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Strong Mothers = Strong Families ~ A Testimonial for CSJ (Charlene SanJenko) from Tara O’Kane

By Charlene SanJenko | March 2, 2013

“I have incubated these words for some time now.  Because when a person like Charlene asks you to provide a testimonial you feel a sense of honour and of responsibility to ensure that what is communicated is authentic, real and from the heart. My journey alongside Charlene began a few … Continue reading

Celebrating Our Constitution as Powerful Women: International Women’s Day March 8th

By Charlene SanJenko | February 18, 2013

con·sti·tu·tion [kon-sti-too-shuhn, –tyoo-]  noun 1. the way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition. 2. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc. 3. the aggregate of a person’s physical and psychological characteristics. Next month on Friday, March 8th we honour International Women’s Day.  We acknowledge, recognize and appreciate the amazing women who have gone before us in order to make our journey all that it can possibly be – in order to … Continue reading

Krista Dempster

By powHERhouse | January 22, 2012

Realtor and lifetime resident and Sunshine Coast ambassador, Krista Dempster is a jewel of the community. Her get-by-giving philosophy is apparent in the community projects she undertakes and charities she supports. “The secret is balance” is her response when asked how she manages the needs of her busy schedule, her … Continue reading

What Makes Winners, Winners?

By Charlene SanJenko | May 21, 2011

How do superstars become ‘super’ anyway?  Is it luck?  I believe that it is preparation meeting opportunity.  Let’s be honest, we all want to be winners.  We all want to achieve our goals and live the lives of our dreams.  So why is it that some of us do but … Continue reading

Finding Balance

By Charlene SanJenko | May 18, 2011

Finding balance in a busy life is no easy feat. “Finding balance” sounds like this fluffy, intangible euphoric place with no road map to get there. Speaking from personal experience, I find balance and the most fulfillment in life when ‘all the bases’ are covered. I get frustrated and resentful … Continue reading

Here We GROW, Again!

By Charlene SanJenko | May 17, 2011

Returning to Personal Fitness Training – Thoughts and Reflections… It’s been two years since I segwayed from CSJ Active Wellness after surviving a tough but hugely rewarding 5-year lease and the life experience owning my very own studio in a brand new community. Ben and I moved to Gibsons in … Continue reading

SINCE JOINING WOMEN WE CELEBRATE AND THE POWHERHOUSE COMMUNITY, I HAVE Gained a realization of my purpose and a confidence in owning my story and the inspiration I have to share.

2016 has been a huge year of transformation and discovery for me.  The first time I heard of PowHERhouse and PowHERtalks, at an event where Steely Springham was speaking, I knew I had to find out more.  When people see something in you that you are not sure you possess, your life changes dramatically when