Episode 38 - Managing Health & Relationships - Part 1 | Jennifer Lane Stark - Registered Nurse in Women's Health

Welcome to "It's Your Story to Tell" podcast hosted by Hannah Chijoke Davis, part of the It's Your Story to Tell Coach Collective. Introducing guest Jennifer Lane Stark, a longtime friend, and a remarkable woman who has navigated challenges and chosen a new path in life.

Jennifer’s Background: - Jennifer's diverse roles: mother, newly remarried wife, daughter, friend, and her professional background as a registered nurse in women's health and education.

- Her journey began with a traumatic childbirth experience in 2002, leading to complications and significant health challenges but ultimately being thankful for survival.

- Jennifer's early focus on being a wife and mother, seeking to emulate her loving and giving parents, and later encountering challenges in parenting and marriage.

The Journey of Self-Discovery:

- Jennifer's realization of lacking effective tools for parenting her daughter and the struggle with managing her own health and relationships.

- A pivotal moment came when she recognized her own inauthenticity, leading her to address various aspects of herself: physical appearance, relationships, and self-care.

- The gradual understanding of the importance of self-examination and staying within her own sphere of control, realizing the discomfort in facing personal truths.

Challenges and Coping Mechanisms:

- Jennifer's coping mechanisms, including an attempt to alleviate stress and find a sense of control through unhealthy habits like overeating and consuming alcohol.

- The revelation spurred by her daughter's observations, prompting Jennifer to reevaluate her situation and acknowledge her need for change.

- Despite the absence of visible physical abuse, Jennifer recognized subtler signs of distress and the need to prioritize her own well-being.

The episode ends on a note of self-discovery and acknowledgment of the need for change, leaving listeners eager to hear about Jennifer's journey toward transformation in the next part of the series.

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