TLS Vlog #10: I Have A BIG Announcement!

TLS Vlog #10: I Have A BIG Announcement! @

Today I’m sharing some MAJOR news that has recently shifted my life’s trajectory. When I normally share personal events, it has been weeks or months since I worked through my emotions and came to a decision.

However, in this episode, you’re getting a look at what it’s like for me to work past my ego and listen for my intuition in real time. There are a few tears and lots of vulnerability.

I hope by sharing this video that it somehow helps others who may be going through difficult decisions to tap into their intuition as well.



Show Notes


If you want to know more about accessing your intuition, here are previous podcast episodes on the topic:

Videographer & Voice on the Other Side of the Camera:
Megan of Pictory Productions

Equipment Used to Film this Video:
Canon 5DMiii
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L


This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Bec

    WOW. JUST WOW. Jess, this post made me smile, laugh and cry. Your transparency and vulnerability is so beautiful x

  2. Nancy Duffy

    This was a beautiful post Jess. Thank you for sharing – I wish you great success as you grow through this. ?

  3. Tracy Sherriff

    I am in awe of your authenticity. I was drawn to you before and I have been listening frequently to your podcasts, but I had never watched you VLOG (well I think once). For some reason I was really drawn to this when I opened my email today. I think it is because I am going through some things in my life where I have to make some decisions. My path has always been clear and the choices have always been mine. But circumstances are different right now. So much is unknown and it is making me feel uncomfortable. There was a reason I opened your email today. Thank-you for sharing this with us in such a transparent way.

  4. Tiffany Salisbury

    Wow! This is amazing and I couldn’t help but go through all the emotions with you as you were talking through your intuition. The A. A. Milne quote from Winnie the Pooh came into my head: “you’re braver than you believe” kept coming to mind. One fo the most magical parts of life are th mysteries that unfold for us. Enjoy this journey. You are on the right path and we are alongside you cheering you on.

    1. Tracy Sherriff

      I love Winnie the Pooh. Thanks for the reminder of this quote Tiffany.

      1. Tiffany Salisbury

        Oh, glad to have helped. Cheers. 🙂

  5. Chloe Csadenyi-Benson

    beautiful Jess! Your words reminded me of this quote that I am always comforted by. “Listen to the passion of your soul, set the wings of your spirit free and not let a single song go unsung” – unknown / I so appreciate you honesty and vulnerability.

  6. Esther Victoria Kay Plaster

    So yesterday I watched your home tour while I was folding laundry in our condo. Back story is we have recently moved (again after 11 times, military family with four kids) and it was a short sale with a LOT of improvement needed. I still see piles of stuff to sort out and find a place for, I see projects – paint cans, latters, tools, rolls of laminate sub-floor – you get it. Its so unsettling and clutters my life – I am a stay at home mom. I can’t get to all of it and its really really hard to live and work here, as the projects take time and its a process. Watching you home tour made me wish that I could get to your place. Get to a polished, finished space. To look perfect, a manicured life. Then I watched your announcement this morning and I am realizing that we aren’t ever in a state of finished, polished, done-ness. Life is not like that. We all long to be settled. To be home. To have a place of security. I think that God made us this way. We all are longing for a home that is not of this world. its a place called Heaven. Now for you, you are selling your home and jumping backwards in to the unknown. I just want to say that you are will land in a good place. You are free to take the adventure, the plunge. Your life is big and wide open. You can make a new place, when you decide to land. I will be praying for you that He helps you to know where to go, what roads to walk down. Enjoy the Now. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  7. jennifer

    I may be a risk of becoming a Lively Groupie– I’ve now posted to your Instagram and blog within a 10 minute period;-) But I found this so moving that I had to post a comment here. I could relate to so many aspects of your story and the place you are in your life (I’m about 10 years older than you, but divorced and went through big life changes at the same age as you) and while regret about the past is never a worthy endeavor, part of me wishes I could have more fully taken that leap into the unknown and let go of the need to know how things were going to work out. Because they ALWAYS work out and we all learn our lessons eventually, in our own time, and that’s ok, too. Anyway, I don’t have many things from the life I created with my ex-husband during my 20’s, but I have this metal paper weight that resides on my desk and I’m looking at right now that states: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” Keep going, Jess. As you do, your light gets clearer and brighter, and you are truly impacting the world in such a positive way, one inspired listener (and now watcher!) at a time. Keep shining, sister!

  8. Natalie

    Your email could not have arrived in my inbox at a better time. I started listening to you about 4 months ago and your interviews and insights have been life changing for me. I’m a 39 year old mother of two boys (13 and 10), and I’m a workaholic (classical flutist, flute instructor, AND full time k-8 music teacher) and obliger. I just visited my OBGYN yesterday to discuss having a third baby (first with my second husband of 5 years), and I have been feeling scared every minute since. After watching your emotional video I felt in my gut and heart what you were feeling at that moment. I need to take more time to listen to my intuition and make sure I’m not considering another baby for my ego or just for my husband/marriage. It’s a thin line I’m walking right now with this decision and your video helped me identify what my fear is, and also that I need to listen to my gut. I wish you the best adventure and can’t wait to see what is next for you.

