Jen Kirsch x Women’s Health

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For those of you have been following my tales of the heart for the past umpteen years on Blonde, Bronzed, Twentysomething, you can now find my more mature coverage for my fave magazine, Women’s Health. I am now the online Sex + Love writer for Women’s Health online. A total dream come true and love working and covering the latest newsy stories when it comes to dating, love and life. You can check out all my articles for them here.

Don’t have time to peruse and want pieces tailored based on your needs? Here are some of my most clicked and shared articles for Women’s Health that you might enjoy:

1. 9 Sign’s He’s the Guy You Should Marry
2. Single People Now Outnumber Married People3. Here’s What You Discover After Analyzing a MILLION Sex Toy Purchases
4. What Britney Spears Does to Feel Sexy
5. The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Men Share What They’re Really Looking For in a Woman
6. The 7 Best Times to Have Sex
7. What a Man’s Face Says About His Fertility
8. Why Jennifer Lopez Isn’t Giving Up on Love

Be sure to check out my first feature for Women’s Health in the November 2014 issue, which will be on newsstands next month.

- Jen

Your chance at an exclusive meet & greet with the gentleman of Bachelor In Paradise

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If you’ve caught yourself lusting over the gents who have graced your small screen this summer on the most dramatic show ever – Bachelor Pad – and wish you had an opp to meet ‘em and woe ‘em (because it’s so obvious about what the babebette’s on the show are doing wrong) now’s your lucky chance.

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Above: Jen Kirsch and Michael Stagliano

I’m gifting one lucky reader the opportunity to win VIP tickets to do just that this upcoming Friday, September 5th in Toronto at the #TIFFBachelorParty hosted by The Bachelor alum and fan favourite, Michael Stagliano. I’ve met and worked with some of the boys in the past, and let me tell you, they’re even more charming and handsome in person.

You can win by…
1. Following me on Twitter @jen_kirsch
2. Tweet me using @jen_kirsch and share which babe of a  bachelor in paradise boy you’d love to meet & greet, along with the hashtag #TIFFBachelorParty

The winner will be announced via my Twitter @jen_kirsch the evening of Wednesday, September 3rd.

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Above: Ed Swiderski & Jen Kirsch reading the latest on Blonde Bronzed Twentysomething

Good luck, ladies! Looking forward to seeing the winners this Friday eve with a flute in hand. For those who don’t win, you can purchase tickets to the event here and/or get the gossip of the night by following my Twitter account. I’ll hold nothing back. Promise.

Your fairy godmother,
Jenny Jen

Fuck your to-do lists forevs and evs and evs

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I have 16 stickies open on my computer. The bright, sunshiny colour has taken over my screen creating a chaos to what was meant to be order. At the bottom of my once-chic Macbook Pro are five open Word Documents, two Excel Spreadsheets (for invoicing), 10 emails, one PDF file and as if this isn’t a columnists conundrum enough for me, I have a notebook on my coffee table that is almost full, with endless lists of stories to pitch, partnerships to solidify, brainstorms for my upcoming book and daily musings. I am a writer. I write everything down, for every thought is fleeting and I need these lists and reminders to get shit done. My iCal should be enough. Fuck, my hot-little all-new Kate Spade 2014/2015 daily agenda should be enough – it fits in my Louis and is just perfection. And yet, I have info everywhere I look. Info reminding me of to do’s yet done. I sit here in a midst of these post-its and signs and scribbles and feel anything but organized. As if my life isn’t about what’s on the lists but instead about composing lists on their own.

And so, in this moment as I realize what needs to be done, I sit here wondering why it’s taking me so long. Because lets face it: You’ll never get shit done if you’re always one step (or 16+5+2+10+1) ahead.

Order. We need it to survive. Planning is all well and good but goals don’t get accomplished if we just look at what we’re seeking in the end. Goals are made of steps and in order to take said steps we need to take them one by one. And so, today is the day that I delete my post-its, close my open documents and replace my notebook and start fresh. Today is the day I work one project at a time and not trying to take on the world in but a day.

Sometimes it takes a realization like this to get the ball to actually start rolling. To start afresh. To throw out plans and ideas and concepts and centre when you feel anything but that. We want, we need, we aim for and we are disappointed when those wants/needs/aims get lost in the madness that is wanting, needing and aiming for too much.

Instead of making a note or setting a reminder, challenge yourself to do. To not ‘tomorrow’ whatever the project is, big or small. How fulfilling and at ease our lives would be if we’d just be and forego the planning and planning and planning and, yes, planning of what needs to be done and get done after each project that we have yet to do.

Success comes from structure. Surround yourself in it and soak up the sweet sensation of your blood, sweat and tears day in and day out. Delete, and instead do.

- Jenny Jen