Jen’s Zens: Jen on Business

by Lil Sis Al on October 24, 2016

“Having an unhappy customer is a good thing… that means someone bought something.”

– the ever-wise Jen

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My Impossible Dream of Maternity Leave

I have never felt more alone than I have since I got pregnant. I’m not alone. I know that. I have a loving family and great friends. But I don’t have anyone that truly understands what I’ve been going through. My company is small — I have just one employee and three or four contractors. […]

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The Top Ten Worst Symptoms of Pregnancy

It turns out that we’re having a baby. I see a lot of happy announcements and sonograms in my feed, but not a lot of honest reporting of what pregnancy turns out to really be like. Maybe this is all part of a giant conspiracy — why would anyone move forward with getting pregnant if […]

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Six Years of Self-Employment

Today is the sixth anniversary of the day I left my full-time job. I was 27. I had decided to leave my job one month earlier. I was then acting Development Director — the highest position in the fundraising and marketing branch of my small non-profit. I had worked there off and on since I […]

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Life Lesson: Give Up the “Shoulds”

I’ve been in therapy for two years and some change. I went to therapy because I was sick of giving myself grief — grief over not being successful enough, not blogging enough, not exercising enough. The list went on and on. I am, and always have been a perfectionist, you see. A favorite bit of […]

Jen’s Zens: Jen on trusting intuition

“You are the only one who knows when beer o’clock is.” – Jen Heller

Jen’s Zens: Jen on Living in the Now

“If you died tomorrow, wouldn’t you want to have a good beer today?” – the ever wise Jen

Jen’s Zens: Jen Speaks on Universal Suffering

“No one likes being broken up with.”

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Two Thoughts on Downton Abbey’s Season Three Premiere

1. “Have you swallowed a dictionary??” I laughed out loud. And then again. I paused the show, and said to Will…”Isn’t that hilarious??” He didn’t think it was so funny. He knew the truth:┬áMrs. Patmore was using a phrase commonly used in Victorian England around the turn of the century. “Swallowing a ‘dic’”, or “swallowing […]

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