Episode 026: Embracing your post-baby body, tools for anxiety and redemptive birth stories



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Recovering from perfectionism, food and exercise obsession, battling anxiety and finding joy in the every day as a mom is no easy task– but Jess Gaertner is sure to share with you that even though it might not be easy, it IS possible to find balance and joy as a modern mama. Join me in this candid conversation (we even share parts of our birth stories!) with the incredible Jess Gaertner of Hold The Space Wellness, all about embracing yourself, flaws and all, recovering from perfectionism, finding tools for anxiety and the redemptive power in our birth stories.

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About Our Guest: Jess is an Athletic Trainer, Certified CrossFit Trainer, blogger, recipe creator, and podcast host with a passion for real food, real connection, and sharing herself – flaws and all. A recovering perfectionist, Jess now focuses on supporting women in finding their truth, nourishing their minds and bodies intuitively, and creating joy in their lives as they navigate the motherhood transition. She pours her heart and soul into The Modern Mamas Podcast, and pushes herself to be vulnerable every single day on social media to hold space for women to be their authentic selves. She is a recipe contributor to the newly launched Baby Making & Beyond program, and finds her joy creating nutritious and accessible recipes for health. 

You can find her food creations, lifestyle posts, and podcast episodes at Hold the Space Wellness, and connect on Instagram @jess.holdthespace.

When not working, Jess loves to spend time with her husband Tim, two kiddos Bear and Camille, and two large Great Pyrenees rescues.  They are her greatest accomplishment!

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