Marvelous Midlife Profile: Jennifer Louden
I interview Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book.
Brené Brown has this to say about Jennifer: “Jennifer Louden shows you how to live with more courage and greater intention and how to embrace the truth that you are enough right now.”
In this funny, insightful episode we talk about:
- Being a self care pioneer
- Saying yes to everything
- Staying fit and starting to run in midlife
- Moving beyond the fear of falling
- How running is good for maintaining bone density, mood and longevity
- The importance of staying mobile
- The importance of making what we want in life
- Why it can be good to be suspicious of self care
- How self care can help get you more in touch with your values and how you want to live – not the bath salts!
- Taking the time to show up in the world
- Claiming and sharing our voices
- Making commitments to ourselves and sticking to them as we would to those made to others
- The importance of retreat in midlife and the discomfort of slowing down to do that
- How looking deeply inside can be scary
- What stops us from getting our scary sh*t done
- Tips to get your scary sh*t done
And lots more!
Find out more about Jennifer and her work on her website.
You can also listen to this interview as a downloadable audio file: