We had the good fortune of connecting with Johanne Osias and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Johanne, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance is the hallmark of my self care coaching business. As a mother, wife and professional, I had to learn how to balance all of the roles I have and do it with grace and compassion. I launched my self-care coaching business after I had a miscarriage 2 years ago working full time as a Community Mental Health Therapist and taking care of my 2 beautiful children and being a wife. After that tragic experience, I took 6 months off work to focus on myself and what I was doing for my self-care practice. I dug deep, I tried new things Reiki, coaching and daily affirmations and being consistent with journaling in the morning while I sip on my tea. During that time of deep soul searching, Chez Fabine “Where Happiness Lives” LLC. emerged and my focus is to help others (women, professionals and mothers) to avoid burnouts and align to their natural instinct and build their confidence and empowerment to live courageously with confidence, self-love, and eliminating guilt by promoting self-care practices.
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?
I am a Mental Health Therapist for 10 years now and last year I launched my Self-Care Coaching business. Self-care is the intention of being in alignment with our highest self and taking the time to nourish our mind, body, soul and spirit. Self-care is loving yourself in action. The way I came about to launch my first business wasn’t easy as I suffered a miscarriage that pushed me to stop working for 6 months. This event was so traumatic to me and that was the first time I experienced such a heavy lost that I had to reassess my life and lifestyle. Chez Fabine “Where Happiness Lives” LLC is an extension of myself, I focus my services on what I love (self-care coaching, cooking, traveling, Sunday Brunch and Mom’s Night In Spa). I wanted to do something I truly love and that it wouldn’t feel like I was working and I can be excited doing it any day any time. What set me apart from others is the fact that I am practicing what I preach, self-care has becoming my lifestyle and building that muscle to understand that work-life balance is necessary. The grind culture is a lie, there is such a power in being restful and at peace with ourselves and having the confidence to say no without an explanation. Self-care practices help with all of that, it builds resilience, confidence, peace, calm and artistic expression.
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?
When my best friend visits, first we have to have a dinner party. Cooking is my love language, so I always cook for my best friend. Next, we will go to the Botanical Gardens, (Atlanta /Gainsville) I love flowers and the peaceful tranquility the gardens provide. Next we will go the Clayton International Parks in Jonesboro, GA and of course, we always make time to drive to the mountains. I love Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA and Helen, GA for it’s Bavarian Architecture. We will hike and visit the Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, GA. I love a great farmers market and we would go the Grant Park Farmers Market in Atlanta.
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?
Shoutout to my Haitian family, my parents, my siblings and Will, my husband of 9 years and my children Ariel and Alex.