All of humanity, no matter our struggle or circumstance, can rise above and thrive to live our best life. Jennifer Kauffman believes that life has no dead ends. Despite her life’s many successes and accomplishments, she is always in search of more. The bestselling author, executive producer of Emmy Award-winning films, and trauma survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings joins Christin Collins in this episode to share her greatest life experiences. Listen in as she embarks on a journey to inspire seemingly impossible life-altering transformations in both her clients and the world at large.
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The Secret To Living Your Best Life: Overcoming The Darkness With Jennifer Kauffman
As we do each and every episode, I hold space with someone who has deeply touched my soul and sparked something deep within me. Jennifer Kauffman is going to be someone that I think is going to resonate for you too. Jennifer has been a very successful corporate woman, community leader and athlete. You name it, Jennifer has excelled at it. She found herself one day in 2013 at the Boston Marathon, where unfortunately, she had been severely injured in those bombings. She found from that experience the question percolating, “There’s got to be more to life.”
There is a new movie out about her life titled just that. After watching that movie, I reached out and said, “I have to connect with you. I have to meet you because our stories are very parallel.” She took this traumatic, horrible experience and embraced it to open her up to how she could reimagine and rethink her life’s walk. Her mindset shift has been transformative. Enjoy this conversation with Jennifer Kauffman.
Every episode, I know I’m very excited to share with you someone who has touched my heart and soul. I’m beyond excited to share with you my new soul sister, friend, mentor and guide. My Thelma to my Louise is Jennifer Kauffman. Jennifer, welcome.
Christin, thank you. I’m going to cry and I feel the same way. Let’s jump in here because what is fascinating is we know a mutual person. You watched my film and then you were like, “I got to meet her.” The minute we connected, I felt like I had known you for a lifetime. The reality is we just met. This is it. We are at a time now where we are finding our new tribemates, both men and women. I have been in the process of letting go and rising up in all of this.
What is happening is because I’m transforming, I’m starting to attract other people that are vibrating and resonating in a similar space. I don’t know where this is going, but you and I both know we are meant to do something together. It’s beyond this talk. Who knows? What is funny is I feel so connected and alive with you. Every time I see your name on my calendar, I get excited. I’m like, “I get to go play.” You bring out the kid in me like, “I want to go play.”
We can spend a half-hour dissecting all of that juice because that was simply gorgeous. This is called the Find The Spark Within Podcast. Why is that? It’s because all the answers, joy, satiation and wholeness are within already. It’s from that place of wholeness when we show up and interconnect from that lens that we attract the most fabulous mind-blowing. Thank you for being you and putting yourself out to the world. I want to start by expressing for others when they cross with something that blows their mind. Take a chance and pause. Reach out and connect.
All the answers, all the joy, all the satiation, all the wholeness is within you already.
I was watching your documentary, which Dr. Ken Harris put in front of me. Thank you, Ken, for doing that. I felt like I was watching my own journey. It resonated with me that I knew instinctually, “I have to connect with her because our paths are so parallel.” That’s important when you are finding your own spark within and then you resonate with someone else’s journey. That connectivity is inspiring. For folks who don’t know who Jennifer Kauffman is yet or haven’t watched your amazing movie, can you give us a synopsis of the background of your journey? What brought you to put your life on screen?
It was a huge act of courage and vulnerability and one I wrestled with. I want to say that to your readers upfront. You know how you have those nudges and sparks of curiosity, insight or dreams. What was fascinating as a little girl, one of my dreams was I wanted to be in the movies someday. Little did I know what that meant and how it would come to manifest how it did. I was thinking Hollywood movies and those kinds of things. Although I have been in a Hollywood movie, you would never know it because if you blink, you wouldn’t even see it.
Here is the thing. The bottom line is, in 2013, I was standing 15 feet from the first of two explosions at the Boston Marathon bombings. I had never been to the marathon before. I was born and raised in the Boston area. I went to undergrad and grad school in the city. I worked in the city. I never had a desire to go to the marathon. The state was different because a very dear friend of mine asked if I would accompany her to see her son run for the first time. He was graduating med school and becoming a doctor. I knew my way around the city. That’s why I was there.
