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Jen Saraceno

Discovering Myself One Story at a Time

Life isn't always sunshine and butterflies.

It can be a dumpster fire, a rainbow at sunset, and an hysterical outburst of laughter around the family dinner table all at the same time. 

I learned the hard way that we are not alone in our life journeys and we can learn from one another’s experiences.

I don’t have all the answers, but I’m here to start a conversation...and to share the experiences and resources that have helped me.

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Who is Jen Saraceno?

I am… 

--a military officer

--former congressional staffer

--a writer

--a lover of art

--an intermittent athlete

--someone who is not afraid to break it down on the sidewalk if ‘Yoncé drops a beat

--an empath who sometimes loses herself in other people’s problems 

--and…a person who burned herself out spending years trying to be “all the things” she thought she needed to be, personally and professionally, in two high-speed careers

I am all of that…rumbling with my own vulnerability, understanding what makes me tick, uncovering things that are messy and discovering things in that mess that are truly amazing….embracing all that I am.  Working to show up authentically in all I do

I started chronicling my life experiences a few years ago, sharing my stories with my small community.  I recently realized that my stories, my lessons learned, may help others

So I am sharing them with you

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Deep Cool Breath In...Long Exhale

It’s 7:30am on a Saturday morning. I’m overcome by a strong desire to sit outside in fresh crisp air after a week of being trapped...

Connecting the Dots...Ben and My Airmen

I first shared this story on my Facebook page on November 16, a time I was doing alot of soul searching, messy work trying to...

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Jen's Go-To Books and Podcasts


Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Well-Being Ultimatum by Dr. Suzie Carmack

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown


Unlocking Us

Professional AF

Finding Mastery

The Military Working Mom

For the Love Podcast with Jen Hatmaker

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