#MAKEITHAPPENDr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN & Medical Health Expert
Let’s face it—advocating for your own health can be daunting. There are first opinions, second opinions and, as a result, you’re often left confused on what to do. When it comes to women’s health, the entire process can be even more overwhelming—we either don’t make the time for ourselves or don’t want to be seen as “dramatic.”
Enter Dr. Jessica Shepherd. She's a sought-after health expert in treating, leading, and discussing women's medical issues—always with compassion, first. She's made waves in the medical community on a number of fronts: as a board-certified OB/GYN, the chief medical officer at Verywell Health, and the founder of HerViewpoint, an online health forum for women to discuss taboo topics. She's the go-to health expert on countless shows, too, such as The Today Show and CBS News, to name a few. Her latest venture, meanwhile, is Sanctum Med + Wellness, a health and wellness concierge that incorporates traditional healing methods like acupuncture, yoga, and life coaching.
Based in Dallas, Sanctum is the culmination of Dr. Shepherd's vast experience in the medical field combined with a holistic approach to healthcare—all within an oasis-like center. The mission: "Creating a model of wellness that can surpass the concept of traditional health and allow anyone to partake in when given the guidance and opportunity,” she explains.
We’re thrilled to feature Dr. Shepherd as our latest #MAKEITHAPPEN woman—below, learn more about her and how prioritizes her own health while continuously being of service to others.
Creating a model of wellness that can surpass the concept of traditional health and allow anyone to partake in when given the guidance and opportunity. Often our best health seems so far away and unattainable; however, how we expose our lifestyle to wellness can make all the difference in the world. Curating an exposure to wellness opens the door to create a new framework for awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.
The fascination with the human body and what it can do when we give it the tools to be its best.
Pray and drink tequila
Greatest challenge—and how I overcame it...
Not letting fear be the driver of the path I'm on. I have continued to focus on the power in mindfulness and how we truly channel our desires. There is so much truth in this phase: "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
how i make it happen
Take a moment for gratitude, thank God for another day and my children, and then taking time to set intentions for my life's day and course.
Always have a hair tie around my wrist, coffee is a superpower, lipstick can literally save the day.
Having a team that believes in the mission and in you.
“Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."
My black pashmina always saves the day, whether for a casual add-on, formal wear cover, or travel companion when flying. And designer slides from Hermès, Christian Dior and Valentino—they're the best options to put into a suitcase because there will definitely be an occasion to wear them.
Empowered and creating a sense of power with femininity
Tom Misch, meditation mantras and the final season of Insecure
Spend time with family and friends. Being an entrepreneur can occupy time so moments with my family are very precious.
Meena Harris, who is changing the game as a lawyer, mom, entrepreneur, and founder of Phenomenal, a lifestyle brand that brings awareness to social causes.
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