Jennifer Pedersen

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Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "A little “after” and before. This is the time of year that really helps my heart shine. This tree is a labor of love and over 20 years of collecting. 🎄🎄🎄☕️ #jenniferpedersen #christmasgirl" 11/13/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "A little “after” and before. This is the time of year that really helps my heart shine. This tree is a labor of love and over 20 years of collecting. 🎄🎄🎄☕️ #jenniferpedersen #christmasgirl"

Savouring this year 🎄

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "A little “after” and before. This is the time of year that really helps my heart shine. This tree is a labor of love and over 20 years of collecting. 🎄🎄🎄☕️ #jenniferpedersen #christmasgirl" Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "A little “after” and before. This is the time of year that really helps my heart shine. This tree is a labor of love and over 20 years of collecting. 🎄🎄🎄☕️ ". Follow their account to see 566 posts.

11/12/2022

Our family’s veteran enlisted December 15, 1943. He spent his time as a Wireless operator and Gunner for the RCAF, trained in Winnipeg and spent his active duty overseas in England until the summer of 1945⁣

His words were few and far between when it came to his service. I only remember 2 instances in my lifetime where he sat and spoke about his life in the RCAF. When he spoke, it was quiet and reflective, with a little sadness and sorrow in his eyes. ⁣

Though I wish I could have heard and understood more about his service, I understand the choices he made to keep those pieces of his life to himself. ⁣

Today as I was able to spend time with my new little family, decorating for Christmas and spending the morning watching services on TV - knowing full well the sacrifices he and countless others made enabled me to enjoy those luxuries - something that I always ensure to reflect upon and not take for granted. ⁣

Todays tears are for a man who is greatly missed and that since his passing in 2010 “today” used to mean quality time with his bride until her passing in 2019. ⁣

I miss them a lot on days like today and wished I had savoured my time with them a little more. ⁣

Lest we forget

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Cowboy take me away…. #halloween #halloween2022 #jenniferpedersen" 10/31/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Cowboy take me away…. #halloween #halloween2022 #jenniferpedersen"

Cowboy take me away……

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Cowboy take me away…. #halloween #halloween2022 #jenniferpedersen" Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "Cowboy take me away…. ". Follow their account to see 564 posts.

10/29/2022
10/27/2022

Sometimes it’s the little things that make you feel 🥺

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I still don’t understand how this is a thing….. ⁣ ⁣ I get you have a right to defend yourself. What you don’t have the right to do is to use this as an opportunity to screw with me ⁣ ⁣ So I will be cheer 10/19/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I still don’t understand how this is a thing….. ⁣ ⁣ I get you have a right to defend yourself. What you don’t have the right to do is to use this as an opportunity to screw with me ⁣ ⁣ So I will be cheer

I still don’t understand how this is a thing….. ⁣

I get you have a right to defend yourself. What you don’t have the right to do is to use this as an opportunity to screw with me ⁣

So I will be cheering on Crown next week with my posse in tow, hoping the judge appoints him a Lawyer that will cross examine me instead of “him”… 🤞🏻🤞🏻⁣

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I still don’t understand how this is a thing….. ⁣ ⁣ I get you have a right to defend yourself. What you don’t have the right to do is to use this as an opportunity to screw with me ⁣ ⁣ So I will be cheer Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "I still don’t understand how this is a thing….. ⁣ ⁣ I get you have a right to defend yourself. What you don’t have the right to do is to use this as an opportunity to screw with me ⁣ ⁣ So I will be cheering on Crown next week with my posse...

10/15/2022

For his future.

For my future.

For all our futures.

Voted ✔️

10/11/2022

From the literal shelter to a shelter-ing of love 💕 ⁣

A year later and the fear of the unknown is gone. My head and heart are lighter and it’s because of all of the people in this collage. The family that surrounds us and has embraced us. The family that has stood beside us this past year and the new family currently standing with us as we press forward. ⁣

For World Mental Health Day today - I got to see what life feels like post “him” - and it’s a glorious thing. ⁣

I have fought to put my feet back on solid ground and have worked DAMN HARD to overcome the demons in my head. The ones who told me I wasn’t worth living for and I wasn’t worth fighting for. The ones who told me that the fight wasn’t worth the effort and to just lie down and not get back up again. ⁣

