Shero’s Journey


Letting Yourself Belong – How to Heal the Stories of Separation

You hunger to connect. I hunger to connect. And I also clutch my stories that I don’t belong, that I’m too intense to have friends, that nobody likes me. This weekend I attended a writing retreat on the island and one of the women, who I have known lightly for years, said, “Jen, you are so […]

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Why You Need a Road Trip

I’m writing this on a bus. Trailways from New York City to New Paltz. I’m on a 19-day road trip. I’m traveling to learn, to see friends in-between, and to teach Creative Joy. These are all fine, smart reasons to travel. And underneath all that purpose is an equally important reason – to stay life-limber. […]

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How Being a Good Girl Gets in the Way of What Calls You

Don’t let the need to be of service (which might be tied up with being a good girl) stop you from following what calls you. Do not override what calls you because it doesn’t appear to be a big or clear enough expression of service. For me, this looks like showing up and writing every […]

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Savor & Serve September Love Lights

Savor & Serve September Love Lights Fall started on Bainbridge Island four days ago. It was as if God decided the weather should change now. The light went from hot gold to underwater gray-green. Fog rolled in, we got out the extra quilt at night, watched the rain sluice down the house.  I worship wild […]

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Melt Resistance, Excuses & Shame Today

Give me and Erin Giles an hour today and see if we can’t help you move past resistance, excuses and shame about past choices or mistakes and take the next step on your shero’s journey. Why did I invite Erin to be with me in today’s freee class?  Because Erin saw something horrifying and decided […]

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If Not Now, When?

Justine Musk and Amy Kessel both asked me last week, “What did you learn from putting together The Shero’s School for Revolutionaries?” and I looked inside, considered, and said: “Bravery.” Talking to these 22 women and 2 men, marinating in their insights and energy, my stories of “I can’t” dissolved. Gently sliding into… nothing. Doesn’t […]

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How to Go On Your Shero’s Journey in 12 Simple Steps

  1. Cast yourself as the lead in the story of your life. Frame that story as worthwhile, beautiful, important, even epic. Dress accordingly for the adventure ahead . 2. When you wake at 3 a.m., do not go back to sleep. Listen. What is scratching at the door of your heart? Let it in and let […]

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Your Story Matters

I spent the weekend with 16 women writing the truth, each of our truths, teaching along side the earthly honest and stunningly articulate Laurie Wagner. Here is what I learned that you need to take in, and take in deep: telling your stories matters. It is a gateway to your shero’s journey, to reclaiming what has […]

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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.