THE Glue that helps keep us together
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Raised by her mom and first-generation Polish American grandpa, Jeni grew up on a blackberry farm in rural Arkansas with her younger sister. She is the first family member to complete college and pursue her dreams of helping others through a health and wellness profession and more recently her writing career.
While her husband worked, Jeni raised three children; home-schooled; cared for foster children; tutored the neighbor’s granddaughter; cared for her paternal grandmother who at the time was 92 and beginning dementia; volunteered with Civil Air Patrol; and continued helping people part-time in health and wellness transformation. She loved the idea of raising a close, strong family and continuing to help others. She was dedicated to doing whatever she needed to do to support her dream.
SOMETIMES PEOPLE NEED HELP
Being a fiery, independent thinker with two advanced degrees and a woman who isn’t afraid to try new things, it was very important to Jeni to live life fully and do things that were important to her, like raising a traditional family, serving the community, and helping others. But after years of trying to make her marriage work, she was at a breaking point.
Her health was suffering with migraines, chronic fatigue, concentration issues, nausea, and silent depression every day. “MY BODY WAS SCREAMING AT ME, ” she said. Doctors did not have an answer. Lots of prayers were said. Finally, a domestic event that required authority involvement occurred. “It was VERY SCARY AND TRAUMATIC FOR ME AND MY DAUGHTER. I was so dismayed that our marriage and my life had come to this. And I knew how difficult this decision and process would be, but I felt that if I did not make this decision that things WOULD ONLY ESCALATE,” she remembers.
God had other plans and she knew that He was by her side the whole time. Despite having to rely on food banks and church kitchens for a period of time, she eventually relocated with the support of her mom; sold the house; took on the family debt; found a wonderful job in the health, wellness, and fitness field providing services to adults over 62; and began rebuilding her life.
During this time, she hunkered down and organized her mind, her purpose, and her vision. She used her experience to write a children’s book, Kind Words: The Glue That Helps Keep Us Together, to work through the grief and provide a purpose for her experiences. She wrote poems to express her anguish. She hiked a lot. Despite the duress that her children went through, she tried to encourage them to believe that IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT WHEN MEAN OR BAD THINGS HAPPEN. SOMETIMES PEOPLE NEED HELP.
“It was especially IMPORTANT TO SHOW MY CHILDREN HOW TO CREATE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, CONFIDENTLY SET BOUNDARIES, AND STEP AWAY FROM UNHEALTHY OR UNSAFE SITUATIONS WHEN NEEDED,” she states.
In the meantime, as her family dynamics changed, her responsibility to her grandmother did not. Jeni relentlessly ADVOCATED for her grandmother as she began her journey from owning her own home to transitioning into assisted living and then into long-term nursing care and finally joining her husband and son in heaven. “This experience was… well, there is no simple way to say it….difficult. She was funny and flirty to the very end. She graduated a month before her 97th birthday,” Jeni recalls.
What an experience ending a long-term marriage, parenting three children, starting a new life, and supporting my grandmother through the stages of dementia at the SAME TIME. “What I realized was how strong I am and how DETERMINED I can be when I stand up for what is right and important. I also realized how lonely it is to be strong and focused through such adversity. That is when I knew that my incredible experiences would be useful to others, ” she states. So began the path of purposefully developing a space to help guide others through life transitions as they improve their health and wellness, their relationships, life skills, and purpose. It would take time to BUILD the vision of creating a system to provide a support structure that would educate, empower, and inspire not only people like me, but OUR CHILDREN.
People came into her life at the right time with resources needed to be successful. Positive, loving support BLOSSOMED all around her. “It was amazing watching God keep me close by. I did waiver a bit with some distractions, but God pulled me in and continued to redirect me by showing me the people I needed to stay close to and be SUCCESSFUL,” she shared.
Together we can CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, and COLLABORATE creating a healthy, happy home life for themselves and their community.