But f&$k that. ⁣

I never have been, and never will be, someone who gives up because it’s hard. Maybe it’s stubbornness, maybe it’s grit and determination. Whatever it is, I have been focusing on myself this past year to ensure I am the woman, mother and person I once was (and then some!). ⁣

Where there was once debilitating darkness? Now there is light. And for that - I truly have everything to be “thankful” for today ⁣

10/05/2022

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10/03/2022

I forgot how hard this day was. ⁣

To be fair? I forgot about this day. ⁣

And I shouldn’t have. Because my community rallied around me. People showed up at 10am and literally helped me pack my whole life into cars and helped me move everything into storage. My moving truck never came back - so everything went into 2 trucks, a trailer, a work van, 4 SUV’s and a car. ⁣

But I walked into the “place” that WAS to be home that had turned into my nightmare. Walking into that place and the waft of memories and flashbacks punched me in the gut. I threw up in the sink of dirty dishes knowing that all I had to do was get through this move and I could reset. ⁣

So we packed and threw out stuff and laughed and cried and swore. I had family and friends around me who made sure that I was upright and helped me get to a safe place. I walked out of the garage knowing that leaving the keys and that engagement ring behind meant stepping forward into a new life. ⁣

When I hit 264th and the freeway though? The panic set into me. I had messaged him to say we were put ahead of time and that “thank you” was followed by a spewing of hatred and vile words. His evil spilled out and I just couldn’t. I pulled over and tried not to throw up. I was leaving a place I should have considered “home” for a shelter for the next 3 weeks while I tried to make a plan for my little man and me. I got so overwhelmed that I had to pull over. But when I did that it meant that I had to face my people - people that I hated to see me like this. I try and be the together one, the strong one, the brave one. But today I was the broken one - the one who threw caution to the wind and a chance on “love” and ended up with PTSD and a broken spirit. ⁣

The nice thing about that moment was I had them all rally and support. They held me up when I wasn’t able to stand and helped me hug my dad because in that moment all I needed was him. They reminded me that it’s ok to be broken and to press forward with courage. ⁣

So today I toast my new life, as I make plans with a man I love, in MY home, where I celebrate my joys. A year ago despair was before me and today it is hope 💕⁣

10/01/2022

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are October’s 💕

09/30/2022

National Coffee Day with a PSL in Calgary 💕⁣

09/27/2022

Sometimes the adventures with the Corporate gig take me to some pretty cool places

09/25/2022

I didn’t understand vulnerability and what it meant to feel exposed until I walked into the womens shelter/safe house a year ago. ⁣

In that moment I was sitting completely alone without anything but my phone. If I thought I had “nothing” when I left him? Now I had even less. In the first hour of being in the shelter I legitimately had nothing. I couldn’t bring more than what could fit in a suitcase and EVERYTHING I owned had to go into the bed bug oven to ensure the safety of the house. I had to change in my room into the pj’s they gave me and everything g went into the oven. ⁣

To say that I felt exposed is an understatement. Because it was so much more than that. It was the fear and unknown that consumed me. It was the inability to feel safe in my skin. It was the knowledge that this would be home for the next month (at least) because I needed to keep my parents and their home safe. ⁣

That morning he threatened to damage my parents home, to hurt my family and hurt me. Logically I had to walk away and keep my family safe but it was something that I wasn’t ready for mentally. That first night was the hardest. I laid awake wondering if I would ever sleep again. When I closed my eyes, all I saw was a knife blade in my face and I all heard was his taunts and assurances that the “Canadian CIA” would be looking for me to take me away. As irrational as those fears were, I was alone in a space where no one knew where I was and my head was telling me lies. ⁣

Today was different. Today I woke up next to the most wonderful man, in his home, feeling safe for the first time in what feels like forever. ⁣

A lot has changed in the last year. Both for the good and for the bad. What I know is, is that change is good and that I no longer take my safety for granted. ⁣

As I step into the start of the 2nd year after his abuse, I am looking ahead to our court date and reminding myself that healing looks differently to everyone and that I am in a safe place. ⁣

The gratitude I feel for that I can never put into words.

