The Ego and the Soul

Dear Ones, some thoughts… The ego and the soul At once, the ego jumps to a solution. It levels the odds, bridges the divide, and saves the world. The ego polishes the silver and counts the money. It wants what it wants the way it wants it. It defends its home, city and views withRead More

Visionary Women April 29th

Be Inspired. Be Enlivened. Be You.   Join Zhena some of the world’s most successful online and offline entrepreneurs, female CEO’s, and global coaches in this one-day, joy-filled, information-infused leadership gathering in the fun and funky Narrative Loft on April 29th in Santa Barbara. Guaranteed to be fun with inspiring, rockstar-level 20-minute talks, mingling sessions,Read More

Bali Writer’s Escape – June 2017

  Yoga.Meditation.Writing.Bali Zhena is hosting an exclusive group of writers for a transformative experience in Ubud, Bali on June 18th to the 24th, 2017. We’re taking the power of Zhena’s Author’s Academy and combining it with the lush, exotic, inspiring energy of Bali. Throughout the week we will workshop your book and you will have accessRead More

Mastermind Invitation

  Finish Your Book in 6 Months!   While we all have great intentions to write and complete our books — it often feels daunting when we are not in community!  Many members of our tribe have requested mentoring, mastermind access, and/or literary consulting, as well as to continue the connections some have made throughRead More

Marrying Donald Trump

Last night I awoke in a long, elaborate dream that lasted the entire time I was asleep. In the dream, I was dropped into an engagement with Donald Trump. By engaged, I mean–TO BE MARRIED. In the dream it was Monday, our wedding was slated for that Friday. Married. To Donald Trump. WTF. In theRead More

Autopilot Inner Conversations & Permission to Rest

After a month in Bali, I promised I’d return to work and pace myself with better discernment. I’d say No more often. I’d intersperse delicious bouts of rest into my work days and linger in the gratitude and grace that was my reality in Bali. After a week and a half home, I discovered an autopilot programRead More

She Talks from ABC Digital

With a sick child and no health insurance, the stakes for Zhena’s tea business to work couldn’t be higher. Her company stands out with a focus on ethical treatment of field workers. But after her own board forces her out of the company, she’ll have to pivot again. Zhena describes her rise, fall, and riseRead More

Who Were You in Your Last Life?

Last November, I took the plunge into my last lifetime. I didn’t know whether I believed in past lives or not, but I did know that my children came into this world with crystalline clear memories of other lifetimes. When I met Ann Barham, therapist and past life regression expert, and acquired her book TheRead More

You Are Safe When You Stand Up For Yourself

Dear Friends, This post received a lot of attention on my facebook page, and so I thought I’d post it here. xx YOU ARE SAFE WHEN YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF Dear ones, I have been in inquiry, wondering what it is about myself and my clients, friends, and family members who have a hardRead More

A Taste for Business–A Story from my Private Files

Dear friends, I’ve been busy building Enliven Books, running Author’s Academy, and consulting with my clients and have not been writing much the last few months–and today I’ve recommitted to my writing. So, to get this started, I am going to post some stories and rough draft chapters that didn’t make it into “Life byRead More