Janice Pettigrew, known as "Joyous Janice" has worked with victims of domestic violence, abuse and sexual assault to help them find a voice for their pain, thus allowing them to release the junk of their lives in order to receive and accept the jewels waiting for them. Janice has been doing this since 2004 through her nonprofit organization Fresh Start for Women. Now Janice devotes much of her time teaching other women how to deal positively with the pain they've experienced through her numerous workshops and seminars. In addition she has helped others to give voice to their newfound freedom by teaching them how to publish their story in order to encourage others. Website/Blog: www.transforming junkintojewels.com Motto: "Your Experiences Don't Define Who You Are, or Who You Will Become, Even When They Include Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault" Advice: "Take the lessons from the events of your past to map out your own personal journey to rediscovering your true self and purpose." Janice is the Amazon best Selling Author of "Journey to a Fresh Start, Releasing the Junk.Revealing the Jewels"in which she not only shares her personal story of overcoming domestic violence, but she offers sage wisdom and advice that can be used not just by victims of domestic violence, abuse and sexual assault, but it can help in everyday life. It is only after releasing her own junk to discover the jewels in her life that "Transforming Junk Into Jewels" was born in order to help others achieve that same success. Through her blog and website, Janice encourages women to take the first step towards a "Fresh Start" through honest self-evaluation and the willingness to forgive not only their abusers, but themselves as well; and finally by developing their personal roadmap for success. In her newest book, Walk the Talk.Live a Joyous Life, "Joyous Janice" once again uses her life experiences to encourage, inspire and motivate the reader to seek the lessons from their own "Ah Ha" moments.
Author, Walk the Talk...Live a Joyous Life (2015)
Author, Journey to a Fresh Start, "Releasing the Junk...Revealing the Jewels"
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