RN, BSN, RMT
Jen figured out late in life that she's better off being her own boss. She is a multi-passion entrepreneur who loves to serve, mentor, write, and create pieces of art.
Jen loves to goof around, watch Star Wars, eat crab wontons, and go for walks in the woods. She believes that looking young is staying true to herself and creating a unique wellness lifestyle that makes her happy.
Jen moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2014. She and her husband bought 15 acres and will be building their dream home overlooking Roanoke Valley.
Jen resides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. She lives with her loving husband, baby boy, and four crazy cats.
Her nursing experience ranges from Resource Pool to Neurotrauma ICU, and Hospice Home Health.
This taught Jen a lot about the vulnerability in times of trauma, chaos, and tragedy. During her time in the critical care unit, she volunteered free Reiki sessions for her colleagues. It was during this period when she realized how much she loved providing gentle healing and balancing to the human spirit.
SKIP TO THESE SECTIONS.
healer & mentor
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that made all the difference."
- Robert Frost
LEADING WITH LOVE
Intuitive Healer & Coach
Oracle & Tarot Card Reader
Since 2003 I've been on a road to discovery. It started off with Tai Chi Chih classes (thinking it was martial arts!). Then stepping into my first metaphysical store during my college years as an Art History major. I met Sonia Choquette and Donna Eden in person and gradually fell in love with the metaphysical and mystical arts of energy and healing. It wasn't until nursing school where I started to slowly believe I can become have more than one passion. Eventually, I specialized in Reiki:
Usui Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner
Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher/Practitioner
I'm a member and an affiliate with the:
Society for Shamanic Practice
International Reiki Organization
International Center for Reiki Training
Holistic Chamber of Commerce
The WellNest Roanoke
Finally, I've started training with a local shaman woman where I started as a student and officially became a:
Apprenticing under a Shaman
She embraces all walks of life no matter the ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual practice or religion.
Mother Nature has continued to teach her many lessons and healings. She has unexpectedly been called to pursue the teachings of Shamanism.
Jen has been a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) since 2011.
She was honored to be with amazing Shamans at Serpent Mound (OH), Summer Solstice Festival 2019.
"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear."
- Florence Nightingale
First day as a nurse!
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Magnet Designation, Trauma Level One.
During finals week I volunteered my Reiki Services to students to promote general wellness and relaxation.
My nursing journey was a rough and amazing one.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Graduated from Husson University
Licensed with Virginia, Compact State
My experiences and specialties were in:
Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit
Nurse Caseworker - Home Hospice
Companies I work(ed) with:
Amedisys Home Health
Travel experience included:
Duke Hospital on Neuro Intensive Care Unit
I only had one assignment because I got pregnant with Liam. We planned the pregnancy but we didn't think it would happen so fast!
PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE
the cliff clan
"Parenthood is the ultimate test of will power, unconditional love, forgiveness, and faith."
- Jen Marie Cliff
When Jeremy and I knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together we would say, "I can't wait to start a life with you." Years later, here we are with a home, a child, crazy pets, and each other. I am proud to be a:
Mother to Liam
There's is nothing in the world I would trade for my Cliff Clan.
Becoming a mother has taught me some hard lessons. The number one lesson is what I teach my clients:
Prioritize your self-care and intuition.
Then you can get through anything.
Babymoon at Key West!
Maybe it wasn't the best decision because I couldn't drink alcohol but Jeremy and I still had a blast together.
Mutual Weirdness FOREVER.
One of the best days of my life. We celebrated with less than 25 people which included close friends and family.
Liam T. Cliff.
Our first Fall outing at Jeter Farms with the little man. He had the best natural mohawk.
"The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action."
- Mother Teresa
We began as a group of women who came together for the Southwest Virginia Mom Expo in 2019 with the goal of empowering and educating parents on a range of topics, including exercise, physical therapy, self-advocacy, neurobiology, gynecology, nutrition, and mental health. Through the Mom Expo, we learned that there is an untapped opportunity to connect mothers to each other and to resources in the Roanoke area. Therefore, we continue to work together to establish a community organization that supports local mothers.
Our mission is to empower, educate, and support mothers in Southwest Virginia by fueling meaningful connections within our community. We believe that all mothers deserve to flourish in all aspects of their lives. We believe that it takes a village to raise a family, and no woman should feel isolated. We believe in empowering women to prioritize their well-being and in connecting mothers to resources they need to be happy, healthy, and confident.
To develop and sustain a community-based organization that supports women on their motherhood journeys in Southwest Virginia.
To organize ongoing support groups for specific issues such as NICU, infertility, raising special needs children, and suffering the loss of a child.
To host classes and social activities that nurture women's holistic well-being.
To design a platform where successful mothers can become leaders within the community.
To foster meaningful connections through a Mother's Mentorship program.
To host monthly education panels addressing the concerns of mothers within our community.
To maintain a website for communication and resources related to motherhood.
To initiate discussions about community change related to women's livelihoods.
To take collective action in bringing those discussions to life in our community, state, and beyond.
FIND OUT MORE
Jen was invited to start a new nonprofit group specializing in supporting moms in the Fall of 2019. This organization closely aligned with her professional and personal mission. Recently, she has stepped down to pursue her multiple business adventures by continuing to support moms in the local and global communities.
Even though she is no longer a leader in this organization she looks forward to having future partnerships with Huddle Up Moms. If you're looking for more support and resources please refer to the website link below.