We had the good fortune of connecting with Sommer Grandchamp and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sommer, how does your business help the community?
Discreet Journal helps you become more mindful and emotionally regulated. Our workbooks break typical barriers of mental health products by being one of the only inexpensive and private products on the market. It can be hard to verbalize your thoughts and feelings and Discreet Journal workbooks help you do that while remaining under $10 and maintaining your privacy.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Discreet Journal is a guided journal that prompts you with 2-3 questions to answer per page. The journal helps guide you through your emotions and encourage you to be more mindful. You don’t have to worry about the cover of the journal saying something like “Working On My Anxiety” because we crafted the journal to be discreet. Discreet Journal is one of the only mental health resources on the market for less than $10. What sets me apart as the founder of Discreet Journal is that I am an expert on this type of tool, not because I studied it, but because I lived it. I used this resource myself to help with my anxiety and OCD before ever putting it on the market. When I found how much it helped me, I decided to start offering them to my community.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would kick off the week with a hike up North Table Mountain and cold beer at New Terrain Brewery right afterwards. Then, I would head over to Sunnyside neighborhood for a big lunch & happy hour at El Jefe. During the week, we’d spend a day of shopping and eating on Tennyson Street. The following day, I’d bop over to the pearl street farmers market, a walk around Wash Park with a coffee from Wash Perk. That night, we would hit up Bigsbys Folly for some cheese and wine. My non negotiables would include a drink at Union Station, Italian food at Trattoria Stella, and a concert at one of the wonderful Denver venues!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Therapy, therapy, therapy. I would like to provide a major shout out to my therapist, who saw my products and encouraged me to put them on the market. Let’s stop making the topic of therapy and mental health taboo. Being open about my journey and getting help was the number 1 thing that helped me heal. I would not be where I am without her.
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