Jen Goes Zen

A Lifestyle Blog With Spirit

This is My Whole Story and Why I Want to Share It

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Hey, I know what you’re looking for, but wait! Don’t go just yet! First off, yes I have removed “My Whole Story” for now.  Want to know why, then read this post. Secondly, comments are still up, so if you wrote me a comment or want to write me a comment, I have and/or will respond. Thirdly, any questions? You can always e-mail me.  Check out the contact page for.. Read More

How to Appreciate the Present Moment

[teaser]You know how the title of the site is “Jen Goes Zen”, as in present tense, as in still working on it?[/teaser] I haven’t gone completely zen, and I could say that I have a long way to go. Sometimes, I’m afraid that I will never completely get rid of my dirty mouth, quick temper, or fear of being out of control. Speaking of a fear of being out of.. Read More

Why We Need to Own Our Guilty Pleasures

I’m writing this as I sit here watching Spice World. Yup, you read that right, the 1997 film featuring the famous girl group of the ’90s. I had gone to see it when it first came into theaters years and years ago, but then as I had grown up, I decided that I didn’t want to be caught dead owning or watching it. “Ugh, Spice World!” And then it came.. Read More

Sometimes You Just Need to Laugh It Off

[teaser]So this ain’t my first rodeo. And by “rodeo”, I mean blog.[/teaser] I had originally begun writing a blog almost three years ago. My sister had suggested it to me as a hobby, and I took it up after some trepidation. My whole thing was, “What the heck am I going to write about?” So after a few weeks of thinking about it, I decided it was going to be.. Read More

Why I Meditate and Why You Should, Too

[teaser]Let’s flashback. Almost a year ago, everything came crashing down. It seemed like anything that could go wrong did.[/teaser] I had lost my grandmother, almost lost my father, and was about to lose my job (See [link url=” http://www.jen-goes-zen.com/where-i-am-today/”]Where I Am Today[/link]). Added on top of that? I’m a natural born worrywart; I have always been that way. I worry about anything and everything. I’m anxious, I’m fidgety, I can’t.. Read More

What to Do When People Tell You It’s Going to be Hard

[teaser]We all try new things throughout our lives – we’re supposed to. Always staying exactly the same – no one can live like that. Take for example me moving from a teaching career into a career as a writer after 7 years.[/teaser] So what do you do when you stick your neck out to try something new, and even though you’re already afraid, someone says, “You know it’s going to.. Read More

How to Believe in Yourself When It’s Hard

[h2]The only person who needs to believe is you.[/h2] [teaser]As I’ve said previously, I’m not perfect.[/teaser] I’m not wholly zen. I still have issues that I’m working on. That’s just a part of the human experience. We’ll always have issues, but we learn how to deal with them. What’s one of my biggest problems? Confidence. I can honestly tell you that growing up and even into my adult years, I.. Read More

What is the gift?

[h2]What is the gift?[/h2] [teaser]This is probably one of the hardest lessons I’ve ever had to learn. And yet it what’s I’m starting with… [/teaser] I realize it wouldn’t make much sense normally to share with you the hardest lesson and then get to easier ones afterwards, but this is one that has been repeated so many times in my life. Also, as I was listening to a course online.. Read More

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