Eliminate negative thinking and self-talk.

Replace habits that just aren't working any more with better ones.

Be happier, healthier and more productive at home or at work.


Jan's Books


The publication of Don’t Stop Now: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life added speaking and coaching to my offerings.  In addition to encouraging women who are 50+ to be all they can be, the book is a simple recipe for happiness. Now, as a certified Happiness Coach, I  show women how to go from stressed and cranky to healthy and happy in record time.

Book a call to see how I can help.


About Jan

Over the years I’ve worn a lot of hats, but all of them involved creativity, communication and doing what I love. I’m most proud of being an author, and right now, I’m most excited about coaching women who want to be healthier and happier and live their best life--no matter what their age.

My career highlights include:

  • Teaching memoir and non-fiction writing workshops online and in person.
  • Hosting women’s retreats in the U.S.
  • The publication of Don’t Stop Now: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, and  Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir).
  • Writing articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Vietnow National Magazine, and articles on alternative health for The Union newspaper.
  • Hosting the Tell Me Something Good radio show on KNCO radio.
  • Producing The Path to Publication DVD series featuring well-known authors Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, and Janet Fitch among others.
  • Writing and producing informational and motivational videos, including 100+ corporate scripts.

I have a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Ohio University and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from California State University, San Francisco. I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.