I’m a World Traveller.
I have been from the moment I read the Kon Tiki Expedition as a child.
Yet at 40 it was heartbreak & grief and loss, which kicked me out of my comfort zone and into the world – forcing me to travel for nearly a year. Reminding me how good it is for my Wellbeing in the process.
Apart from all the amazing destinations I’ve visited which include: Australia and New Zealand, Hawaii and Fiji. Mainland USA and Asia. I’ve taken many short european escapes in Spain, France, Tenerife, Switzerland, Ibiza and even worked for a short while in Gran Canaria in 2016. Most recently I’ve been working as an Addictions Therapist at a luxury rehab in Thailand.
I’ve discovered that travel is as beneficial as therapy. It also stimulates the mind, encourages wellbeing and brings about psychological growth. It also challenges all aspects of enculturation.
Doing what you want with your own life is an incredibly powerful & empowering experience. As is working out how to do so in consideration of family, relationships and work commitments!
As a Wife and Mother, who has consciously created the way our family lives and invested appropriately within those important relationships I value. Travelling long term as a family brought a huge sense of fun and stimulation.
I healed wounds, had adventures, discovered the world, different places, cultures and ways of being. Educating my children in the process. Enabling me to develop a deeper and more personal relationship with my own psyche and allowing us all to become Global Citizens.
On our return from travelling I felt the desire to write. Words flowed onto paper. First crafting a manuscript about our travels and reason for taking time out, then writing about my adventure into motherhood in ‘On Becoming a Mother’ (A Boy’s Own Story). Then moving on to create travel articles which were published both online and in various magazines. (Australia & New Zealand, Juno Parenting, Essex Life, Real Travel.) Eventually developing my own travel blog and working with various businesses, people and organisations (The Scottish Tourist Board, Eurostar, Sandos Resorts, BonAppetour & Cindy Joseph – Owner of Skincare and Cosmetic company BOOM! ) to name but a few.
Hi, I’m Jan and after training & practicing as a Humanistic Therapist and working as a Lecturer in Counselling, I was able to develop a professional understanding into the human psyche. In the process I have developed and grown in wisdom, knowledge and insight into the neuroscience of change and stress.
Finding my own way to Wellbeing, has been an interesting journey, which has evolved throughout each stage and phase of life. Life is an adventure to be filled with meaningful moments. Creating memories to be treasured forever.
I decided I want to use my experience, skills and happiness that I’ve gained in life, throughout my travels and combine them with my knowledge, insight and wisdom gained practicing as a Therapist and put them under one title.
So here I am. A Writer. A Traveller. A Therapist with an experienced ear and someone who understands the importance of wellbeing.
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