A few years ago, I went to the west coast–the capital of beach yoga and bonfires– to shoot a commercial for Under Armour. Traveling for work is always fun because I get to meet really cool people. -4On set, I joined the familiar customary set-chit-chat with the client and fellow models. Here is where I met Jesse Golden, a local hire. She was not only beautiful but warm, inviting and easy going.

I remember it clearly because her story was unique. Jesse told us about her experience of having battled and overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis in her early 20's, birthed a handsome baby boy, and journeyed to becoming a yogi, all the while maintaining a successful modeling career! This led her to live each day with grace and appreciation for even the simplest things.


Her take-nothing-for-granted attitude, love for life, fitness, and movement– in her case, the love of just walking naturally–was motivating. She influenced me to think about self-love differently; sometimes your greatest obstacle is truly your life's mission.

Today, Jesse is a social media influencer/inspiration and, in light of our slash generation, she is a Holistic Health Practitioner/Yoga teacher/Founder & Creator -2of The Golden Secrets oil.

For the inaugural "Spread Our Love" post, I felt introducing you to Jesse was the best way to encourage us all at the top of this new year. As you know, our mission at #ALB is to spread our love. She is an example of what our #Love Squad is all about:Inviting, encouraging, empowering, and for everyone.

For the rest of Jesse's story check out her website, www.JesseGolden.com  and for more about her oils and daily inspiration head over to her Instagrams: @thegoldensecrets @jessegolden