Jen Goes Zen

A Lifestyle Blog With Spirit

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

If You Can’t Be With The One You Love…

Be with the one you love

So there I was driving along in my little red car listening to the oldies station. As the one song ended, the Stephen Still’s hit, “Love the One You’re With” came on. You have to admit, it’s a totally catchy tune. It gets stuck in your head, and you find yourself singing it for days after you hear it. The only problem? Have you listened to all of the lyrics?.. Read More

Friday Fun – We’re Halfway Through September!

As per yesterday’s post, I said I would share some Friday Fun, and here it is. It was a loooooong week, and it’s about time to have some fun and get this weekend started already! Feeling stressed? Have you tried some reflexology? This article from MindBodyGreen has some great points (aha…catch that pun?). Check out DIY Reflexology: 7 Points For Your Best Workout. Who doesn’t love Beauty and the Beast?.. Read More

Love Is Like A Fart. If You Have To Force It, It’s Probably…

There are some things in life that you should never force. One being pants. Or zippers. Or buttons. Just because it zips, don’t mean it fits… You also should never ever force a fart. I always think of that scene from Along Came Polly when Ben Stiller’s character is forced to leave a party early because his friend forced a fart with some very serious consequences… Another thing you should never.. Read More

Never Be Too Busy For The Things You Love

Obviously, I’ve been busy. So busy that (a) I didn’t post all last week, and (b) I’m not posting today until after 8pm (which is close to my bedtime at this point). I spent my Friday night grading stuff (already!) and my Saturday creating my first units (which doesn’t sound like much, but took all morning and all afternoon with a break in between to watch my nephew play some.. Read More

Speaking of Labor Day…

house gif

Happy Labor Day everyone! How am I celebrating? By working of course! As a matter of fact, I’m going to be so super-focused on work all this week. And so, because of that I won’t be posting anything new this week! Feel free to check out some oldies but goodies, though. Have a great week everyone! Much Love, Jen

Friday Fun For The Last Weekend of Summer

friday fun end of summer

Even though it’s not officially over until September 21, with most schools starting around Labor Day, it is what most people consider to be the last weekend of summer. So let’s have some extra fun to end our work week and begin our weekend… Ever feel like you spend a smidge too much time trying to adjust your photos? You’re not the only one. Even celebs photoshop their pictures. Want.. Read More

What We All Need More Of Right Now

What we need more of right now

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have the best morning. And it left me in a wicked mood, like ready-to-rip-into-somebody kind of a mood. And while it was making it hard for me to think of anything else, I started to think of what might have made the whole situation better. How could I have acted to make the situation better? What could the other people involved have done differently? And.. Read More

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