a strong life, well-lived

Welcome to Real Jersey Shore, a Jersey Shore-based lifestyle blog for those who want to live more intentionally and make a meaningful impact on the world.

Hi, I’m Ellie! I am the writer and photographer behind Real Jersey Shore. I live in my Jersey Shore hometown with my husband, our three teenagers, and our Silky Terrier, Louie.

After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, I’m on a mission to pursue work that makes a meaningful impact on the world. I realize that in order to reach my goals, I need to live with more intention.

I believe we all share the desire to make a unique, meaningful impact with our lives by pursuing a goal, dream, or idea, but we often experience the same challenges that hold us back.

Those challenges typically come in the form of some combination of fear, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, lack of focus, clarity & vision, or we simply just don't know how to get started. The list goes on and on ...

I've experienced all of that and more, so I created this site as a place to to share what I’m learning and to connect with other like-minded people, locally and around the globe.

I've set up my site so it's easy for you to find articles that may interest you, depending on where you are on your journey. While I'm still building out the content for my site, here is how it is set up so far ...

In "Strong Living," you will find articles covering topics related to mindset, fitness and food. Being intentional about staying strong in all areas of life is essential to successfully pursue our most important work.

Then, in "A Clear Vision," you will find articles related to being in the trenches, working toward your vision, covering topics like learning new skillscommunicating a clear message, productivity, and inspiration to keep you moving toward your vision.

And in "Meaningful Impact" I'll share stories and valuable insights from people, locally and beyond, who are making their unique impact on the world.

To learn a little more about me, RJS, and my vision, check out the About RJS page.

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