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Meet Jessica Bruny

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Bruny.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Rule #1: Always be yourself. Growing up in a blended family of 14, I had to find out who I was and not follow anyone else’s footprints but create my own. When I was in middle school, I actually renamed myself “JESSTHABESS” while writing poetry. At that moment on, I began healing from trauma and stress that was built up from my childhood. Even though I was beginning to implement positive self-talk in my life at a young age, it took many trials and errors to be on the pathway I am on today. I needed to learn how to be intentional with my words and actions. Fast forward, I decided to do my first 21-day intermediate fast post-college and “JESSBEU” – which is pronounced like “just be you”/ my wellness company, was revealed through a divine meditation and prayer. I always enjoyed wordplay for appreciated the unique being that I blossomed into. I received a download to begin with the mindset of the community back in 2016 and it took me four years to step into my power. I had a supportive group of family and friends who believed in me and I began to honor my energy, time and work of being true to myself. I always felt spiritually guided through my grandmother and ancestor’s prayers to do the work I am doing. Healing and bringing people together to experience a shift in their hearts and minds has been in my family lineage and now is the time to pass on the baton today. I am now providing space to evolve through mindfulness with daily tools and safe dialogue around issues that we need to face it to fix it.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The biggest obstacle in my way was me. I could talk about what I wanted to accomplish but there was no action behind it when it came to my business. During December 2019, I did another intentional fast coming into the new year of 2020, in which I experienced an awakening. My heart and mind was open to constructive possibilities that would help design the world I would thrive in and not just survive.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I became someone I needed the most. Growing up, I did not have tools that supported my well-being. For my culture therapy was deemed as taboo. So when experiencing mental health issues, panic attacks and trauma, I did not seek a therapist. To be honest, my body would tremble while even walking past their offices while in college. One fall afternoon, I had a severe pain attack where I could not breathe and prayed for another chance to live. Once given them another chance at life, I began doing inner work and enrolled in Yoga. After the quarter was complete, my instructor mentioned, “you came in with so many dark clouds, and now they are gone”. From that moment forward, I started inner healing to become my best self. A lot of my work is based from experience, knowledge gained and spiritually protected. I was born into community and that is why I value unity within the community to bring about change from our lens.

I was born into a musically inclined family and was a fellow violist myself. I value the arts and it began at a young age with having musicians, producers, songwriters and overall talented individuals all around me. With the work I am in doing in the nonprofit sector with “Music Changing Lives’ as a Program Director has me in a full-circle moment. Servicing underserved communities and teaching kids about their IP in arts education has been a life-changing experience. Being fully aware of having a right brain, my left brain noticed through the work I was doing that mental well-being lacked in these environments. I have released a call to action as a mindfulness activist with the video performance “HOMECOMING” which is an instance of coming home, creating your own sacred space and embracing that energy. HOMECOMING is here to empower the world by bringing wellness to the forefront.

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Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
By sharing my story allowed others to do two things; support or crush my dreams. One of the most powerful tools that we have as human is to listen. When meeting with several counselors, one of them just heard the passion that was within my voice and honored the work I had done. I set my goals to accomplish them and was consistently in communication with her, which led her to supporting my dreams. A tool that helped me was the 3 P’s; prayer, paper and a pen. With these three essential tools, pray first, write out what you need help with and what you are already good and get to work! If you love what you do, then you will work at mastering your craft.


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