You are your best part.
To create something big, you have to make space for it.
Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule.
-Dita Van Teese
Zest is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it.
My life did not please me, so I created my life.
The personal is political
-feminist slogan circa 1960
Song: I'm Not Afraid by Eminem
Book: Shoedog by Phil Knight
Candle: Mad et Len Spirituelle
Tea: Mariage Freres Ambootia
Furniture: early American
Coffee Drink: Cortada with two raw sugars
Food: brook trout
Season: late spring
if you still want to know more....
More about me: I went to Harvard, undergrad, and Columbia for grad school. I speak Russian fluently. I homeschooled. I have homebirthed, water birthed, and hospital birthed fully medicated. I nursed forever, pumped, tandem nursed, adoptive nursed. I was a professional gardener. Coco Chanel and St. Rose of Lima are my inspiration. I have gained and lost weight. I read a lot. I love to dance. I went to the French Culinary Institute. I look amazing. I have a lot of kids. I am a recreational exerciser. I grow over 300 antique roses. I have tons of certificates in nutrition, wellness, and women. I have a fabulous eye for decorating and fashion. I have a great relationship with my kids-they are my cheerleaders as I am theirs. I take time for me. I love a long bath. I eat mainly vegetables, fruit, and fish. I love life. I am always learning -- there is always more!
Since I can remember health, learning, and creating have been my passion. Taking different forms throughout my life, but the thread of which has never broken.
Throughout my life I have always wanted to live gracefully and fully. When having my seven children, I wanted to sink deep into the experience of womanhood. Gardening and cooking have been gateways to healing - both by bringing me into contact with energies larger than me and through the actual herbs and food I grew and cooked.
My mind, ever curious, has led me to dive deep into the science of longevity, wellness, and health. Because of this, I have enjoyed abundant health and have not lost the connection with my center despite a the vicissitudes of life.
I created jolie as a mother, teacher, chef, and gardener who wished to create a company to help people live better, live happier, and live in joy. The food is the cornerstone - artfully done with the highest quality ingredients and technique rooted in French cooking. I am super proud of the farmers who supply us with seasonal, sustainably raised vegetables, chickens, and cows. I am eternally grateful for the healing powers - locked within the foods - that are so generously shared with us when we nourish ourselves with plants.
I am grateful to be able to work one on one with clients because I am a teacher. I love to guide others to themselves. Clients unlock their own lives - to create them as they wish to live them. We all can do it, but, unfortunately, we are not taught how. With guidance, support, and encouragement I have seen clients heal aspects of their lives they never thought see wholeness.
Lastly, I am thankful for the privilege to care for women bearing children. I huge part of my life was spent deep in motherhood. To assist others in this most powerful time is unspeakable joy.
Welcome to jolie - the beautiful life!