Collective Care is a written interview series with people who are changing the world. Most often, these folks are working at the intersection of creative, healing, and/or activist work.
I’m in love with the idea of amplifying the work (and self-care practices) of people who are building a more compassionate world. In this series, I get to chat with people who inspire me like whoa.
Today we get to meet Jennifer Sterling!
Jennifer, take it away…
How are you changing the world?
(What is your change-making, healing, and/or creative work? This might be paid, unpaid or a combination.)
I’m a Holistic Nutritionist and Chef who teaches women to treat themselves well physically, mentally and emotionally.
What challenges your heart in that journey?
The messages that women hear constantly about their bodies that makes them feel as though they need to diet and make themselves smaller in order to be happy.
What inspires you to keep going?
The joy I feel when women are able to stop dieting and honor their bodies’ wisdom.
How do you support yourself or tend to yourself and your heart in that process?
What nourishes and replenishes you?
I am nourished by good food, movement (mostly dance), daily mediation and a great music.
How do you experience care within community?
How do others support you in your journey and practice?
My friends take impeccable care of themselves which reminds me to treat myself well. We support each other in life and business by making the time to connect and creating the space for conversation and discussion about everything from politics to restaurant openings.
What’s your best piece of advice you have for people who want to make a difference?
Do it! Even if the actions you take to reach your goal are small, all of those small steps will add up to be something big.
Paint us a picture of the more compassionate world and future you imagine.
The more compassionate world and future I imagine is one where everyone is free – free to be who they are authentically and walk down the street without fear. It is a space where people are treated with kindness, love and compassion no matter the color of their skin, sexual preference, gender or abilities.
Jennifer Sterling M.S is a Holistic Nutritionist and Chef. As a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Hawthorn University and the International Culinary Center, Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of food, nutrition, and psychology to help her clients nourish themselves at the table, and away from it.
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