Author and Speaker Jacquelyn Fletcher

I am an award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur. I’m the co-creator and host of the Healing Words television show and a founding faculty member of the Creative Writing at the Bedside program, both administered by the Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine in Rochester, Minn.

Really, I’m a body awareness and personal expression expert. As a journalist, I’ve studied body language in order to help people open up in interviews since I started my career as a writer fresh out of graduate school.

At the same time I was working to lose 100 pounds and discovered yoga, which taught me how to listen to my body, respect it, and to be present inside my skin.

Jacquelyn Fletcher at 265 Pounds
Me at 265 Pounds

 

I took acting classes and trained in speaking techniques and learned what effects my body had on other people. I trained as a writer, took art classes, and explored the workings of my own heart.

When I began working with patients at the bedside at Mayo Clinic and interviewing doctors and poets for my television show, I saw first-hand the power creative expression has to help people find their voices, heal their hearts, and transform their lives.

I’m the author of Dear Body: Love, Me; Dear You: Messages For Moms; Dear You: Messages From Your Heart, Dear You: It’s Time for a Leap of Faith, A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom, and more. My work has received an iParenting Media Excellence Award, and was a Gold Recipient of a Mom’s Choice Award. My art has been featured at Your Art’s Desire Gallery, the RAW showcase, and Mayo Clinic. I’m the founder and CEO of Gold House Enterprises, a media company I launched in 2001. My Dear You Collection of books and gifts will be available in stores nationwide in 2016.

Author and Speaker Jacquelyn Fletcher
Me After I lost 100 Pounds