Flowing or Resisting

What’s the best way to arrive at a clear decision about what you want to do with your most precious resource of time? Get crystal clear with yourself about what you DON’T want to do. Contrast is often our best energetic advisor for decision making. While there are...

Don’t Cut Corners

My trademark attorney gave me the heads up that the ten year renewal for my Kathryn the Grape trademarks are coming up in 2020, which is also the decade marker for my company. What a journey! The process of manifesting my Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series of books...

Surfacing

Five summers ago, I wrote “A Soft Place to Fall” in the guest room of my cousin Ed’s Bay Area home. This photo was taken a year later while filming the song’s music video at my friend Barry’s San Diego home, in his daughter Katie’s room. I wanted the video to look...
You’re Always Welcome

You’re Always Welcome

I didn’t grow up with sisters. My friends are my sisters. I cherish all my trusted sisterhood bonds — like the bond I share with Katy. This was us a few weeks ago in selfie mode over 20 years after the seeds of our bond were planted. It’s been with a watering of love...
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...