Have fun, be happy, and make feeling well your highest priority!
Jacqueline Pirtle, also known as FreakyHealer, is a holistic practitioner, a healing arts teacher and mentor, and the bestselling author of 365 Days of Happiness – as seen on TV – and her newest book, Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops. Her passion for mindful happiness shines through in all of her work and life, helping parents to parent harmoniously and clients to shift into a high-for-life frequency—a unique experience that calls people into their highest potential in their NOW!
Jacqueline has been featured in multiple online magazines, including Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, NBC News Better, has appeared on Women Inspired TV, and interviewed on radio shows such as The Sunday School Radio Show, The Lisa Radio Show and WoMRadio. Her article “Are You Happy?” is in print in The Edge Magazine.
Jacqueline was born in Switzerland, has lived all over the world, and is now making her home in the US with her wonderful family. Her professional background is in holistic wellness and natural living, she holds various international degrees, and is an internationally certified Reiki Master.
Where did the idea for your book come from?
My knack for catching people’s needs on an energetic level, then translating that information into knowledge they can understand and use on their physical life level, has been my gift since a very early age. I have been professionally helping clients as FreakyHealer through my sessions and programs to BE and live a more mindful and happy life on all levels since 2006, and long before that, I supported people on a private level. In 2017 I started writing and then self-published the best-seller 365 Days of Happiness in 2018. My second and newest book Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops was just published, in September of 2019. I have to say, I am in love with being an author.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Every day is different and I celebrate that by not being too expectant of what my new day brings for me. That lets me relax and stay flexible––allowing a well-feeing that is based on me and not on what is happening, a very concrete and focused way of being happy.
At the start of my day, I make a point of shifting myself into well-feeling, and into excitement for the new day, by setting a few minutes aside to really feel happy. Some days it is easier than others––some days my almost-ready coffee IS my happiness and on others an exciting event is my joy. Fact is that there is always something that I can be happy about and use to feel myself into excitement––I find it, latch onto it, and never let go until the next wonderful focus presents itself, or I make a conscious decision to re-focus, and the latching-on-cycle begins again.
From there I move into my work flow – again, from a happy place – while taking excellent care of my needs as a whole––body, mind, soul, consciousness. I make feeling-good a priority, I move and exercise, I listen to positive and fitting educational material, I create and help clients from my soul-space, I eat clean and fitting food, and I know my sleep-needs and try to meet them. It is amazing how much energy I can bring forth while being happy and centered.
My days are sometimes more than 10 hours long but when I stay focused on feeling good, I energize while working and while being me in my soul space––where endless energy is available. If I do get tired, it is a clear sign to me that I am not being and living from my soul space rather, I am living foremost from the state of my physical essence, and that state comes with clear limits—hence being tired. I understand that it is never anyone’s or anything’s doing when I am exhausted or overwhelmed, and I know that I am in charge to change my tired-ness into my true-ness by shifting to BE in my soul space again–voila, everything is back in order and works out again.
That is how I approach my days and, because of that, how my days go.
How do you bring ideas to life?
By getting out of my own “physical, mind, and what’s possible way” and by letting my soul passion flow freely and openly––no matter how crazy the ideas are. My ideas always come to life that way.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I only have personal trends that I follow. However, the movement of the world shifting to a deeper connection and a clearer consciousness of the energetic essence that IS, excites me immense.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I care about how I feel and pay close attention to my feelings––I understand that feelings are energies vibrating in different frequencies. I check in often with myself and shift to better feelings all the time. It’s important for me to feel good.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Have fun, be happy, and make feeling well your highest priority!
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
You can be happy anywhere at anytime––no matter the circumstances.
Lots of people agree with this, yet loads of people don’t.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I commit, practice, and am very passionate about “feeling good”––I choose happiness new every day and sometimes every split second.
Seems like 3 things but they all go together as one.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I stay true to who I really am and I am listening to my inner guidance. When something is not right for me, I say no.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I don’t recognize anything as a failure, instead I know that every happening has an immense gift in store for me––to shift closer to who I really am. There is never really anything for me to overcome, rather to use everything and everyone as food for thought and infinite growth. That positive mindset has brought me far.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
The idea of making a business a passion.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Good wine. Why? Because a delicious glass of wine makes me happy.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I use canva.com to share excerpts of my books and my thoughts on social media––it helps me spread the word of my work.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
365 Days of Happiness, because it shifts you daily to a habit of feeling happy.
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops, because it is a passionate book for parents and a voice for children––creating happier families.
What is your favorite quote?
If in doubt choose happiness ~ Jacqueline Pirtle
- Be true to who you really are.
- Care about how you feel.
- Take responsibility for how you feel.
- Make well-feeling a priority.
- BE happy!
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