09/21/2022

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09/17/2022

Happy HAPPY Birthday to one of my favourite shop local places -

Watching this place grow to what it’s become warms my heart so much - and it’s because of Annie’s heart, her teams support and a community that loves and appreciates this place as much as I do! ⁣shop their Birthday event and enter to win 😉

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09/13/2022

As each of these “trigger” or “trauma” days pass, it gives me the opportunity to see where I was to where I am now. ⁣

Last year at this time I had a small bag, my laptop and a pillow to my name. ⁣

I walked out on him with nothing but my kid and his stuff, a couple shirts, a pair of socks, some toiletries, all my work devices and the clothes on my back. ⁣

I sat on the edge of the bed in the spare room upstairs at my parents house staring blankly at this backpack. This small bag that contained nothing but some randomness I grabbed as I fled. ⁣

In the 24 hours before I had gone from having my fiancé love on me and swoon over me, to having him berate me for 2 hours in front of perfect strangers, strangers who then called in a welfare check on me with the Abby PD. ⁣

I will never forget the look on my son’s face as he was poised on the stairs, ready to call 9-1-1. That will haunt me for longer than I’d like to admit. ⁣

I still didn’t really understand how it all happened but that’s ok. It didn’t have to make sense. I threw caution to the wind when it came to “love” and it backfired. ⁣

This was the bottom for me. This is where I would sit for the next 2 weeks as my parents, best friend and siblings came around me and encouraged me to choose myself and to stay safe. Although it will be another 2 weeks before I hit that last trauma day, I know that those last 2 weeks I made plans and put them into place so that I could start to rebuild my life. ⁣

This last year I have learned so much about myself through the bull s**t and the crying and the therapy and the noise. I have learned what it means to lean on people and what it feels like to no longer have hope. ⁣

I now know what joy feels like. I have learned to trust my instincts. I have seen what progress looks like. I have felt the broken pieces of my heart start to be glued back together.⁣

Today is another one of those hard reflection days but when I think about last year vs today? I know that I am stronger and wiser and braver than I was before. ⁣

And that gives me hope for the world of possibility ahead of me 💕

08/31/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "One year ago today I left him for the first time. ⁣ ⁣ I woke up at 3am to a knife in my face and a promise that if the people after him broke through our door that he was going to run ⁣ ⁣ I didn’t sleep afte

One year ago today I left him for the first time. ⁣

I woke up at 3am to a knife in my face and a promise that if the people after him broke through our door that he was going to run ⁣

I didn’t sleep after that ⁣

I didn’t feel safe ⁣

I knew something was wrong and needed to be addressed because this wasn’t “normal” behaviour ⁣

So I called my parents and his and after listening to his scream and yell at not only me but his mom? My dad and I packed a couple bags and I went to my parents place ⁣

The wedding was off. I couldn’t marry a man who would treat those he “loved” that way. ⁣

Then he apologized. ⁣

He promised it would never happen again. He would do better. He would fight for me. ⁣

I went back hoping this was true. That he did love me as he said and was willing to fight for me as he promised ⁣

That’s unfortunately what abusers do. They tell you what you need to hear to gain control again and manipulate you. Your safety and sense of security gets taken away though and you struggle with the knowledge that you don’t deserve the treatment but also feeling like they will change. ⁣

From what I’ve heard, he hasn’t. Because abusers abuse unless they are willing to get help. ⁣

While this year has been one of the toughest of my life, there have been many moments of joy. ⁣

Last night I had the opportunity to reset my core memory of this “day” by spending the evening with my fantastic boyfriend who patiently takes the time to show me I was safe. (And was a good sport when I ambushed him 😉) That feeling of safety is one that I haven’t had in a very long time and I am working on fighting through the fear and learning to trust again ⁣

As I prepare to put this year behind me, I have so much hope for the future. That’s a pretty incredible thing after a year of darkness ⁣

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "One year ago today I left him for the first time. ⁣ ⁣ I woke up at 3am to a knife in my face and a promise that if the people after him broke through our door that he was going to run ⁣ ⁣ I didn’t sleep afte

08/30/2022

Hello my name is Jennifer, and I’m just here to remind you I’m officially basic and very ok with it

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Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Trauma and PTSD are no joke. ⁣ ⁣ This next week is a year out from when things started getting really, really bad. ⁣ ⁣ The mental health struggles I have worked on and the effort it has taken to overcome these 08/29/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Trauma and PTSD are no joke. ⁣ ⁣ This next week is a year out from when things started getting really, really bad. ⁣ ⁣ The mental health struggles I have worked on and the effort it has taken to overcome these

