Interview with Jennifer Louden
It seems like everyone is talking about it, and yet, many of us still feel guilty or indulgent when we do things for ourselves. Self-care isn’t just about pedicures or long leisurely walks, it’s about identifying what you TRULY need…and then getting it.
As today’s guest, Jennifer Louden puts it, “Self-care is the radical act of saying, ‘I matter.’”
When I first reached out to Jennifer about coming on the show, I was doing so because I wanted to learn more about her writing retreats and how she built her business helping writers tap into their creativity. But this conversation turned out to be so much more.
In this episode, we discuss feminism, the intersection of self-care and creativity, and the importance of setting aside time and space for creative work. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do, and if you do, please leave a review on iTunes. Your feedback helps keep the show going!
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book*. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, with a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart magazine. Plus, she’s been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, two of Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly* and Dare to Lead*, appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts, and even on Oprah. Jennifer has been teaching women’s writing and self-care retreats since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000.
- Jennifer Louden
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- Blog Post: The Wonderful, Mysterious, Life-Changing Adventure of Turning Pro
- Book: Turning Pro by Stephen Pressfield*
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