Here is the irony. The irony is that it took that horrific experience to stop me from running from myself. I had childhood trauma and young adulthood trauma. I did not know how to deal with that. I had done traditional talk therapy from time to time. I was on a lot of medication to numb my pain because I wasn’t taught how to deal with this and release it.
Why I created this film is to share I got real and naked. I opened up my journey. I’m an outgoing person, but I’m also private and personal. Why did I do it? It’s because the truth is I want people’s journey of rising and thriving to be easier than my own. This is my soul’s purpose if I can ignite a spark that lights someone else up to save their lives.
I have received messages, “I was on the verge of committing suicide. After watching your film, I was re-inspired with hope and a mission.” It’s to remember we are designed to thrive in life, but we are often living a world of suffering, struggle or getting by. We might have ebbs and flows of that. I created the film to bring people back home to themselves to reignite that spark within their soul that’s nudging them to rise up to their best version of themselves, whatever that looks like.
For folks who have been walking in the community recently or for a longer period of time with me, I’m sure they have goosebumps too because all of the same vibrations, keywords and thoughtful introspection is the stuff that I hold space for all the time. We are not here to be in flow with life. This is not supposed to be this massive workout against life. The way to get there is to reconnect with self, let go, have that faith and enjoy the ride. Even when the ride hands us the “negative” how do we know the positive or joy without the sorrow we came here to experience?
Thank you for the whole concept of rising from the ashes like a phoenix. You and I are on the same page. I can’t stand it. When I was watching the movie and the horrific experience that you had, that’s the trauma that stopped you to then pause and reflect. Folks who are more interested can watch your movie. Take us a little bit into the moment when you found yourself in the hospital and your instinct to not follow that path per se to your healing and well-being.
Let me give you a little bit of backstory so that it makes sense for the readers. I was in the ER after that experience. My experience in the ER was equally traumatic. I praise the doctors and nurses that came to my rescue to be there for me, but they don’t know what they don’t know. This is what I learned over time. This is a retrospect. I was convulsing from the neck down. They were concerned for my well-being that I wouldn’t fall off the gurney. They restrained me. Little did I know that restraint, I felt trapped in my own body. I felt like my body naturally knew it needed to release all the adrenaline, cortisol and stuff that was flowing through my body. It’s a normal reaction.
I want to be clear here. I’m so grateful to doctors and nurses because they do a lot of amazing work. I truly believe they didn’t know what they didn’t know. For me, I felt like I was trapped. Fast forward, I had a battery of tests to figure out what was going on. I remember being wheeled in. It was either for a CAT scan or MRI. It was just the technician and me. The technician had said, “I need to inject you with this dye. This dye is going to make you feel like you are going to wet your pants. You are going to feel like you have this fever. You are going to have this metal taste in your mouth like you are sucking on a coin.”
I was like, “I don’t want any of that. Can’t you do the test without that?” He said, “No, we need to do that to see if you are bleeding internally.” I was like, “I don’t want it.” I was wrestling like, “I don’t want this with this woman.” It became clear like, “I had to do it in order to see if I had internal bleeding.” I had to make a choice to do something that I didn’t want to do, but at the same token, I wasn’t ready to die yet. I get injected with this stuff and I feel all of those things in more. I already felt awful. I was already in excruciating pain. I already didn’t know what was going on.
I can’t even begin to process like, “Did what just happened really happen? Am I in this complete twilight zone of a nightmare?” I couldn’t make sense of anything. Fast forward, I get wheeled back into my ER room and I hear this insight. It’s my intuition and higher self, saying, “You’ve got to learn how to heal naturally.” I’m like, “I don’t know how to do that.” My background is in business, economics and finance. I don’t have a medical background. I don’t have a clue how to do this, but I want to share something with you.
