The Face Behind the Blog…       

Hi, I’m Janet Holt.  I’m writing this blog because I’m having the same conversation more and more often with my clients. We’re talking about subjects that are too important to keep confined inside the walls of my office. I’m inviting you to join in.

My Work:

I’m a writer, licensed professional counselor and coach with degrees in sociology and gerontology. I’ve also had a myriad of sideline occupations—let’s just say I have a lot of interests—but my passion is helping people overcome obstacles and find joy in their lives. There is nothing more gratifying to me than that.

My Family:

I’ve been married to my husband, Mike, for 35 years. I have 2 step-children, 4 grandchildren and a cat named Betsy who is a diva. We are currently living in a beautiful forest in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas where I’m continually distracted by nosy neighbors like this one who visited my office window just a few days ago.  Seriously, how am I supposed to work with these interruptions?

A Dozen More Random Bits About Me:    

  1. I grew up in Texas
  2. I am ridiculously organized
  3. I love to cook. And eat. I tried being a vegetarian but had to ditch the idea.  I like meat, especially beef.  You can take the girl out of Texas. . .
  4. I’ve never been good at sports because I’m not competitive. I want everyone to win
  5. My teenage heartthrobs were Steve McQueen and James Garner. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched The Great Escape
  6. The last horror movie I saw was when I was 15. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around why people enjoy them
  7. I am a sentimental sap. Hallmark commercials sometimes make me cry
  8. I love cats, dogs and anything covered with fur as long as it’s still being worn by its living original owner
  9. One of my favorite companions is a good book
  10. I love to snorkel, especially in the Caribbean. I used to love to scuba dive until putting on the gear got to be more hassle than it was worth
  11. My biggest thrill to date was touching a gray whale when she introduced herself to me in a bay in Baja California
  12. I’ve been listening to people’s stories and keeping their secrets as long as I can remember. It never gets old