We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. JaNair Osarollor, DC and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. JaNair, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
To be honest, how I envisioned myself starting a business, was not how it played out at all. It was more of an “it’s now or never” kind of scenario. I’ve been in the chiropractic profession for 6 years so far. I was an associate chiropractor for about 4 of those years before I started my own business. Before I started my own business, I aspired to be a chiropractor that focused on women’s health, caring for birthing families and children. Instead, as an associate, I was working long hours for someone else’s personal injury clinic, not spending enough time with my family, missing events and my children’s sport activities, and not engaging in the chiropractic specialty that I truly had a passion for. Working in that kind of environment was super stressful. It finally reached the point where I was becoming burnt out in a profession that I love. I love being a chiropractor and helping others, however, I’m also a wife and mother who needs and wants her family time. It’s nearly impossible to truly be the best wife and mother in a “male dominated” career, coming home after 9:oopm every night, and working weekends; all while being mommy and taking care of the home. Once I reached that point of stress, frustration and burn out, a change was necessary. I vowed I would never get that way again, and took that leap of faith to start something that would allow me to not only care for and serve others in the capacity that I chose to, but would also give me the freedom to reclaim time to spend with my family. I was able to create Sow Graceful Chiropractic, a space where I was able to sow into the lives of others and make a difference. A space where I was finally able to provide care to women and their families, while still having the time to take care of my own family.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m the owner of Sow Graceful Chiropractic, located in DeSoto, TX. I provide chiropractic care for families, with a focus on women before, during, and after pregnancy. I specialize in perinatal and pediatric chiropractic and hold certifications to serve individuals in this capacity. I have received extensive training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to serve pregnant women and their families, Doulas of North America (DONA) as a birth doula, National Black Doula Association (NBDA) as a holistic fertility doula, and Spinning Babies. As a mother of four I am very passionate about supporting the wellbeing of women and children. Based on my own experiences during pregnancy, and the limited access to suitable healthcare growing up, I’ve made it my mission to be an advocate and resource for the need of holistic maternal and pediatric care in the community. As well, to collaborate and partner with other birth and wellness professionals that seek to do the same.
About a year ago I started re-branding my business. I’m excited to continue to work on making my business reflect my beliefs and me as a “momprenuer”. My whole vision is to create a safe space for holistic health and wellness within the community, making this model of care more accessible to women and their families. I want everyone to be educated on, and have resources for, the numerous options they have when it comes to their health; and are informed and supported when making decisions on their lifestyles. In the upcoming months I will be working to add additional wellness services into my practice to complement my approach of holistic chiropractic care. I want anyone that steps into my practice to feel comfortable and free to discuss whatever they desire. To feel that it’s a place of nurturing and healing. Most importantly to feel empowered and inspired to reach attainable health goals. I’m honored to be able to do this in the city of DeSoto, TX. A city that I grew up in and still reside. It has always been a dream of mine to give back to my region in a big way, and I believe I am making that dream a reality.
Entrepreneurship is not always easy, nonetheless it still brings me joy. There are highs and there are lows. However, if I truly evaluate my journey thus far the highs far exceed the lows. The freedom I have to merely try and be successful, on my own terms, while being with my family is unmatched. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being an entrepreneur teaches you to step out your comfort zone, and eventually you become fearless in a sense. I had to overcome any fear and negative beliefs I had within myself about being a successful business owner in order for my business to thrive. Sometimes you are your biggest critique, and I had to learn to change my mindset. My faith is constantly tested, yet in the end my dedication, commitment and investment in myself and my business help me overcome many of the challenging situations I have faced as an entrepreneur. Over these past few years I have learned that it is okay to ask for help, you’re not meant to journey alone. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the love, support, and mentorship of my family, friends, and other people that God placed in my life, even if only for a season.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely would check the scene out in Deep Ellum or Uptown in Dallas to engage in the different theaters, galleries, restaurants, bars, and night life entertainment. Texas Live in Arlington is also a popular spot to go to eat, drink, and watch sports. My family personally does a lot of family stuff, so places like Klyde Warren Park is a great spot to walk around, enjoy outdoor activities, shop vendors and food trucks, or to simply relax. Can’t go wrong with the Dallas or Fort Worth Zoo either. When it comes to having a favorite place to eat or drink, I really don’t have one, nor am I picky. Any place that has a happy hour, such as Bar Louie and Kona Grill, or brunch such as Jonathon’s Diner and Yardbird Table & Bar, count me in!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would first like to give God all the praise for where I am in my life. His grace is sufficient, and I will never be able to fully express how truly grateful I am for His favor on my life. My testimony is a great one, and I wake up every morning thankful to be in a place in my life that I am proud of because God said I was enough and gave me the desire to do so.
The number one person I would like to dedicate this shoutout to is my husband, Nyime Osarollor. He has been my personal cheerleader throughout this journey of mine. He never stops loving and encouraging me to follow through with my dreams. He even at one point put his own plans on hold to make sure I was able to get through school to pursue mine. Tending to the children, maintaining the home, and making sure we were secure financially is not easy, however he made it happen every time. For that I am blessed for him to have chosen me and support me continuously, my personal Super Man.
I would like to recognize my parents Mossie and Carolyn Bonds as well, for instilling in me the value of hard work and perseverance. They’ve continued to encourage me and believe in me without a doubt as I pursue my endeavors. My mom for keeping me covered and lifted in prayer. And my dad, who passed in 2014 during my second year of chiropractic school, it’s because of him I strive even harder to be successful and build a legacy in his memory.
Shout out to:
-My siblings (Nicholas, Mossie III, Brandon, Tralyn), my Mother-in-Law (Linda Edwards), my cousins (Dr. Rodney Williams, DC, Shalona Bonds), my entire family (both sides), my bestfriends (Brittany Dotsy, Amanda Proctor, ShaKasha Williams) and my church family (Dominion Christian Center).
-My Midwife Ashley Greene, CNM (Founder of Best Southwest Midwifery), Arija Israel (Founder of Melanin Milk Lactation Services & Birth In Color Doula Collective), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Upsilon Nu Zeta Chapter), and Women Chiropractors (Organization).
-My Chiropractor Colleagues/Bestfriends-Jeanette Goodwill, Porcha Anderson, Amber Smith, Lauren Collins, and Marcus Waller.
I actually could go on and on. There are so many people who I would say deserve recognition for their efforts, support, mentorship, love, and encouragement during my journey. I wholeheartedly appreciate it all!
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