705: Self Care Isn’t Selfish With Joanne Encarnacion

Joanne Encarnacion is a women’s life coach and a wellness blogger.  In July 2013, she started a fitness/health journey, making Self Care Isn’t Selfish With Joanne Encarnacionlarge changes in her lifestyle with how she viewed food and exercise.  It’s become her mission to help others feel empowered to find their own way of authentic living in all that they do.  She believe that fitness is not about the perfect body it’s about getting your life together, overcoming fears, and building self confidence. For Joanne, fitness will always be a continuous evolution of discovering who you are meant to be.  Joanne’s hope is that by sharing the raw version of her journey is that you find a sense of connection to your own.

Joanne shares about why she used to think taking care of herself was being selfish and what made her realized that self care isn’t selfish but is necessary in her own journey to self confidence.


Joanne Encarnacion is a women’s life coach and a wellness blogger.

Cultural Background

Joanne is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You are allowed to be messy and beautiful all at the same time.

You are allowed to be messy and beautiful all at the same time.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is fully accepting of your truth and embracing all of you as a person.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Joanne grew up being criticized for her body image.  She used to lack self confidence because she compared herself to others and she was living to the expectation of others.

The “AHA” Moment

Joanne was with her daughter in her bedroom and when her daughter said she was beautiful, Joanne replied back saying she was ugly and fat.  Her daughter was shocked and felt like the truth was ripped apart from her.  That’s when Joanne realized she didn’t like the woman she was becoming and had to change.

Also growing up, she was taught that self care is being selfish when it was the total opposite.  She realized that if she empower her daughters as beautiful and strong women, it had to start with herself.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Joanne’s life is full and amazing.  She is in peace knowing that things will work out and has the mindset of abundance.  She also has the confidence to face her fears.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Give yourself a lot grace.

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