Free Book. Breakthrough!

Hello, and Welcome.

I wrote this book as a thank you gift for the wonderful women from 147 countries who have found Life After Tampons in the last year.  Click on the Book Cover to download your copy.


Over the last 12 months, you have opened your hearts to me and with each other, and I am simply in awe of the lot of you.

IMPORTANT!! Please share this book with anyone whom you think can benefit from it.  I would also like to invite you to leave your comments and other feedback for me and the rest of our LATvian community in the Wisdom Circle Comments below.

Thank you for allowing me to serve this past year.

Yours in Gratitude,

Jennifer Boykin



31 Responses to Free Book. Breakthrough!

  1. Thanks for these survival tips. Music

  2. Thanks for modeling how survival is possible:
    C: for care
    A: for attitude
    R: for rest, even if it’s as small as a deep breath
    E: for Enjoy lots of small enjoyments (it builds Endurance)


  3. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for this beautiful gift from your heart.

    You inspire me to be a better person and a better writer.

    You can count on me to share it when I finish enhaling it.

  4. Wowzers, this is like somebody just rolled a Soul Grenade under my door. Can’t wait to dive into this beautiful little beast.

    Much love, and thanks for all you give to your community Jennifer.


  5. Beth says:

    I just downloaded the book and can’t wait to read it! Thanks for putting it in pdf format- I can easily load it on my e-reader and take it with me :).

  6. Melissa says:

    This is a great read – I cannot put it down!!! Thank you for posting this. Its been a rough week and exactly what I needed!!!

  7. Patty says:

    Thank you! You beautiful gracious life-affirming woman, you!
    love’n’light right back ‘atcha-

  8. Jeanette says:

    Jennifer! Your life is the best testament of your message. I am so excited for you and honored to be one of many in this circle you have created.

    Love the easy narrative of your writing…feels like a conversation with a friend. I look forward to reading it all and passing it along.

  9. Tiffany says:

    It’s like a kick arse version of Kahil Gibran’s The Prophet. At the risk of sounding silly, I will borrow from Veggie Tales: I laughed, I cried; it moved me Bob!

    Thank you Jennifer! 🙂

  10. Chantal says:

    Thank you for this precious gift! Serendipity… 🙂

  11. Renée says:

    Wonderful book Jennifer! Thank you for sharing. Your Essay “32” was very touching and personal for me. 15 is my number. I had 15 days with my son and that is a number that will stay with me forever too.

    Thank you again. Very inspiring.

  12. Dianne says:

    Your book is profound, moving, emotional and inspirational! I’ve read, and re-read it. I love, love, love knowing I can immerse myself in your wisdom whenever I want to by simply reaching for your book, settling into a comfy chair with a steaming cup of tea and reading ’til my tank is refilled.

    What a gift you are,

  13. Wonderful Jennifer, I really enjoyed reading your book. Happy to share too! Your story is very powerful, heartfelt and glorious. Many thanks!!

  14. Candace says:

    You just keep getting better and better. I just read your Breakthrough.
    It was so helpful. Just begin. And a little eerie and funny I too can’t decide which diet to do.

    I am stuck in my changing life. I need to relax and enjoy the end and anticipate the new beginning that I am trying to create.

    Thanks to little Grace for creating such a funny wise momma at such a young age.

    You helped a lot.

  15. Charen Fegard says:

    I love the direct, creative, entertaining, sassy approach to real and deep work! Thank you. What a gift. I will share with friends.

  16. Jeanette2 says:

    You say a number of very smart things in this book, and combined, they help me feel my way to faith. Being able to believe in myself — that kind of faith. To being able to tell which voices in my mind are inner guidance, i.e. wisdom or Spirit, and which are leftover repetitions of discouraging comments other people have made. I love, love, love the simple formula you state for doing your part (right action) and then just TRUSTING that anything outside of that is something greater working in your life. You are truly great, Jennifer, doing truly great things.

