Attitude of Gratitude Transforms 80-year old Grandmother into First-Time Entrepreneur

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Jeanne Dowell and partner/daughter featured in new oomph! TV webisode “People with oomph!”

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What started as a tragedy has transformed Jeanne Dowell into an entrepreneurial wonder. Recently celebrating her 80th birthday, the mother of three and grandmother of five has aptly demonstrated that attitude does indeed trump age.

Jeanne is the co-founder of the Green Buddha line of products and is also a long time yoga instructor in the San Francisco Bay area. The Green Buddha is the creation of the mother and daughter team of Jeanne Dowell and Dana Dowell Windatt.

"For me, it all started after I went to grief workshop,” says Jeanne Dowell. “The workshop recommended that every day we write about something we are grateful for and what it does in our lives, and I quickly felt the positive power of this attitude of gratitude. It really changed my outlook on life and living."

Jeanne’s daughter also adopted the new writing ritual, and the two started to brainstorm ideas for sharing their new attitude with others. Dowell asked her daughter to illustrate the concept of a clothing line which reflects and inspires a spirit of gratitude. Soon, the on-line retail store was launched.

Jeanne’s story is featured in a new webisode from oomph!TV series “People with oomph!” which can be viewed at The series “People with oomph!” is a web series dedicated to profiling people who are defying the norm, redefining “age,” and making incredible accomplishments after the age of 40 and often way after 40 into their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. oomph! Unlimited LLC, is the premiere lifestyle company promoting a positive, productive aging population.

“oomph! is all about attitude, not about age.” said Tammy O’Connor, Chief Cook for oomph! Unlimited LLC. “Jeanne and Green Buddha is a great example of life beginning at 80. That Jeanne is able to start a new entrepreneurial venture at such a venerable age and challenging economic times is amazing. This is what oomph is all about. Not giving up and staying in the game.”

Green Buddha can be found at and oomph! TV can be found at


oomphTV is an online inspiration, information and social networking service primarily for the 78 million strong “baby boomers” that live their lives with oomph! oomph!TV is owned and operated by oomph! Unlimited LLC, a full service multi-media production company and is based in Los Angeles, California.

For more information, contact:

Tammy 0’ Connor
(310) 560-6764


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