Episode Date August 9, 2022
Featured Guest Jen Louden
Featured Book "Why Bother?" by Jennifer Louden

Episode Summary

Jen Louden reading from Why Bother?, and discussing transforming your life through letting go of the outcomes and making room for the future.

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‘Why bother’ is a question we ask ourselves at certain moments in our lives; moments when life beats us down and we’re finding it harder and harder to keep caring. How do we muster up the will to fight for the life we want? How do we avoid giving up?

Jen Louden is a national best-selling author of 9 books and the host of Create Out Loud, a podcast for creatives. For almost 30 years, Jen has been a leading voice in the spheres of self-care and creative transformation.

Jen reads two pages from her book Why Bother. [reading begins at 7:47]

Hear us discuss:

  • “Sometimes, you just have to fight for your life.” [5:48]
  • “It’s not unique to feel disappointment about our lives.” [10:51]
  • Leaving the past behind to make room for the future: “Nothing can be new unless it first turns to ashes.” [12:39]
  • Committing to the process: “Letting go of the outcome does not mean giving into resignation.” [16:41]

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Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What’s Next | The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year | Woman’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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