Episode 11

Published on:

16th May 2024

A Candid Conversation With Belén Arriola

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with your favorite host, Jenni Tooley! Season Two has been an incredible ride filled with introspections, reflections, humor, insights, and lots more and I’m thrilled to have you with me on this journey.

In today’s episode, I am excited to have the highly-esteemed Belén Arriola join me again! We’re set for an engaging and enlightening conversation that will leave you with plenty to think about and apply in your own life.

We’re exploring the transformative power of forgiveness and the complex interplay of our ancestral lines on our present lives. From personal stories about tracing family roots back to the 1600s to thoughts on the path to finding oneself, this episode is a profound exploration of what it means to grow, heal, and live with grace.

Listen in as we share insights on the importance of boundaries, self-care, and the grace needed to navigate life's uncertainties.

Whether you're grappling with personal guilt, trying to understand the root of inherited patterns, or simply seeking a path to healing and peace, this episode offers thoughtful perspectives and practical advice for your journey.

Join us for a heartfelt conversation that spans centuries, cultures, and personal experiences – a conversation that will inspire you to look at your own life and relationships through a lens of compassion and forgiveness.

The path to forgiveness, healing and growth is often challenging, but it's also incredibly rewarding. So, I hope today's episode offers you some valuable insights on how the past shapes our present and the power of unconditional forgiveness.

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Confessions of an Aging Ingenue
from insecure ingenue to perimenopausal powerhouse
Go BTS into my creative life/career as I regain my integrity and create a system that aligns with my values and supports an abundant, healthy lifestyle.

It’s taken me decades to find my way back to me. The journey has been messy, out of control and all of the things I feared. I fear them no more. Take these stories as your own.

Imperfect. Unedited. Uncensored.
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Jenni Tooley

Hi! I am Jenni Tooley and I have a lot going on! I tend to go where I am led, am highly adaptable and have a wide variety of transferable skills and talents. This means I have experienced a whole lot so far in life-- I have owned and operated my own cottage bakery, am a trained birth doula, am a yoga teacher, am a professional actor, have worked in non-profit development, launched a web series and just distributed my first feature film, STUCK. Oh! Did I happen to mention I've also been an actor for over 3 decades and played alongside in Richard Linklater's Boyhood? That all sounds amazing- and super woman-ish, right?

What you may not know is that although I am a creative human, I am also a messy one. I've been around lot of blocks and trudged through around and over some of the deepest blocks within myself. I know what it's like to feel stuck- unable to move forward. I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with self-doubt. I know what it's like to feel like I or what I do is never enough. I've spent years trying to "fix" myself. I have a "chick with a stick" in my brain that loves to whack me around whenever I make a mistake, show my imperfections, or am willing to be vulnerable. She thinks she's keeping me safe. But I'm tired of being abused by myself. My "good enough" is actually more than good enough. I don't have to go outside of myself for validation. And being vulnerable is really hot!

I won't claim to have completely overcome all these things-- after all I am human. But I've gotten through them and continue to build myself up rather than break myself down, most days:) Along my journey I have collected so many tools, a whole lot of experience, and have always been (it turns out) filled with wisdom. I am thrilled to be able to share all of this with you! I specialize in holding space for people, deeply listening, and being able to guide people back to the truth of who they are. The process isn't perfect. And I will never claim to have " the only 5 steps you need to fix yourself for good" because in my experience that's a bunch of hoo-ha. And it sets up a situation where if you didn't get fixed you think there must be something wrong with you(I know, I've had that experience).

I'd love to have you join me on this journey! www.jennitooley.com