writer, artist, adaptive yoga teacher - chronically ill and probably crazy
Hi, I’m Jane! Here’s a little about me:
I was born in England 54 years ago.
I grew up in Australia, but I’ve lived in Canada for over 20 years.
I’ve been writing since I was 14.
I’ve been learning since I was born.
My passions in life
writing, expressing myself through art, teaching adaptive yoga, being kind, learning, advocating for the invisibly ill, transcending difficulties, spending time with my family
Some words that describe me
honest, kind, creative, scientific, organized, detail-oriented, hard-working, conscientious, proactive, dedicated, loyal, resilient, determined, strong, hopeful, authentic, loving, compassionate, sincere, empathetic, sensitive, imaginative, respectful, understanding, open-minded, adaptable, patient
For work, I’ve been a
scientist, technical writer/editor, chair yoga teacher, chronic illness blogger, website developer, research assistant, tutor, laboratory demonstrator
My formal studies include
physics, meteorology and ocean sciences
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Sjogren’s syndrome, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and others
Areas of knowledge
Writing and editing
Physical sciences (physics, astrophysics, meteorology, solar-terrestrial physics, oceanography, physical processes, numerical modelling)
Financial services compliance (anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, registered plans, and compliance topics for financial services providers)
Accessibility and disability issues
Advocacy for people living with chronic illnesses
Digital art and photography
Web design and programming
Chair yoga, mindfulness and meditation.
How I’ve learned all this
Formal studies, including a Bachelor of Science in physics and some post-grad studies
Learning from mentors and professionals in the field