I was 42 years old when the bombings happened. When I turned 40, I didn’t feel my vibrant self. I was still active, occasionally doing triathletes and these other things, but my body didn’t feel good. I went and I had a battery of tests done, like the typical lab work stuff. They are like, “You are fine.” I’m like, “I’m fine? I don’t feel fine.” Fast forward, a good friend of mine, we did a lot of transformational courses together. She said to me, “There is this gentleman who has a lab in a suitcase. He will come to your home, run your lab work, put it under a microscope and tell you what is going on.” I go, “That’s weird.”
I was like, “What is this guy going to tell me that the lab that ran my test results? How is that going to be any different?” She was like, “Trust me. Just go with it.” To me, this was woo-woo and out far in my comfort zone. Honestly, I was like, “What is going on with my body?” I hired this guy to come into my home. He pricks my finger and sticks it on a thing. I barely said anything to this guy. He goes, “Did you have a head injury?” I go, “How does he know that?” He was somehow able to detect it by looking at my blood.
Enjoy the ride even when the ride hands you the negative, because you came here to experience.
He said, “Have you been on a lot of medication over the years?” I said, “I have. Starting from when I was a little girl, I had a lot of ear infections, so I was on a lot of antibiotics. Fast-forward, I had a lot of acne. Who wants acne? I was on a lot of antibiotics for that. I struggled with panic and anxiety disorder and depression on and off because of the childhood trauma that I had in young adulthood. I was on these medications.”
What was happening was my liver was compromised because of all of the medications I had been on. For you to understand, my soul was nudging me in the ER, “You’ve got to find another way.” Hence the name of the film, There’s Got To Be More To Life. One of my coping mechanisms to deal with my childhood and young adulthood trauma was to be an overachiever. Does anyone else know what that’s like? You work your ass off over and over again. I’m a hamster on the treadmill on steroids. Every time, I’m like, “I’m going to go after that big goal because no one else can do it.”
It’s like this martyr’s type of syndrome. It got me to see another part of myself, “I would be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve success in my life but at the cost of myself, relationships, having a family and some of my closest friends.” Here is the thing. On some level, I was willing to do that because I was longing to feel fulfilled. I’m longing to feel this joy and happiness. I thought it was reaching whether it was a material possession, a goal at work or doing a triathlon when someone said, “I couldn’t do it.”
Whatever it was, I would reach that goal. Don’t misunderstand it. I would have a momentary bout of happiness and joy, but it was short-lived. The gas in my car could go longer. I could drive a longer distance than what that joy and happiness were. I’m like, “What am I missing? There’s got to be more to life. Is this what we came here for to go through this? I don’t think so.”
Fast forward, I took a bomb. This is where I will say, yes, it was the most horrific experience of my life. I don’t wish it on any soul. It’s the greatest gift of my life because it blew me open. It did two things. It blew me open to get rid of that old trauma and learn that I could heal from that naturally. It’s coming up on nine years and I can look here before you. I took no medication. I learned how to heal from immense physical, emotional, mental and spiritual trauma 100% naturally. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
Thank you so much for walking us through that. For folks who have been in the community, they understand the parallel is mind-blowing. It’s so beautiful how you healed yourself from the inside out. You finally embraced the nudges that became over-the-head whack so that you could go ahead, heal, release, thrive and then help guide others as a lighthouse by authentically sharing your amazing journey. The parallel too is while I was in healthcare when I went through my own awakening. It’s funny because I’m not clinical. I’m like you as a corporate human.
Sometimes it’s easier for us because we are not bogged down with all of the education and the years of investing into that. We are like, “This isn’t working for me. There are moments that it does work, but there are lots of moments that there are alternative ways.” Take us through one of your favorite ways that you worked. For you and I, there were multiple vehicles and avenues we have explored and enjoyed in our healing process. Pick one that you at the beginning was like, “There is no way. This is weird. It crossed very divinely,” that you want to share with others.
