Love Thy Self

We sat down with our friend Jody Harrison of JH Health & Wellness to ask her what “Love Thy Self” meant to her. This is what she had to say:

“Love thy self” is a really interesting term and I think it could potentially be misinterpreted.

I think in order to fully love ourselves we must do our utmost to love each other and support each other. Loving each other requires an openness to understanding. Literally stepping into “another’s shoes” as we would say.

How can we truly understand how someone is feeling or what they are going through in their life, unless we put forth understanding? This is where I am, along this journey we call life, doing my utmost to firstly love my family as much as possible and all others who flow in and out of my life.

I have been fortunate to have some wonderful teachings passed onto me through two extremely experienced and humble yoga practitioners, who I feel have helped me in so many ways.

This is where support comes in. Be it in health and wellness or in our everyday experience of life.


Where would we be without it? Could we grow without it? To me, supporting each other along the way is the only way. Teaching what we know, when we can; and always helping in a positive way when we can. I feel fortunate to live in a community with so many inspiring healthy beings. Connecting with these people and watching what they do and taking in what they offer is amazing. Peterborough, ON is filled with wonderful practitioners of Naturopathic medicine, Reiki, Holistic healing, local farmers, yoga instructors & studios, health food shops, local restaurants offering local food, massage therapists. The list goes on. We are fortunate.


Back to the basics feels the most right

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables

Drinking water, and lots of it




Balance of work, play and rest

If I have learned anything so far: simplicity & a BALANCE of all of the above, is key to living a happy, healthy life.

We’ve had the privilege of knowing Jody for over 10 years. We consider her a true wellness champion as she continues to inspire others on her journey of health and wellness. As a local entrepreneur, Jody offers many unique services including zumba & yoga instructing.

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Thank you for loving Jo Anne’s!