Jamie Watkins, a multifaceted mental wellness advocate, keynote speaker, writing coach, best-selling author, and talk show host, is at the forefront of proactive change in the mental health landscape. With a mission to equip her audience with tools for heightened happiness and well-being, Jamie’s infectious smile, positivity, and down-to-earth approach resonate profoundly. Her message, deeply rooted in self-love, purpose, and lifestyle success, fosters connections that inspire growth.
As the driving force behind My Peace of Happy, LLC, Jamie empowers women and teen girls through coaching, consulting, and community-building. Her role as a writing coach enables women to embrace mental wellness by owning their narratives and crafting their stories. A personal journey of self-discovery drives Jamie’s commitment to helping others, as she aims to ensure every woman feels seen, equipped, and empowered with purpose.
Fancy: What sparked your interest in mental health?
Jamie: My passion for impacting lives in the area of mental health and wellness stems from my own mental health journey. I found myself at my lowest point inside of a toxic marriage where I didn’t feel like I was enough and embraced a lie that I was too hard to love. It was after I embarked on a self-love journey to believe in who God said I was that I could cultivate a healthy relationship with God, myself, and others. The complete transformation of my life as a result was not something I could keep to myself, it was bigger than me. I knew some women were struggling with some of those same feelings that needed to know they weren’t alone and that life could get better!
Fancy: How do you see the mental health crisis for women at this time?
Jamie: Both simple and complex at the same time. Simple in that we all want to be seen, heard, and loved. Complex in that there are so many factors and stressors, such as juggling work and family roles, unequal treatment, societal pressures, limited access to resources, the list goes on. I’m taking a proactive approach to help women cultivate their day-to-day lifestyle with a firm foundation in knowing they’re enough, equipped, and empowered to navigate the complexities they’re confronted with each day successfully.
Fancy: So tell us more about My Peace of Happy, LLC. What type of women do you usually work with?
Jamie: It’s a coaching, consulting, and community brand dedicated to helping women to prioritize their mental wellness, discover greater purpose and create lifestyle success. In addition to being a mental wellness speaker for colleges, organizations, and corporations, I help women on their personal growth journeys to own their narratives through writing their stories, a very healing and therapeutic process in itself. I work with women passionate about wanting to change their lifestyle in the areas of self-love, purpose, and mental wellness.
Fancy: How do you maintain such a positive attitude?
Jamie: Perspective and Gratitude. Really being intentional about staying mindful of how far God has brought me, my purpose, and the blessings I enjoy daily.
Fancy: What can we expect for season three of the My Peace of Happy Talk Show?
Jamie: More impactful conversations relevant to women, mental wellness, and lifestyle success. I believe we grow better together, the show holds space for women to share their stories and have transparent, down-to-earth conversations about their struggles and healing journey’s to overcome them. We laugh, cry, have fun, and most importantly, make an impact!
Fancy: What has been your biggest challenge so far, and how did you overcome it?
Jamie: Definitely overthinking and getting in my own way. I’ve learned to get out of my head and out of my way, by shifting my focus on who I’m looking to serve with my expertise, gifts, and experience. I think about the person that is where I was and what will happen if I don’t show up. I remember that I’m just a vessel, and it’s not about me but the lives I’m assigned to impact. That has become my WHY!
Fancy: What does it mean for you to be a Black-owned business?
Jamie: It means my ancestors are proud! It means I serve as a representation for generations of people that look like me, both young and old, to see not just possibilities but opportunities to own and serve as well!
Fancy: Where can readers connect with you online?
Jamie: Visit mypeaceofhappy.com to view past TV show episodes, listen to the podcast, shop my book collection, or book speaking engagements and coaching opportunities. I’m also active on social media @mypeaceofhappy.