Success is Sweetest

“Your support, passion, and no bullshit approach, is such a killer combination. And your method is so creative and exciting in a way that I’ve never, ever found other coaching to be. WOW, wow, wow!” ~ Kana, Career Mentoring Intensive

Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.

I help ARTISTS, ACTORS, MAKERS, and SEEKERS start, test, tweak and finish amazing life projects.

This is where you get to translate your amazingness into a tangible, real-world project or life-changing experience. Something so fresh & original, you won’t believe it came out of YOU.

(Hey, so you want to act on Broadway, bike ride through Thailand, or build an Empire? Totally reasonable.)

This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.

Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).

I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.



A Small Dose Of Sweet Things

Romancing Your Goals – And The Power Of Obsession


I witnessed an unforgettable conversation at the NY Public Library between Nico Muhly, the youngest composer to premier at the Met Opera, and Ira Glass, host of This American Life. Muhly frequently spoke of obsession and how composers deep dive into complicated and sometimes century old music just to uncover one small dissonant sound; creative obsession taking them down a rabbit hole, sparking a love affair, and rekindling fresh stories and sounds.

Nico Muhly’s TWO BOYS made him the hottest composer on the planet.

We romance our goals by sitting in the center of our curiosity,
by dressing the part and serenading our muse, and by taking the goal by the the balls, (yes, goals have cojones) and saying, I’m with you darling, let’s go.

It’s a smoking hot entanglement.

If obsession seems too prickly, try romancing the creative fires through reverence and prayer – by asking to be uplifted and pushed to the edge of your calling.

Kneel before the Gods and ask, “What will you have me do next?”

If the divine feels tame and out of reach – touch the invisible by caring for your dreams. Those night tales where you show up naked at your best friends wedding or encounter a great bear in the middle of the boardroom.

Nurture these mysteries. Work them, water them, and use them to ignite your creative powers and goals.

Or simply pull a few heart strings by taking one gusty move every day in honor of your inklings and ideas.

365 bold moves is nothing short of FIERCE.

When we take the time to woo our projects – when we turn them into affairs of the heart and we’re engaged in something that feels valuable and consequential – then it’s naturally easier to start and stay with it.


Write a love letter to your most meaningful goal on the best paper using your favorite pen. Seal it with a kiss, bless it with a meditation, and open it again a year from now.

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HAPPINESS BOOSTER # 7: The Art of Savoring

|| WORD || I don’t spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day. ~ Trisha Yearwood

One of my absolute favorite happiness interventions is the art of savoring positive things. The more you savor the stickier things get inside your brain and the more lasting and more positive it’s impact.

Creating a POSITIVE PORTFOLIO is one way to savor positive experiences. It’s intended to be a verbal, visual, and auditory collection of materials that make you feel something deeply, whether it’s joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, or love.

Maybe you’ve got a huge month in front of you with projects and travel and work and health related stuff – savoring more could really help.


Select a particular mental state that will positively impact and support your life right now. Decide on a mental state, an attitude, or a feeling that you would like to embrace and experience more often.

What are you curious about? Take time to consider the things that move and interest you.

Curate all that is relevant:
objects and good words that can be included in your positive portfolio.

Once you’ve gathered everything, place your collection on your phone, on Instagram, in a blank journal, or whatever container works best for you.

Keep it somewhere you can appreciate and savor regularly and update whenever needed.

This is the day to be glad.

Happiness Booster #1 – The Booty Swing
Happiness Booster #2 – I Celebrate Downton Abbey
Happiness Booster #3 – Random Love Notes From September
Happiness Booster #4 – Your Daily Dose
Happiness Booster #5 – Do What You Love
Happiness Booster #6 – Ear Candy