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  18. chrissy says:

    I would like to thank all the people in your life who have come and gone, who have loved and hurt, who have stood by and walked away, who have been kind and unkind, who have been patient and not so, who have pushed and pulled, who have listened and ignored, who have laughed and cried, who have “done their best” and “not done their best”…….
    Now re-read with I would like to thank all the situations in your life… and
    I would like to thank all the circumstances in your life…..
    It is through all the above, that this authentic Jennifer is able to share, support, encourage, and of course, call us on the mat for our own authentic selves to shine!
    With much gratitude,

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  24. Biljana says:

    Dear Jennifer,
    I just read all your posts and downloaded your book.
    So eager to read it. In my part of the world and culture its still a bit of a taboo talking about Midlife. I just started to feel first beats of a transformation and am looking forward to your insights.
    Thank you in advance. You make a difference.

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  26. Carol Francisco says:

    Just read and shared your beautiful, wisdom filed and life changing book. Thank you Jennifer! I have taken notes on paper and in my heart and will re-read as often as necessary:)!

  27. Deborah says:

    I just sat here and read the entire book. It is amazing. And my little brain went “click.” You get it. And now I’m getting it. I can’t thank you enough. I will read this every day and I will live!

  28. Anonymous says:


    So last night at 2 in the morning I was crying silently in bed because I feel like I have been so stuck and un-able to move forward with my life. I just turned 19, and I chose not to go to school this past year so I could peruse my love and dream of being a world traveling musician, and I am doing so well so far, I’m getting well paid gigs and winning contests, but I started to realize that my path is a lonely one because I am working so hard and not making time for the few friends I have, and I’m somehow unable to make new ones. I used to have so many friends growing up but they all either moved away or I don’t relate to their college life.. and it’s a super tough transition not having any plans with almost anyone anymore. I have become frusterated and unsatisied with my songs, unsure about what to do next, unable to deal with change the way I used to be able to, and most of all so incredibly lonely. So as I was in bed last night I googled depression- which I never thought I’d be doing, as I used to be one of the most optimistic positive giggly girls on the planet. But there I was looking at the symptoms and nodding my head. Then somehow by the grace of the universe I fiound your huffington post article on how you had been depressed, which led me to this tiny little goldmine you have written. No, I’m not a woman in her mid fourties with a family and a need for someone to watch my kids… But I definitely felt like time was running out, like I had missed my chances, un-inspired, un-motivated, and so down and unsatisfied with my life. I read the first half of this book until 3am in the morning, got three hours of sleep before work, read some more on my break, then came home and finished it now. I am going to print it out and read this all the time. I don’t even know anything about you as a blogger, but I am now your most dedicated fan. Literally in less than 12 hours you have given given me the hope I have been so frantically searching for for 7 months. Your book feels like reading a letter from a very close friend. Your words are the perfect dosage of encouragement motivation and understanding- without being way too vague and fluffy, like so many other self help books. You are raw, real, and most importantly, you’re right. I can’t thank you enough for writing this. I also can’t wait to now stalk your entire blog and every post you’ve written, and buy all of your other books. The only improvement would be to have written this twice as long! I finally feel like I can do what I need to do. “The only way out is through.” Seriously that’s gold. I’ll now be getting that tattood as soon as I’m back on track. Thank you thank you thank you. Grace is so blessed to have lived on through you. You have truly helped me.


    • Jennifer says:

      Dearest Beautiful Darling Girl,

      You are so not alone! Nope. You’re here now and No ONE at Life After Tampons is alone unless they want to be. Also, Looking back on my life, I believe the transition from school to working world was the most difficult — BY FAR — of any of my life transitions. EVERYTHING changes. Give yourself the gift of patience, if you can. I understand the loneliness thing, too. If you can, just hang out with people, like your old friends, even if you don’t think you can relate to their new lives. As you get older, you find more common ground to relate to people on — like, for example, one thing that you can now related to — that maybe you couldn’t before — is that transitions are hard, and often painful. That gives you a newfound compassion for the suffering of others. This kind of wisdom is, of course, the Spiritual Booby Prize of life. You have made a decision — you are following your Beautiful Dream — and you are just having some unexpected bumps along the road. Try to remember to breathe, too, love. You are NOT behind. You are right where you are. If you can, instead of missing the moments all around you while you think about all the ways you are failing in life, put a halt to that kind of thinking for just a bit and notice — really NOTICE — what is happening in the EXACT NOW in which you are. And then, think of the things you love — your beautiful music, your gift of expression, your beautiful brave heart, your courageous choice to claim your prize NOW. AND STAY IN TOUCH. You are ours now and we all want to hear from you from time to time. Go with love, dearest one, because it is right there waiting for you. Much love, Jennifer

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