Hey guys! I’m Jessica Tracy. I’m the creator of Buff Beads and Advice over Pie.
I am really excited to be sharing my message to those of you who are tired of being harassed by your inner critic and who know that you are worthy of a better life.
I’m a mom of five and a wife of 6 years to my dream man and Captain. Our blended family is a non-conventional one, but so is how we met. We met on the Massively Multiplayer Online video game Lord of the Rings Online. We bonded over all things super geeky, met four months later and married six months after that. It was love at first tell.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
This is why I began Advice over Pie in 2010.
It was to begin “Me too.” conversations.
It was also a way for me to expel severe anxiety after losing a job and suffering terribly from Ulcerative Colitis. The web site has gone through many transformations as I have been through many as well. In February of 2014, after four years of searching for answers by reading books, watching videos, intense psychoanalyzing and therapy, I had a dramatic awakening where I learned these 5 truths:
We are worthy of love and all good things
We are never alone and we are always loved.
We are responsible for our own happiness and no one else’s.
We must love ourselves first above all others.
We must take control of our self-talk and change it before we can truly love ourselves.
My body began to heal after this and a month after I was the healthiest I had ever been. I became driven to share these truths and my story of healing. So I write. I focus on self-love, self-talk, presence and mindfulness. Anything that can help to relieve and ultimately heal anxiety and shame.
In July of 2014 I created Buff Beads based on the article Give Yourself a Love Buff. The beads are a reminder to the wearer that there is power in the words you say to yourself and to use them wisely.
There is a stigma behind Self-Love. People tend to roll their eyes when they hear it. So, I want to remove that stigma and focus on the first step to loving ourselves. I want to spread the message that the way we talk to ourselves matter and that shame, stress and anxiety create disease, depression and addiction. I want to begin a conversation that needs to be discussed. I want to talk about how important it is that we treat ourselves as our best friend.
Would love to hear your story please contact me here! I read and reply to every email I get.