There are two I will share with you. One is this and I want to say it here. My path is my path. Your path is your path. Everyone has got to find their path. How do you do that? You align and feel into. All of the practitioners that showed up in my life, I had to have a resonance with. I said to them, “We are in this together. It’s not your way or the highway. It’s our way. If you cannot be with my feedback and what I’m saying to you, you are not part of my team.”
I made that very clear up front, “I have no time for BS and I have no time for this. I’m done being told what to do, how I should feel and all that. I’m the expert of my own body.” If it resonates, we will go down the path. If it doesn’t, I’m going to say, “We need to talk about something else.” I want to say that to your readers. Trust your instincts and yourself. Do not delegate your health and well-being to anyone. You take responsibility for it and co-create it with the people in your life.
There are two things that I did that I would never have done before. They happened almost instantaneously after the bombings took place. I had been familiar with a chiropractor because, being an athlete in sports, I needed to get adjusted. That worked for me. Putting needles in myself and doing acupuncture is weird. That’s what I use to manage my pain. It was very effective. It got the energy and the chi to move in my body. It helped my body to release the trauma over time. That was one.
The second is what is called Brain Integration Treatment. What is that? Even to this day, I couldn’t even tell you the exact way. I’m going to tell you my layman, non-medical way to describe this. It’s a kinesiology-based modality. The way I look at it is if you look at the disconnection between your brain and body. For me, it felt like I was rewiring like, “This pain or discomfort that you feel here in your side or abdomen has a direct link to what is happening in your brain. The neural pathway is disconnected or frayed.” They do some processes, which frankly seemed weird.
A dear friend of mine gifted me this. Thank God she did because I would never have paid for it upfront, truth be told. She gifted me my first session. I thought it was weird. Here is the thing. I left that session and I had instant relief. That’s how I knew it worked. Somebody took the pressure valve and opened up the pressure waves. I was like, “I want more of that. My body wants more of this.” It was a rewiring of the neural pathways.
For those of you that are drawn to watch my film, you will learn from Eileen McKusick. Eileen McKusick is the pioneer of Biofield Tuning. She does a session on me and says, “Your energetic field is like Swiss cheese.” Because I was so close to the blast, my energetic field was fragmented. Hence, my physical body was too. Brain Integration Treatment rebuilt the neural pathways so that it helped me to regain mobility in my body. It frankly helped me to integrate my mind, body and soul on another level. I would never have done this before.
I have multiple degrees. I’m a smart intellectual person from Boston. Here is the beauty of not being medically trained and not being all of that. I found myself in a situation of, “I knew I was on the brink of death.” I knew that if I was going to live, I had to save myself. I had to do it in unconventional ways because I knew and my body knew it couldn’t take any more synthetic medication. That wasn’t going to work for me. There is a place for medicine 100%. I do believe that there is an acute way, but I feel we have become accustomed to pill-popping as a mechanism in hopes it’s going to cure us.
You’re the expert of your own body.
I have been there and done that. It never worked for me. Good luck to you. If it works for you, great. What I found as the true healing was living, walking through my pain and rising up from the ashes, as you speak about in your book. That’s how I got back to remembering who I am, remembering my God-given powers and remembering I, like everyone else, have the ability to thrive. It doesn’t matter what is going on out in the universe. It’s a choice.
All I kept hearing come through is released with love and forgiveness is freedom. It’s all starting with self so that again we can show up wholly and then, from that cup overflowing, be in community. I love the parallels of acupuncture. I know you graciously listened to my audiobook and heard about Dr. Murdoch and how freaky that was that he crossed in my life. That too was one of my first entrées into alternative healing that worked for me.
Where I want to go is this concept of trusting your intuition, not only from a spiritual healing perspective of what your body needs but as a corporate woman. This is a great segue for those who have not yet embraced their intuition. They are busy dissociating or distracting from it. I would sit in Corporate America in many meetings where I was in complete awe of the dialogue, thought process and strategy because we weren’t getting to the root cause.
