Jane Waterman

writer, artist, adaptive yoga teacher - chronically ill and probably crazy

About Jane

Hi, I’m Jane! Here’s a little about me:

Quick facts

  • 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.
Jane Waterman

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

Life challenges

  • 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
  • Independent research
  • Curiosity
  • Hard work
  • Hands-on experimentation
  • Life challenges