The Whole Nine Yards: Japarra Umbrellas

Penelope Joye-

Founder of Japarra Umbrellas

From the beginning of her life, Penelope Joye was exposed to the sun and went through her childhood as many of us did with long days at the beach or pool with little or no protection. She paid the price. The result was a melanoma diagnosis, not once, but twice. The seriousness of this compelled her to examine her life and find a solution to preventing future concerns with premature aging, sun damage and skin cancer.

Penelope has had her scare with skin cancer, but it is what she did because of it that she shares with us today. Growing up in Australia, then moving on to her well travelled life, she gained the experiences that would give her an idea…one that would become a passion for her.

She found a creative solution for protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Her solution is easy to use, practical and best of all so very beautiful. It is the whole nine yards!

In this episode with Penelope , we will be learning about:

  • How she found her passion after going through her challenges
  • Creating her beautiful solution to sun protection and skin care

What a creative, resourceful and beautiful guest. I just loved how she took a need and turned it into something she is so passionate about. What a vast life change…from learning the business operations in her mother’s restaurant to investment banker to umbrella guru. It goes to show how all of our life experiences lead us to where we need to be.

We also are reminded that we need to take care of ourselves and be proactive with protecting ourselves from sun damage. I always like to take time to point out the seriousness of skin cancer, melanoma even more so. Do what you can daily AND in all seasons with sunscreen, clothing, and accessories to prevent putting yourself in a potentially deadly situation.

You can find out more about Penelope and her umbrellas on her website and on Instagram @japarraumbrellas

Listen to this important episode to hear more.

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Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

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