We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenn Lane and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenn, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
I love my work and I love my family too! It has always been challenging for me to strike that balance between work and life and recently I have realized it takes some planning, effort and intention. I have set my work schedule to allow for a couple morning hikes for my own mental and physical wellness and I come home early 2 days per week to spend time with my kids and my husband. On these afternoons, we take the dog for a walk, watch a TV show together or just talk about the day. In addition to this, I have structured my work day so that I don’t bring my work home with me every night. When I’m home, I’m present, not finishing up work to-do’s. I’d love to say that this has been easy to set up and carry out, but it hasn’t. I have to remind myself daily to just tell people “no” especially if saying “yes” infringes on time with family.
What should our readers know about your business?
I opened Holistic Physical Therapy a little over 3 years ago. I am a one-woman operation and I am proud of the individualized care and hands-on treatment I give to all my patients. Over the past 6-7 years, I have been focusing my attention on the care of women post-partum. As a pelvic floor specialist, I love helping new moms recover from the physical challenges of labor and delivery so they can heal properly and return to all the activities they love and not struggle with bladder issues, back pain and much more. The challenge that I face is that new moms don’t usually have time for themselves or for that matter, to come in for a physical therapy session. So I came up with a solution for these new moms to learn techniques from me from the comfort of their own home, on their own schedule. I have created an on-line course called “The Self-Care Survival Guide for Expecting Mommies” and I am so proud of this course. I also have created a weekly blog, giving moms tips and tricks on how to take care of themselves. My goal? To help as many moms as possible heal properly from childbirth.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
All of my friends know that I love being outdoors. I would take my bestie on a hike near Red Rocks, Colorado so they could see the cool rock formations, check out the Denver Skyline, but not kill them on a long hike at mile-high altitude. From there, we would head back to my house for a glass of wine on the front porch. I love cooking and I especially love cooking for my friends so dinner at home would be my preference. What’s for dinner? Pulled pork tacos with cabbage slaw and radishes and all the yummy sides. Next day, we would jump on our cruisers (bikes) check out my neighborhood and the rest of Denver and end up on a patio for a drink and appetizer. Maybe we would check out a new restaurant in the RiNo neighborhood. I have lived in Denver since 1997 and love the warm, dry climate, great for spending time outside soaking in the sun.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank my amazing husband, Steve, for all of his love and support. He has been there with me from the beginning and gives me unconditional love. He has supported me when I opened not one but two different PT clinics. He continues to be my rock as I embark on my next project, an online course for expecting and new moms called “The Self-Care Survival Guide for Expecting Mommies” (Link is https://jennlane.teachable.com/p/self-care-survival-guide-for-expecting-mommies). He has all the confidence in me to succeed, shares the load at home and is my best friend. I love him!
Other: My course: https://jennlane.teachable.com/p/self-care-survival-guide-for-expecting-mommies Sign up for my weekly blog: http://eepurl.com/gY8Rrn