Braving the Arena

Braving the Arena

I met Brene Brown in the summer of 2011, when I was a panelist at a Women Create Media conference where she was the keynote speaker. Having viewed her TEDx talk earlier that year, I was excited to hear her in person. Research data has never connected with me in the...
We Are the Big Picture

We Are the Big Picture

My journey has been a journey of TRUST — a Spirit-guided decade of lesson learning. It’s been appropriate for me to reveal only pieces thus far. But now it’s time to share the completed puzzle — the big picture, the inter-connectivity of it all. I sat with someone...
Own Your Story

Own Your Story

I’ve made mistakes. I’ve repeated patterns. I’ve put my heart through the grinder way too many times. I’ve welcomed untrustworthy people into the most scared parts of my life. I’ve had amnesia in matters of love. I’ve risked more than most people would ever imagine....
Sacral Chakra Wisdom

Sacral Chakra Wisdom

Orange is the color of our sacral chakra. In my Kathryn the Grape series I teach readers about what excitement feels like (what we’re passionate about) by way of how I feel bursting with excitement when I sing, illustrated with the juice of an orange bursting open and...

Magical Penny

The locket I’m wearing in this photo holds a penny that magically appeared on my Dad’s bed when I was sitting next to him in hospice on the morning he passed. I was the only one awake in the room at the time, as Mom slept on the couch to my left and Dad rested in his...

Blue Light Special

In our continued effort to ripple the messages of “Heroes” to help raise awareness and support for MPS, ML, and related rare diseases, Michelle and I shot a video in her bedroom for the forthcoming acoustic duet version of the song. Before the video is...

Integrity Walking

Integrity is when what we say and what we do align. Being in integrity means there’s no separation between our words and our actions. In my life experiences, within business and personal dealings, I have witnessed how our natural fight or flight instincts come into...

Just Have Fun With It

In the past six years, I’ve released five full-length music albums of songs I wrote, and my company produced and published. Yet before I opened up to the flow of channeling so many songs through me, I was scared to sing. In fact, I gave a TEDx Talk in 2012 and shared...

Sedona Knows

I’ve kept most of it inside, seldom sharing details. I’ve taken too many daggers out of my back. I’ve had to fight way too hard for what was rightfully mine from the first place. I cared for others and didn’t grieve my own losses until I was maxed to capacity. And,...

This is What You See

This is what you see. But behind every show there are about 300 details being handled before we get on stage. And behind most songs there’s a songwriter who’s working through their most personal stuff, channeled through lyrics and music. And if they’re a performing...

Burning Cinnamon Rolls

What does a mama bear do the morning after rocking the stage with her Kathryn Cloward and The Royals band? Make her son and his buddy cinnamon rolls as they requested. And what’s the first thing her son says when the pastries are baked, “Mama, did you burn them again...

The Future is Everyone

I must have shared this post a year ago today because it popped up on my Facebook memories. This was Landon’s thoughts when he was nine years old. I feel inclined to share again and some thoughts. Our boys could never even consider wearing a shirt that says, “the...

Life Reflections of Growth

I took this picture yesterday. I often take shadow selfies with my son. My phone is full of them.  This one stands out because I can see how we’re nearing the same height. He’s growing up so fast. Or rather, the passage of time feels fast. When I go into Landon’s...

The Purposeful Path

Now I trust what I know My intuition’s in the flow I realize what I feel is real Fully living my purpose The hard journey’s been worth it Now I help other people as they heal from The Purposeful Path As I close out this year with a calendar full of opportunities to...

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...