Love is like Glue

My son made me this clay molding of his hand for Mother’s Day when he was in first grade (five years ago). It’s one of the many priceless motherhood treasures he’s gifted me. Today, I broke it on accident. I had a little cry when I did. He rushed into the room and...

Goddess Energy

Goddesses in everywoman from The A Factor 12 years ago I shared space with a group of women in sacred circle time that was hugely influential on my journey of self-acceptance and self-awareness. Many seeds were planted during those years in Shades of Purple that I...

Wake Up and Start

Posting this photo for a Kathryn the Grape announcement sent me down a trail of remembrance that made me pause and write this piece. Perhaps one of you will benefit from reading this to help along your own journey…. ✨🙏 9.5 years ago I experienced being woken up...

Making It – A “Heroes” Journey

I used to wear business suits and close five to seven figure deals on a regular basis. I was earning six figures at age 27. I checked the box of every goal of the American Dream by age 31. I was the projection of making it. But none of that sustained joy within me. I...

Transforming My Pain into My Purpose

I’m headed back to Beth Israel Preschool tonight to be part of their Family Summer Concert Series. This is my third year in a row sharing Kathryn the Grape music with their community and I’m so grateful. (This photo is from my first summer concert with them.) This is...

Treasures in Transport

I’m so excited to share we are 100% on track with achieving our goal for publishing the final three books in the seven-book Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series. We’re also on track with the development of our live stage show and our next Kathryn the Grape album as...

You’re Not Alone

I’ve gone to the hospital every day this week to visit someone I love very much who recently reached their personal rock bottom, which was a result of self sabotaging choices to mask the emotional pain of the sexual abuse they encountered as a child. It’s...

My Inspiring Mom

When I was a little girl, my mom read stories to me every night. It was my favorite time of the day because it was the only time I had her to myself. Mom was always a super animated storyteller with her voice inflection and facial expressions. She has influenced my...

Unfounded — Two Years Later

I’m so proud of my nephew. Adam just turned 18 and is now an Eagle Scout. This is a major life achievement! Scouting was a huge part of my family growing up. If you were at my Dad’s Celebration of Life two years ago, you heard Father Joe speak about all of the...

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be

While strolling through Liberty Station near Liberty Public Market last night, this sign caught my attention. Today is my Dad’s birthday. He’s revealed himself to me this week quite a few times, most apparent in the waiting room of Bond’s Automotive &...

Keep Going, Mitzybell

In finalizing the storyboards for my seventh Kathryn the Grape book to send to my illustrator, I was searching though my folders to find a specific photo of my Dad for a tribute I’m doing for him. When I scrolled through to this photo, I paused. Many people...

This is Patrick

This is Patrick. He is 80 years old. He used to live below me for a few years when I had rented out my home and moved my son and I to a safe place where no one knew where we lived. I noticed Patrick when we were neighbors but I never stopped and chatted with him long...

Secret Keeper (Official Music Video)

Secret Keeper Lyrics and music composed by Kathryn Cloward © 2017 Kathryn Cloward | ℗ 2017 Kandon Unlimited, Inc. SECRET KEEPER – LYRICS Be a good little girl don’t tell anyone It’ll be our little secret just me and you having fun Hidden in my closet that’s...

Only Four

Only Four is a song I wrote prior to writing Secret Keeper. I debated about recording both songs but decided on only recording Secret Keeper since it shares more of the full spectrum story of healing and transformation. However, this piece certainly goes into depth in...

Wild Horse (Official Music Video)

Wild Horse lyrics and music composed by Kathryn Cloward © 2017 Kathryn Cloward | ℗ 2017 Kandon Unlimited, Inc. Song Lyrics: https://kathryncloward.bandcamp.com/track/wild-horse Video Credits: Kathryn Cloward – Executive Producer Masen Larsen – Producer /...