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 40 Over 40 for 2024
Janet Kaufman



"Always put love before fear.

Spend more time listening, less time talking."

AGE: 61

PROFESSION: Dance Teacher and Jeweler

What is the best thing about being your age?

I know what I like or dislike and how I’d like to spend my time. I trust my intuition.

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?

The death of my son two years ago was the biggest loss of my life. It launched me into a spiritual awakening as I’ve developed tools to connect beyond the veil.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Breathing in nature, moving my body freely without pain, intimate and authentic connect with the people I love, being fully present in the moment.

What is your most treasured possession?

My ability to love.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Living life to the fullest, despite tremendous adversity.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Acceptance of everything and releasing judgement.

What is a trait you are most proud of?


What advice would you give your younger self?

Your sensitivity is a gift. Learn to create energetic boundaries to protect your life force. Don’t worry what other people think about you, (including your parents).

What is your motto or favorite quote?

Smell the moment.

Words of wisdom to younger women

Learn to take full financial responsibility of yourself.

Always put love before fear.

Spend more time listening, less time talking.

Additional Thoughts…

Every loss, mistake and road block is an opportunity for growth. You are a spiritual being in a human body. Take good care of your body but don’t identify too closely with it.


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