Hi! – I’m Janine
Thanks for visiting. I provide practical solutions for organizing your home and your life, using Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of tidying. I am also a stress and anxiety coach with over 10 years experience. In addition I am accredited by Macquarie University’s Cool Kids Anxiety Program which teaches youth and their parents how to better manage anxiety. I’ve been married 30 years to Ken, and our sons are Daniel, Matthew, and Christian.
The reason for creating Peacefully Organized is to help you:
Organize your home
Organize your life
Live a happier life
Work towards your passions
Increase your self-esteem and confidence
I learned that peace of mind comes from loving myself (with all my flaws) and putting myself first. It is about taking responsibility for myself and doing the work to get better.
I overcame generalized anxiety disorder in 2000. I used to feel like true happiness wasn’t possible. If something good happened to me, the feeling wouldn’t last because I worried that something bad was just around the corner. My self esteem was low. I worried what people thought of me, and my expectations of myself and others were unrealistic.
But having the disorder was actually a blessing for me because I learned life changing cognitive behavioral skills to help me cope. I read many self-help books which taught me how to achieve peace of mind, happiness, and a more grateful attitude. I also gained a better understanding of how to find my passions in life.
Formerly educated with degrees in Business and Elementary Education, I have spent the last 10 years of my life helping others overcome anxiety, depression, and finding their passions.
Peace of mind can be achieved by changing the way you think, so you can change the way you feel.
Most recently, my life was transformed when I began learning the many benefits of minimalism and organization.
I have always been considered a tidy person, but after decluttering and applying minimalism to my home, it was if all of the puzzle pieces of my life came together. Not only is my house in order, I found a new inner peace and am able to focus on the things in life that truly matter to me.
Evaluating all of my possessions to determine whether or not they “sparked joy” for me eventually spilled over into my life.
I have applied the structure that organizing has brought and the focus on gratitude versus the negative aspects of decluttering to all aspects of my life.
It is because of these life changing improvements that I decided to create Peacefully Organized to help you do this too. My nature is to help others so I can make your life just a little bit easier.
Technology is NOT my strength and would avoid it if I could because it takes me so long to figure out how to navigate my website. Honestly, if I can do this, you can do whatever you’re thinking about too.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.