Start with a Blank Page

Start with a Blank Page

Not sure what you want? Join the club! Uncertainty abounds especially as we navigate a post-pandemic return to work and evaluate whether we want to go back to our lives as they were. A recent Inc. article indicated that people aren’t just leaving jobs,...
When to Listen to (and Trust!) Your Gut

When to Listen to (and Trust!) Your Gut

In my book, “Fire Your Narrator! A Storyteller’s Guide to Getting Out of Your Head and Into Your Life,” I explore my inner narrator, whom I’ve named Squash, who so often squashes my confidence with criticism or doubt. When I can get Squash to...
Feeling Like a Fraud? Embrace It!

Feeling Like a Fraud? Embrace It!

We all have those moments of insecurity when we feel we’re not ready or capable. We think others can see through our degree, our experience, our many talents, and determine that we’re simply fooling everyone and ourselves that we belong. We’re out of our league! We’re...
Be the Kidney Bean in a Can Full of Chick Peas

Be the Kidney Bean in a Can Full of Chick Peas

I have things to do. Lots of them, in fact. But today’s discovery has derailed my productivity. I simply must tell you what happened! I was cooking a favorite dish – chana masala, an Indian curry made with chickpeas. Sounds complicated, you think. Before...
Your Friend Jen is Tired…

Your Friend Jen is Tired…

“You seem so familiar… have we met before?” “I feel like I’ve seen you around.” “You look exactly like someone I know.” I get this a lot. There’s something about me that reminds people of… someone else. I...