Real Life, Right Here.

Life can be tough sometimes.  Finding encouragement shouldn't be.  


Jessica tells true stories about grief, marriage & family, faith, and intentional living. Refresh your spirit and stay awhile - you can be heartfully present here.


Real Life, Right Here.

Life can be tough sometimes.  Finding encouragement shouldn't be.  


Jessica tells true stories about grief, loss, marriage, wellness, and intentional living. Refresh your spirit and stay awhile - you can be heartfully present here.


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Jessica's story about grief and loss, and living and loving well.  


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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Marriage (but I wish someone told me)

1. Your spouse is going to drive you crazy.  All those things you thought were super cute about your spouse before you got married will turn into behaviors and patterns that make you want to scream in the day to day of marriage.  Your spouse will want to scream about you, too.  Jack’s clutter is

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How to (Actually) Support Someone in Grief

When a friend or loved one is in the throws of grief, we feel helpless. This is normal. We’re compelled to do something because we are desperate to “fix it.” This is normal too. There are no right words, no perfect action. Our role as the loving support team is critical but can feel overwhelming.

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About Jessica

Hi,

I'm Jessica.

I'm a writer, musician, entrepreneur, wife, and infant loss/adoption mother. I've journaled on scratch paper my whole life, but when my first son died, the words just started tumbling out.  I needed something I just couldn't find - someone else who would tell me the truth about how hard loss is, and who could shine light into the dark places of grief and recovery.  I hope I can be that person for you.  

My husband Jack and I are both entrepreneurs and take turns clearing our kids' stuff off the kitchen table so we can work side by side on our laptops.  He coaches baseball and I run and practice yoga.  I write "real."  None of what you'll find from me is fluffy because life isn't fluffy.  It's full of heartache and growth, and beautiful redemption too.  

I wrote my first book, Joy Comes in the Mourning: Living in Love and Walking in Light after Losing a Child, in celebration of my son LJ’s 10th birthday.  You can purchase it exclusively at www.getjoy.shop.  

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