Frequently Asked Questions
COnnect, Communicate, and Collaborate
Many people of all ages and stages have crossed my path in my health and wellness career over the past 20 years. My community health education career began overseeing crisis management programs in the community and military populations specifically family and relationship violence. Leading court-ordered parenting and anger management classes, directing alcohol and drug prevention and intervention programs for college students, and managing wellness, weight management, and fitness programming for seniors are some of the many opportunities that have led me to assist with improving the lives of others. My ability to connect with others has empowered countless people to LOSE WEIGHT and gain confidence as their spark reignites and their love of life grow. My client and friend, Jim, lost over 100 pounds and lives life with a new zest despite chronic disease diagnosis. He contributes his success to the tools he learned from our coaching sessions. I coached a young woman named Yvonne and help her adjust to her new life after a stroke and guided her as she found a NEW LIFE PURPOSE. She now speaks publicly about her experience and INSPIRES OTHERS. One of my dearest clients, Terry, courageously loves both her mom with Alzheimer’s (a heartfelt journey in and of itself) and her own daughter who is moving forward with a new life of being transgender. All of these wonderful people are facing various “life events” and all are thriving because of the education, empowerment, and inspiration they receive from our connection and time together in my coaching services.
I am committed to dedicating the rest of my professional life to helping determined people, young in age or young in heart, catch their breath, connect, communicate, and collaborate within themselves and others creating calm, healthy, vibrant relationships and communities. Over the years, I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of countless groups from all walks of life- military, professional, medical, social services, religious groups, and community service members- who have experienced tough events in their career, in their family, or in their personal life. And now…. we have more stimulus and cautionary situations than ever before and need to not only prepare for such adversity but have the life skills to move forward with tough topics, tough transitions, and tough events.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS FOR “YOUNG PEOPLE”
Our COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience in a school, community, or place of worship setting. Some of our most popular topics are fairly TOUGH TOPIC STUFF. Create a Wellness Workshop by combining several topics together. Our WELLNESS WORKSHOPS can include topics such as:
- Healthy Family Talk using the book Kind Words: The Glue That Helps Keep Us Together
- Why Do Nice People Do Bad Things
- Getting Family Off Their Devices: How to Really Connect
- Going From Bullying To Being Best Friends
- Is Your Parent Have a Meltdown (and what to do about it)
- Supporting Your Peers Through Crisis
- Grief Journeys: How To Support Someone
- Emerging Into Adulthood: What Does That Mean
- Defining Success For You (Not Your Parents)
- Diverting Dating Disasters (lots of funny stories)
- Your Backpack for Life: Do You Have What You Need To Be Successful
- Understanding That Parents Aren’t Perfect: Parenting Your Parents
- It’s Not About You: How To Successfully Communicate With A Difficult Person
- More topics coming soon (please suggest a new one if desired)
Private health and wellness clients,
Reclaim, Renew, Relaunch: How to Thrive Through Crossroads, Emerge Stronger, Healthier and Love Life Again” ™, is a series of 8 important steps every strong and independent person needs to apply and tap into their inner strength, willpower and sense of connection to themselves and others and have the health and wellness and life of their dreams. Whole body wellness, healthy lifestyle nutrition, healthy relationship boundaries, family wellness, and care giving your aging parent are popular challenges that my recent clients receive coaching for and benefit when committed to a coaching relationship with me.
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What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
The Standing Mountain™ health and wellness coaching for adults or older teens is were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about making a change and are ready to do what is necessary to improve their life, which means bringing back that smile, moving forward with life goals, and getting back to the life they want.
LIFE IS NOT OVER. Whether you are restarting after a long term marriage is over or a career change or an empty nester. You are not dead. You have many things yet to ACCOMPLISH.
Every day is a new day to discover and reach new heights.
These programs were created for you to put proven systems in place within a few months (if not weeks), which will eventually lead to you gaining the confidence and vitality you need to OBTAIN GREATER ENERGY, CONFIDENCE TO DO THINGS YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, and FEELING EXCITEMENT each and every day.
