72. Dealing With Grief, Acceptance, Decisions, Time & Living A Life That Honours Yourself with Janine Kwoh


My guest today is Janine Kwoh, who is the owner / artist / one-person assembly line behind Kwohtations, an ever-evolving collection of greeting cards and gifts that reflect and celebrate a diversity of identities and life experiences. Janine is also the author of Welcome to the Grief Club, an illustrated book on grief for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one. 

Janine started making cards in 2011 as a way to reflect on and honor the lives we actually lead, versus the ones we think we should. Specifically, Janine uses a letterpress to make her cards by hand, one by one. 

Her goal is to create products that encourage us to embrace the diversity, complexity, and kinship in our lived experiences. Janine’s hope is always that others will recognize some of themselves in what she creates and feel a bit more seen, more connected, and less alone. 

We talked about grieving, making decisions, time management, what it means to honour yourself, recovery from setbacks, acceptance when things don’t go as planned and designing a life that suits you, rather than doing what you think you should do or what others say you should.

You can purchase Janine’s beautifully handcrafted cards and her book, Welcome to the Grief Club on her website, https://kwohtations.com/

Connect with Janine on Instagram @kwohtations


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Standing On The Shoulders of Mighty Women. 

This podcast is about helping you follow your passions, create goals, take action and learn the tools and techniques to live the life your heart desires.

You’ll hear interviews with women who are following their passions, the steps they’re taking and the lessons they learned along the way. 

I also share my insights and experiences along the journey of following my passions and what I'm learning.

A Little History...

I started the podcast in November 2020. I was inspired to do it after hearing the recurrent fear and stress around finances from adult learners in classes about resilience that I was teaching at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast was then called ‘The Financially Free Woman’. At that time, I was very much into overcoming financial anxiety, something I myself experienced after a 6-figure business debt, losing my job as the family’s breadwinner and faced with job insecurity. 

Over time, I realised a common theme running through all of my podcast guests. They were following their passions, taking the steps to get there, and possessed a mindset that no matter what, they would figure it out. 

Despite the mistakes and missteps along the way, they just got back up and kept going. It was such an inspiration to watch and I finally understood in my heart that the whole point of life is to do what your heart is telling you to do and use your logical brain to take the actions needed. 

Since then, I've been standing on the shoulders of these mighty women and learning to better listen to my intuition, follow my passions and use my rational mind to create a life my heart desires. I share what my guests and I are learning about how we're doing this on the podcast.

I hope you’ll join us on this amazing journey!


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