My name is Jennifer Arnold Parsley. I am 46 years old. I moved to Memphis, Tennessee with my wonderful husband Simon, our boxer mutt Riley, and our cat Basil in the fall of 2015.
I quit my job after 18 years working in the chemical industry. I have a chemical engineering degree and an MBA, I did everything from engineering to marketing and, in the end, completely burned out from working 18 years in an industry / career that was certainly never a passion of mine. It was all about a paycheck and security. I may have enjoyed some positions or parts of different things, but overall it was a struggle. It took me many years and a lot of introspection to discover what my true passions in life are. I can now confidently say that they are: Spiritual Growth & My Healing Work / Healthy Plant Based Cooking & Eating / Music (especially The Blues).
We moved to Memphis because we chose to. It wasn't a job transfer or necessity. We chose to design the lives we really want to live and not just live based on what a job or society was telling us to do. We chose to go live in a fun, cool city while we are still young enough to enjoy it. We absolutely love it here. We downsized into a smaller home for the two of us and our pets. We are lovingly restoring our 108 year old home in the Cooper-Young district of Memphis, a cool neighborhood with all sorts of fun restaurants, bars, shops, gyms, yoga & more all within a few blocks of our home.
In the Fall of 2017, five years after leaving the corporate chemical industry grind, I took the first steps toward a new career in massage therapy and Healing Touch work. I had a small business called Jennifer Parsley Nutritional Healing while I was 'on sabbatical' for those 5 years. I taught plant based cooking and nutrition courses. I still plan to incorporate those into my new wellness career. I graduated from the Massage Institute of Memphis in June 2018 and am now a Licensed Massage Therapist. I have been training in Healing Touch and Healing Touch for Animals since moving to Memphis as well. I am so happy to be offering my services in massage, Healing Touch, Healing Touch for Animals, and Plant Based Cooking.
THANK YOU for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. I hope our paths cross soon.