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I first met Jen in 2005 when both of us were newly exploring territory as writers and artists. We spent that first year of friendship talking weekly about our blocks and our fears and the dreams and bright hopes that we held for our work. I was struck then by Jen’s optimism and the sense of possibility that she carried right into the thick of the darkest parts of our inner worlds.
Since then, Jen’s work has taken her across the globe and into situations that have severely shaped and tested her practice of tending trust. I’m delighted that she’s here today to talk about what Life beyond fear and tending trust mean to her, and about an online course that she co-facilitates with Andrea Scher, called Mondo Beyondo, which connects so much with the work on this site (links below).
This week I’ll be talking more about my take on Life beyond fear, but in listening to this interview, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. What do you think? Does it seem possible? Hopeful? Discouraging because you feel far from it? And if you’d like to add to Jen’s list of bread-and-butter practices that help you tend your trust, I’m all ears.
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p.s. Mondo Beyondo was a transformative experience for me and I hope you’ll consider taking it if you haven’t already! Winter session starts today, but the doors are still open and Jen and Andrea would love to have you.
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