We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Flynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, how do you think about risk?

My sense of risk has evolved over time. I took a radical departures from a career in executive search to starting a meditation therapy and healing business.   To those in my life, it appeared incredibly risky. For me, it was a decision fueled by an internal compass. I knew this is what I wanted to do and that it was time. I had no doubt about making the switch. From an outside world perspective, it was a financial risk, stability risk, and an emotional risk. Yet, inside there was no doubt so despite the uncertainty, it did not feel risky. It makes me curious about the relationship between doubt and risk.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I have a private practice in meditation therapy and healing. I lead corporate meditations and also facilitate workshops for women around wildness and play and lead empowerment workshops for girls. My private practice operates on a level of the subconscious that most therapeutic techniques cannot reach. Consequently, the types of changes my clients experience in a short amount of time are deep, profound and life-changing. I work with people in healing trauma, anxiety, stress, shame, grief and feelings of not being worthy.

My work also has a metaphysical dimension and helps facilitate deeper states of meditation for those who already have a meditation practice.

I love bearing witness to the changes in peoples’ lives from doing this work. I watch them become happier and more radiant. They find more joy in life and a sense of peace. They often look like a different person after working with them for a period of time. No previous meditation experience is needed.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh jeez. I’d start at the farmers market in Little Italy, then make our way to Balboa park. Hit up Cucina Urbana, Hane Sushi or Extraordinary desserts, depending on their preference. I’d rent scooter/Lime bikes and cruise along the harbor, stopping for coffee at Portside.

Continuing that week, I’d go to La Jolla Cove and walk along Shores with breakfast at Brockton Villa (Coast Toast!) or Carolines. Maybe paraglide that day over Blacks Beach.

For the adventurous, I’d take them skydiving near the border and grab tacos at a food truck.

For the spiritually inclined, Yogananda’s gardens in Encinitas followed by tacos at the Taco Stand.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This is a shout out to all those who have taken big risks, changed their lives in significant ways, to follow a passion or commitment to a cause. Anais Nin and Rumi for framing life in a different context, for friends who have encouraged, supported and cheered me on. For authors like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Shawn Achor who are paving the way for a deliberate life.

Website: www.jennifer-flynn.com
Instagram: @shinelevity
Facebook: @levity

Image Credits
Merie Wallace

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