Hi. I’m Jean Marie Bauhaus, full-time writer, part-time novelist, and occasional coach.

In this culture that prizes ambition and pushes us to hustle non-stop for material rewards, I’m choosing to follow the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonian church to “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life.”

A life of faith and obedience over hustling and striving.

A life fully aligned with my values and beliefs.

A life that moves at a slower pace, making room for what matters most.

If that’s the sort of life you’re after, this newsletter is for you.

Every month in this space, I’ll get a little vulnerable, sharing the things I struggle with, and also sharing what I’ve figured out so far. Part personal blog and part practical advice to help you shape the life you want, my hope is that this newsletter will inspire you to find ways to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life, or at the very least, to slow down and get some rest.

You can read this newsletter here on Substack, or you can subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, all for free. Subscribers will also gain access to community features like discussion threads and Q&As, and if you sign up, I’ll send you a free gift — a set of self-coaching worksheets to help you craft a more values-driven life.