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.

xo.

jlh

A Small Dose Of Sweet Things

Hello, 3 Day Weekend

Starting now through Labor Day, Americans will consume 7 billion hot dogs. YIKES. That’s 818 hot dogs eaten every second with Los Angeles residents eating more hot dogs than any other city. Say what?!

summer at 7.30.21 AM

Okay, nothing against hot dogs, but I was thinking there must be a kinder & more noble way to spend 72 hours. So I came up with 4 ways to enjoy the long weekend.

DAY ONE.
Out Of The Past: There’s a feeling that our phones and social media and too much zoom is disrupting our happiness and that technology is getting in the way of our creativity. So a 3-day weekend is an especially good time to set some tech guidelines and give the digital use a rest. Try going old school and shutting off all gadgets for one day. ONE DAY. Instead, break out the garden supplies, the baking ingredients, or a trail guide. Stretch yourself and get into the zone, you know, that place where everything flows. (If this doesn’t work pour yourself a stiff one. Yup, intermitten cocktails might be called for.)

DAY TWO.
Natural Highs: Inject a dose of pleasure by taking time out before everyone wakes up. (Go solo, grab the dog(s) and begin the day by catching an unfreaking-believable sunrise.

Backyard Vacation: There’s no place like home and everything you need is right outside your door. Consider taking a micro-adventure that can be slipped in and enjoyed in just a few hours. Like sitting on a park bench for an ice cream break or tripping on over to the nearest farm or fruit stand for a mini spree. It’s the little things.

DAY THREE. (ALREADY!)
Minimal Sensibility: Strip away. Then keep stripping. Plan for one thing. Think breakfast in bed, writing a love letter with a cool new pen, or staying up all night with your favorite page turner. Make this your sole mission and the epicenter of your weekend. No fuss. More fun.

Be guided by your own ideas. Because the pursuit of happiness and the quest for a few guilty pleasures (like sleeping late and then eating cake in bed) is a long weekend privilege and a good way to celebrate your world.

Go. Enjoy it to the max.

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, courage, gratitude, serenity, pride, amusement, awe, or love.

Maybe you’ve got huge concerns with projects and travel and work and health related stuff – savoring more could really help.

HOLDING A VISION + POSSIBILITY = FOCUS

Select a particular mental state that will positively impact and support your life right now. Decide on a 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:
music
poems
pictures
letters
quotes
stories
emails
cards
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 that you can appreciate regularly and update whenever needed.

Now is the time to savor.

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