Creativity, Self-Care & Comfort


How to Be with the Natural Cycles of Expansion and Contraction

I’m fascinated by the natural cycle of expansion and contraction that happen as you grow spiritually and creatively. You venture on a writing retreat, or you disappear into your creative cave, or you hike for miles into the wilderness – and you are changed. You are so awash in joy, connected to all that is, so buoyed by a cushion of love and […]

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Self-Care When Writing Hard Stuff

I am writing and it is hard. Emotional. Raw. Messy with a capital M. Add to that the fact that I don’t know what this project will become – if anything – which drives the part of me crazy that loves to be of service, and you have a very tender Jen. But here is […]

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How is life wanting to live you?

In a recent meditation training I attended, our teacher kept asking us different versions of this question: “How is life wanting to live you?” I ate that question up and it made me squirm. I loved the invitation of it – something larger flowing and carrying me, much like the river in the Rilke poem […]

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Creating a New Cultural Story

My friend and master coach Michele Woodward introduced me to Brigid Schulte, author of the NYT’s bestseller Overwhelmed, when she saw me singing the praises of the book on my Facebook page. I was delighted when Brigid agreed to have a conversation with me about: How writing the book changed Brigid… and how it didn’t […]

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Please Free Your Body + The Best Music to Move To

I believe in the joy of being in relationship with our bodies. I believe in the transformative simplicity of letting our bodies move the way they desire. I believe we all need to move our bodies in ways that allow our innate energy freedom to express. Really that is all a fancy pants way of […]

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Transitions, Teaching, and the Thread of Desire

Hi Loves- I miss writing fresh posts for you and focusing most of my writing energy on the book project feels right – for now. How to be here learning with you and also out there floating and paddling in the vast unknown of the emerging book? That is one of many things I’ll be […]

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Navigate Your Life: Laura Berman Fortgang

Laura and I “met” when her publisher asked me to blurb a book of hers. I loved it so much I dragged myself out bed, where I was languishing with bad cramps, to email her something like, “Love it!” We became friends when she shepherded me through my first coaching conference, where we bonded over […]

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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.

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.