Episode 86: Jen | Embracing the Magic

Do you ever have that feeling deep in your gut that you need to check on your kid, and then they are doing something they shouldn’t be doing? Have you ever thought of someone and then the phone rang? Is this just intuition or something more?

Today, we sit down with Jen. Jen shares with us her daughter Teal, and the magic within her. We discuss their unique way of communicating with one another, and how Teal’s magic has captured those who have been fortunate enough to meet her. 

Jen gives us insight into different ways to support our children, other than traditional medicine and therapy. We discuss creating balance between conventional treatments and those that are not always talked about in western medicine. She gives us a variety of resources to explore as we navigate our own journeys with our children, and so importantly, as mothers ourselves.

“Why do I have to follow the same path? I don’t have the same kid as everyone else.”-Jen

Here’s what Jen and Suz discuss. You don’t want to miss this.

  • Welcome Jen (3:41)
  • Meeting Teal (4:33)
  • Teal’s travels (7:41)
  • The magic of Teal (8:30)
  • Visiting hours are over (13:59)
  • Just “mom’s intuition”? (16:23)
  • Mom magic (22:21)
  • Different intuitive options (25:52)
  • Caring for yourself (30:18)
  • Preparing the world (37:51)
  • What gives Jen hope (46:30)

Rare disease can be a place of fear, sorrow, and anxiety. But on the other side of that is hope, light, and joy in the small moments. I hope Jen has shown you that it is ok to create your own path, and find support that works for you and your family. Have you explored any non-traditional therapies? What was your experience? Let me know in the When Autumn Comes Society or send me a DM on Instagram! I’d love to hear about how this helped you.

Connect with Jen:


Email: Jen@forourspecialkids.com

@ForOurSpecialKids on instagram

@ForOurSpecialKids on Facebook

Catch up with Suz:



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