My Mission
To help you feel great, love your body, and be true to your soul by giving you step-by-step yoga, health, and happiness guidance.

The Meaning of Soul Nectar
During my life-changing trip to Guatemala for my yoga teacher training, I was instructed in four phases: the serpent, the jaguar, the hummingbird, and the eagle.  The phase of the hummingbird touched me the deepest. The hummingbird phase is at the level of the soul and is expressed through images, music, poetry, dreams, beauty, and the wonders of creation.   The hummingbird perceives the world as a place of beauty, only tasting the nectar, or the sweetness of life.  It travels an epic journey from Chile to Canada regardless of an inability to fly perceived by others and overcomes the difficulties in the journey.  I felt a deep connection with the hummingbird’s journey, feeling it resembled the journey of my own life and that of others, searching for what makes our souls come alive.

My Story

I became a big health nut in 2009 when I was having terrible issues with my sinuses and the medical community (multiple doctors, nurses) could not find an answer other than telling me to take medication to just cover up my symptoms.  I knew this was not the answer for me.  I started looking into health from a natural perspective, and (long story short) I cured my sinus issues (and a whole slew of other health concerns)!  Yay!  I read lots of books and researched on all things wellness.

In December of 2011 I started this health & fitness blog because so many of my family and friends would ask me questions about their own health & wellness problems, so I decided I’d put it all in one place and give others the opportunity to learn from what I’ve learned, too!  Then, in 2012 I took it a step further and became a certified personal trainer, and in 2013 I became a certified yoga instructor.

Meet Jamie

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Jamie is an ACSM certified personal trainer, SYI 200 hour certified yoga instructor.  She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University.  When she’s not focusing on all things wellness, she spends her time reading, hanging with her family, and getting outside as much as possible.  She lives with her naturally zen-ed out, supportive husband, Kenny, sweet, goofy two year old daughter, Callie, and crazy little Yorkie poo, Roe.

Come join me on this journey of continual growth and change to be the amazing person you were meant to be.

With Love,


Questions or Concerns? Email soulnectar8@gmail.com


Disclaimer: This blog is based on my personal health journey which I am sharing for educational and informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for you.

33 thoughts on “About

  1. This is beautifully written, Jamie! I am so proud of you in all you have done for your health, and all you inspire me to do with my own health, career ambitions, and financial wellness! Thank you for all that you do for my brother and all that you share on this blog to help others reach their fullest potential!

  2. Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for following my blog. Your support encourage me a lot. 🙂

    Your blog is wonderfully written. I have neglected my health quite sometimes now and I think it is on strike now. I will use your suggestions hope for the best.


  3. I’m glad I found your blog Jamie. There are a lot of motivational and inspiring posts I need to catch up on. So far I love what I see, and I will be checking in often! -ciao -Monika

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  5. Hi Jamie, I am glad you liked my post “What’s Dental Health Got to Do With It?”. Thanks for visiting! I also struggled with candida and gluten intolerance. Healing my gut was a big part of reclaiming my health. I look forward to exploring your blog and learning more about you and your journey. Best, Jennifer

  6. Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for checking out our blog and thanks for sharing your journey to being vegan 🙂 It’s so inspirational!

    If you’re ever in the area, we’d like to invite you to our restaurant 🙂

    Best wishes,
    One Veg World

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post, “Stop hiding, we need to see YOU!” Just looking at your Bucket List is an inspiration in itself! Good stuff.
    Hope to see you again.

    • I’m so glad my Bucket List was inspirational for you! That was my goal – to inspire others to make a bucket list and then follow through with it! Thanks for the comment!

  8. It was nice to read about your healing journey…great job on your successes.
    Thank you for stopping by my place and abundant power and light to you and your blog.

  9. Oh my goodness…I feel like I have just read my own story! I’m in the process of making the very same health changes…it takes time and a lot of reading but I’m sure I will get there and you have helped! Thank you, Kristin x

  10. Hi,

    just read your post on here


    very insightful for me and my gf. Just wondering how your phone bill is that expensive considering you’re on old school phones?

    We have a combined total of around £30 each month on iphones and with unlimited everything – either America is just incredibly expensive or you guys need to switch providers.

    Thanks again for the contribution to the other article – was useful 🙂

    • Hi Josh,

      Thanks! I think America must have a lot more expensive rates then! All of my friends and family pay much more than us, but I did recently hear of T-mobile having even cheaper rates, so we are gonna look into that.

      Hope all is well with you and thanks for the message!

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