About

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Turquoise Compass started as a travel and lifestyle blog inspiring people to follow their internal compass through calm and stormy seas to live life to the fullest and enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced life. Each journey is unique and regardless of the trials or tribulations, it’s never too late to dream a new dream and to say ‘yes’ to what life has to offer, especially if it’s something of importance. A life worth living is one where you go after what you want. Life is about taking advantage of every opportunity that comes up, even if it means taking a risk, while navigating the swells as they come to make your dreams a reality. Turquoise Compass is symbolic of celebrating life’s big and small wins. 

When Jessica started Turquoise Compass, she documented her around-the-world travels during a sabbatical from her New Brunswick teaching position, while she backpacked solo to 22 countries. Jessica always dreamt of visiting her dream turquoise destinations and through manifestation and hard work she made it a reality and it changed her deeply to her core. When she returned to Canada, her journey was far from over, but just the beginning. Following her travels, she was intuitively called to make some big life changes. She left her secure position, comfortable home life, and routines for a road unknown and never looked back. Her big leap of faith was the ultimate test and challenge, which gave her new perspectives on life and a plethora of rewards.

Turquoise Compass Wellness evolved and grew from Jessica’s travels to over 30 countries and her experience living in different destinations. Her love for the ocean inspires many aspects of Turquoise Compass Wellness. Paired with her work experience, trainings, and life experience – the good, bad, and sweet – she was inspired to create a space for those who have a similar outlook on life, had similar experiences, and are looking for support through life’s journeys. She created Turquoise Compass Wellness so that people do not have to journey alone. Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography


Jessica Palmquist (she/her) is a Maritimer born and raised on the east coast of Canada. Although having traveled extensively and lived in multiple places, her heart belongs to Atlantic Canada and no matter where she goes in life, she will always call the east coast her home. She is a trained educator, experienced teacher, registered advanced yoga teacher, Fertility Support Practitioner (aka Fertility Doula), Fertility Coordinator, Labour and Birth Doula, and Postpartum Doula. Jessica is a pilot wife and IVF parent who is passionate about supporting individuals and families to create their own story. Jessica is a lifelong learner and is constantly upgrading her skillset. Jessica provides virtual and in-person support. 

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys being creative from making custom mala bracelets to writing blogs and loves adventure, trying new things, and ticking things off her bucket list. 

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography


Let’s Work Together

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

I am always looking to collaborate with like-minded people. If you think we can partner, have a look at my partnerships and collaborations page and reach out: turquoisecompass@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!

 
 
 
 
 
Jessica​ Palmquist
Turquoise Compass Wellness
Fertility, Doula, and Yoga 
Lifestyle & Blog
MEd, BEd, BA,​ ​CYT-E-​ 500, FSP, CD
Halifax, Nova Scotia
turquoisecompass@gmail.com