Episode 23

Published on:

11th May 2020

Co-parenting three young kids and launching a business with Jena Beise

This week we shine the Big Self spotlight on Jena Beise. Jena is a doctor of Physical Therapy and a women’s health specialist. She’s been a Physical Therapist for the better part of a decade now in outpatient orthopedics. She is also certified in Dry Needling, and is the cofounder of Heal at Home Moms.

Jena talks about trying to change the postpartum psychology, how to form good habits that combat stress and help heal the body in sustainable ways. She also talks about some of the challenges and emotions she’s experienced in launching her own business, and how the underlying purpose of educating women, and giving them another alternative outside of traditional medical practices keeps her going. Jena lives in Chattanooga with her husband, Brian, and their three young children.


1:36 We ask Jena how she and her family are doing as they navigate their Covid-19 reality

6:35 Jena tells us how Heal at Home Moms was born

10:08 Jena describes some of the barriers she had to overcome in order to start her own business

13:42 We talk about the comparison game and Jena shares how she's able to push through that to keep going.

17:15 We ask Jena about the trends she's seen with women's health over her decade of practice and how they compare to the stress of Covid-19

22:44 Jena talks about the types of women she works with and the physical problems they're facing after childbirth, as well as how her program is helping women with their stress levels right now.

29:05 We talk about how Jena's approach with Heal at Home Moms differs from the standard that our culture has mandated for postpartum women.

35:07 Jena describes what she wants to hold on to from the Covid-19 experience, and what was lost that she wants to get back.

39:30 Jena tells us what book she's reading right now, what her morning routine looks like, and what 'Big Self' means to her.

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The Big Self Podcast
Inner Growth. Outer impact.
Shelley and Chad kick off each week with a provocative thought leader who has something to say about the power of inner growth to drive outer impact. From building resilience to life design to life transitions to leadership to growing ourselves up, we touch on all things Big Self. At the back end of the week Chad and Shelley dish on their experiences and expertise.

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Chad Prevost

Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.