Dr. Jenna G
Hi! I am Dr. Jenna G, wife, girl mama to two, PhD, eclectic witch, and personal transformation coach. I create and hold space for women to remember their magic and tap into their soul essence. I will help you go deep within so that you can activate your magic, heal, and move through your life with grace and ease!
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Wife, mama, PhD, eclectic witch & alchemist
A little bit about me
My fascination with learning and magic began in my early years and continued to develop throughout my life. As a child, my all time favorite movie, Matilda, peaked my interest in magic, and I started to question the notion that our perceived reality is all that exists. I tried, many times, to see if my mind was powerful enough to move objects. Well, that never happened, but I was sure there was something to it. However, my conservative upbringing, caused me to shy away from that interest, brushing it off as an active imagination. Instead of disappearing, the interest continued, and when Harry Potter, my all time favorite movie series, was released I really dove in. Again, my spell book may not have actually resulted in any tangible magic, but it continued to feed that intuitive knowing that there had to be more than what we could understand in our 3D world.
Despite my interest in the magical, the mundane was my main focus, as I truly did love to learn. Much to my surprise, my least favorite subject throughout all of school, science, peaked my interest in my junior year of high school. Looking back now, I think it was because it felt the most like magic to me, the unseen creating the seen, the unknown influencing the known. With my interest peaked, I decided to pursue my Bachelors degree in Chemistry. A mix of perceived expectation and feared limitations caused me to make the massive decision to then pursue a PhD in Chemistry, without much hesitation. I mean I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, or why, but I knew it was the most interesting thing I had encountered yet, and I wanted to make some good dough.
Honestly, I thought I would graduate in the expected 5 years and immediately enter the science industry, making a comfortable $80-100K per year. The Universe had other plans. Less than a month into this 5-year program, I was pregnant with my first daughter, Preslee. At first I really wasn’t sure if I could do both, earn my PhD and be a mom, but I didn’t know what else I would do and wasn’t yet ready to change course, so I went for it. There’s obviously a lot more but for the sake of time I’ll fast forward about 4 years – filled with a hell of a lot of work, tears and smiles, two moves (a home renovation), and my husband starting a business — I could finally see it, the end of this journey. I could also see my desires and future plans changing, drastically. But it was fucking scary.
This questioning and uncertainty led me on a deep journey of self-discovery, where I connected to my spirituality, I learned about myself and to love who I *truly* am. I explored my desires, flaws, strengths, and perspectives. I thought about things I never had before, I learned about fascinating topics, I worked through some of my deepest traumas. I found myself, I learned who I am. And in it, I found peace, love, empowerment, guidance, kindness, and a deep yearning to share it. I began to see life as this interconnected web of pieces – with each person, place, and thing connected and influenced by their surroundings and the whole. This is where the dream began…
And then it hit, you know, the world standstill. It was highly productive… by May 2020, our moon baby, Alessi, was on her way. Another (very loved) curveball that would shape our future. And my second pregnancy during my PhD (whoops… kind of). With this pregnancy, I went into a deep state of rest, femininity, nurturing my body and nurturing our sweet, growing baby and wild, captivating toddler. Unsurprisingly, I found myself diving into more research, on a mission to align our lives – from our bodies, to our minds, souls, and even our sanctuaries – for our growing family to encompass our evolving values and desires. Come to find out, what I thought was a period of rest and restoration, unintentionally created the MAMA method, which led to my first program, Nurtured Nursery.
It took a little longer than planned, but about 6 months after the birth of our second daughter, I defended my PhD. When this chapter (or book… literally) was finished, another one could start.
In October 2021 I created Nurtured Source. Nurtured Source was born from a desire to serve families and share the information and tools I learned and created in nontoxic and holistic living, yet it was filled with conditioning and fear. I thought it was the way to appease everyone, to “use my degree”, and make sure that everyone was “okay” with and “approved” of what I was doing with my life.
The TRUTH, I was still hiding. I couldn’t allow my full, true, authentic self to be seen, because of fear – of rejection, of abandonment, of questioning.
Unsurprisingly, the Universe saw right through that shit, and brought me “failure”, confusion, and doubt. The Universe knows me well, and knows that if I saw even an inkling of success, I would force that shit so hard. I wasn’t sure what I “was doing wrong” or “why this was happening”. I didn’t give up, although I continued to question if I should and “just get a real job”. I mean I have a PhD and could get a well-paying job. But when I thought of doing it for real, when I looked at the jobs available, I felt sick to my stomach, viscerally ill. I knew it wasn’t right. So I kept going within, I kept looking deeper, uncovering layer upon layer.
And then, of course, in perfectly divine timing, I knew exactly why I hadn’t seen or felt that success. I was in hiding, I was afraid to be ME, fully me, witchy and wild, sexy and sensual, imperfect and intuitive. It was not instant, I did not decide at that moment, that I was ready to break free, to embody and become all that I am. But I knew that if I was going to go for it, to really go for it, I had to release the fear, or at least walk with it, and DO IT ANYWAY.
So, here I am now, claiming it all – claiming my power, my magic, my medicine. I GET to be me, fully and completely me – a wife, a mother, a scientist, a witch, an alchemist. And I get to serve other women, I get to help them go deep within, listen to the whispers of their soul, claim and activate their own magic, so that we can heal this world together.
With endless love, Dr. Jenna G