We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr Jen Freed and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr Jen, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
My single best ongoing decision is to be transparent and authentic. I have never chased success because I wasn’t motivated by approval. My deepest desire is full self expression and to inspire that in others. My greatest joy is lighting up life in others and joining in the revelry of being totally human. Flaws are jewels in disguise

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am one of a few poet/ writers and PhD in psychology astrologers My path is a bow to mystics and practitioners who believe in rigorous soul work. My story is 40 years of exploring every nuance of personal and spiritual growth and a journey of incredible romantic idealism My wealth is my creative flow and my sacred circle of beloveds

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Must do: Walk up Romero Canyon Take Electric Bikes on mountain drive Drinks at the manor bar at the Miramar Sunset walk at Butterfly beach Picnic at the SB rose garden Martinis at Luckys Dinner at Tres Lune Breakfast at Esaus

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Here are the people that light my skies with stars and rainbows : Rendy Freedman. She is the breath of my heart Melissa Lowenstein She is the foundation of my climb Molly Green She is the sugar in my cake Roxy Petty She is the GodFairy of my prayers Marcia Cross She is the one who lifted my eyes and gave me the courage to expand

Website: Jenniferfreed.com

Instagram: @drjenniferfreed

Image Credits
Photos by studio Arna

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