Episode 10

Published on:

9th May 2024

Sending Out An SOS

Welcome back to "Confessions of an Aging Ingénue". I am your host, Jenni Tooley, and I’m super-thrilled to have you here on today’s episode!

I invite you to join me on this journey sparked by a chance encounter with a box turtle. A poignant tale that ignited series of introspection on the subtle nuances we often overlook in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Reflecting on my own struggles with obsessive thinking, this episode seeks to explore and offer life hacks on the challenges of staying focused in a world full of distractions.

For me, this was a journey of self-discovery and I hope you find actionable insights for recognizing and addressing the ‘shiny object syndrome’; the importance of awareness, acceptance, and deliberate action. This episode will guide you to reclaiming focus and steering clear of the shiny distractions that litter life's path.

So, whether you’re struggling with distractions, finding it difficult to maintain focus in your personal or professional life, seeking actionable steps on staying committed to your goals, or just seeking motivation for today, you are in the right place! This is a story you will not forget in a hurry – a story that will change your life!

Don't miss this illuminating episode packed with wisdom and humor. Tune in now to Episode 10 of “Confessions of an Aging Ingénue" for an enriching experience that promises to leave you inspired and empowered.

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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