Hi! I am Janica; mommy to 2 beautiful children (and another on the way!) and a pit bull, a work from home mom, health coach, student and a wife! My family and I live a happy, fun-filled life in a small town in Minnesota! I had a small daycare out of my home, but my true passion is being the best mom and wife that I can be and helping people live happy, healthy lives. I started Simply Living as a place for people to go and get inspiration and knowledge they can use in their daily routine so they, too can start living the life they love in a body they deserve!
The reason natural health is so important to is because my childhood was the exact opposite of natural or traditional so now I’m intrigued with any and all natural remedies or old traditions most things DIY and almost anything old fashioned! I feel a need to share with people about how they can start to change simple things in their daily routine and see lifelong results from it!
When I was growing up, my family did the best they could with the information they had. Unfortunately, we didn’t know at the time how much damage we were causing our bodies! Fast food, fake butter, TV dinners and smoking were all the ‘norm’! I watched my dad take handfuls of prescriptions everyday, and I saw how they didn’t make him better-they just kept him alive, for a while. We lost my dad in 2012, and are still adjusting to life without him here.
I also lost my Grandpa in December 2013. The medications he was on did nothing for him either, and they could do nothing for him when they found cancer the second time. While I understand everything happens for a reason, and I also believe modern medicine has its place (no, I’m not a hater! 😉 ) I think we all need to work on prevention and living a healthy lifestyle, something I have become quite good at!
My focus is NOT perfection, but intention!
My “why” is my family. They are the reason I get out of bed everyday and the reason I do what I do. I want to be a role model for my kids and for them to know they can do whatever they put their mind to! I also love to help other moms get where I am! If I can help one mom change her habits and become a good roll model for her kids, I will have succeeded!
I am currently enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, studying to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I use the experience and knowledge I have to help people through my one on one health coaching, online group programs and challenges. I am launching my new eBook 1st Steps to Health at the end of April 2016 and an interactive eCourse of the same title June 2016. You can get all the details here!
I have learned so much in the past 2 years about blogging! I will probably start throwing in some information for new bloggers. I will definitely be adding to the resources page, too so you can meet the amazing bloggers who helped me get where I am today! Watch for events and webinars in My Programs for schedules and more information!
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