SHE Changes Everything exists to educate and inspire women to experience the healing power and freedom of holistic living through simple sustainable, healthy, ethical (SHE) changes.
Different heights, different eye colors and face shapes, different personalities...so different that most people don't guess that we are sisters! But we share one important thing in common: we both contracted chronic Lyme and its co-infections (at different times...what are the odds?) and had to learn the hard way that everything we do affects our health.
It shattered our naivety about the influence the world around us has on our health and cast a paralyzing spotlight on much we can't control. But don't worry, this story has a positive end! Because our journey opened our eyes to how many good things we can control every day - along with the unexpected surprise that what usually is in the best interest of our health almost always positively effects the quality of life of others and the health of the planet.
And that's where SHE was born.
SHE stands for Sustainable, Healthy, & Ethical (SHE) and over the last 10 years we learned that sustainable, healthy, and ethical choices are intertwined and can change EVERYTHING… for the planet (sustainable), for you and your well-being (healthy), and for other people who grow your food and make the products you use every day (ethical).
But...it's a noisy, contradictory world out there! We've experienced the frustration of mixed messages from media and our communities. We've been at the bottom of the mountain looking up at an overwhelming amount of changes. And we know first-hand that women have more things attacking their health than ever before (most of them without our knowledge or consent, and it is NOT OK).
It is time to escape from the current tornado of confusion and shouting over whose way is "better."
Over the years we've learned there is no one perfect way. (Believe us, we've tried them all!). It's impossible because each of our bodies and circumstances are too different. And when experts get hung up on their one way - they tragically dismiss the brilliant complexity of our individual bodies and the importance of how much affects our health - far beyond what "diet" we choose to follow and the food we eat. On our journey we've learned that there are many ways we can take our power back - that don't include extremes, perfection, or the latest fad diet. ( Doesn't that already feel less paralyzing!?). It involves looking at E V E R Y T H I N G - the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the homes and healthy spaces we can create for ourselves, the cleaning products we choose to bring into our homes and laundry rooms, and even the personal care products we put on our bodies. You'll find all of those discussed here ... as we share the shortcuts, secrets, and research we've learned over the last 10 years.
Our promise to you is to celebrate everything you C A N do to live your healthiest, most impactful life - taking it one small change at a time. No judgement. No fear mongering. No gloom and doom.
We always say, “Small changes makes big differences,” and we 100% believe it. Because we've experienced the healing power of finding a way to start small .. small enough to take action. Because small changes have BIG differences.
Maybe you're at the beginning of your journey and you're just figuring this all out. We're here to help you cut through the noise and find success. Or maybe you've been on your own journey for years - but there's still so many ways we can all grow and learn from each other, but we're excited you're here too!
Together as a community we celebrate our wins instead of our differences, and honor that we each know our individual bodies best. This community isn't about learning a one-size-fits-all lifestyle. Instead we envision women around the world intentionally cheering each other on toward our own unique versions of a sustainable, healthy, ethical lifestyle, knowing that our simple, everyday SHE choices can change E V E R Y T H I N G.
We're so glad you are here!
Jennifer & Heather
JENNIFER KLOTZ, MS, RD, LDN
Holistic Nutritionist. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. She has more than a decade of experience in helping people live healthy lifestyles by finding the root cause of health dysfunction. Jennifer was the Director of Nutrition & Wellness for a thriving integrative medical practice in Chicago for many years. She currently lives in Southern California and conducts patient-focused counseling. She specializes in the areas of gluten-free, food allergies, GI disorders, hormone dysfunction, infertility, weight loss, and weight management counseling and finding the subtle drainers on our health including overlooked choices such as the clothes we wear, the skincare and makeup products we use, and even the cleaning products we bring into our homes. She advocates for spreading awareness about holisitc health, food sensitivities and nutritional issues not addressed by mainstream medicine.
"A journey of small steps that build on each other can make all the difference between health and disease.” - Jennifer
HEATHER YOUNG, 500 HR RYT, C-IAYT
E-500HR Certified Yoga Instructor and I-CAYT Therapist.
Heather has a Master’s Degree in Communication and more than a decade of experience in the publishing and marketing industries. As much as she loves creative marketing and developing brand strategy, she also enjoys teaching yoga and advocating sustainable fitness. Heather teaches her own unique blend of Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Strength Training. Her personal philosophy is that exercises should be chosen for their long-term benefit to the body and that even 5 minutes can change your life. Science shows that even short bursts of movement count!
After becoming allergic to the clothes she was wearing, she tumbled down the rabbit hole of just how complicated the world of fashion can be... and today is a champion for the collective SHE power of our clothing choices on the planet (sustainable), our personal health (healthy) and the health and safety of the workers who make them (ethical) - and educating on the monumental problem of microplastics from recycled clothing fibers.
"Your body is a bank account. Every movement either is a deposit or a withdrawal into your future health. Investing in your body is one of the most important daily things you can do - because investing into your health allows you to more powerfully invest into others." - Heather
MADI WILLIAMS, (NO FANCY INITIALS YET ; )
Assistant Content Creator.
Madi is currently working on a BA in Christian Ministries at Taylor University with a minor in Orphans & Vulnerable Children.
She is currently seeing how many sustainable, healthy, ethical choices she can make while living and going to school in small-town Indiana.
She loves creating whether it be through event planning, writing a good blog post, or even working on a good project for class, which makes her an amazing member of the SHE team. She actually started as an intern and quickly proved herself invaluable.
One fun fact: Madi wears at least one ethically made item every day and also spent a whole year wearing a dress to fight human trafficking (here's her tips on how to do it!).
"I want women to know that living a SHE lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard, or even that different from your current lifestyle. You’re always going to be consumers, so why not consume something good? - Madi