Books

Each of my books shares my personal journey to discovering my courageously authentic life.  My hope is that by sharing my journey, others will be inspired to go after the life that their heart and soul yearns for. Both are available on Amazon. To learn more, click on each of the book covers below.

My first book, This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution, has won six literary awards and is the true story of my journey to finding and living my life purpose as a shaman. Filled with wisdom from my spirit guides and teachers that can benefit others looking for their life purpose, This Trip Will Change Your Life: Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution shows how finding my true path made all the synchronistic “threads” in my life come together into a beautifully woven tapestry and life purpose that I could have never imagined on my own.

My second book, Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free has won a Finalist award in the Autobiography/Memoir category of the 2019 International Book Awards and ranked as a #1 New Release in Shamanism by Amazon.com. It chronicles my experiences after I let go of some limiting beliefs, quit my job and decided to travel around the world for about a year. While I was used to traveling solo with just a carry-on, I didn’t count on was discovering all the excess baggage I had been carrying with me from my past. As I journeyed and discovered other cultures, I ultimately faced down some of the greatest losses and long-buried pain I had experienced. Set primarily in the Guatemalan jungle, but also in Japan, Cambodia and Thailand, Where To? shares the six steps I took to heal and courageously create the life of my dreams, and includes a workbook for readers to do the same.

I’m currently working on my third book, which will be a guidebook to help others on their journey.  Stay tuned!

  • Still craving a second helping of the epic wave of finding-yourself endorphins experienced after watching Julia Roberts globetrotting in Eat, Pray, Love? Look no further.
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  • “Jennifer Monahan takes us on a physical and spiritual journey as she explores new places and cultures and comes face-to-face with the baggage from her past. Filled with rich descriptions of Guatemalan life, shamanic practices and Jennifer’s own healing journey, WHERE TO? guides the reader to look inward and start his or her healing journey as well.”
      IRENE WEINBERG, host of Grief & Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life and author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven: One couple’s story of love, eternity, and the cosmic importance of everyday life.
  • One of our most favorite type of books is a biography. And even better than that are the biographies that are adventures! This Trip Will Change Your Life gloriously fits the bill both times, luckily for all of us. There is nothing finer than sharing each other’s true stories, especially like this one, where the author has been there, done that in fantastically transforming events. In a few words, we awaken our inspiration and we change. Immediately. Jennifer brings us with her in deeply intimate, life-altering journeys with honesty, simplicity, spirit and power. We know you can grow your profound potential absorbing her story. What could be better?
    Marilyn and Tohmas Twintreess, authors of the Stones Alive! Series; Elemental Birth Imprints: Living and Evolving with the Earth’s Elementals NOW!; and Feeding the Living Body & Soul: Rocket Fuel for your Super Hero & Genius Self
  • Monahan’s personal story weaves a rich tapestry filled with vibrant dreams and shamanic journeys, spirit intelligences, ancient Mayan temples and wisdom teachings. She shares her metamorphosis from modern western professional to Mayan-centered shaman with a level of honesty and accessibility that is both endearing and inspiring.  
    Shonagh Home, author of Love and Spirit Medicine and Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine
  • I just finished the Audible version of your book, This Trip Will Change Your Life. I loved it!

    B.L.

  • I read your book "This Trip will Change Your Life" and it's by far my most favourite book ever. I could not put it down. It still resonates with me months after reading it. Spellbinding.

    N.Y.

  • This Trip Will Change Your Life is a can’t miss fall memoir.
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  • Jennifer takes us on a rare, powerful and vulnerable journey into the awakening of her shamanic abilities. The insights, synchronicities, miracles and messages she so faithfully pursued inspired clarity while she facilitated my healing. Her authentic, ancient yet current, shamanic healing talents are an even greater gift with her personal story now shared. The impact is nothing less than an invitation to your profound inner healing.
      Lane Michel, CEO, Executive Consultant and Coach, VeraHeart and author, Unity Quest
  • We devour profound stories about people connecting with their spirit, and this New Age delight doesn’t disappoint.   
    Brit + Co. 
  • An inspirational adventure of discovery. Jennifer Monahan’s willingness to trust spirit clearly demonstrates the power of shamanic healing. The spiritual evolution of her magical journey is breathtaking.
      Rebecca Austill Clausen, author of Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life  
  • I just finished reading your new book Where To? and loved it. There is something in your story and your life that gives me tremendous hope that I too can be fearless like you, trust the world and take that next step without needing to know the outcome. During the reading of your book and after, I find myself asking where is my courage to go and live my dream?
    ~B.J.
  • With her heart wide open, Jennifer shares her evolving awareness and unfolding of becoming a shaman. Her magical journeys to other realms and sacred sites invites the reader to expand their consciousness and explore new possibilities. This Trip Will Change Your Life is a delightful read that stirs the imagination, blending the magical with the ordinary, as the story unfolds.
      Teressena Bakens, author of Peace Moon; Teachings of the Serpent; and The Fifth Tarot
  • "Some memoirs tell us stories and open up worlds we never knew, but some open up places in our own hearts and souls that we have wanted to explore and have never given ourselves the chance to do so. Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free by Jennifer B. Monahan belongs to the second category of memoirs...Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free is a spiritual testament, a book that describes a journey towards inner freedom and authenticity. Many readers will feel the resonance of Jennifer’s story in their own lives."
    CHRISTIAN SIA for Readers’ Favorite
  • “While so many claim spirituality, Jennifer Monahan puts her life on the line to explore the meaning of living an authentic, courageous life. She reveals how and what her own spirit guides respond to the life questions she poses. She honestly exposes her personal tragedy, the sorrow of her life and her desire to escape the work needed to heal. In the end the reader knows they have partaken of a genuine search, a real journey.”
      CHARLENE JONES, M.ED/M.A., author of The Stain and Medicine Buddha/Medicine Mind.
  • This Trip Will Change Your Life is a roller coaster spiritual journey designed for every reader’s soul.
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  • Sensational story...and captivating writing...Jennifer flawlessly narrates her story in a brazen, honest and inspiring way. Where To? is a travel memoir that will take its readers on a moving and memorable journey across many different countries. The author’s story of her journey is incredible, and unlike anything I have read before, and that is why I already have to recommend this excellent book...If you are a reader who adores travel memoirs or memoirs in general then Where To? is for you as it is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. (Read more)

    ~Red Headed Book Lover

  • “Where To? is an empowering story about the author’s ongoing personal transformation. Jennifer’s descriptions are poetic and lyrical, transporting the reader through Guatemalan beauty as we cheer her courageous lifestyle filled with soul-driven authenticity. Her search for personal freedom and enlightenment helps guide readers towards an individual exploration of self.  Wisdom abounds in the delightful sequel to This Trip Will Change Your Life, by this award-winning author.”
      REBECCA AUSTILL-CLAUSEN, award-winning author of Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life.
  • Jennifer Monahan takes the reader through an important and moving journey in her memoir, This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution. The book transforms a personal experience into one that the reader happily joins. I was inspired from the start – Jennifer shares a truly encouraging, educational and exciting account of what’s possible when one stays open to what comes and ultimately, what’s meant to be.
      Laura Cococcia, editor and publisher of The Journal of Cultural Conversation and contributor to Huffington Post and Elephant Journal