We had the good fortune of connecting with Juliette Sakasegawa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Juliette, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I have three kids and I think one of the most important things I’ve done as a parent is work on myself and learned to practice my own self-care. I have gone to both therapy and coaching which have both helped me work on my self-awareness. I have learned that taking care of myself is the only way I can show up for my kids and my family.
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?
My business is called Your Empowered Life and I help my clients feel empowered in all aspects of their life whether it’s every day life, business, relationships, or struggles with food. I coach my clients individually, in couples, and in groups to help them discover their purpose, passions, and priorities, embrace self-care, learn healthy boundaries, master time-management, and finally make peace with food and exercise. My business was inspired by own personal story of leaving my career as a teacher to become a stay-at-home mom. It took a lot of personal work and the discovery of self-care to help me to realize I was capable of making a huge change in my life. I discovered that it was okay and necessary for me to take care of my own needs in order to be a good mother and wife. Prioritizing myself empowered me and I wanted to help other people find that empowerment too!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a hard question to answer now because of Covid. I barely remember what it’s like to have visitors and go places anymore! But, if I think back to how things used to be, I can remember that San Diego is a great city for visitors. I would definitely want to take my friend to La Jolla. We would eat breakfast at Harry’s Coffee Shop and then walk down to the beach at the end of Marine St. After the beach we’d walk back up the hill to eat lunch at The Taco Stand. I’d make sure my friend tried their amazing handmade corn tortillas! Over the course of the rest of the week I’d take my friend to the Safari Park, the zoo in Balboa Park, shopping at UTC mall, and for a walk at Seaport Village. We’d also rent paddle boards and take them out in Pacific Beach. I would make sure that we ate at least one breakfast at the Hash House in Hillcrest and one lunch at Super Cocina in City Heights. We’d eat dinner at Din Tai Fung and also be sure to get authentic ramen at Menya Ultra in Mira Mesa. For a fancy and unique meal I’d also want to take my friend to Juniper and Ivy. And to top off an amazing evening we’d have to stop at Extraordinary Desserts! I’m sure there is so much more to see and eat but I feel full and exhausted already. San Diego is full of so much to see and do!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband, Mike is a constant support for me. I would never have been able to start my business if it weren’t for his love and encouragement.
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