It baffled me and I didn’t have the confidence to be like, “I have a question. Why are we up here dealing with this where we do not understand the why?” I drove my mother crazy as a toddler growing up because all I would ever say to her was, “Why?” She would answer something and then I still didn’t resonate. I’m like, “But why?” Thank you, mom. Sorry. It was this constant peeling of the onion to get to the core of why.
You had built an empire on top of the quicksand as I had to overachieve to overcompensate for and then you wake up. I said to somebody, “That’s what they call a life crisis.” The same stuff is insanity because you are spinning and less satiated and then you go, “What is this? Why am I doing this?” I want to revisit with you that trust and your process for trusting your intuition. For you, was it a light switch like, “From here on out, I’m going to trust me?” Have you ebbed and flowed with that? What is your process been like?
It’s an ebb and flow process. I want to share something. I love to learn. For me, the but why was like, “I always wanted to go deeper.” I always wanted to get behind like, “But why?” I want to share something that I learned in grad school. We were doing a case study on Hallmark cards of all things. It was all about business process improvement.
I will get to my point here, which is when they went into the case study to say, “How is it that you do the process that you do now?” “We just do it.” “What do you mean?” “We have done the same process for the last 25 years.” They were able to take out 1/3 of the steps that no longer are relevant in the day of technology and innovation. You ask the workers and people, “Why are you doing that?” “Why not? It has worked.”
I want to be clear here. Our intellectual minds can only go so far. Intuition is in the heart and gut. It’s not in your head. We have three brains, whether we know it or not. They don’t talk about this to my knowledge in the medical space. We have a brain that lives in our gut. It has gut flora. For those of us that had a lot of antibiotics as a kid, we don’t have a lot of gut flora. For me, trusting my gut was not an easy thing because I didn’t feel much in my gut, truth be told. I have done a lot of work on healing so I can tap into that more. That’s also where our creativity center is there. When we clear that out and clean that, we can get great divine intuition.
Our heart is our life force. It’s the pulsation. It knows how to pump itself without any instruction. It has its own brain to it. Our intuition lives in our heart and gut, not in our heads. For me, I sometimes struggle inside because my intellectual brain will say, “That doesn’t quite make sense because I might not be aware or tapped into it enough to make sense of it.” My heart and gut are like, “Yes.” With brain integration, my brain was like, “This is weird. I don’t know.” My feeling was, “Yes, do this.” What do you do when you’ve got this split?
For me, I learned how to trust my feeling, reaction and resonance, even though my mind was like, “I don’t know.” Our minds are designed to keep us safe. It serves a purpose. Here is what I like to say. My mind is like my GPS. I get to tell it what to focus on. If my thoughts go into this other place, I have the power to change the dial like in the old days in our radio station and to switch the channel. My body will resonate with that in which I focus on more. To answer your question, it’s a dance for me. Have I mastered it? It’s going to be a dance until the day I transitioned candidly.
Let’s be clear. When I have gone through something like healing naturally, I can trust that now. A new modality shows up. I will never forget two years into my process. A shaman shows up. I’m like, “That’s my edge.” That’s my point. Something had me lean in and go, “Try it. You don’t have to like it and continue on the path. Lean in.” I did and then I was like, “I’ve got value from it.” There have been times I leaned in and I’m like, “I want it done.” Play with it. It’s like cooking in the kitchen. Sometimes you put in a different ingredient. You taste it and go, “Maybe I need to try something else.”
I did that. My husband was so pleased. He was like, “Where did this come from?” I was like, “I tried something new.” I’m totally in alignment with you. That’s super fun. To my tagline of, “Say yes to the universe,” it doesn’t mean it’s for you. It might mean you’ve got that experience to know, “That was so interesting that works for them or that’s important to them. It’s not so much for me right now, but thank you for the experience.” I’m with you on that. I’m an adventurer too.
