Welcome to Real Jersey Shore, a modern life and business blog, focused on intentional living and making a meaningful impact.

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

I believe we all share the desire to make a unique, meaningful impact in life by pursuing a goal, dream, business, or big idea; however, we often delay taking action for "someday" and experience obstacles that hold us back.

We all know there's no such thing as "someday," and the obstacles that hold us back 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.

I've struggled with all of that and more, so I created Real Jersey Shore as a space to kickstart my best ideas and to share useful information to help other like-minded people, locally and around the globe, pursue their biggest dreams, ideas, and goals.

I've set up the site so it's easy for you to find articles that may be relevant to you. While I'm just beginning to build out the content, here is how it is set up so far ...

In "Intentional Living," you will find articles covering topics related to mindset, fitness and food.

Then, in "Modern Business" you will find articles covering topics that will help you work toward and grow your idea or business in the digital age-- new skills, communicating a clear message with your brand's story, creating online content, social media, and productivity tips. You will also find my Journal here, where I share insights about what I'm learning as I work on my goals and ideas.

And in "Impact" I feature local small businesses and others and how they are making their unique impact. If you are a small local business and would like to be featured by me, please reach out via my Contact form. Thank you.

Finally, if you'd like to receive my Friday "In The Know" weekly newsletter, an easy-to-read digest with my latest articles as well as useful resources that I curate, focused on-- intentional living, modern business tips, and local features, highlights & happenings, you can subscribe in the form directly below. (p.s. It's not just for locals.)