In Episode 255, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy. They kick off the conversation about body image—especially as it pertains to performers and hopefuls in the entertainment industry, chatting about Tessie’s journey as an athlete with a potentially fatal heart condition, how she used that condition to choose out of the ‘comparison’ game, and how she fuses her creativity and her fitness—and why that fusion creates both intimacy and opportunity in her professional life.
I’ve had the honor and privilege of calling Tessie a friend for a few years now. She’s a former professional dancer, actor, nationally ranked collegiate cheerleader, and crossfit games regional competitor. Her journey has led her to work as a Certified Personal Trainer and Level 2 CrossFit Coach, and she’s trained and coached a number of celebrities—including Max Greenfield, Bob Harper, Tracey Edmonds, Babyface, David Blaine, and Bestselling author Lewis Howes, among many others.
Now as a certified Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition Coach, her full time mission is supporting people to create sustainable, healthy life habits around food, exercise, body image, and more. She was recently featured on a panel through SAG-AFTRA on how to apply transferrable skills as a performer to other professional industries, and she’s also a global ambassador for the Body Image Movement, inspiring every person to love the skin they’re in.
So, yeah—there’s some ground to cover. Our conversation about creativity, body image, athletics, food, and finding our purpose in the world goes so deep that it spans a full three episodes. And it only gets better with each part.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to witness Tessie’s journey—watching and supporting as she’s taken time to feel out and lean into her many talents, trying this one on, discarding that one. Searching for what sticks, what resonates. Today, she’s accomplished what many people spend an entire lifetime working toward: a career that leverages her unique talents and skills in a way that both serves others, and satisfies her many gifts and passions.
This is just the first in a series of episodes about wholehearted living, about the power of vulnerability, and about proving to the world that—believe it or not—if you work for it, you can have it all.
To having it all,
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