Zen Jen

Baby Essence

Dear Friends I’ve had the honor this year teaching mindfulness in schools. When I look out at a classroom of students I notice how they are in a phase of finding their identity. I notice how they want to find what makes them unique and different. I also notice how they want to belong [...]

Baby Essence2018-04-20T10:22:01-07:00

Dear Friends You know those moments you have in yoga when it feels like the sky opens up and rain or sunshine pours into your heart and shazam! - you feel connected and understood? Just the other day I had one of those sweet moments at the end of Misty's class as we were winding down [...]



Dear Friends   It's odd that each calendar month comes clothed with a specific attribute; November wears gratitude and Love is suitable for February. Or is it? Like yoga, gratitude and love are daily practices that do not belong to a certain month of the year nor season or trend. It's peculiar how one [...]



Each year my husband and I enjoy asking each other this question, "what is your word of the year?" I suppose it's grown out of or in resistance from forming New Year's resolutions. For some reason, one word offers an umbrella or a container to help suggest and guide as we continue the path [...]


“The Christmas Letter”

There is one tradition you don't mess with in the family I grew up in during the holidays - "The Christmas Letter". Each year ever since my sisters and I could form letters on paper we had to write a letter. We wrote through our teens and twenties and even when we all got [...]

“The Christmas Letter”2018-01-09T08:45:26-08:00