Jess Ekstrom is the author of Chasing the Bright Side, and founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, which has given away a total of a half a million headbands to children’s hospitals in 16 countries around the world, including every children’s hospital in the United States. She has been featured in major media outlets such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Vanity Fair, Seventeen magazine, Huffington Post and Forbes, and Headbands of Hope has been supported by dozens of celebrities. Jess is also a professional speaker and the founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as speakers. She currently is living in an Airstream, traveling America with her husband and their 70-pound poodle, Ollie. Otherwise, they call Raleigh, North Carolina home. Learn more about Jess Ekstrom and follow her journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS