Meet Jessica Brittani

Hi! I'm Jessica, the founder of Calm & Colorful

My mission for Calm & Colorful is to help children, teenagers & young adults to understand their emotions and give them the tools to handle different situations and emotions that will help them for the rest of their lives.

I knew from an early age that my purpose was to work closely with, and be an integral part of the education of, children and teenagers. In 2005, I became a caretaker and helped raise children of many families. This started my career, and ignited my passion for, working with children. Over the past 15 years, I’ve taught children of all ages and backgrounds.

In 2007, I began teaching in after school programs and art classes and started incorporating breathing exercises with the children in my classes to help them calm down whenever something went wrong. It was during this time that I became aware of the importance for children and teenagers to learn mindfulness. Adding life skills at the same time, the children were learning to be in the present moment while enhancing their lives with important skills they will would need to handle responsibilities, peer pressure, self-confidence, resilience and much more. These experiences combined led me to create Calm & Colorful.

In the summer of 2015 I traveled to Thailand to volunteer to teach English for a month. It was the most incredible experience of my life! When summer of 2016 came along, I traveled to India to volunteer and teach English for a few weeks… I even had the opportunity to work closely with Buddhist monks of all ages! Each traveling and teaching experience is its own ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. I grew so much as a teacher from those trips and am very grateful for the opportunities.

I believe that it is important to have fun while learning. That’s why, in July 2018, I published Breathe In Color, an interactive coloring book that teaches breathing exercises while also being an artistic outlet.

I am extremely passionate about what I do and dedicated to helping as many children as I can! As I teach, I also learn so that I can continue growing as well. And last summer, after 10 years of secretly wanting to become a yoga teacher, I completed a 200-hour yoga training and am now a Registered Yoga Teacher! (yay!)

I have worked with hundreds of children and incorporated mindful techniques that provided comfort to children going through different difficult situations. The severity of the situations ranged from a child having a bad day to the loss of a loved one. Seeing the benefits of these techniques is why I decided to start a business to teach children and teens how to handle their emotions themselves.

At Calm & Colorful, I offer virtual mindfulness mentoring sessions for children, teens, and families. I also have group coaching sessions for children, teens, parents and teachers who want to learn more about mindfulness, self-worth and empowerment.