Jen Goes Zen

A Lifestyle Blog With Spirit

How to Practice the Art of Gratitude

art gratitude

  Gratitude seems to be a buzzword. All the spiritual gurus talk about the importance of gratitude. If you want a life of abundance, then express gratitude for what you have and what you want! Feel it! Believe it! Receive it! But gratitude is so much more than words or a list or a prayer – it’s an art.   So let me begin by saying I’m not a big art.. Read More

Just Stop Already


My mind goes a mile a minute. I feel like I’ve got a million things going on right now and having anxiety really doesn’t help. My to do list expands to include every single little thing I should “prepare for” (i.e. worry about). I’m already exhausted from my job, add on top of that everything else and it just gets to the point where it’s too much. And that’s when.. Read More

A Friend of Mine Needs Some Help

A friend of mine needs some help. Holly and her family fell in love with a sweet little dog named Carter. Despite knowing he had serious health issues, they gladly took him into their home. Well, poor Carter has recently needed some serious vet care, leaving Holly and her family with some serious vet bills. Please check out her GoFundMe here and think about donating. Thanks so much!

A reminder that God always answers prayers…

Friday Fun August 21

I never expected it would be this long between posts. I thought after my first week back in school that I’d become acclimated to the schedule and be back to posting at least three times a week. But then life happened, and I got a big reminder that God always answers prayers. So I’ve become accustomed to praying all the time. In the car, in the shower, making my coffee,.. Read More

For Those Time When Your Life Seems Like A Great Big Knot…


Recently, I’ve felt this knot in my stomach, this feeling of anxiety over not being sure how to untangle all the problems in my life (hence my absenteeism on here). It seems like there are so many things tangled up together, and I have no clue how to start and set everything straight. I thought that in order to deal with it all, I’d have to start untangling the knot one.. Read More

Monday Motivation, “Are We Open To God’s Surprises?”

seinfeld kramer surprise

What a weekend! While I was sick and couldn’t be there, you can bet I watched Pope Francis’ visit on t.v. And it was insane! I don’t think it’s possible to not love him, you just have to. It doesn’t matter what religion you are, what you believe, it is undeniable that he is a good and a godly man, a leader. That being said, I wanted to bring you some.. Read More

Are You Missing The Signs?

signs from God

So I was thinking about someone while I was driving in my car last week. As normal, I had the radio blasting when Taylor Swift came on. Not just any Taylor Swift song, but an old, old song that I haven’t heard in a while. What’s so special about the Taylor Swift song I heard? The person I was thinking about at that moment had sent me a video of.. Read More

What You Give and What You Are Is Good Enough


So for this past birthday, among other things, the bestie gifted me with this book called Pretty. The book, written by the creator of the “Grace Uncommon”  blog is all about living a deeper and less superficial life. As with most books I start, it got put off to the side after getting through like half of it (I don’t know, I do that with all books…I tend to have.. Read More

Feeling Broken? That’s A Good Thing!

We often think of broken as a bad thing. Often if we break something, we throw it out. If it’s broken, it’s not whole, it’s not good enough. We’re done with it, broken is useless.  But what if it’s not? What if being broken is a good thing? When I look back at some of my toughest moments in life, the best way I can describe how I was feeling.. Read More

Some Inspiration For Those Times While You’re Waiting For An Answer…

Patience and Faith

We’re all stuck waiting at some point in our lives. Waiting for our next job, our next move, for so-and-so to call, for our paycheck, for whatever. Often, we have to wait for our prayers to be answered, or for us to maybe even understand how our prayers were answered. And waiting can be so hard. We want what we want and we want it now. But now isn’t always.. Read More

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