The Importance of Discomfort

I am 33 years old and I’m learning how to be an adult. As a kid, I rarely pushed through discomfort. My parents wanted a better life for me than what they had so they gave me all the things I could ever want. For this, I’m eternally grateful. Like anything in life, too much […]

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"Tattered Love Seat" – a poem

I remember when we first met.In that bare 575 square foot apartmentWhere I joked with the leasing agentThat the extra closetWould stash vodka. Blank slate, recently cleaned carpets,And wall space above the tiny fireplaceWhere I would one day put a dry erase boardInstead of a T.V. The Mormon man and his son carried youUp the […]

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“I sure hope my head falls off” and other negative things that won’t come true just because I’m saying them aloud or visualizing them

I’ve spent so much of my life doing things to make other people see me a certain way. I talk about my accomplishments or my wounds, depending on the conversation and the crowd and which topic I intuit will impress people most. I’ve observed people, learned their likes and their humor, and then adjusted to […]

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How it felt to work a job I hated vs. how it feels to be self-employed

I am nearing on completing my third full month of self-employment. It has thus far been freeing, terrifying, depressing, exciting, expansive, desperately lonely sometimes and an introvert’s dream-come-true other times, and an overall amazing learning experience. One of the easiest ways to find out what holds us back belief-wise is to do a great big […]

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New satirical video: WOO SPEAK | Translated

This week’s lesson offers a direct translation from “Woo” to “Muggle” for those who need help bridging the gap between unaware and woke AF. What are some other “woo” sayings you’d like translated in the next of this series? To support Jen as a comedic arteest and to get behind-the-scenes access (such as BLOOPERS), become […]

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MOODY ANIMALS – a coloring book for your emotions

I’ve had lots of amazingly fun breakthroughs lately, which is par for the course after a few weeks in a deep dark pit of despair. I’ve found that depressive episodes are often indicative of old fear being stripped from me, or new motivation being “installed.” I always come out on the other side a better […]

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I can hear the birds again. (A description of journeying through depression.)

I can hear birds again. Outside, they’re chirping. It’s subtle and crisp and beautiful. I can hear the breeze and feel it on my skin. It rustles the changing leaves and whisks a few of them onto a windy ride to the earth’s floor. I can see the sky. I’ve viewed it previously, but today […]

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Stop driving yourself crazy trying to do the “right” things

There’s no way to know what to do. Where to go. What to say, to whom. There’s no way to really know what’s “right”. Sure; there’s the moment-to-moment gut instincts. But even those aren’t always reliable… Since fear can oftentimes mask itself as intuitive guidance. I often feel like we are our own labyrinths to […]

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