Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenay Rose.
Jenay, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Divorce. Addiction. Cancer. Anxiety. Depression. Blame.
Self-Harm. Expulsion. Anger. Victim. Failure. Judgment. Fear. So much fear.
There has been no shortage of these crippling scenarios in my life. And for a long, long time I blamed the world. I was mad at the universe for putting me in these tough places, these dark holes of seemingly pitless pity and fury. But now, I see so clearly. This hurt, pain, and turmoil were given to me as a gift. I healed me so that I can heal others.
As a kid, I tried all the sports, but nothing ever stuck. I never felt good at anything. I always felt very harshly judged and internalized that as a deep dark personal scrutiny and hatred of others, which manifested the life of a lonely, misunderstood kid. I often felt like I had no control. I often fought with myself over these ego-driven thoughts of judgment, toxicity, and ruthless nastiness that drove a lot of my words. I would say something horrible, and then beat myself up over it for weeks on end. This cycle repeated for a very long while.
I left high school my senior year after getting into some trouble with drugs. Two weeks later, my world came crashing down when I found out my biological dad had Stage 4 inoperable cancer.
His wife at the time was unable to drive nor consult with physicians so I became his primary caretaker. I survived off of Aderal and pure adrenalin for the next year wasting away to a tiny 70 lbs. as an 18-year-old kid. After months and months of risky surgeries, chemo, and radiation he began to come back to life so, I went off to college and tried to take on the circumstances of a “normal” kid. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.
After graduating, I had a complete nervous breakdown at my first full-time job helping to launch a startup that would later be sold for a billion dollars. I was fired from every job thereafter. Bouncing form industry to industry, trying to find a passion or something that fit. My story of being unworthy, no-good, and an all around fuck-up failure began to spiral out of control. You know the saying we’re our own worst critic? I was 1,000,000 worse than Voldemort in my own my mind.
It is my life’s purpose to bring these modern mindful practices to you and all who seek it.
It is my mission to help you quiet the ego-voice so that you too can move from fear to love and take grateful guided action in your life.
I feel called to share this reminder with you: you are here on purpose. You are not here to play small. The world needs you and your beauty to shine.
If my story resonates with you in any way, if it hits a chord or brings up some of your own personal perceived shortcomings, it may be time for you to take the leap on your own personal journey towards acceptance, growth, and manifesting the life of your dreams.
I’d love help be your guide to the other side. You don’t have to stay where you’re at. Change is a thought away.
Let us walk through the darkness into light. Together.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
After a few years of not being able to pin down a job, I went to work for a close family member, which ended in heartbreak and disaster after one short year. My father and I didn’t speak for two years after, but I somehow landed on my feet working for one of the biggest brands in the world.
I was finally “successful” in the eyes of my family and others, at a stable, “good” corporate job. I was miserable. Somewhere along the line, I stumbled into a local yoga studio and went back every day for the next year. I would lay my mat in the back of the class and just weep during Savasana. In the coming years, I took two Yoga Teacher Trainings (500hr), went vegan, began to meditate, and develop a full-blown mindfulness practice. I had found this magical tool that allowed me to develop introspection, stare my ego dead in the face, pick apart my crippling defeatist attitude, and begin to heal through so much (SO MUCH) trauma.
As a way to track my “progress” in my Yoga practice, I began to share photos on a new platform called Instagram and about a year later found myself with a small following. After one fight too many with the big bad boss, I quit my job, which in retrospect probably saved my life. But I had no plan. Little to no confidence. Just a willingness to believe that I was meant for more.
After almost 10 years shifting through scrutinizing familial and societal expectations, immense personal pressures, and corporate fog, I am finally on my path sharing the tools that saved me: the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and modern mindfulness, and metaphysical tactics like manifestation. All of my life I’ve had this ability to profoundly perceive others, seeing so clearly what they cannot, but never the confidence or communication skills rooted in loving kindness to properly put this gift into action – until now.
Please tell us about Namaste Jenay.
I am a vehicle for modern mindfulness! Because these ancient techniques and practices derived from yoga, meditation, and other healing modalities saved my life (and continue to every single day), I am passionate about sharing these with the world – mainly my generation.
Certifications / Teachings:
500hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Spirit Junkie Certified Life Coach
I am probably most known for my social media content on @namastejenay where I share daily mindful tips and gratitude “love bombs” with my 83K+ member audience worldwide.
What has been lighting me up lately is working with my one on one coaching clients and speaking publicly (on panels for company’s like General Assembly). When I can see a spark go off in someone else’s mind and watch their healing begin, it is truly inspiring to know that a lesson I’ve learned can be such a powerful tool in someone else’s life. This service or Seva gives me guidance as well – in the form of a reminder to keep doing my own work, keep showing up and keep sharing to help create the world we deserve. One of love, not fear.
- Right now I am offering a special that will expire in 2 weeks! A $99 CLARITY CALL with me. If you’re feeling lost, stuck, uninspired, or need some clarity or advice on something going on in your life, this will be the best 60 minutes of your time. Check out my Story Highlights titled clarity call to learn more. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!
- If you’re unsure where to start, you can pick up my ebook Manifest Your Best Self for $20 to learn more about invaluable life practices that you can start today.
- Website: www.namastejenay.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/namastejenay
- Facebook: facebook.com/jenayrose
- Other: www.youtube.com/namastejenay