Ripple Pain or Ripple Love

I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve operated out of pain patterns and caused pain. That’s the ripple. What we feel on the inside ripples out. It wasn’t until I experienced the loop of my own decisions that I shifted. I dug deep to understand myself and excavate my...

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Giggling Goodness

This photo was taken while hiking in Sedona last March with my friend, Kelley. This trip was special for a few reasons. While we weren’t that connected for a number of years, Kelley and I reconnected about four years ago by way of a bridging heartfelt conversation...

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Self-Kindess includes Boundaries

Let’s talk about kindness... and I mean self-kindness by way of creating and maintaining boundaries. Yes, boundaries. In a time when we’re so aware of being kind to others, many of us are not being kind to ourselves. Some people are experiencing being walked on,...

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Warrior Woman: No More Being Partial

I know many of you, like me, have journeyed through some tremendous hardship and heartache while continuing to choose healing and hope. I get it. I write about it. As shared in my Kathryn Cloward songs and my Kathryn the Grape series, my core message is focused on...

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11 Years Later

https://timesofsandiego.com/arts/2019/10/21/san-diego-singer-connects-inspires-children-and-families/ This article came out today in the Times of San Diego and wow, it made me pause and reflect on my life because this month completes an 11 year journey of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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You’re Always Welcome

I share this today because we are in a time when connection is easily deleted and relationships wiped away like a cache clearing of an internet browser. Yet many people are yearning for sustainable connection — the kind of connection with bonds that are deeply rooted and seasonally sustainable.

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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...

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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...

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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....

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