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Art & Life with Jesse Golden

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jesse Golden.

Jesse, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I grew up in Chicago, Il. I was raised in my Mother’s Dance studio. Dance was my life. I stumbled upon yoga around 18 years old, and that really planted the seed for my life path.

I began modeling for a living around this same time. I had a difficult time with the emptiness and superficial aspects of the industry, and although I was making a great living doing it, I didn’t fully embrace it until I became a Mother.

I was lucky to have done pregnancy modeling and continue to work with my son after. I really felt like the epitome of health. I have always been very health conscious, far beyond my years. I first became a vegetarian at age 11, gave birth to my son naturally at home and had been an avid yogi since 18.

To my surprise, at 29 years young, my body began to have debilitating symptoms, and after being misdiagnosed for months, I was finally given the disheartening diagnosis that I had rheumatoid arthritis.

This began my healing journey from western to eastern medicine and spirituality and self-discovery.
At my worst, I was under 100 lbs. And unable to walk or care for myself or my son. Through unwavering dedication to my healing, I was able to have a complete recovery.

Being somewhat in the public eye at the time, I began receiving messages from desperate people going through similar health struggles. Not having the ability to answer all the emails and calls I received from people asking for help, I started The Golden Secrets blog to share the tools and tips that I had acquired, both from my journey back to health and through my life experiences.

That blog organically turned into a book, The Golden Secrets to Optimal Health, my skincare line, The Golden Secrets as well as my latest project, my show, and podcast.

I believe that every challenge we encounter is an opportunity for us to create more light for ourselves and for our world. The Golden Secrets is about health, beauty, fitness, parenting, spirituality, environmentalism, elevating consciousness, and empowering you to find your own path to fulfillment and optimal wellness.

I choose to thrive despite my diagnosis or any circumstance.

Can you give our readers some background on your work?
I still hand-make all of the products for my skincare line, The Golden Secrets. I tell people that it’s like getting a home-cooked meal versus a microwave dinner. I put all my love and positive energy into every batch I make. Then each product comes with specific affirmations to recite while applying the product to further enhance its benefits and create healthy, daily rituals of self-love. The products become the anchor to help you retrain your brain for the positive. Over time, this new, positive thought pattern becomes your inner dialogue. Creating an everlasting glow that goes beyond the skin.

Creative professionals rarely, if ever pursue their work for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities, and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing a creative career path due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective creative professionals?
I have always had the belief that where your attention goes, energy flows. Money will always come if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing in your life path. There are challenges, yes, but I have always used that as fuel to push me out of my comfort zone and create. I also believe in having a very strong work ethic and creating opportunities for myself. I don’t wait around for things to happen; I make them happen. I am a single Mother, so this, too, has always been my biggest motivation to be successful. When we look outside of ourselves and do for others, things get very clear, and most often give us the courage we need to make things happen.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I am straight to the consumer, online I love sharing my message via social platforms and am most active on Instagram @jessegolden and my company page @thegoldensecrets I also have my own podcast and television show where I interview inspiring people and ask them what their golden secrets are. You can find that on iTunes, The Golden Secrets and my YouTube

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