Courage, Love and Laughter to Get Through Pandemics, Teaching and Long Italian Hikes Alike with Jill Tomback – Episode 32

Jill Tomback talks about being a grade school teacher during the pandemic, keeping kids engaged, loving communication and more.

The Feel Good Factor. Episode 32. Three women sitting next to each other at an outdoor restaurant table and smiling at the camera. Hillside and water scenery in the background. Courage, Love and Laughter to Get Through Pandemic, Teaching and Long Italian Hikes Alike with Jill Tomback.

You know you’re talking with an elementary school teacher when she says, “pardon my language” and, while you brace for colourful expletives, follows up with “stupid” or “sucks” instead. LOL Jill Tomback shares her experience of being a teacher during the pandemic.

In this easy, fun, free flowing conversation, Jill and I discuss:

  • Keeping kids engaged during the lockdown
  • Pandemic life in LA and India
  • The importance of honest, loving communication
  • Why we shouldn’t be watching the news
  • Our most memorable day of adventure, exhaustion and fabulous food from the Food Heals retreat in Italy (where we met)
  • And so much more…

I hope you enjoy this interview on my podcast as much as I did!

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Jill Tomback is a school teacher in Los Angeles, USA with 15 years of experience under her belt. She is a breast cancer survivor and has been going a decade strong after reversing her disease. If you’d like to connect with Jill, reach out to her on instagram @jillctomback

“You know, whenever you’re going through something hard in life, I mean anyone going through whatever is hard for them, in the moment it feels impossible. But when it’s over you almost just forget about how hard it was, because it’s over and you move on. Then, when you’re faced with something new that’s difficult and you’re like, ‘ugh, this is so awful’, you can think back to the last time you felt that way. And you can remember that you got through it and you were fine…Then you can do anything.”

Jill C Tomback – The Feel Good Factor with Susmitha Veganosaurus


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Work in progress.

Transcribed by Otter.

This article was written by Susmitha Veganosaurus

Susmitha Veganosaurus is a vegan chef, podcaster, meditation guide, artist, influencer, holistic business coach and multi-passionate entrepreneur. She runs Carrots, India’s first vegan restaurant, bakery, and culinary academy. And she’s the host of The Feel Good Factor, a podcast about making happiness your highest priority. Susmitha mentors and coaches vegan entrepreneurs and helps them grow their business in a joyful way, with a focus on self-care and a mindset of abundance.