My name is Annette. I am a Wife, a Mother of 4, a proud Grandma, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, supporter of MADD and an advocate of holistic health and wellness. I love spending time with my family, practicing and teaching yoga, cooking, hiking, camping, exploring and keeping myself and my family healthy. I am on an ongoing project of not only refining who I am but to help others do the same as well.

In July of  2005, my life was changed forever. A drunk driver took the life of my 17 year old son and his best friend. My life, my purpose and outlook on life changed. 

It took me several years to come out of my shell. For years I kept looking at a picture taken just two weeks before and kept thinking  “I want to be her again”. It took me years to come to the point where I realized that I would never be “her” again. I had to learn to continue in my new life. I began to allow my grief to help me learn, grow and become a better person because of it. That was the birth of Project Refined Life.

Through meditation, yoga and practicing overall natural healing modalities, I have come to place of peace and deeper understanding.

My purpose, my “project” is to share the knowledge I have gained on my journey. I am devoted to helping others refine, heal and connect the body, mind & soul.

Annette – Project Refined Life



  • Certified RYT/200 Yoga Teacher
  • Yoga Sutras Unraveled : 8 Limbs of Yoga in Depth with Nicolai Bachman
  • Certified Tissue Issues Coach
  • Certified Yoga for All Teacher
  • Certified Kids Yoga Teacher
  • Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Karuna Ki Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher,
  • Kundalini Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Oncology Reiki Practitioner
  • Grief Reiki Practitioner
  • Kids Reiki Practitioner
  • Shamanic Reiki Practitioner
  • Space Clearing Reiki Practitioner
  • The 9 Rites of The Munay-Ki Facilitator
  • The 13th of the Munay-Ki – Rite of The Womb Facilitator
  • Certified Holistic Healer
  • Cacao Facilitator
  • Certified Spiritual Coach
  • Shamanic Healing Practitioner
  • Certified Mediation Guide
  • Certified Chakra & Energy Body Guide
  • Tea Ritual, Spell Creation & Basic Astrology 
  • Ordained Minister




13 Comments on About

  1. May the pain that engulfed you be comforted by your spiritual practice…I died as a young child having a very similar experience as the movie Heaven is Real..I am grateful for experiencing that peace..I pray for my aunt who lost her 21 year old child to an 18 year old drunk driver who crossed the highway,hitting my cousin and her boyfriend who were coming home from college….I send prays of peace to you and yes to your new found voice! Heart to Heart Robyn

      • Thank you Annette..you are amazing..always remember that! heart to heart Robyn My Aunt has found peace and forgiveness…as we all see Jana as our own private Angel.

        Thank you for your comment about the Blog

        • Annette, I just came across your blog and wanted to meet you. You are an inspiring, strong, Christian woman, that has inspired the progression of my ministry “Blessings in Disguise”. Our focus is on the education and recovery of those affected (either directly or not) by alcoholism.
          A sincere thank you!

          • Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting my blog. It has been a long and hard journey but with God’s grace I continue.

            My hope is to provide families options for meaningful and mindful family-friendly events. If we can fill a child’s mind and life with moments that help develop strong, socially aware children with a heart for giving back, maybe – just maybe we change what lies in their (and our) future, maybe they help people where and when they can and maybe they will grow strong enough to understand the dangers and selfishness involved in getting behind the wheel under the influence.

            Thank you Coach4casue for giving back and helping people. May your gracious acts continue to spread.

            Annette – Projectrefinedlife.com

  2. Hello! I saw your comment on a post about customizing Adelle and I was just wondering if you were able to get rid of the pink dots at the top for free because it seems like I have to pay to add a customised background. I’d really appreciate your help and all the best with your project! It seems really inspiring x

    • Hi,

      Thank you for visiting my blog! I did get rid of the polka dots.

      To change your background, go to your dashboard, highland “Appearance”, then click on background. Click on “Select Image” and add your background.

      You can find free background images by doing a Google search for “Free backgrounds for blogs”.

      I hope this helps, have a great day!

      Annette – ProjectRefinedLife.com

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