Introduce yourself! Who are you?
Hi I’m Keidi Janz, a Self-Love Coach and Speaker. I help guide people on their road to self-discovery so they can find the joy and peace within themselves. A lot of my clients come to me when they are feeling stuck and lacking a sense of direction in their lives. We dig deep together and often it is the very first time you turn the focus on getting to know yourself and who you really are. I am most alive when I am speaking about wellbeing, compassion and building your support communities.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“This too shall pass” I used to work in a hospital and often would ride the elevator with guests visiting patients. I jumped on the 8th floor to meet an elderly man who was wiping away tears with his handkerchief. I sadly nodded my head and asked how he was doing. He turned to me and said “This too shall pass.” And it made me stop and try to process what he was really saying. Then he followed with “Remember that to guide you as it’s the truth in all situations whatever it is right now this too shall pass”. It’s interesting because it was one of those moments that I knew I would remember and tell a story about for a while.
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel?
Of course! But I think self doubt has held me back more than the doubt of anyone else. I find we spend a lot of time looking for THE SIGN, a message a synchronicity to confirm that we should “do the thing” or change paths yet when we see the sign or feel that we should do it we don’t often trust it. That is when doubt really flares up the most for me. I have become better at recognizing when I am in fact the person standing in my own way.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
You are whole and complete all by yourself. There is nothing external outside of you that will bring you the joy and peace you are seeking. No career, person or amount of money that will bring you this. When you connect to yourself and find these gifts within yourself it changes your internal world and that in turn reflects your external. Otherwise you will always be on the chase to attach yourself on the next thing and the next person.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
I am pretty religious about my morning routine. No matter if I am at home or traveling I make sure I have the first hour in the morning to myself. Sometimes that means waking up earlier than everyone else. Other times it means letting my partner or others I am traveling with that I will be off for my me time in the morning and not to look for me. I am a morning person, I’ve always been so into the morning light and the fresh crispness in the air, the quiet of being up before the rest of the world gets going. I start with a morning meditation to tune in to myself. Later I enjoy sipping on hot black coffee in a cozy mug and blank journal pages.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
I really love hosting and entertaining people in my home. Making an elaborate meal that takes quite a bit of time and energy to make. It’s not necessarily about fancy ingredients more about cooking with passion and time. Being present and making things with my hands. There are some deep conversations that happens under low light over breaking bread that go at a slower pace and help me get to know the authentic versions of the people in my life.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find my biggest inspirations connecting to nature. I live in Canada where we have a lot more winter than any other season. It’s important for me to be outdoors escaping the noise of the city somewhere in a park. Noticing how my feet feel hitting the ground, the smell of the leaves and the joy in the animals. Being aware of the growth and release in nature helps me tune in to the ebbs and flows of my own life. It is the quickest way for me to get centered back into the present moment and into myself.
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
I attended a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Even typing this out has me shook because it took me 5 years to muster up the courage to attend. I identify mostly as an introvert, to me that means I recharge by being by myself so the idea of being somewhere silent actually felt exciting to me. But listening only to the thoughts inside my head for 10 days with no other way to distract was what felt truly scary! The first 3 days I could just describe as noticing the beehive – and that’s really what it felt like listening to my thoughts a constant buzz constant thoughts non stop. We process 9000+ thoughts a day but we are also busy living our lives, doing things and even scrolling on social media. The awareness of listening in was truly life changing. I always recommend time to tune in within yourself and become aware of your thoughts. While I recommend a silent meditation retreat to everyone trust that you know what is right for you and what is the right time for you.
Keidi Janz is a Self Love Coach. She works with clients one-on-one who find themselves stuck or looking for a change to create their vision and start living the life they desire. She believes that the magic in all of us lies in our authentic stories, in the things that truly ignite the joy in our lives and that it’s always our job to pursue them. She is a public speaker and workshop host for local events and organizations covering on topics of self love, authenticity and living our dreams.