  9. Amanda

    This is amazing, thanks for sharing, I wish I felt as sure and was this connected to my own intuition. I am making a big decision about a job soon and I feel I needed to watch this.

  10. Julia Mason

    This was incredibly inspirational and authentic thank you for sharing! Congratulations on your leap of faith! One of my favorite quotes I wrote about on my blog is “What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” I can’t wait to see where you soar to! Hugs!

    1. Camesha

      That is absolute one of my favorite quotes. So much so that I have it printed on a pillow in my office.

      What an awesome adventure for Jess. Looking forward to the journey!

  11. Stephanie Mickens

    That is soooo awesome! The inspiration that I felt from those 7minutes is overwhelming! I am looking forward to going on this journey with you as you travel through Europe and let your intuition be your guide! I also cannot wait to see what is on the other side of this for you!

  12. Maria Cruz Bullis

    Congrats on making such a big decision and feeling good about your choice! For me, I have big ideas for what I want for myself, but I always feel like there is some huge obstacle in my way, whether that is having to consider how it will affect my husband and children, or if I even have the ability to do what I envision. The resistance is mainly in fearing that I will not be able to put in the time/effort would take to learn the logistics and the skills needed to make it happen. I wish you the best and have to say I am a little bit jealous of the freedom you have to make big life changes without having to worry about anyone else at the moment. I guess I will just live vicariously through you LOL 🙂

  13. I love this so much! I appreciate that you will be sharing where this adventure takes you, Jess, as it unfolds – and not the prettied up version that has been digested with its life lessons neatly tied up. I am inspired by your faith in the intuitive process and your courageous self-expression. Many blessings.

  14. Wow. I’m sitting here in tears. This is so amazing! Can’t wait to hear all the amazing things to come!

  15. Alexis

    Jess, your life journey is such an inspiration to me. Thank you for courageously sharing who you are and what you are going through. I’ve been listening to your podcasts since Season One and the transformation that you’ve undergone since then is Amazing! A deeper level of strength and conviction is radiating from you and you truly appear to be living out the upper case V values you shared in Episode #115 with Tara Mohr.

  16. I’m in tears for you because I can see the joy in you! And a life-changing trip to Europe is the best thing ever in my book! I relate so much to what you said in the podcast, my safety and happiness has always been in my home — I love decorating and making a house a home, and I’ve just done that in my new apartment that we bought.

    But another part of me wants to leave this all behind someday and explore the places I want to see, Bavaria, Iceland, Sweden… And I’m just this small girl in Singapore trying to get by. (You’ve been a wonderful coach, by the way, and I miss our sessions, and I’m very honored that I ever got to talk 1-on-1 with you.)

    So I’m working towards it. But I’m also reading a Christian book called Wild and Free, but I think it also applies in all situations, and I’m seeing you, like literally SEEING you, wild and free right now.

    Wild as in, living the life and doing the things you were meant to live and do, as God (or the Universe or anything else) intended for you. No need for a guide, like the book says, the wild horses don’t need someone to teach them to be wild. They just are.

    Free as in walking in the comfort of the knowledge that you are exactly where you need to be and you feel light with the decision to go forth and explore.

    I am with you and praying for you every step of the way. You are an inspiration and I hope that before 30, I’ll find the courage to migrate to Europe as I’ve always wanted.


  17. Carolyn Purnell

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve been going through a really similar journey (eerily similar, actually), and watching you work through this with so much grace, positivity, and faith has been really inspiring. Best of luck to you, and thank you for showing such a vulnerable part of your path.

  18. shawn pridgen

    This is so beautiful! I’ve been following parts of your trip… living vicariously through your posts and experiences when I can via Facebook, instagram, and this your website… but I didn’t dig deep enough to know what your motivation was or what triggered this chapter of your journey… I’m guilty of enjoying pictures and not reading the thoughtful captions, my apologies – I’m going to blame that on me being a guy… this evening my curiosity got the best of me and I stumbled upon this video (and others) on your site… I enjoyed watching this so much! it’s nothing short of amazing and beautiful – you’re enchanting and raw with emotion and I think its so rare… the best of us share whats in our hearts as you did here! I should probably also mention, we actually have met a couple of times in the past 10 years or so – wonderful experiences and exchanges that I still remember fondly. Anyhow, I wish you nothing but the best on your journey Jess! For some reason, I wouldn’t be surprised if we bumped into each other again… Take care!

  19. Kate Wojan

    Oh my goodness! I just came here after asking a question about Jess’ decision to travel during the live intentions workshop. Jess, thank you for sharing this beautiful and vulnerable moment. My ego did the same thing when I decided to leave a city I love for a job 4 months ago. It was scared, yet also wanted to assimilate that “risk taker” badge of honor into my identity. I’ve never heard anyone else explain it that way before but it resonates so much. The crazy thing is, now that I’m listening more to my intuition, I hear it calling me in yet another direction I hadn’t even considered before. I have been so thankful to hear your wisdom along the way. So much gratitude!

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