Why You Creating Stuff Matters

Sometimes I wonder why I write this blog, why I lead writing retreats, why I’m spending time every day writing my new project. I regularly wonder, “Why are you doing this when the world is dying?!” (By dying I mean climate change.) “People are starving. Girls are being turned into sex slaves. Do something!” This […]

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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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Creative joy restores me like nothing else. Except getting married. :)

  This Friday join the free Creative Joy mini-retreat – photography, yoga and writing- with Marianne Elliott and Tracey Clark. It’s a Spreecast so you can see us! Plus there’s a chance to win free tuition to our 4-day October retreat an hour north of Manhattan. Just share this link http://jenniferlouden.com/workshops-retreats/the-creative-joy-retreat/ with the hash tag #mycreativejoy […]

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Retreats are Your Birth Right

I am back from crafting, with Marianne Elliott, Tracey Clark and 64 amazing women, a miracle of a retreat. I’m a bit loathe to tell you how wonderful it was because I don’t want you to feel left out or that you missed something.  I hate when people host an event and make it sound […]

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