"Integrity with myself is the path to peace."
Affirmation ~ Self Deck
We believe in the infinite, unbounded potential of every human.
To inspire unique strokes of genius.
Provide tools that balance self-care with community support, and unite science with soul.
Lucidesse is a combination of two words, namely, "lucid" and "esse".
Lucid means bright, shining, clear, free from obscurity, and intellectual clarity.
Esse is the present particle of "to be", and makes up the word "essence".
At Lucidesse, to be lucid is to discover the essence of our lives because we are far more than facts, we are also beauty, wonder and awe.
Lucidesse goes beyond intellectual clarity, it includes the essence, the heart, the meaning and purpose of our lives.
Lucidesse is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, but our team of creators is spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
In-person is our favorite mode of connection, but we appreciate the digital byways which allow us to collaborate from afar.
If you're interested in joining our team, check out our goals on the funding page, and then contact us.
As long as you're living on planet earth, with a desire to reveal unknown potentials and heal limiting beliefs, you're close enough.
Don't forget to familiarize yourself with the app for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, then you'll know how your talents are best put into action.
The Story of Lucidesse
by Shelly Sawyer Jenson
This isn’t my first rodeo.
Before Google, Facebook, and YouTube were digital babes in their father’s minds, I studied a one thousand page HTML book and hardcoded an ecommerce website.
Each page I created was from scratch -- every comma, bracket, slash, period and letter was perfect. It had to be, one wrong symbol meant complete failure of the code. To my minor knowledge, I was one of the first successful ecommerce entrepreneurs, PLUS, a mother, a woman, a sister, a wife.
I code websites, create medicinal tinctures, and build adobe homes with mud, straw, and grit. I'm trained to harmonize energy through the arts of Jin Shin Jyutsu and yoga, and I've taught cycling and kickboxing for over a decade. I've knit hundreds of felted hats and slippers as gifts, and facilitated sensitive conversations in community settings.
I hold a B.S. in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Herbalism. I've spent countless hours studying scientific research, and years healing myself through indigenous medicine with shamans.
I don't fit into any known box. And I like that.
“She was some sort of cross between a hummingbird and an earth mover.” ~ Angle of Repose
Lucidesse was conceived in the liminal space between sleep and awake. It wasn’t a dream, it wasn't a thought it was an inner knowing. I felt “my soul call to me.”
The call was not to tell the tale of my ancestral trauma, nor my life trauma, nor my challenges with mental wellness, it was to share my healing of these, and mostly, of how I found joy within myself.
From the depths of science to the depths of soul, Lucidesse is a distillation of my profound healing. If I can pass through the eye of the needle, the one which burns away anything which prevents a life of joy, then you can too.
And the greatest wisdom I share comes from studying at the feet of Masters for over two decades. You see, my stroke of genius is being a mother, and my two children are my Master-Teachers. Through them, I've learned one of the most sacred and difficult lessons. What was that lesson?
Let's go back a few years... When times were at their worst, when I was certain I could not stay alive one more instant, I looked into their eyes and heard a whisper from the depths of my being. This whisper became my guiding truth:
A mother must protect her children from her own grief.
I repeated this over and over, for years. And I stayed alive for my precious children, to protect them from my own grief. Today, I remain alive for me. I found joy inside this broken and bruised vessel - it was here all along, and nothing is actually as broken as I imagined.
It is my hope that the joy I found within, plus the deep connections I’ve formed with my children, family, and friends, inspires you to discover and create the life of your dreams.