It All Began When...
I Felt Fat the Day I Won a Bodybuilding Show.

Ok, that's actually when it all changed. My struggle with food & body started in high school. I lost someone close to me and developed a binge eating behavior as a coping mechanism.

I gained weight and didn't know how to ask for support. I was ashamed. I healed from that loss but kept the unwanted binging as a reaction to all of life's stresses. It felt like an uncontrollable behavior that would never go away.

Seeking worthiness through controlling my body size, I entered (and won!) a bodybuilding show. But I hit rock bottom with body dysmorphia, binging, and depression. I finally found healing through eating psychology, emotional intelligence work, and making fitness fun again!

every season happens
for a reason

Cuddles with my cat & amazing husband, doing yoga or HIIT, sipping coffee, doing positive affirmations, making an easy but delicious dinner.

daily rituals

Guesting on podcasts, on coaching calls with my badass clients, watching Marvel, creating content.


Negative self-talk, restrictive diets, scales, and joy-sucking body-comparison rampages.


Tough love, good coffee, deep conversations, prioritizing self-care, & stepping out of comfort zones to become our best selves.


If you're done with counting calories and sacrificing joy with the false hope you will be able to control your body size... I've been there, and I can help. After I began mindful eating, and doing the work to transform my body image, I actually lost almost 20 lbs. And my body has maintained it's happy place for over 6 years.

I've also helped hundreds of women let go of restriction, heal their negative food and body beliefs, take on consistent, doable healthy habits, and work on weight loss goals from a place of being authentically confident, happy, and present in their current body and in life. 

My superpower is helping women overcome negative body image & fear of weight gain while pursuing the wellness routine they actually want.... one with freedom, strength, energy and confidence. 

Now my passion is helping other women overcome unwanted beliefs and behaviors such as a negative relationship with food & body, emotional or binge eating, diet mentality, lack of fitness motivation, and more!

I've been certified in various methodologies, such as Eating Psychology, Functional Nutrition, Group Fitness, Personal Training, and as an Emotional Intelligence Trainer. 

Unf*ck Your Brain Podcast




Grit, by Angela Duckworth


Pamplemousse La Croix


Gilmore Girls for the 237th time



My Favorite Things

Hanging with hubby - we love traveling, working on our home, & all things Marvel.

my happy place!

Coffee shops! I love posting up with my laptop and latte, #allday

Deals. I love finding things I adore in all categories... kitchen, active wear, home decor, supplements. Shop my curated amazon collection here

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

my guilty pleasure

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical.

“After working with Tessie, I'm eating more protein, I have a rhythm with fitness (w/o guilt for missing a day)...

and I deal with stress in healthier and more sustainable ways.”

- Jenny G.

what the clients say:

In this bundle, you'll get my Body Image Kickstart Workbook, An 18-min workshop walking you through my 3-step Body Love process, and a 6min guided meditation for building your body confidence every day!

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let's talk about it!

If there is one thing you take away from visiting today, I hope it's that you know I'm here for YOU! Whether you find benefit from my freebies, my newsletter, or become a client, I'm truly ecstatic to have you in the community! I'd love to meet you. Book a complimentary call (limited spots each month). I can't wait to support you!

did we just become best friends?