Hey there, I'm Janeen!
I am a mom of 4 kiddos, a military spouse, a yoga teacher, and a coach.
Before I knew how to set boundaries, take a deep breath, and really enjoy my life, I was a stressed out, "yes" mom. A go-to, people-pleaser.
I felt like my worth depended on doing and constantly giving - which left me drained, frazzled, and with a perpetually empty emotional bucket.
My 4th baby was 4 months old when my husband deployed to Afghanistan for 8 months. My oldest was 6 1/2 years old.
At first, I buckled up. I'm tough. I've got this, I thought.
But things fell apart.
I wanted to run away from my stress, anxiety, and loneliness so I ate ALL the chocolate, shopped for shoes online, and watched too many episodes of Modern Family to try to feel better.
I felt like a pressure pot. The tiniest little things would set me off. I yelled at my kids. And not just 'little' yells, but scary... I scared myself.
I thought I could hide my stress from my kids, but I couldn't. In fact, that year my son's Mother's Day card that year went like this:
“Happy Mother’s DAY! My Mom looks like this. She likes to eat kale. I do lots of work for her. The End.”
Aww, sweet! But... wait a minute.
“Hey Thomas,” I asked, “Why do my eyes look all squinty like that?” (Check the middle picture.)
“Because that is what you look like when you’re yelling.”
I felt like this innocent, matter-of-fact statement about summed up my year. :/
There wasn’t anything I could do, I thought.
Everything will get better when my husband gets home, I thought.
Don’t get me wrong, it was great to have my husband finally come home.
But I had created behavior patterns of anger, anxiety, and bad habits that were still a part of me that weren’t going to, POOF! disappear.
I started to realize I was the problem. And I knew if I didn’t get help, I would be miserable with myself and my relationships with the people I loved most. So I reached out for help – which was huge for me.
The first question Samantha-the-Therapist asked me was, “What are you doing for yourself?”
My thought: “Wait! What?!… ‘Good’ moms don’t slow down, do they!? What would that even look like?!?”
She changed my life. While working with her, she got me to start thinking differently.
I was starting to realize it was crucial for my health (mentally, emotionally, and physically) to take some time for myself. And the guilt I had felt in the past about taking time for me was optional.Learn more!
One of the things I hear sometimes that makes me chuckle inside is, “It’s easier for you.”
I don’t think it is easier for anyone. If you're focusing on life being easy you're going to feel miserable because life is hard sometimes. If we're open to it, the struggle is where the growth happens - it's where we can make the greatest discoveries about ourselves.
It's tough to do alone - because when it comes to our own minds it's like we're trying to read the label of the bottle when we're stuck on the inside.
This is one of the reasons I believe in coaching so much:
- Coaches help us see our potential and believe in us when we can’t.
- They help us work on our whole selves.
- Good coaches help us move forward by giving us tools to find our own solutions.
- Coaching shaves decades of heartache and hardship off your life.
- They help us get unstuck!
- And so much more!
Are you ready to get out of a rut, get moving and feel better?Get Started! >>
The feeling of empowerment that has come from knowing I have a CHOICE! – that I could create a positive, healthy, vibrant outcome – blew my own mind! This was the start!
I am a Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School. I received a bachelor's degree in Human Biology and went on to work for two decades in the health and fitness space – as a yoga teacher (RYT-200), personal trainer, group fitness instructor and health coach (American Council on Exercise). I have been plant-based since 2004, have taught classes on plant-based nutrition since 2007, and finished 3 half-iron triathlons.
Of all the things I've learned about the human body, the things that have helped me the most to take care of myself are the things I've learned as a life coach.
The tools I've learned and that I teach my clients are the ones that I am the most proud of because they have helped me to be the kind of person that I want to be - to have great relationships with my kids, gain my confidence back, feel strong mentally and emotionally, and, of course, stay consistent in taking care of myself.Join me NOW! >>
It’s not about eliminating the struggle, it's about understanding the struggle is the way to help us overcome our own limiting beliefs. It's there to help us live a life of growth and becoming the next best version of yourself.
Which, for me, has been a life that gets me excited to get out of bed every day.
I am here to show you a different way so you can start to spiral up with your energy and unlock what's possible for you!
Believing in YOU!
xo, JaneenGet started! >>
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