MEET @JOTLIVING FOUNDER LIZ EUSTACE
@JOTLIVING AND VOOMCART -- FOCUSED ON MINDFULNESS & HEALTH AND WELLNESS
“Managing stress, building resilience, and taking small, consistent steps are the path towards living the healthy and happiest life possible.”
-- Liz Eustace, founder of JOT (Just One Thing) @JOTLIVING
One of VOOMcart’s key benefits is improving our community’s health and wellness. We created VOOMcart so everyone can get outside into the fresh air, leave their cars behind, and walk their shop. And because we designed VOOMcart to hold over 70 pounds, we know that VOOMcart makes utilitarian walking fun too. Of course, walking with or without cargo is great for the mind and body, but isn’t it wonderful to think that you can get your errands done while practicing self-love at the same time?
That’s why we were thrilled to sit down for a chat with health and wellness coach and master motivator, Liz Eustace, founder of JOT (Just One Thing). Liz is passionate about sharing, educating, and empowering others to embrace practices that improve their well-being. This resonates with us at VOOMcart because we too want to motivate and encourage people to get outside, get moving, and walk their shop.
Liz is one of our earliest VOOMcart supporters. We asked her if she sees any synchronicity between JOT and VOOMcart. Her enthusiastic response, much like her beautiful meditations, makes our day.
“I love my VOOMcart — and yes! I absolutely see similarities. VOOMcart is in many ways the Just One Thing for people looking to be healthier, more environmentally friendly, and more locally minded when it comes to how they spend their money. For me, VOOMcart is one way to stay out of my car which I absolutely love. If I can ‘walk my shop,’ it make me very happy…and healthy!”
Liz’s baby and brainchild, JOT, was launched after her twenty plus years of writing, researching, and working in the field of health and wellness. For Liz, her Just One Thing is mindfulness because it has the biggest impact on the way she lives her life. Mindfulness inspired her to become certified in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and she brings the practice of mindfulness into all aspects of her work.
JOT is an idea of movement and getting into action with the small stuff. And after a while, that leads to larger, bigger change.
VOOMcart asked Liz, Why JOT? and Why now?
“When I was at Lululemon, we were pre-seeding the New York City market for its first store. What that meant was that a few of us (six in total) were given an unlimited budget to experience the boutique fitness scene in New York. It was an amazing experience and we were ridiculously privileged to have that access."
"In these classes, certain themes always emerged — be positive, be kind, be curious, and that we are the net sum of our thoughts. We are what we think. This was a transformative idea to me — a true ‘a-ha’ moment. I wanted to share that idea which I really dug into when I was practicing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. So, after I left Lululemon, I started a communications firm in NYC that focused on health and wellness. My mantra was to make it playful, fun, and yes— accessible.”
Jot’s Instagram feed is a joyful blend of discovery and delight. We gleefully drop what we are doing when we see the “starting live” notification pop up on our screens. Instantly, we are completely immersed with JOT’s free mid-morning meditations. What a refreshing gift! Liz’s calm style and beautiful voice are the best way to ground yourself and stay positive for the rest of the day. She is a true natural on this platform. Her bite sized nuggets of wisdom go a long way to soothe and calm us in our daily frenetic lives. Ten minutes spent with Liz will push your reset button everytime.
We love JOT’s message that change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Everyone today seems to be juggling so many balls in the air. And being in the midst of a worldwide pandemic certainly doesn’t help our community’s stress levels. "How," we asked Liz , "does JOT help people cope with life today?"
“Change is overwhelming to people and this idea about having access has stuck with me. I feel quite urgent about it actually — particularly in the pandemic. Access to positive psychology, different modalities of healing, and most of all, access to each other, can make a huge impact on the lives of many. I became really curious about what the ‘JOT— Just one thing’ was for people for a healthier and happier life. And I married that with the idea that in order to change, grow and be happy, you have to start with Just One Thing.”
We couldn’t agree more Liz! Get out the door and walk your shop with VOOMcart - it's our "just one thing" !
Visit JOT on Instagram @jotliving