Jess Ekstrom

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Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and more. But more importantly, they've donated over half a million headbands to every children's hospital in the United States and 15 countries. Jess is also a professional speaker and author of Chasing the Bright Side. She’s currently living and traveling in an Airstream with her husband, Jake, and standard poodle, Ollie.

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- you get to be creative
- you get to justify lots of coffee :)(less)
Jess Ekstrom I walk my dog. But I also just forgive myself. If my mind is elsewhere, that's okay. It will come back :)
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Before reading Tonya's book, I constantly felt like I was overwhelmed. Now I realize so many tips and tricks to manage my stress. Tonys gives practical advice coupled with stories (which is my favorite way to learn!). I highly recommend getting this ...more
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"I'm a big Jess Eckstrom fan. She has a powerful message of optimism and hope. Chasing the Bright Side is a fun read that takes you on the adventure of Jess' life. It's inspiring. I love how she finds the positive spin on every tough situation she'..." Read more of this review »
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"This book covers a lot of the same ground that many positive-thinking self-help books do, but the author has some interesting stories to share. In particular, the relative she called "Uncle Bernie" became infamous when he stole away the wealth of..." Read more of this review »
Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom
"Settled in for a cozy Saturday night with this good book. Jess Ekstrom’s insights on how embracing optimism and activating your purpose can help you write your own story was inspiring. Chapter 8 of Chasing the Bright Side, is by far my favorite.

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