Welcome to the Stick Insectz Community

My name is Jackie and I’m so glad that you found me. When I sat down to write this about page, I was given the advice that I should start by introducing myself and explain who I am. Well, I am a lot of things. I am a former teacher, mom to three (sometimes) adorable children, I’m an avid reader and soccer fan and I’m also a life coach specializing in women’s wellness. 

I gave this ‘About’ page the title ‘ABOUT ME, ABOUT YOU’ because making the decision to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle isn’t just all about me. 

If you have found your way here it means that you want to make a positive change to your life. It’s not easy to change bad habits we’ve spent years cultivating and protecting and we all get pretty good at making excuses as to why we can’t and shouldn’t change:

I’m too busy. I don’t know how to feel happier. I’ve tried so many things and nothing works. I always seem to give up on my dreams. I’m too tired to exercise. My life seems out of my control. I don’t know how to get organized. I have no support. I start off well but I just seem to give up…..  

Sound familiar?

I know how you feel because I’ve been in the same position myself. In the last three years I’ve been through an acrimonious divorce, been dead broke, moved country and started a new business. I’m here to tell you that it is possible to create the lifestyle you want for yourself on your own terms but I’m not going to pretend that it’s easy!

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Whether you need a bit of tender loving care, serious support or just some tough love to get your mo-jo on,  I’ve got something to help you.

I have developed lots of great free resource materials to help you work towards a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit. If you would like to gain access to my password protected page, please sign up in the box in the sidebar. I will not share your email with third parties or send you advertisements and you may unsubscribe at any time.

If you don’t want to sign up, that’s fine, please browse my articles anyway. I hope you will find something to support and inspire you in this little corner of the virtual world and as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

Some of my blog posts contain links to products. These are my Amazon affiliate links.  If you purchase a product using my link you will not pay more for it but I will receive a very small commission, thank you for your support.

Yours in wellness,


P.S. Are you wondering where the name for my website came from: Stick Insectz? It started with a joke told by British comedian, Jo Brand. She used it as a term to tease supermodels for being too thin at a time when the fashion industry and media was advertising a woman’s ideal size to be a size 0. As a life coach I believe in supporting and encouraging women to be the best versions of themselves. WHATEVER. THAT. MAY. BE. Remember that you are beautiful, age is just a number and size doesn’t matter unless it matters to you.

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