About Honest Health Habits

Honest Health Habits are simple and proven ways to enhance your health. Actions are time-honored and evidence based. We are committed to FACTS not FADS!

We focus on foods are that easy to find and prepare. There are so many options available for any taste and budget. No crazy kitchen hours or major skills required. Together, we can find whole foods you like and minimize the junk.

We promise that exercise IS for everyone. Pain, crowds, and competition are NOT required. Find your people, go at it solo or mix it up. It’s your fitness on your terms.

We offer easy solutions to help manage your mindset. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be miserable. Our goal is to make it more than tolerable. We want your experience with Honest Health Habits to be satisfying, beneficial and even FUN!    

At Honest Health Habits, we meet you where you are and will take you as far as you’d like to go. Small, daily actions can really add up to a long and beautiful life. Doesn’t that sound nice? We will help you choose things you know you’ll do and more importantly, you’ll WANT to do!  

We use evidence-based and actionable information from valid sources like True Health Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health and The Blue Zones.

We rely on smart, health-focused experts dedicated to dispensing truth about health, like Dr. David Katz and Mark Bittman.

We help you avoid the traps of resistance, trappings like procrastination, fear, excuses, that keep us from reaching our healthy goals. We borrow philosophies from Stoicism and Buddhism to help establish our approach as not just another FAD but a LIFESTYLE.  Together, we will create simple routines that will help you maintain focus, deal with obstacles, which will then make your decisions and follow-through EASY.

When it comes to health, we can’t control it all (genetics, environment, etc.) but we can influence more than we realize. It’s a lifetime investment with many rewards…just like other things you value: education, career, family, charity. If you’re ready to rock, let’s go for it. If you’re stuck, curious, or unsure, stick around and experiment. The quest for health can be based on your preferences at your pace. Honestly.  

About Jill

Hi – I’m Jill, a Health Coach who loves to find simple ways to fit healthy habits into each day. Many are quick, automatic and hardly noticeable. Others take more time and focus but don’t need to feel like a grind. (Some are even fun!) I’m all about helping people create realistic plans based on priorities, preferences and pace. Over time we can all find ways eat well, move more, sleep better, and have plenty of energy to do what we love.

Professionally, I’ve helped people build lasting healthy habits through coaching, managing work site wellness programs, and creating a cancer charity road race. I have a BSc in Health Studies with a concentration in Community Health. I’m a walk/run coach, certified through Road Runners Club of America. In my career as an Executive Assistant, I’ve seen too many people sacrifice their health for other goals. I decided I’d coach people on behavioral change, empowering them to prioritize healthy habits along with other pursuits.

Personally, I’ve been preoccupied with health since my chubby childhood. I used to consider food either good (healthy but unappealing) or bad (unhealthy but seriously yummy). I extended this good/bad label to my self-worth depending on my weight and what I ate. As an adult I realized that treating healthy eating as a chore and coveting unhealthy food to the point of gorging felt awful. As hard as it was to admit, I needed to adjust my mindset. I started with healthy eating basics, including mostly plant-based whole foods. I began to think of foods as core and complementary vs. good and bad. I found creative ways to motivate myself. Turns out that eating your vegetables to earn dessert works at any age! (But not every day, ok?)

I then added exercise to my routine to burn calories, gain fitness and decrease stress. Without an athletic build or any experience, this was scary. But over time I found options I liked and a supportive, inspirational community of people just like me. My most recent health quest was to quit drinking alcohol. For years and years I relied on a few beers most nights for stress-relief, social courage and the freedom to live it up (mostly from my couch). After 2 years of trial and error plus incredible guidance from the recovery community, I found that elimination vs. moderation was best for me. This is my biggest health accomplishment to date - 1.5 years and counting! I share this last bit for those interested (contact me anytime). I honor those who are not.  

In my free time I love to cook, walk, run and explore cultures through food and travel. And I am always seeking new ways to make the daily pursuit of good health an amazing adventure.