Janet Thompson Jackson

Inspiring People to Thrive

in School, Work & Life

What is Paraplu Wellness?

Paraplu means umbrella in Dutch. Just as umbrellas are used for protection from the rain, sun, snow, and other weather, the Paraplu umbrella represents the ways wellness knowledge and practices can protect us from, and help us to manage, the stressors in our lives. We can’t always control those stressors, just like we can’t control the weather. What we can do is to develop the skills, and ultimately the resilience, to weather any storm in our lives.

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This is Wellness PODCAST

What does it mean to live well? It’s more than food and exercise. It includes laughter, healthy relationships, physical and emotional safety, environmental health, protection from racism and discrimination, and financial stability to name a few. Join wellness coach Janet Thompson Jackson as she explores the multi-dimensions of wellness through stories, guest interviews, and meditations.


Hi, I’m Janet

I’m a wellness coach, yoga teacher, law professor, nonprofit consultant, writer, media host, diversity and belonging collaborator, and general justice seeker. It’s true that I don’t fit into a conventional box, but my highly synergistic set of knowledge and skills allow me to guide students, lawyers, and other high-performing professionals to long-term wellness. Are you ready for a transformation? 


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