Highlights of This Episode:
- What creative burnout is, and strategies for avoiding it
- How Jennifer transitioned from being a screenwriter to writing a book on self-care
- Whether or not there are gender differences in creativity
- How Jennifer manages her competitive nature so that it doesn’t lead to burnout
- Which dynamics of women and creativity are under-addressed
- How Jennifer has helped women say “yes” to themselves
- Why seeking a “purpose” in life isn’t a wise pursuit
“Grit without compassion is just grind.” – Jennifer Louden (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Carla Birnberg
- Quote by William Stafford: The Way It Is
- Keystone habits
- Jeffrey Davis on the Creative Giant Show
- Susan Piver on the Creative Giant Show
- Quotes by Joseph Campbell (#3 on the list)
- Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, by Elizabeth Lesser
- The Windhorse
About Jennifer Louden:
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s the author of six additional books on well-being and whole living: The Couple’s Comfort Book, The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, The Woman’s Retreat Book, Comfort Secrets for Busy Women (The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life in hardcover), The Life Organizer, and Year of Daily Joy. There are about a million copies of her books in print in nine languages.
Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, and appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, even on Oprah. Jennifer has been teaching retreats and leading workshops since 1992, and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000. She married her second husband at 50, and is the very proud mom of Lillian and very proud bonus mom to Aidan.
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