From the category archives:


The Hero’s Journey

by jenn on October 20, 2011

in Inspiration


“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell

Today I watched a fabulous new movie called Finding Joe which looks at the phases of what Joseph Campbell dubbed The Hero’s Journey. I love the synchronicity because I was recently talking with a client about how she is on her own Hero’s Journey and on a call last week with my coach we talked about how I’ve been slaying my own dragons.

The movie is playing in select theaters right now but you check out the inspiring trailer below.

Finding Joe – Trailer V.7 from pat solomon on Vimeo.

Photo taken with my iPhone on Wailea Beach during my trip to Maui in September.


Note to Self…

by jenn on July 15, 2011

in Inspiration,iPhoneography

Redwood Regional

Follow your path even when things are not clear.


Messages from the Universe

by jenn on June 10, 2011

in Inspiration

Mondo Beyondo Blessing

This week has been full of random messages from the universe. On Sunday, at the final day of the World Domination Summit, the above note was the Mondo Beyondo blessing underneath my chair from Andrea Scher and Jen Lemen. If I knew that my heart knows the way, I would live from more ease, trust, love, and openness. Such a good reminder!

This was on the sidewalk in front of my neighbor’s house yesterday. What love can you invite into your life? For me this is about deeper connection with my hubby, more meaningful connection with my friends, and developing new friendships!

This message was on a chalkboard in HUB SOMA where I gave a talk last night at a Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network event. My answer would be to trust myself and to have more fun! What’s yours?

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My pal Mindy Tsonas just unveiled her newly redesigned wishstudio, a gorgeous online space brimming with creative inspiration.

I’m blown away by this beautiful virtual community space that Mindy has created. It’s an inviting place where creative souls can gather and where wishes grow wings. Lovely! In addition to the wishstudio blog (where I’ve been a contributor for the past couple of years), there are now online workshops (I can’t wait for the wishfull*retreat happening at the end of the month), discussion boards, an inspiration lounge, and lots of other yummy goodies. Please stop on by and check it out!

Artful Blogger Spring 2010

The wishstudio is also featured in the spring 2010 issue of Artful Blogging. It was the perfect thing to snuggle up with while I nursed my cold last week. I loved reading about how the wishstudio got started and Mindy’s dreams for where it’s heading in the future. Here’s to wishes coming true!


Perseverance and Inspiration

by jenn on August 20, 2009

in Books,Inspiration

I just got Carolyn Rubenstein‘s book Perseverance in the mail today. I was teary-eyed before even making it to Chapter 1! Carolyn is truly an inspiration. She has championed kids with cancer since she founded her non-profit Carolyn’s Compassionate Children when she was 14 years old. I’m excited about Carolyn’s book because it provides a positive, uplifting look at cancer survivors and what we can learn from their courage and strength. Cancer has shown up in my family quite a bit, with eight people who’ve been affected by the disease. Fortunately, my mom, sister-in-law, cousin, and aunt are survivors.

Take a look at the inspiring video of Carolyn talking about her new book and pick yourself up a copy (along with some tissue, as you’ll no doubt be touched by these amazing stories).


The Art of Snail Mail

August 17, 2009

In this day and age of e-mail, Twitter and texting, old-fashioned snail mail is a breath of fresh air.  Over the past few weeks I’ve received several handwritten notes that have brightened my day, including the amazing correspondence with Dee.  I was thrilled to receive the actual 1967 newspaper article about my grandpa from her […]

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What’s on Your iPhone?

July 24, 2009

My husband is the tech-geek of the family, however, I must say that I love my iPhone.  I’m lusting after the new one with video and voice command, but will be patient for our next upgrade.  In the meantime, there are several apps that make my life so much easier and more fun. I’ve highlighted […]

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A String of Serendipitous Events

July 2, 2009

These past couple of weeks have been filled with serendipitous events.  I love when that happens.  As @peacemeals shared with me on Twitter, “It’s how the universe talks to us.” Well, the universe has been sending me lots of messages that I’m on my path and in my flow.  The other week, just a I […]

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What Do You Love?

February 12, 2009

Photo by Kate Prentiss, On Tuesday, my friend Kate “love bombed” me.  She left a bundle of cheerful cherry blossom branches and a handmade Valentine’s card on my front porch.  You can see more of her “love bombs” like the one above on her Kiss the Paper post this week.  I love getting surprise […]

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