Stepping into Your She-ro’s Journey

Can you feel it?  Can you? Please tell me you can because I am feeling it to vastly, so insistently, I can barely sleep.

Some days I don’t know what to do with all the energy bubbling up through me, so I go outside and howl with the coyotes.

Tell me you feel it. Then we can clasp hands and compare notes, whispering in breath-full excitement at how hope-infused action is spreading so far and full.

It. How do we talk about it without sounding hopelessly naïve, without wearing our hearts on our sleeves, without exhausting ourselves before we even start?

Do we even dare name it?

Then I wonder: do we even need to?

What if we squint at it out of the corner of our eye and whisper,

I see you. I serve you. You are hope and justice and community and sustainability and beauty and freedom for all. I see you. I know history has not been kind to you, oh I know. I know the big old corporations and governments of the world have broken your heart again and again, I know. I’m declare: I see you and this time will be different.”

People are rising up, change is bubbling forward, she-ro’s and hero’s are journeying forward – right now as you read this.  Moving forward imperfectly. Often saying, “Who me? You’re counting on me?” but still, putting one foot in front of the other, picking one thing he or she cares about and taking action.

Are you with us?

You will need food for the journey and companions. I asked 47 women to respond to the question:

How are you stepping into your she-ro’s journey these days?

Here is what they said – compiled in a gorgeous and inspiring and freeee love-fest e-book! Essays, photographs, videos, poems, art – amazing voices to inspire your journey.

Simply click here.

Your PDF love fest of how will download automatically.

Then please tell – how are YOU stepping into your She-ro’s Journey?


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Currently | Ali Edwards - April 6, 2011

[…] You can download the free e-book via Jen’s website. […]

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Elle B - April 7, 2011

What an inspiring resource, Jen! I’m just halfway through and have discovered Randi Ragan, who runs a mobile ecospa in my hometown (…furtively checking budget…)

Thank you!

    jenniferlouden - April 9, 2011

    She’s a dear friend and a wonderful person!!

You are loved and supported. - April 7, 2011

[…] The incredible Jen Louden, whom we admire and adore, asked us to be part of her amazing compilation of stories by women, telling how they are stepping into their callings. […]

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[…] Louden has a woman inspiring post and a download about s-heros.  If you do one thing this weekend check this […]

Potluck Succulence - April 29, 2011

[…] enjoying getting to know. She is woman on a mission to ignite us all to savor and serve. Her ebook, The She-ro’s Journey, is a collection of offerings of which I am thrilled to be a part of. Here’s what Jen had to […]

Karen - May 5, 2011

Thanks again Jen for always sharing such goodness with the world!


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