Being a high-achiever, believer in a higher purpose, and always have a learning module or book or podcast going on somewhere, I’m known to work best with other high achieving go-getters, people who are ready to improve their situation and take the necessary steps to get it done, make it work, and be the best they can be. When my clients tell me, “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it,” I expect them to take consistent action. No excuses. You will receive the support you need, the tools, and a nourishing learning environment to guide you as you achieve what you need to achieve whether it is better relationships, improved whole body wellness, genuine fulfillment, or life purpose.
For what types of people are your programs NOT going to work?
Do yourself (5) favors:
1. If you are not ready to make a change, then keep searching, reading, and SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE that support you until you are ready.
2. If it is uncomfortable thinking about taking ownership and responsibility for your choices and making the necessary changes, then remember that until you realize that you have the power to improve your life and be and do and live the life you really want, then your situation will continue to stay the same, if not get worse. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for your health and your life. When you are ready, I will guide your every step until you can fly away free, whole, and vibrant.
3. If you do not have the finances to support investing in yourself, then find the money through financial rearrangements or a part-time job and then call me.
4. JOIN the free The Standing Mountain™ Facebook group. The free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one. http://bit.ly/TSMGroup
5. Make a point to read the “The Standing Mountain™” monthly NEWSLETTER after you share your email address with me. If you do not want to share your email, then check on this site weekly for my Blog posts and read the latest tips there.
Doing these five things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you are ready.)
Other types of personalities I won’t work with (without exception) are the whiner or the chronic skeptic and complainer, as well as individuals who constantly make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. I also do not tolerate people who regularly blame others and do not take responsibility for their actions. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?
What exactly is Reclaim, Renew, Relaunch™ and what does it include?
Young at Age or Young at Heart: THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU. Life is a marathon. It truly is. And I am your coach. All of us have BIG FEELINGS as we travel forward with TOUGH STUFF. Together we emerge stronger by finding how your inner strength will move you forward to a place full of satisfaction, meaning, and fulfillment. This will happen when you begin to understand your true value, how to create powerful intentions, and how to manifest the life that you want whether that is better health, fulfilling relationships, or achieving the long lost dream that was put on hold while you supported your family for the past 35 years. Or maybe you are barely 18 and you are a bit overwhelmed with it all. I get it. Having an experienced Life and Wellness Coach is very helpful.
The Reclaim, Renew, Relaunch™ system guides you to do:
This is where we learn about your life and understand CRYSTAL CLEAR about what your intentions are and what you want to experience or reclaim in your personal life. Before you can create what you want, you need to KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. This is a space created for you to begin sharing who you are and where you want to go.
You may know what it is that is holding you back from succeeding, or you may need guidance on identifying what is holding you back. This is where we spend time identifying any self-doubt, inner resistance, anxiety, or fear that is blocking you from your full potential so that you can finally take action and RELEASE YOUR INNER GEESE. Find out more when you enroll.
We will IDENTIFY YOUR INNER STRENGTHS and talk about past successes. Reset your foundation, so you feel strong and confident. We will discover your passions and what exactly feeds your soul.
We will pinpoint “your FUEL TYPE” and acknowledge systems you need to support your health, your relationships, or professional life. Knowing what YOU need to refuel your body, your mind, and your soul is very valuable to thriving on your everyday path and your long term journey.
We will learn specific “REDISCOVERY TOOLS” and add them to your personalized toolbox. When you use these tools, you will achieve the RESULTS you are looking for. This is HOW you will be successful. Different people need different tools. Some of my health and wellness clients have gained common tools such as nutrition tricks and sneaking in non-exercise movement and incorporating accountability systems as they set daily goals for exercise and weight loss. Other clients have learned the power of affirmations and reframing their inner voice to sanctify their self-talk as they gain confidence and move forward with their life. Sometimes clients need exposure to a new perspective, insight, or understanding of internal and external dynamics that they didn’t notice before. Every situation is different and the coaching process is personalized to you. You receive what you seek. The coaching sessions are for you, not the for the masses.
