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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

When You Need Help Finding Your Way Back to Yourself

I am writing this at my sister’s dining room table in Florida. My mom is asleep nearby on the living room couch, contorted into a comma-like shape in the corner. My sister is asleep in her room down the hall. Mom was up wandering most of the night so everybody is exhausted. And we’d be […]

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How Journaling Can Change Your Life or Strait-Jacket Your Creativity

I’m always sad when, on one of my writing retreats, the subject of journaling comes up and someone will sigh and say things like, “I know I should journal but I never can seem to make a daily habit of it.” “I tried morning pages but I couldn’t find time to write three whole pages […]

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Finding the Wisdom in Your Worrying & Whining

I was speaking with my friend Hiro the afternoon of June 6th, having a little catch-up. She listened to me kvetch about not being able to find a house in Colorado and about not knowing when we would move my mom to Florida because there wasn’t a spot in memory care open yet. In her calm […]

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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.