“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Hi, I’m Janet
I grew up in a family where the “C” word, cancer, came up far too often and diabetes was always lurking aroung the corner. I have spent a lifetime trying to stay healthy and prevent what felt like was the inevitable, knowing that my family history was not on my side. When my oldest brother was diagnosed with cancer in his 30’s it became all too real for me and the shift to prevention mode became even more important. As I was determining my career path I knew that I wanted to be in the healthcare field and the holistic approach of Occupational Therapy was the best fit for me, as I was inspired by my brother’s example of living well beyond his 2 month prognosis following an alternative approach. As I was diving into my career as an OT I discovered that traditional healthcare was more focused on treating symptoms and not the cause of the disease. I have always believed that people have the innate ability to heal and wanted to provide my clients with the resources to regain health not just bandage the wound. This led me on the path to seeking out complimentary techniques to balance my career in a traditional setting with many alternative methods, including massage, yoga, life and wellness coaching. The education I received in working with cancer patients utilizing a metabolic approach, has been life altering and has even further enhanced my belief that people with metabolic disorders, including cancer, autism, ADHD and autoimmune disorders, have the power to create transformative change in their own health through lifestyle change.
Experience and Background
Janet is the mother of one lovely daughter and has one amazing grandson. When she is not traveling she loves to spend time with her family, including her two dogs, Heinz and Winston. Janet is a transplant to Los Angeles from Colorado. She enjoys the opportunities that LA has to offer for dancing, concerts, hiking and spending time on the beach.
Janet’s passion for health and wellness coaching has been fueled by her own personal experience with health challenges as well as the desire to assist her clients to create impactful change in their efforts to get healthy. Her well rounded education as a coach, includes the Comprehensive Evidenced Based Coaching program at Fielding Graduate University, Health Coach Training program with Epidemic Answers and Metabolic Health training with Dr. Nasha Winters. Her training and many years of experience in the health and wellness industry, has provided her the tools to empower individuals and families in transformative change for vibrant health and a balanced family life.
Janet has more than 29 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, working in all types of settings, with clients from newborn to centenarians. Currently she has a private practice working with children and adults with Autism, ADHD and learning disabilities, works in early intervention with kids from 0-3 in their home environment, and does school based therapy in the local school district as well as using the telehealth model to work with students throughout California,
Janet has a wide range of experience in group facilitation including domestic and international programs with A Fresh Chapter, working with people affected by cancer and cancer advocates. She is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, leading Daring Way workshops for individuals and families to cultivate courage and connection.
As a registered RYT-500 yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance, Janet can be found teaching classes in local studios, incorporating yoga in therapy and coaching sessions and leading specialty classes for people affected by cancer and for kids with Autism and ADHD. Janet leads workshops and retreats in the United States and abroad.
“I look forward to working together to help you harness your strengths for creating lasting change to vibrant health.”