This is where we FINE TUNE YOUR LIFE VISION and set goals to achieve those things you value using the inner strengths you identified, skills you learned, and the power of believing that you can achieve our dreams and believing you deserve them.
This is where we identify specific ACTION PLANS and set specific goals to improve your effectiveness and abilities so that your personal or professional life continues to evolve and become what you want it to be.
Now that you have invested in yourself and gained personalized tools, you will move forward with the action plan you created with me. By now, you may have already made serious strides in your life. You are now armed with specific knowledge and skills, confidence, vision, and support and can generate the results you deserve. Your life will move to the next level of success as you EXPERIENCE WHOLE BODY WELLNESS, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, AND PASSIONATE LIFE PURPOSE.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of our work together will make a difference and improve your life in all dimensions. (See Testimonials)
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Gain new found CONFIDENCE in yourself
- Find your joy, your zest, your BELLY LAUGH
- Experience new adventures on a journey that is just right for you
- Learn about your CHARACTER STRENGTHS and how you can use those to improve your life
- Identify and own a clear vision of where you want your life to be
- Become aware of your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can “RELEASE your geese” and learn improved strategies to start living your passion and purpose with ease
- Acquire new communication, stress management, self-care, and self-talk techniques and FEEL IN CONTROL of your body, your time, and your future
- Identify personal goals every 90 days and strategies to meet them to pull yourself into the future that you design
- Create a support system that you maintain to help you STAY ACCOUNTABLE AND ON TRACK
- Become an expert in taking care of yourself first and then being successful at helping others whether in your personal or professional life or both
- IMPROVED ENERGY, STRENGTH, STAMINA AND VITALITY that is whole-body wellness: physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, socially, vocationally, environmentally, and spiritually
- Build a resource library that will continue providing the specific support you need
- Meet other people moving forward with similar experiences and feel part of a community
- Feel more at PEACE with yourself and your progress
Can I contact some of your clients to see what it is like to work with you?
Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonial page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to.
How Quickly Can I Expect Results?
That depends on how quickly you can transition to making those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to reclaim, renew, and relaunch their life in a very short time frame, even a few weeks, whiles others need more processing time and encouragement to move forward.
How can I guarantee myself that I will achieve more confidence and positive results in record time?
Do all your homework. Be totally committed to yourself. Understand that making changes is a process, a proven one, that only works if you TAKE OWNERSHIP and action and do the steps.
All of my clients who have diligently applied every step in the Reclaim, Renew, Relaunch™ system have said their lives are more successful both personally and professionally.
Will I recover the investment I put in my coaching program?
Yes, a resounding Yes! When you choose to invest in yourself by aligning yourself with a coach that understands you, your values, and your vision, and can help you manifest the life that you want, whether it is improved whole body wellness, improved relationships, or passionate life purpose, you will reap the rewards.
Stop and ask yourself:
How much better will my life be when I am able to do the things I want to do because I am physically or emotionally stronger?
How much better will my life be when I can wake up in the morning and be excited about my plans for the day and feel a sense of purpose and value every day?
Chances are, the amount of success you feel as your daily decisions and quality of life improve will be so valuable to you that it will more than cover your coaching investment. Your life satisfaction will be worth 10 times more than the coaching investment you made.
Expect to receive and use many of the resources, templates, and systems available to you when you join The Standing Mountain community This is what you are looking for but have not found until now.
You are investing in yourself.
You deserve this!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
You are capable of having the life that you want.
Jeni, based on all the information I’ve heard and read about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision that benefits you! I am happy to work with you to achieve your personal goals. I prefer to work one-on-one with my clients to really help them see results faster. Click on the schedule now link below to get started to make your free connect call appointment.
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