writer. speaker. yoga teacher. cancer survivor.
In 2015, I was diagnosed with cancer just three days after giving birth to my son. I was sitting upright in bed and my husband Mike, was holding our baby boy Sam. The doctor came into my maternity room and said, “You have cancer.” I had been biopsied for a newly found tumor on my larynx the day after I had a cesarean. The stinging sensation from my salty tears at the back of my throat was excruciating but it paled in comparison to the feeling of the ground falling out from underneath me, my heart breaking, and the dizzy awareness that this was my reality.
“Thank you for giving us long, silent pauses during your yoga classes. I know it might sound crazy but it gives my cells a chance to rejuvenate and I use the time to pray.”
- Yoga Student
“The evolution of Jaime’s teaching amazes me. I love the longer silences and interesting transitions and poses. It feels really strong, challenging, calm and steady - kind of like her.”
- Yoga Student
“The way Jaime allows others to open to their own stories just by sharing hers is really special. She’s not just sharing her story, she’s helping others experience theirs instead of sleep walking. She wakes people up with her words.”
- Workshop Participant & Yoga Student, EVP National Sales
“Jaime’s talk at our Employee Appreciation Event was a huge success. It resonated with the audience and it was considered highly relevant to the attendees - getting to know ourselves and colleagues and communicating authentically and with kind intentions can result in happier and more productive employees, and that can improve the bottom line.”
- Employee Appreciation Event Attendee, Publishing Company
“Jaime gave an inspiring talk about honesty and happiness in the workplace at my company. Her words were raw and vulnerable yet completely compliant with our corporate culture. One of my colleagues told me afterwards that she had tears in her eyes because she was so moved and inspired by Jaime’s stories”.
- Corporate Professional Development Event Attendee, Publishing Company
“Jaime’s Journaling Workshop skillfully guides participants in getting to the root of the pain, trauma and negative beliefs that have weighed them down so that they can release them. Jaime and the other group participants offer the gift of listening without judgement. I personally felt affirmed as I summoned the courage and was given the space to share openly with others, all of whom I had never met before. It was Jaime’s excellent facilitation and careful structuring of each session that created this level of trust.”
- Journaling Workshop Participants, Freelance Writer & Photographer
“Jaime is genuine, real and focused. Although her Journaling Workshop series is not about her, her own life experiences and daily commitment to living a genuine and intentional life are very much the life blood of the work she does. She’s our guide, but she is also one of us. We are all doing this work together."
- Journaling Workshop Participant, Stay-At-Home Mom
“I had the pleasure of attending a Private Journaling Workshop in a dear friend’s home and now I’m a fan of Jaime’s blog. I am so inspired by her authenticity and ability to put to good use the travails she has experienced in her own life. It’s clear to me that she is doing the work she was born to do.”
- Private Workshop Attendee & Leadership Coach
“Jaime has helped me ask questions about myself that I wouldn’t have on my own. She opened doors within my own mind that I had closed off throughout the years and helped me let my defenses down. If you find yourself inclined to dig deeper into yourself, learn from others, laugh, cry and grow, there’s no better person to do it with than Jaime.”
– Journaling Workshop Participant & Small Business Owner
“Jaime creatively and compassionately guides her participants to get outside their comfort zones and think about who they are and who they want to become. The experience was really powerful for me. No matter where you are in your life’s journey, you will benefit from this unique, very special experience.”
– Journaling Workshop Participant & Program Director, Non-Profit Sector