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Unfurling with Jennifer Louden

I love many things about Jennifer Louden, but what I love most is her willingness to be utterly transparent.

In interviews, on stage and in writing she’s upfront and honest, sharing her insight and occasionally her conclusions while also exposing her experience of “living the questions”.  Her quest is of the epic type: to be more awake, to lean into pain so as to find what’s beyond it, to undertake a sheroe’s journey.  She doesn’t pretend to have answers when she doesn’t.  Instead, she quotes the sages, she weaves wonderful stories and she cracks jokes at her own expense.  She’s a profoundly humble teacher.

And as you probably already know, Jen is uber wise, whip smart and deeply rooted in spirituality.  She’s a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and a successful businesswoman.  (Yes, she’s been on Oprah.)   She recently closed down The Comfort Cafe, a website and online gathering place for women that encouraged self-care and kindness, so that she could immerse herself fully in a year- long experiment called Savor And Serve The World; an open-ended exploration into the intersection of heart’s desire and making a difference.  We might say that this was to prepare the way for her next unfurling.

Jen’s unfurling is about learning to put making art before making money.   She’s recently aware that the business part of her takes precedence over her heart’s desire, and she’s figuring out how to change that.  She wants to listen to her heart, to give it air and some room and some time to grow.  And it scares her.

I find this so beautiful, and so brave.

Kick back and have a listen to our chat.  Notice how comfortable Jen is with her journey.  And don’t miss my favorite line:

I’m metabolizing all that has happened, and I’m using it to evolve.


Unfurling: The Series

with Jennifer Louden


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  • Jennifer Louden December 20, 2011, 8:21 pm

    thanks for having me at your home and for letting me by my goofy self! who curses. 🙂

  • Lisa Evans December 21, 2011, 4:55 pm

    I really enjoyed your interview with Jen. You asked some fabulous questions! I especially liked this one and the answer that followed, “Who are you becoming?”

    “I feel like I’m becoming who I was as a child. That confident girl who rode her bike as fast as she could. I’m becoming somebody who feels more at home with herself.”

    Jen….that’s perfect. 🙂

  • Jill December 21, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Loved this, and had to laugh, as I had to put Krishna Das on pause to be able to listen!

  • Bahieh K. December 23, 2011, 5:55 am

    Short and sweet!!! Loved it.


  • gina January 1, 2012, 2:58 am

    This was great to watch and listen to…here’s to all of us feeling comfortable in our own skin and coming home to our Self :).
    Happy New Year!

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