Hello, I’m so glad you are here!
I’m Julie and am sometimes called “Jewel.” I want to spend the rest of my life doing things I love and making every moment really count.
I love animals, nature, creativity, art, gardening, reading and writing. I enjoy being a couch potato watching my favorite shows and movies with my sweetie, Donald. I can often be found taking a nap. If I’m not home or doing a pet visit, I am probably at a thrift store. I always try to be being as eco-friendly as I can by DIY-ing, reduce, reuse and recycling, and being a conscious consumer.
Some “real” photos of me being…me. Maybe someday I’ll do a real photo shoot and get some professional shots. But probably not.
In 2011 I quit a perfectly good job in my home state of Iowa because I was completely miserable. I had a half formed plan that went completely awry and 12 months later I ended up in central Florida starting my own pet sitting business.
Doing something I love for a living has inspired me to delve deeper into personal growth. Along the way, I became certified as a health coach and as a life coach so I can help others create lives they absolutely love. I continue to soak up everything I can on the subject of personal growth, energy healing, frequency, visioning and manifesting our greatest desires.
I’m spiritual but not affiliated with any specific religion. I agree with the concept of everything being energy and I believe we are all connected as spiritual beings having a physical experience.
I love essential oils and use Young Living products. This is my “tree” bathroom decor! The painting of the tree behind my head was painted by me in high school…I was quite the artist!
What is Barefoot Jewel?
A jewel is an object found in nature that has been cut and polished into a unique, precious item.
When we are born, we are in are most natural state — naked and barefoot physically. Mentally, we are innocent and curious and without fear.
Barefoot Jewel = natural, uniquely precious gem = an authentic, unique individual.
Barefoot Jewel is the me I want to be. I want to spend the rest of my time here on earth getting back to who I am at the deepest core. I want to help other people do the same, so I created Barefoot Jewel.
As we get older, we lose much of our innocence and learn to fear showing our true self. We conform to the rules and expectations of our parents, our peers and society. We gather layers of armor to protect our truest, deepest self.
If we are lucky, somewhere along the way we begin to realize there is more to us than the clunky, armor clad individual we have become. We decide there must be more to life than working at a job we don’t enjoy to make enough money to pay for our house and car so we can have somewhere to live and some way to get to that job every day.
Once we realize there is more, a whole new world of possibility opens up and we can begin to chip away at the layers of crusty armor to find that innocent, curious, precious soul living inside each and every one of us.
Barefoot Jewel = natural treasure = basic, most authentic self.