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Jewel Shares Her Personal Challenges & Journey Toward Achieving Wellness

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10min 11sec
Jewel at CPR Studios on Aug. 15, 2019

She left home at the age of 15 and through her teenage years struggled to maintain her physical and mental health. She lived in her car, shoplifted food and clothing. She eventually escaped through songwriting, going from coffee shop gigs to releasing chart-topping songs. Jewel -- the musician, poet, Grammy-nominee, and part-time Colorado resident -- says her early life struggles inspired her to co-found the Wellness Your Way Festival, which comes to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver this weekend.