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A Why Bother Interview From Tara Mohr

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the incredible Tara Mohr. I recently was stuck in a “why bother” loop […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Chrissy King

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the beautiful Chrissy King. Early on when I started writing and sharing, I […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Anna Guest-Jelley

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the wonderful Anna Guest-Jelley. I struggle with “Why bother” in my work on […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Hiro Boga

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the phenomenal Hiro Boga… Jen, I’d never really considered the phrase, Why Bother, […]

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Creating the Women’s Retreat of Your Dreams

In the 2003 second edition of The Woman’s Retreat Book, I wrote: Retreats. The word has an almost mystical power for me, a feeling of coming home to my deepest truth. Rabbi David Cooper in Silence, Simplicity and Solitude writes, “All of us have a deep reservoir of mystical experience that sustains a part of […]

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The Spiritual Work of Creative Amnesia

Doing your creative work means you have to be willing to do your spiritual work. Right. Deep breath. So, once again I’m showing up to say I write and teach what I need to learn. Wait, no, this is more accurate. I write and I teach what I keep forgetting. I used to be so-humiliated […]

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Here’s How to Know What You Want When Life Feels Like a Grind

I don’t think most of us understand the cost of ignoring, judging, denying, or putting off enjoying our desires. If you’re like most people, you don’t even know how to know what you want. That’s because we don’t know–or perhaps believe–that giving space and expression to our desires fills our entire lives with energy, joy, […]

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We Grow Dull for Lack of Desire

A desireless life is one that has lost its luster, one that feels like no life at all. “I’ve been trying to understand desire for decades. I’ve denied it, short-changed it, ignored it, but I’ve learned that without desire, there is no life. There are simulations, approximations, imitations, and that’s sometimes enough—until it isn’t.” – […]

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Should you really learn something new in 2020?

I’ve learned to be intentional about what I want to learn and with whom I want to study. To spend time reflecting on what I am curious about. What would help me do my work better? What is my soul needing? What is my mind craving? I no longer set out to learn something new […]

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Trust Yourself More in 2020

What I want in 2020 is for you to trust yourself more. It has taken me many years to learn to show up when I’m afraid, to make offers consistently, to ask for support, to do the work, and to share it with you. To be a brave creative who picks herself up and keeps […]

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