I’m delighted to introduce the wonderful and very inspiring Jenna Ward. Jenna mentors and supports women to embody the feminine and to be the woman they want to be. Thanks Jenna for taking the time to answer the following questions.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I currently live in Ubud, Bali in a villa overlooking the jungle + rice paddies. The life of a digital nomad with freedom to travel everywhere was a lure to strong to resist. Brisbane was my home for the past 7 years, and before that a tiny sugar cane farm inland from Mackay.
Do you have a formal meditation practice? Meditation is a pivotal practice for me. I’ve played with so many types, from guided to breath based. I once sat in silent meditation 8 hours a day for 10 days straight at a Vipassana meditation retreat. But as an embodied sensual woman I am called to more feminine styles of meditation, which often means tuning into my body, my senses, my feelings – and being present in this place. This feels so much more energising at this stage of my life.
What are the benefits? What do you struggle with? Often the ‘hardest’ part is getting started. Our to-do-lists never seem to grow shorter, and there are so many demands on time and energy – especially as a woman running her own business – and so the momentum of life often does not create a space for meditation, or a practice of presence.
So for me I find that once I can get started – it’s so good I often don’t want to return to my to-do-list. The benefits, for me are a fuller heart, a more sensitive intuition, a deeper appreciation for the beautiful life I have.
Do you have an informal practice such as moving meditation (yoga, running) or a passion or an interest that requires your attention and takes you away from everything else? How does this benefit you? e.g photography, cooking, sewing, gardening. To answer honestly I would have to say that my work is my passion, and often I have to be dragged away from it! For me, working in a creative business, inspiration is key. And so I do so much to expose myself to new sights, new senses, new adventures – as a way to fill up my inspiration tank. Diving, travel, exploring and new foods are practices I actively have to prioritise in order to feel full.
What’s your constant challenge in everyday life? Drinking enough water! There is so much to do I often forget this basic! But as a Kinesiologist with a background in neruo-energetics I understand the simplest, most basic of body love habits (like water) are actually the foundation for everything else to be based around.
What’s your go to self-care practice?Dan ce is a big one for me. Sensual, erotic dancing. Just for myself. To feel my body, to feel like a woman, to take a moment + move with reckless freedom. It keeps me inspired, and loose in my body. This is followed very closely by yoga – a practice that I LOVE!
What’s your guilty pleasure? I don’t believe in guilty pleasure. I eat cake (particularly coconut cake, yum), I sometimes don’t exercise, I probably work to much + I know I don’t speak to my mother as often as I should. But guilt is just more pressure that I add to the mix, and as a human – I’m already hard enough on myself. So I consciously let go of all guilt + just enjoy the choices I make.
Name three places you would like to travel to, maybe stay for a while and why? My next stops on my digital nomad adventure are Portugal, Spain + Holland. Because why not! If we dare to dream, and take a bold leap magic is totally possible for every one of us. I’m just living out my magic in Europe this Summer!
Jenna Ward is an Embodiment Mentor, motivational speaker, blogger + entrepreneur. Jenna teaches women how to awaken their magnetic + sensual souls, embodying their deep potential to create authentic businesses + rich relationships that turn them on.
Through training + coaching women in her signature The Embodied Woman ,group program, Jenna guides women to infuse their work + life with passion + freedom. Creating purpose + direction by desiring yourself as the woman you truly are – embodied, sensual, enough.
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