Jan enjoys studying and learning about wellness. Her study began with herself many years ago, when she had fibromyalgia. Not content to just look for a new medication, she studied and experienced several methods, including psychology, yoga, meditation, tai chi, cranial sacral therapy, and exercise science. In her search, she came across the Feldenkrais Method. Jan completed 4 years of training in the Feldenkrais Method in 2005.
Since she has learned the Feldenkrais Method, she has progressed from a situation of chronic pain, limited activity and movement to becoming an active person with interests such as distance running, swimming, cycling, playing the Celtic Harp, traveling, and keeping up with her three children's lives (Jeff 21, Ashley 18, and Tara 15).
Jan also enjoys learning languages, reading about health and wellness, as well as fantasy and historical fiction books, particularly about Celtic countries, Russia and Brazil.
She has been married to Kent Kingston for 25 years and is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
"I think a lot of the pain and discomfort of aging is due more to the way we use ourself than just to the fact that we are aging. Yes, there is some loss with age--that is clear. And some conditions are (or appear to be with today's knowledge) unavoidable. We may have sustained injuries that damaged our bodies or we may get arthritis or Parkinson's Disease or Alzheimers. But I do contend that a lot of the aches and pains that we suffer we don't actually have to be suffered. I think they stem from misuse of our selves. And even the discomforts that are associated with conditions such as arthritis and Parkinson's can be ameliorated and made to feel more tolerable by learning about our bodies and ourselves and our amazing ability to change, learn,and grow. I think we can learn to adjust our habits of movement and of thinking and can live much more effective and happy lives until we are very old. That's my plan."