265 | Jessica Ciencin Henriquez on writing, non-attachment, patience, mentorship, creativity in pockets, moving on, co-parenting and mentorship

Episode Summary

I found today's guest Jessica Ciencin Henriquez through previous guest writer Kayleen Schafer. I took one of her writing classes this past winter and got to know her while I was her student. I really admire the way she moved through the world and knew I wanted to invite her on the podcast. She has a very creative, confident, and nurturing quality about her and is a very magnetic person. Her calm confidence is contagious and it makes me want to be around her.Jessica's personal essays and narrative journalism have appeared in the New York Times’ Modern Love column, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue and Time Magazine among many others. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir: If You Loved Me You Would Know.In this conversation, I try to squeeze out every last ounce of wisdom and creative inspiration I could from her. We talked about where she got her confidence (she was homeschooled), the nurturing habits and boundaries she lives by, how motherhood changed her into a more productive writer, her experience with heartbreak and change, including co-parenting and divorce, her year of celibacy, how mediation helped decrease her anxiety, her writing and editing tips, practicing patience and non-attachment, and how to find your value within yourself rather than externally. She's been such an impactful person in my life these past 6 months and I'm excited to share some of the insights I've gained from her with you too!

Episode Notes

Notes from the Show:

-Jessica Ciencin Henriquez website | twitter | instagram

-The Accident No One Talked About in New York Times Modern Love

-Raising My Son With My Ex-Husband is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done in Time

-5 Reasons Every Woman Should Have a Male Friend in Huffington Post

Likes & Learns:

-Muji Spiral Notebooks

-Goods For The Study store in New York

-The Quiet Company Journals

-Sending handwritten postcards

-Calling people on the phone more

All original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

Album art by Zoie Harman

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If you Liked This Episode Try Out:

-Episode 224 with Kayleen Schafer

-Episode 220 with Camilla Ruth Marcus

-Episode 190 with Nicole Centuro

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