Remarkable Conversations Unfiltered – Jennifer Seven – Changing Lives Through Weight Loss

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Jennifer Seven is a Remarkable Woman living in Ashburn, VA (a suburb of Washington, DC). She owns a weight loss and wellness center and aims to change people’s lives by helping them overcome obesity and diabetes through weight loss.

Jennifer uses the Ideal Protein weight loss method – which was very new to the U.S. when she opened her business in 2010 – along with ElectroSlim treatments to help people affect metabolic changes and reduce their need for medications for a variety of obesity-related conditions.

My favorite part of our interview was hearing Jennifer talk about the heartfelt success stories she hears from clients. Since opening her center, she has seen hundreds of people regain their health. Just a few of these include moms who hated being in family photos and now are happy to be included; people who can travel again and participate in activities like zip-lining; and parents who can now get down on the floor to play with their children or grandchildren.

Jennifer’s one piece of advice to women is: Focus on gratitude. It is so easy to focus on what we don’t have rather than the bounty that we do have. As we focus on the positive, we will bring more abundance and positivity to ourselves.

Jennifer shared an example from her own life about losing nearly everything and becoming depressed after a difficult divorce. She began keeping a gratitude journal, and though it took a lot of time and soul-searching, she continued until she filled the entire book!

Connect With Jennifer

Jennifer would love to hear from you! Connect with her via her website or on Facebook.

Watch our video interview on YouTube:

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What To Do With Toxic Friendships

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Tammy Bjelland and I instantly connected as friends. We met professionally through our networks, but quickly found that we resonated in so many areas. We both love working with passionate, capable people, stretching our creativity, and making a difference in women’s lives. The more time we spend together, the deeper our connections grows. We especially love collaborating with each other on new ideas and vision for our growing businesses.

Tammy is “that friend” we all talk about having – she is reliable, supportive, caring, and brilliant! You just feel good being around her. You know, just easy. We talk about how chemistry is so important in a relationship with a man. Well, it is just as important with your girlfriends, and our chemistry is off the charts!

Tammy and I could talk for hours about a whole range of topics for women, personally and professionally. In this video, we discuss what to do with toxic friendships. Can we get better at identifying them earlier? And how can we gently bow out once we recognize their toxicity without causing any extra drama?

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what has worked for you as well!

Click below to watch our YouTube Video:

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Unsupportive Friends – Really?

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We all have them. They are in your circle. Hell, you even say she is a part of your tribe. You honestly think you couldn’t imagine having their friendship in your life. You do happy hours, you do weekend getaways you know all the stuff you would do with one of your BFF’s. Then it happens. Yep! An opportunity presents itself, and you are almost dumbfounded when you share the excitement, and it is not reciprocated.

I know how you felt. Disappointed, shocked, hurt and angry. All of these strong emotions that you are just not sure how to process. You then question your friendship. Was our friendship ever reciprocated the same? Did she really trust me? When we were together was it really real and was she just that good at pretending? Then you go into the mindset of you not being able to just wrap it around your head that she was not being supportive along with all those thoughts I just shared above. Then you ask yourself, has she always been this way or was there something in her life that made her be that way? You go over and over it again because you just can’t accept it. It’s devastating! I mentioned anger, and I also mentioned disappointment especially when you valued, respected and always supported that friendship.

You see I am a someone that in any situation has to have a resolution. I can’t let it linger. I can’t ignore it, and I can’t act like it didn’t happen. I am not sure if it is the right answer as we all process things differently and some of us have more of a tolerance to be able to let it go or ignore and forgive and be okay with that, but as I mentioned I can’t do any of those things without a process. So for the women out there that are all about resolution like I am, I will share what I do and it might be extreme. I always ask how do I feel about it? Is there something different I could have done? Can I say to myself that I have not a tad bit of guilt about how I approached the opportunity? Be real with yourself when you ask that last question because that can change it all – if you feel good about it, and you came from a good place with good intentions I don’t know that the friendship can be the same.

You have a choice. You accept that you are good with how you handled it and you decide to work on that friendship. How I work on it is when I go to visit her I ask myself how do I feel on my way (anxiety, happiness etc). I ask myself when I am with her, how do I feel and when I leave, I ask how do I feel. I evaluate my feelings. If I don’t feel good, the answer is clear. I don’t want that friendship in my life. I cut it out. Most think that is extreme after all it was just one fight or misunderstanding. I am here to tell you that if you have someone in your life that does not make you feel good where is the value and goodness in that? I will refer to what my husband always says. “Jennifer you have only one go around”!

How do you move on? How do you find a resolution? When you have a friendship that turns unsupportive.

Don’t be that girl. Collaborate instead of Compete.

Remarkable Conversations Unfiltered – Jennifer Myers – Prison Advocate, Author, Speaker

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Jennifer Myers is a Remarkable Woman living in the beachside community of La Jolla, CA. An author and speaker,  prison consultant and advocate, she co-founded a nonprofit to empower girls and women to make positive choices.

Jennifer’s story leaves a huge impression on all her listeners. Early in a dance/choreography career while living in Chicago, she became involved with a marijuana trafficking organization due to a romantic association. In 2003, as one thing lead to another, she found herself arrested for her involvement, and subsequently served 17 months of her three-year sentence in federal prison.

Jennifer described how this experience opened her eyes. She was shocked to meet so many women, mostly mothers, who were locked up for non-violent crimes. She became determined to speak about this experience and make a difference in the prison system. After her release in 2007, Jennifer worked hard to get back on her feet and began a consulting business to help advise women going into prison for the first time. She also wrote a memoir about her journey, published in 2013, titled Trafficking the Good Life.

Today, Jennifer co-runs her nonprofit, R.I.S.E. To Empower, and continues to consult with women going into prison as she empowers girls and women to make positive choices. She has spoken to youth in schools about her experience and, last year, helped produce the first TEDx inside a men’s prison in San Diego. She also recently spoke at TEDxWilmingtonWomen about reducing recidivism by empowering women inside prison before they are released.

Jennifer’s piece of advice to women is: Turn your adversity into a gift! Stay present to the moment, and give yourself the opportunity to follow the threads that are presented to you in life.

Connect With Jennifer

Jennifer would love to hear from you! Connect with her via her website,

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