Trauma and PTSD are no joke. ⁣

This next week is a year out from when things started getting really, really bad. ⁣

The mental health struggles I have worked on and the effort it has taken to overcome these hurdles has taken everything in me. ⁣

I made this video tongue in cheek but the truth is? The last couple nights before the wedding I would be woken up to claims that there were aliens in the house and people were planning to break in to capture him and I. As much as I don’t believe that was happening, his paranoia crept into my mind and started this rollercoaster that I have been living with the last year. Lack of sleep can do crazy things to the mind. ⁣

I am slowly bouncing back and coming out stronger and better than I was before. I am learning to honour myself through this process and am able to communicate my wants and needs in a way I wasn’t able to before. ⁣

While I know these next couple of months are going to be a struggle and some of the hardest for flashbacks, I am so grateful for the strangers I have encountered that have helped, the psychologist who is showing my what it feels like to heal, as well as the family and friends who have rallied around me to help me stay upright ⁣

I say it all the time but mental health struggles truly are one foot in front of the other, one day at a time ⁣

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Trauma and PTSD are no joke. ⁣ ⁣ This next week is a year out from when things started getting really, really bad. ⁣ ⁣ The mental health struggles I have worked on and the effort it has taken to overcome these Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "Trauma and PTSD are no joke. ⁣ ⁣ This next week is a year out from when things started getting really, really bad. ⁣ ⁣ The mental health struggles I have worked on and the effort it has taken to overcome these hurdles has taken everything in me....

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I had a couple dates with a boy. I thought I was being respectful of him but apparently all I did was get slut shamed. ⁣ ⁣ Guys? Do me a favor? ⁣ ⁣ Stop being petty. ⁣ ⁣ So glad I’ve chosen the one who r 08/27/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I had a couple dates with a boy. I thought I was being respectful of him but apparently all I did was get slt shamed. ⁣ ⁣ Guys? Do me a favor? ⁣ ⁣ Stop being petty. ⁣ ⁣ So glad I’ve chosen the one who r

I had a couple dates with a boy. I thought I was being respectful of him but apparently all I did was get slt shamed. ⁣

Guys? Do me a favor? ⁣

Stop being petty. ⁣

So glad I’ve chosen the one who respects me and treats me as I should be. ⁣

Thanks for being the man all should aspire to be Aaron⁣ 😘

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "I had a couple dates with a boy. I thought I was being respectful of him but apparently all I did was get slt shamed. ⁣ ⁣ Guys? Do me a favor? ⁣ ⁣ Stop being petty. ⁣ ⁣ So glad I’ve chosen the one who r Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "I had a couple dates with a boy. I thought I was being respectful of him but apparently all I did was get slt shamed. ⁣ ⁣ Guys? Do me a favor? ⁣ ⁣ Stop being petty. ⁣ ⁣ So glad I’ve chosen the one who respects me and treats me as I should...

08/24/2022

Even men who hurt you still cause hurt when you are rid of them. The heart isn’t a rational thing and grief still happens even when the toxicity is leaving your life

08/22/2022

A little Monday inspo 💕

Slay the week lovelies. You’ve earned it!

08/16/2022

The gut punch that came with this one....

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Sad thing is? I'm now at 4 different women who have reached out to my DM's and say we have similar experiences with this abusive narcissist. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ To the women out there who will follow me, get caught up by his. 08/12/2022

Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Sad thing is? I'm now at 4 different women who have reached out to my DM's and say we have similar experiences with this abusive narcissist. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ To the women out there who will follow me, get caught up by his.

Sad thing is? I'm now at 4 different women who have reached out to my DM's and say we have similar experiences with this abusive narcissist. ⁣


To the women out there who will follow me, get caught up by his smooth talking and lies? I tried. I'm trying. And if you need, I have a couple of amazing therapists I can refer you to. ✌🏻⁣



Jennifer Pedersen on Instagram: "Sad thing is? I'm now at 4 different women who have reached out to my DM's and say we have similar experiences with this abusive narcissist. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ To the women out there who will follow me, get caught up by his. Jennifer Pedersen shared a post on Instagram: "Sad thing is? I'm now at 4 different women who have reached out to my DM's and say we have similar experiences with this abusive narcissist. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ To the women out there who will follow me, get caught up by his smooth talking and lies? I tried. I'...

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