Stories of Hope ~ autoimmunity, picky eating, mood instability, decision fatigue


NOTE: The video was intermittent due to poor internet connection, but the audio and Shannon's message to other overwhelmed parents trying to improve their family's health and diet is crystal clear.

"I was weak, weary, and exhausted… and the decision fatigue was through the roof!"

Shannon is mom to 7 kids with 7 different health issues and struggles around food. It had all been left up to her to navigate, and when I met her she was done but not ready to give up.

When she wasn't trying to get food on the table, she was shuffling kids off to doctor's appointments and when she wasn't doing that she was beating herself up for not doing a good enough job.

She got to that point... enough is enough.

Listen to Shannon's ah-ha moments 8 months later as she reflects on the biggest game changers that helped her transform from overwhelmed and confused to confident, organized and strategic.

She talks about....

  • the importance of taking baby steps to keep things manageable
  • the impact of having a supportive community and accountability
  • how having a basic understanding of why she was doing what she was doing eliminated her debilitating decision fatigue
  • how she learned to spend a little time to buy herself more time and energy 

Spoiler Alert: no more picky eating, the kids are taking responsibility in the kitchen, emotions are less volatile, no more decision fatigue, son's inflammation markers are down, she knows exactly what to do and when. Yahoo!!! 


About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids. She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her Calm & Clear Kids introductory course, her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature Resilience Roadmap,  along with her book Raising Resilience, have helped families in at least 44 countries improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce their reliance on medication. She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work with families, and she continues to bring an understanding of the 5 Core Needs For Resilient Health to the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines. 

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