“The greatest gift you will ever receive is the gift of loving and believing in yourself. Guard this gift with your life. It is the only thing that will ever truly be yours.” -Tiffany Loren Rowe

11-27-14 Thanksgiving


90’s alternative music
Old growth forests
Smell of figs
Anne of Green Gables
Cussing like a sailor
Abstract Art
Being Alone


I am the creator, Story Maven, and Soul Docent behind Stay with Yourself – the practice of being who you are, where you are. As a Story Maven I combine my passion for human narrative with my passion for personal growth and exploration. I help you connect with your story through word pictures and guided meditations that foster physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness. As a Soul Docent I guide you through the expansive and beautiful gallery of your own soul. Every gallery is different – composed of light and shadow, and various works of art. By offering commentary and insight into the unique aspects of the human soul, I help you discover your truest self and offer focused support for healing and transformation.

I host meditation events and online classes, as well as offer custom meditation consultations, guided meditation downloads and one-on-one soul coaching to help you on your journey of healing, wholeness, and self-acceptance. I am here to help you embrace your story with love and grace, rewrite your personal narrative, and teach practices that foster deep emotional and psychological healing so you can live a life of peace, love, and joy.

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” -E.E. Cummings



I would love to hear from you! Drop me a note to say “hi” or tell me what brings you here, and I'll get back to you right away. Thank you for being here and for being YOU.

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“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true, I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” -Frida Kahlo

stay with yourself


Stay with Yourself was originally created to be a web garden – a place of beauty, rest, support and encouragement as you forge a path back home to yourself – and like most things, it has grown into so much more. This isn’t only a place for you to find sanctuary in the midst of your busy life, it’s also a place to be replenished and learn wellness practices for living your life with a deep sense of peace, clarity and joy.

I am so glad you are here. Please make yourself at home, and feel free to be in touch with any questions or comments – I love hearing from you!

xo – Jessa

Cassia Beck


Almost all the images on this site are by talented photographer, Cassia Beck.

Cassia currently lives in Brighton, UK, and took up photography as a hobby a long time ago. When she treated herself to her first camera, a Holga, photography became an obsession. Cassia has a vast collection of cameras, possibly too many!

Imperfections are a big part of Cassia’s work; dust, scratches and blurs, all these flaws add to the atmosphere and character of the images she produces.

Cassia’s work is sold in galleries and shops worldwide. You can purchase prints of Cassia’s work HERE.