Life unfolds in the most mysterious ways sometimes. At least, that is the case for me. One moment, I think I have it pretty much figured out – I think I know the direction I’m headed. The next, I am uncertain. But like a planet blazing in space, my trajectory is not off course, rather it is unique and unequivocal. The curvature of my path, purposeful and beautiful.
At first it led me to support women, children and families in need, preparing me and providing the necessary skills for my later work. I then became a mother and devoted my time to my girls and my family. My journey as a mother inspired me to become a doula and create Mother Haven, a place for mothers to come together in circle and ceremony.
During this time I went through intense transition – I was not only a new mother, but I was also losing my mother to cancer. The grief, loss, and pain I went through opened the door for a deeper discovery and healing. I became a restorative yoga and meditation teacher, I started studying shamanism, acquired medicine rites, facilitated healing sessions, and created Live Inspired.
My orbit skillfully wove its way through becoming a mother and losing a mother; the experience of grief and loss, intense transitions and powerful teachings. Everything I learned - every lesson, every heartache, every teaching has brought me here. Back home. To who I really am.
While I am a doula, a mother, an entrepreneur, a yoga and meditation teacher, and a healer, most of all I am: a passionate soul who loves to create, who yearns to write, who honours mother earth and has a burning desire to live inspired and inspire others. And you will find me here. Writing, dreaming, and unleashing my creativity.
Welcome to my new space, janelleschmidt.com Where wildness meets wonder, sensuality meets soul, and words tumble like a waterfall into inspiration.