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Joy + Mindfulness Coach and Photographer
Hello! I'm Jillian Schecher (pronounced Shek-her) coming to you from my sweet little Joy Portal in Edmonton, Alberta. I'm a multi-passionate creative, applying everything I know to support others in reclaiming and sharing their Joy so they can live, work, and play in alignment.
I believe that JOY is our natural state and we all have something special to offer simply by being who we are as fully as possible. Often this involves self-compassion, love, and the space to dig into the truth of who we are. I love creating that space for people...I also love LOL-ing!
Life is made up of a zillion small moments and my goal to live in each one as fully as possible while inspiring others to do the same. I value Connection, Creativity, Joy and Love. Speaking of love, I love people and loud hard laughter! I also love quiet solitary moments & cozy days filled with candles, self-help books and puppy cuddles — introverted-extrovert (ambivert) over here! I love to travel and I also love the grounded comfort of home. I am a highly sensitive empath and I've learned to embrace it as a superpower. My biggest desire? To live a brightly lit life from the inside out while supporting, encouraging and inspiring others to do the same...
I have spent most of my life using Joy as my strategy. I say “most of my life” because there have been times when I was lost...I look back now and can see the places where I left Joy on the side of the road. Where I forgot it while trying to numb other things like pain, grief and anxiety.
Where I left myself to rescue others or stayed in discomfort to make others comfortable. Then resisted the uncomfortable emotions difficult to feel. It wasn’t until I chose sobriety and developed a regular meditation practice that I began to befriend my feelings.
After years of not feeling enough, of sacrificing, people-pleasing and numbing, I finally began feeling enough. The secret to all of it? Feeling. Feeling the good, and the bad. Especially the bad.
This is where all of my Joy work stems from. To me, Joy means having the courage to honour the darkness in order to begin moving through it. If there is one thing I continue to relearn and share with others, it's how the ability to feel and move through darkness allows us to experience the light.
To me, Joy means having the courage to honour the darkness in order to begin moving through it.
If there is one thing I continue to relearn and share with others, it's how the ability to feel and move through darkness allows us to experience the light.
As the deliberate designer of my life, I now teach people how to feel. How to befriend their emotions and use them as a guide. Our feelings are our compass! I wake up excited every day to practice and teach The Joy Method™ while creating a space for others to do the same.
No matter where you are or what you’re experiencing, I’m here to say, you and your feelings matter! It’s time for you to reconnect with Joy and create positive momentum in your life, and I want to support you! Allow me to guide you back to yourself. To Joy.
You are powerful beyond measure and I would love to empower you to become the deliberate designer of a life you are excited about.
Are you ready to wake up to a life you love? Book a connection call today!
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Interested in learning more about what I offer? Check out my coaching, photography, and Kapow services. Receive weekly Joy-inspired content by joining The Joy Club and if you want a soft place to land, check out The Joy Nest.
Enough about me, let's talk about you! Connect with me and let's chat about where you're at and how I might best support you.