About Jessica Marquardt

Jessica wears many titles, including writer, circus artist, yogi, vegetarian, real estate professional, and obsessive gardener. She loves trying new things, supporting all of the amazing local businesses Louisville has to offer, reading, talking about big dreams, and spending time with her family and her two dogs, Charlie and Bella. Jessica is a University of Louisville alumni, where she graduated with two Bachelors Degrees: Psychology and English Literature. You can follow her on social media using KeepJessicaWild, visit her online at www.KeepJessicaWild.com, or contact her at KeepJessicaWild@gmail.com

Recent Articles By Jessica

Better You

The Thought of Saying No #KeepJessicaWild

I find it incredibly difficult to say yes to myself, and I know I’m not the only one.

Eureka Moments

After Africa [#KeepJessicaWild]

“I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life, because after Africa, nothing has ever been the same.” -Suzanne Evans   My heart is pounding as I sit down to write this.   I have so many words about my short journey to Uganda that I sincerely believe I will never be […]

Better You

How To Love Yourself [#KeepJessicaWild no. 6]

“What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does.” -Hagrid Becoming the person you are meant to be is not an easy task. I am learning that figuring myself out is hard and painful, not because I don’t love who I’m becoming–because I do–but because that means I have to visit soft, vulnerable, […]

Better You

Busy vs Active [#KeepJessicaWild]

About a month ago, I was getting coffee with an old friend (he sat down and said, “I don’t think I’ve seen you in like, ten years.”… and then we immediately launched into this awesome conversation about our ministries/businesses), and I was telling him how I feel so…busy. And he smiled, shook his head, and […]

Eureka Moments

Lattes And Lifestyles

I didn’t drink coffee for over a decade. I was a senior in high school when I gave it up, but with the rise of Starbucks, I was already totally addicted. I had a heart issue (which is not serious- don’t panic!), and the doctor said the best thing I could do was give up […]

Stuff We Love

Body Love [#KeepJessicaWild]

I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about my body. I was raised by some amazing parents who taught me that beauty isn’t skin deep, and that who you are is more important than appearance. And yet, when I made my way out in the world, that wasn’t at all what I heard. […]

Eureka Moments

Me Too [#KeepJessicaWild]

If all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too.” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. What then? As someone who has survived these things, it took me a little bit of time to process what happens next, and then I realized […]

Better You

Yoga, Saying No, And The Inner Child #KeepJessicaWild

I find it incredibly difficult to say yes to myself, and I know I’m not the only one.   Our culture has created a space where saying “yes” to everyone else, never saying “no”, and perpetual busy-ness is not only the norm but the expectation. Earlier this year, I was on vacation and I got […]

Better You

Are You Okay? [#KeepJessicaWild]

For eight years, I have battled with depression. When I was 19, I walked into a collage classroom for a course I was thrilled about. I have always been a student by nature; there are few things I love more than learning something new. It wasn’t the first class; we were partway through the semester […]