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“Jennifer Louden shows you how to live with more courage and greater intention and how to embrace the truth that you are enough right now.”
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my latest writing

What to do after the transition

The boxes are unpacked. The diploma awarded. The laughter from the retirement party has faded away. You are on the other side. Now what? We spend so much time, it seems to me, talking about transition: being in one, approaching one, or trying to avoid one, we perhaps don’t give much thought to after. It […]

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How Making Art Changes Your Life and Why You Can’t Make it for That Reason

For the last two years, I have been trying to make sense of how, after a very hard period in my life, I got so deeply mired in regret and sadness that even falling in love with a man who makes my whole being light up just by walking around a corner wasn’t enough to […]

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What TeachNow Grads Are Up To – Believe Me, You Want to Know!!

Once a year, I convene a course I co-created a number of years ago with Michele Lisenbury called TeachNow. What the course is really about is developing your craft as a teacher, about what happens when you ask yourself, “I want to be a better teacher; how do I do that?” Every now and then […]

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