williams.

34 thoughts on “About

  1. Jessica,
    An interesting and inspiring history and blog; your blog is bookmarked. I’m proud to have known you as a youngster growing up in Jupiter. Keep up the good work.

    1. That means so much, Terry! I think about my time with your family often–all the fun we had. Hopefully one day soon I’m back in the Jupiter area writing this!

  2. Hi, Jessica! Thanks for following my blog. I’m also now following your blog, which I find very informative and useful, and witty and funny. I hope to learn a lot from you and the articles you post, as I am just a newbie in changing my life into an organic one.

    Thanks, and more power!

    1. Wow, that comment made my day even better! So excited to be connected to you and your blog now. I’m so glad you like my blog thus far (I created it like 2 weeks ago on a whim!) yours is really great, also. I am excited to help use what I know to convey my experiences with organic foods and products along to anyone who wants to read it! You’re awesome! Thanks for writing πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Jessica,
    I found your blog through twitter and I loved reading your story! My mom moved to West Palm Beach after I graduated high school and I’ve been to the Jupiter lighthouse and Carlin Park. How cool πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read more!
    Brittany

    1. How NEAT!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I think it’s so neat to meet people like you through the Internet. That’s crazy that we have Jupiter in common. Can’t wait to check out your blog! πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Jessica just letting you know I have nominated your lovely blog for the Lovely Blogger Award! I am new to following you but really love your content and ALL THE PINK! You’re very open and giving with your information it’s informative AND endearing πŸ™‚
    Swing by my homepage to see what it’s all about and if you accept you can nominate your own favourites!
    xx
    melanie

    1. Wow, I am overwhelmed! How nice of you! Thank you SO much! So glad you like the content of this blog. You made my day! I’m excited to stop by your page πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for your nomination and link to OE! Love connecting with you on IG!:) Your parents must be so proud of you! You have such a great head start on this healthy living thing, to be only 24!! Wish my twenty year old self could have read this blog! Keep up all the good work!

    1. I enjoy the connection on instagram as well–I’ve shared with my mom how much I enjoy that little community on instagram–it’s so neat how it allows me to connect with outstanding individuals like you who share my interests! I owe it to my parents–surely–for being such great examples for me to follow. They’ve always encouraged me to be the best athlete/healthiest individual I can be–which lead me to discovering the coolest products and recipes to get me there. You certainly have helped that, too!

  6. It is ADORABLE that you met your Hubby on Instagram! πŸ˜€ I love your little family! You guys are so cute! Keep up the good work, girl! You’re so inspiring! xo

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  8. Jesica, I was gifted a bottle of Peppermint Tea Tree Organic Olive Oil Intensive Sole Therapy. I’m so happy to see you have dogs! As you know, dogs can be very “nosy”. I have a Chocolate Lab and a Siberian Husky and they LOVE to sniff and taste my “paws” after I have applied the peppermint tea tree intensive sole therapy. Should I worry? I love the product and I’m very interested in trying others. Please let me know if this is pet safe.
    Best Regards,
    Balinda T.

    1. I understand your concern! I have not done extensive research on the safety of that but I would venture to say it is okay in small amounts. Thanks for your support and for stopping by to read my work!

    2. Hey Balinda,

      Peppermint in small quantities in generally safe. It’s actually a great ingredient for dog shampoo (in human shampoo, too!) I would say there is little need to worry. Enjoy that time with your pups!

      Jesica

  9. I found you in Extraordinary Health vol 26, 2016… Looked up your blog here..awesome..surprised I had run across you before as I have been into healthy living, supplements, non GMO foods and organics for years, also played soccer as a teenager.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing! Being in that issue was very cool. Thanks for getting in touch! Are you on instagram? I tend to post there most often: @jesrunonorganic. Blogging should pick up more for me in the near future, though. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

    2. That is so nice of you to reach out after reading the article! Thank you so much for your support!

      Keep on being your health-seeking and awesome self.

      Jesica

  10. Hi Jesica, what did you mainly do to heal your back? I have a herniation between 4 & 5 lumbar that I can’t get straight. Thanks for your time, love your blog. Stacey

    1. Hey Stacey!

      Wishing you a very speedy recovery. I would say the two things that have made the biggest difference for me was sleeping with no pillow (which keeps my neck at a better angle) and being extra aware of my form when I am exercising. Hope you find what works for you!

      Jesica

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