Here we are in this time of global chaos and uncertainty, which we all know that uncertainty has always been here. It’s now amplified and we are more aware of it. A lot of folks are out of their comfort zones. Where do you see yourself in this universal experience? What are your feelings? What are your visions for how you show up at this time?
It’s a combination of feeling outside of my comfort zone because I’m creating and doing things and paving the way. That brings some excitement, joy, bliss and peace because there is a knowingness inside of me. It also brings up for me being uncomfortable. At the core, I want to belong. There is a part of me because I like to push the envelope. I like to be a pioneer and catalyst for change, even though it’s uncomfortable. Some of the things I talk about in the film are edgy and are like, “I’m taking it to the next level, but it’s the truth that’s going to set us all free.” I have both realities. I have moments where I’m in joy, bliss and peace of like, “Yes, I’ve got this,” and then I’m like, “What am I doing?”
True healing is walking through the pain and rising up from the ashes.
You bring up such an important point. A lot of folks who receive our conversation and become part of it will resonate. I giggle that you said you put out all this edgy stuff because when I watched your movie, I was like, “I know what she said.” It wasn’t edgy at all to me. It was a very similar walk to me. What that has taught me as I too get sad that I no longer fit in with the environment and community that I had enjoyed for so long because I’m shifting and energetically different now. There was that feeling of loneliness, but what is happening is I get comfortable with myself and this opening. I find myself in a community and belonging with new people.
That’s exactly it. I don’t know about you, but there is this void period for me. I liken it to creating space. Let me give you an example. I go through this process. It’s a physical process, an emotional process and also an energetic process where I feel called to declutter. I used to do it once a year and I struggled with it in the beginning. I couldn’t let go of anything. I was the woman that had two golf clubs, four pairs of golf shoes, every golf club that you could have and multiple bicycles. I had all of this stuff. There is a time and place for stuff.
For me, less is more. I have learned to simplify myself because I get such joy in other ways now. It’s more in relation and connection with myself and others. Don’t misunderstand it. I still love material things too. I want to share that there is a decluttering process. I liken it to love it or leave it. I call it that, love it or leave it. I have clothes in my closet and I’m like, “Do I love them anymore? No, but I might love it someday.” In my experience, that never happens because I have grown and evolved. My tastes have changed. I might have physically outgrown it. It’s like, “Bless it and let someone else have it.”
I have had to learn that in relationships too, which has been the hardest thing for me. I love people, but at the same token, I long to be with people that I resonate and whom I can have deep conversations with. Not everybody is willing to go there and that’s okay. I desire that in a very big way because I get supercharged from that. What happens? When I’m in that stage, I do feel alone but then that aloneness gives me time to connect inside and then I rediscover parts of myself. I light the flame even more and I’m like, “I’m cool. I like myself.” I never used to think that, but I’m like, “I’m a cool person.”
There is a part of me that wants to be in the community. At the end of the day, we all do. First, it’s getting juicy and comfortable within ourselves and being okay with that period of feeling alone or feeling like whatever. It’s a transition and growth period. I liken it like this. When you plant a seed, you see its stem. You plant it. You can sit there and stare at it, “Can you grow where you can water it more? You can add more to it.” It’s going to grow when it’s going to grow. You are going to go through this transition period.
What has been fascinating to me is that I birthed the film, the final version launched before Christmas. I had a big pivot and transition. It was such a profound sadness. On the one hand, I was elated about the film, but then I had already the word outgrown. I don’t mean that in a negative sense at all. I had already outgrown a lot of the people that had helped me bring the film to life. That was such sadness and I love them all. To this day, I do.
Also, in order to go to the next level with this film and the next film and what I’m drawn to do next, I have got to invite in other tribe members. I feel strongly that you are one of them, Christin because I feel like we are on this plane together. We are meant to co-create and help more people rise up to their best selves and recognize that. There is a grieving process. It’s a real grieving process. It’s like somebody has died. I liken it to that. For some of you, you are forced to let go of your corporate job. That is very scary. I have been there and done that too.
