Welcome to JenOhSays!
My holistic journey has taken me on a winding road and
I’m happy to share my experiences and knowledge with you!
I’m the proud mother of two, a son and a daughter and my true journey began when my son was born almost 11 years ago. I come from a family that follows a lot of traditional Chinese medicine practices, so living holistically is not really new…but it’s so easy to wander from one path. When my son was born, I promised myself that I would do the very best for him… and for me, that meant learning to eat, clean, and nurture in a whole new way. Finding Holistic Moms Network broadened my understanding and knowledge of holistic living. Currently, I am am the Director of Chapter Development and Mentoring and a co-leader of the Holistic Moms Network San Jose, CA chapter.
I started out as a fashion designer in NYC (graduating from Parsons School of Design with a BFA) and worked as a woman’s knit designer. During that time, I started a small non-profit group, MESSY. We went into schools and to organizations and assisted with art programs. This was right when schools were dropping art programs due to funding. I went to a 6th grade class, in a not so great school in Brooklyn (most substitute teachers refused to teach there) and taught them art once a week. I also ran a program at the Brooklyn Library’s main branch in Grand Army Plaza – combining a reading program with an art program. In total, we had about 5 different programs we offered and ran. Doing this taught me invaluable lessons on paying attention to the needs of our community.
After a decade, I made a huge switch and became the Managing Director of Tiger Claw’s Eastern Division. Tiger Claw is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of martial arts equipment. If you use it in a martial arts school – they carry it. I returned to California and became Tiger Claw’s VP of Marketing and Public Relations. Working at Tiger Claw gave me an opportunity to meet so many amazing people, many of whom live holistically. Discussions on meditation, health, and bettering our body, minds, and soul are not uncommon. Seeing people do tai chi or qigong in the office is not unusual.
All of this has culminated in me becoming passionate about being as holistic as possible and to be able to guide my kids in this journey. They have taught me to be conscience of what we put in our bodies, on our bodies, and what we surround ourselves with. This awareness has become a passion to become a holistic nutritionist. Studying at Bauman College gave me the tools and foundation to work with clients to help them on their holistic journey and road to wellness. Now, I am a practicing holistic nutritionist with a variety of clients – from those who never paid attention to what they eat to those that are already on their holistic path, all looking to improve their health and well being. I hope you find the information I provide on my website useful and become as passionate as I am.