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I’m all about wild-eyed wonder, compassionate grit & sacred courage to help you choose a life of beauty and meaning by staying true to yourself.

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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.”
Brené Brown, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly

my latest writing

13 Things I Learned in 13 Years of Teaching My Taos Writing Retreat

The sweet, salty sea air hit the back of my neck as the ferry shuddered out of Eagle Harbor. I took a sip of tea and two thoughts came to me: This was my last ferry ride to the airport before we move to Colorado… …and the second thought never arrived. I tensed, waiting for […]

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The Best Books and Other Things I’ve Read Lately

I am an inveterate reader. I travel with a stack of books, even just for the weekend. I do not understand people who get on a plane without two books and a New Yorker. I feel sad when I visit a town and can’t stop by the bookstore just to see what they recommend. I […]

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Sarah Selecky and Jen Talk Writing + Nitty Gritty Inspiration

I love love love finding fantastic resources to share with you. I hear regularly from you that it is one of the ways I serve you best – by turning you on to superb resources, wise teachers, and wonderful writers. Today I am sharing a little bit of all three of those via writer and […]

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I’ve helped a million+ people plumb the question: How do you shape & live your truest life?

No pat answers, just imperfection you can use.