If you can see it as, “It has served its purpose. The time has come,” you’ve got to be willing to let go to invite the new and there is a new beginning. Like anything else, a new seed is being planted in trust. We have all walked that path. Surround yourself with like-hearted folks like Christin and me who can support and encourage you through that process because it is a process. If we are not growing, we are slowly dying. This is a growth opportunity. I have to remind myself, “I feel uncomfortable again. That’s because I’m growing and it feels uncomfortable to grow.”
I appreciate that reflection. This is the most conscious growth spurt I have been through. I have grown a ton through the years and done the shedding and have new experiences from that, but I was not present. It happened while I was ruminating about the past or trying to control the future. This is the most acute experience of presence. It’s in real-time with no numbing. It’s just being. That’s what is completely blowing my mind.
While you are sharing, seven more questions come up. I could probably go on a mountain, talk to you for a month and share stories. Maybe we need to, but unfortunately, I’m going to end our convo for now. I know that there are so many more conversations and levels that I look forward to exploring with you. I know what you are up to in the future, but I want to save that for the next time we connect on, “What is next? What are you vision casting?” It’s because that’s its own episode.
For now, for folks who are in the Southwest Florida area, I know that’s not all of you. If you want to come to Southwest Florida at the end of March 2022, I’m very blessed that Jennifer is going to come to town so we can connect and hold space. I’m going to be welcoming in an intimate group of folks to come to connect with Jennifer and me as we continue this conversation. If you are interested in being in the community with Jennifer and me, there is no cost to this. This is something that Jennifer and I are going to do. We are going to open it up again to an intimate group. Feel free to reach out. Comment below and I will get you information on that.
Be on the lookout for Jennifer’s next phase of work. I will be sharing, celebrating and being a part of that as she continues to shed light on her own transformative journey. It’s not only for her own healing and benefit, but it’s for the lighthouse opportunities so that we can pick and choose, “That’s a good idea. I hadn’t thought of that. Let me give that a try.” Stay tuned for more on Jennifer’s work. In closing, Jennifer, is there any final thought, mantra or saying that’s bubbling up for you that you feel will seal this beautiful conversation between us?
I want every one of the readers to remember when you are feeling doubt and uncertainty, remind yourself you’ve got this. At the end of the day, you are at the helm. We create our reality. Whether we like it or not, we do. If you don’t like where your life is now, you get to paint a brand-new painting. It doesn’t matter what age you are. I feel like I’m living my fifth lifetime. I’m constantly reinventing and recreating myself. It’s never too late. Follow your heart. Explore and go play. Allow yourself to be a kid again. Get curious like, “I’m going to go give that a try. Maybe I will do this.” Whatever lights you up, lean in that direction. Remember, you’ve got this even when you think you don’t.
Jennifer, thank you so much. I have chills with that final share, especially you have impacted my life greatly in multiple ways in our short walk together. I’m so grateful for what I know is going to be an unbelievable chapter ahead of us. To the community, thanks for taking the time to be a part to read. I hope this helped you find your spark within. As always, if you have questions or comments, please mark those below your feedback. Your connectivity is what fuels Jennifer and me to be able to shed light on work and hold space. Thank you for plugging in. Until next time, be loved.
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About Jennifer Kauffman
Despite my life’s many successes and accomplishments, I’ve always been in search of more: more peace, more love, more joy, more money, more passion, and more fulfilment.
I am a bestselling author, award-winning results coach, inspirational speaker, Executive Producer of Emmy award-winning films and trauma survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
My heart’s desire is to inspire impossible transformation in those who truly want to live a life they love—a life where they rise-up and thrive!
Jennifer Kauffman is on a mission to inspire seemingly impossible life-altering transformations in both her clients and the world at large. She believes that all of humanity, no matter our struggle or circumstance, can rise above and thrive to live our best life. Jen’s years in the corporate world have equipped her with a unique drive and insight which she now uses in her own coaching practice. It is through this practice, and her passion for film, that she hopes to change the world.
That is my wish for all of you.