Navigate Your Life: Susan Hyatt

Who do you learn from? What circles do you sit in, listening to how others live their truest lives? I’ve convened one this month, asking women I admire how they create their lives. Today is the sparkly Susan Hyatt, whom I met a few years ago at a weekend event Danielle LaPorte invited us to. […]

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Navigate Your Life: Sarah Selecky

I believe in the transformational power of learning from each other. Of sitting around in a circle sharing stories & wisdom, especially practical wisdom. That’s why I curated the series of guest posts that start today, written by women I admire for creating more of the life they want. To inspire me and you to do […]

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Lower Your Standards

I often use terms that have evolved over many years and I neglect to define them. In honor of my many new readers (welcome!) and to set the stage for the Life Navigation Course, here’s the last in a short series of “What in the heck is she talking about?” posts. low·er [loh-er] verb (used […]

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Conditions of Enoughness or the Art of Building Your Truer Life

I often use terms in my work that have evolved over many years and I often neglect to define them. In honor of my many new readers (welcome!) and in preparation for my upcoming Life Navigation Course, I hope you find this short series of “Jen’s lexicon” or “What in the heck is she talking […]

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How to Gracefully Reenter Life After a Retreat or Vacation

Many years ago, I wrote in The Woman’s Retreat Book about reentry after a retreat. I’ve shared that content at every retreat I’ve led because reentry is often so difficult and so much can be lost through a careless return to ordinary life. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We so love planning […]

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What I would tell you if you were here with me

If you and I were chatting under the pergola about writing & life & owning your desires, this is what I would tell you: It matters that you journey for what has been lost, misplaced, abandoned. It is where a crucial part of your wholeness lives. I would tell you the act of retreating is […]

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How to Build More of the Life You Want

There is one thing that held me back for more than 20 years in creating the business I wanted. One thing I consistently did that meant I had less impact, served fewer people, and made less money. I feel a hot blush of shame writing this so taking a deep breath… That one thing that […]

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Back to the Basics

Marianne Elliott is my friend. I am proud to call her that. She’s a wonderful writer, passionate human rights advocate, and fab yoga teacher who I’ve invited to my Taos writing retreat three times. Our mutual friend Brené Brown called her “One of the best teachers I’ve ever experienced … a beautiful writer and a […]

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