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About Janet

It’s a crazy life I lead.

This blog is the musings of a writer, potter, painter,  mom, nana, adventurer, waterskiier, traveller, and somewhat magical person.

  • Also the musings of an entrepreneur:
    Life and creativity coach, (Novel Minds)
  • Owner/curator of Writerly Kits (a subscription box for writers and emerging writers) and
  • Artist/art instructor.(Musings and Mud)

Living life!  Sometimes in the lane one did not plan to be in. Perhaps my most valuable understanding is that one must know what feeds one’s soul, and call on that when times are difficult.

I have a life long passion of supporting others to honour their unique selves and create their lives in a way that feels significant, inspired, and  play filled. Their way. Nobody else’s way.

Lover of all things mystical, ancient, and a sketcher of tall ships since etch-a-sketch at age 5. And even finally got to train as a tall ship sailor (for real) on a Tall Ship! Dreams do come true ….

Author of a number of illustrated books, playbooks, and most recently a magical memoir “Beyond All Imaginings.

Currently writing a second wild memoir “Clewless with a Touch of Salty.”

My hope is that you find some tidbit that inspires you, reminds you of how amazing you are, helps you let go of shoulds and just do what you really want, or maybe just gives you permission to stop beating yourself up a bit!

The “Who Am I” type bio is below… it tells what I do.  I love what I do..  no, no, I mean really LOVE everything I do.   All of it, the coaching, the writing, the painting, the clay, the being a grama Nana, the travel, the skiing, time with daughters, and oh those silly faeries……..

Okay.. I haven’t loved the parts where I’ve had tragic losses or when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sure, some amazing things happened in the process, but really, I’d much rather have skipped all that.  These are the times, though, that I’ve learned bravery is to give yourself permission to do whatever crazy thing it is that gives you joy:  it’s the fuel, the spirit-lifter, the energy one needs to carry on. Yet – funny, isn’t it?- we are taught that we get to do those things only after everything else is right in our world. Pfft.

For those of you who’ve had or are  dealing with cancer, my heart goes out to you. If the details, diagnosis, treatments could matter to you as you do your research,  there’s a blog post called “Seriously? WTF?”

To all, thank you for stopping by,

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Janet L. Whitehead

And now the promotional bio:

Janet is a certified professional Life Coach (ICA) and Master Creativity Coach (KMCC) with 11 years full time experience.. and many years coaching others while she herself was in the corporate world. In 2018, Janet launched Writerly Kits, a subscription box to support writers and emerging writers.

In January 2012, Janet was acknowledged by the Mayor of Kamloops for her innovative contribution of building the artistic community.   She’s recognized on an international level for the ability to create communities of like-minded people who support each other, while learning tools to bring a more empowering way of life to others.

You might be interested if you find yourself….

  • Procrastinating? 
  • Not sure exactly how to get where you want to be?
  • Beating yourself up?
  • Listening to the outer critics? And inner critic? 
  • Have a dream but no clue what to do about that. 
  • Tired of those around you saying “you should” or “you shouldn’t”?  

It’s okay. These are all signs of a brilliant person ready to get where they want to be.  Contact me – we’ll talk. You’re one click away from unleashing your brilliance:

Coaching:   Novel Minds

Writerly Kits: Subscription and One-Time Kits for Writers. 

Janet’s Creative Stuff:  Musings and Mud
(Janet is also a recognized clay sculpturist and painter.)

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