Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD
holistic health practitioner | registered dietitian-nutritionist | clinical herbalist | jikiden reiki teacher | empath | clairsentient old soul | student of life
My entire life I’ve been “highly sensitive” to most things.
From foods and chemicals to the energies of people around me, to violent movie scenes – you name it!
As a teenager I struggled with social anxiety and became existentially depressed. I felt like I didn’t belong, struggled to connect with lots of classmates and reached a point where I couldn’t see a purpose to my existence.
There was even a period of time when I pulled a George Bailey (from that timeless Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life) and actually wished that I was never born. I realize that was pretty extreme, and definitely a point of rock bottom for me – but life felt mundane and meaningless at the time.
When I was almost 16 years old I hit a wall, went through my first “dark night of the soul” and prayed to God asking for help.
- Ask and you shall receive: help came to me within a few weeks after that… and believe it or not, it all started with a cup of green tea!
From that point on, life kept getting better.
During my college years I found massive fulfillment and empowerment first through studying nutrition and learning about the amazing impact of food on our health…
I also got to connect with lots more like-minded people and found lots of joy.
As I continued to walk the path of the “wounded healer”, I began to find more clarity around who I am, why I’m here and how I can help make the world a better place.