I'm Jennifer Goodwin, the founder and CEO of Higher Health™, a physical, spiritual, and intellectual approach to complete wellness and living. Higher Health™ is a holistic health company that evolved from my own personal experiences with a life-threatening illness that contributed to multiple health challenges. Using my proprietary Higher Health™ approach, I will help you redirect your AIM (Awareness, Intentions and Motives), which forms the foundation of a lifestlye that will allow you to flourish.
- Jennifer S. Goodwin, CEO and Founder of Higher Health™ L.L.C.
I have been in the health and wellness business for over 15 years. My journey began as I struggled with health issues of my own. I wrestled with serious illnesses, self-hatred, and a damaging lifestyle, among other things. After trying everything the medical community could offer, I began to discover that true health requires a holistic view, an approach that encompasses the physical, intellectual, and spiritual components of who we are as humans.
Even though I grew up in a supportive and loving environment, I developed severe self-esteem issues and depression that manifested as life-threatening anorexia when I was a teenager and took me on a 7-year journey of pain and healing. Once I thought I had conquered anorexia, I turned one obsession into another and became preoccupied with physical perfection. I became a professional fitness model and television personality, which only fed the disease. I had no coping skills or health role models to guide me in my personal journey, and as a result, I looked to the media for approval and disowned my own voice. The restraints, abuse, lack of nourishment and self-hatred I forced upon myself resulted in a severe breakdown of my body, mind, and immune system. My self destruction was so severe that I struggeld for years with autoimmune disease, body image issues, environmental toxicity, depression, and a severe eating disorder that almost took my life. I also suffered from chronic pain due to living a life of extremes and my inability to hear my body’s cries for help. In short, I have been at rock bottom. I know what it's like to suffer and to not want to face the next day. I know what it feels like to look death in the face. I know what it’s like to be in such pain and suffering that life seems to hold no hope. I have been through the “dark night of the soul.”
But I also know what it’s like to find the strength to rise above, into the light. Today, I choose to be a victor and not a victim. Physically, my body might have been crushed, but down inside, my spirit remained. This is what led me to create Higher Health™, a new and holistic approach to overcoming pain and disease.
My passion to care for and support the health of others comes from personal experience. From wrestling with my illnesses and challenges, I gained an incredible awareness of the impact that lifestyle and nourishment choices have on mind, body, and spirit—I learned the importance of embracing a holistic approach to wellness by radically changing my thoughts, actions, and behaviors. I discovered my true calling and passion in life from my new AIM (Awareness, Intentions and Motives). My path has always been a spiritual one, but I was too engrossed in my own ego to see the “way”. Though it's a challenege every day, I have slowly made friends with my soul, mind, and body.
My approach is direct and honest. I’ve walked the journey that many of my clients are experiencing. I’ve struggled through pain, challenges, and frustration and battled self-esteem issues. I understand where my clients are coming from. With my faith as the core of my being, I know it’s God’s will for me to tell my story and to help others heal regardless of their struggles. Higher Health™ is my passion, my mission, and my purpose. Pay attention to your sorrow, to your pain, to your challenges, and to your joy, for it is in this awareness that true healing and health begin.
I chose to make a change. I embraced a lifestyle founded upon what I now refer to as the 8 Essential Elements of Higher Health™, and I'm passionate about helping others discover true healing and joy on their own journeys. If you'd like to learn more about how Higher Health™ can help you experience life to the fullest, let's talk. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation, or keep exploring my website to learn more about my health coaching.