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Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” These words have resonated with me through the years because I agree with them. Knowing why someone does something is just as important to me as what they do. I realize perhaps you’d like to know my “why” — my motivation for being an artist and writer. For those of you discerning your transformative life path, perhaps my journey will resonate with you.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard new lyrics and melodies streaming in my mind. Songs would just land into my awareness and simmer there until I either paid attention to them or dismissed them.

I now know that is how I have always been a conduit for songs and messages to channel through me ever since I was a little girl. I also know that all of those speeches and performances I shared with my audience of dolls while in the sanctuary of my childhood room were not just the musings of an imaginative little girl. They were foreshadowing of my life ahead.

But somewhere along the line, I turned the flow off. It would take me decades to get back to me — to reawaken to this awareness and remember who I am.

While I experienced a lot of satisfaction and joy while striving to check the boxes of the American Dream as I perceived it in my late 20s and early 30s, it didn’t sustain me. I felt a deep emptiness. I wasn’t living or even pursuing my true passions. I was out of integrity with myself and others in some ways. I desperately desired to get off the treadmill of achievement and projection. I felt lost and confused.

What did I do?

I admitted I needed help and then took action to shift my life on every level.

In the absence of all resistance, I allowed myself to fully experience a massive crumbling of my old patterns, imprinted beliefs, and illusions of “success” as defined by the boxes I checked on a list I didn’t create.

I chose to do a lot of challenging personal work to heal my wounds and be fully accountable for my own choices — both the good and the not-so-good. I also finally let go of shame and guilt that was not mine to carry.

As I dredged the muck, I embarked on a journey of transforming my entire life personally and professionally. I developed space for fully being open and receptive to accepting divine guidance and trusting my intuition.

With a deep desire to understand myself and my purpose for being on this planet, I explored various modalities of self-healing and compassionate self-acceptance. I joyfully surrendered to the process of transformation which opened me up to a whole new way of being and provided me with the courage to pursue my greatest passions and fulfill my dreams.

As an artist and writer, I reveal wounds healed, wisdom gained, love shared, and empowerment earned through storytelling in the songs and books I write. 

Now, there is no separation between who I am and what I do. My life's work is the outward manifestation of my whole journey. 

The last 15 years of mindful and purposeful life transformation work have helped me settle into a triad of personal fulfillment — peace with my past, contentment with what is, and excitement about what’s coming. That’s the joyful adventure of being on the purposeful path.

While I still experience plenty of challenges in life, I handle the peaks and valleys differently than I did in years past. I am proud of the path I’ve journeyed — from wounded to healed, tethered to free, dim to shining.

I understand some of you are on a similar journey. I wish you peace and joy, and most of all I want you to know you are not alone. I get it! Perhaps messages shared within my songs and books will be helpful to you.

Sending love and light.


Professional Bio

Kathryn Cloward is a best-selling author, award-winning songwriter-artist, transparent poet, and mindful media producer. With 28 published books and over 150 published songs, Kathryn's a prolific storyteller who crafts complex topics into simplified stories and songs for all ages. Known as "Kathryn the Grape" to children, she brought her childhood nickname to life in a media series to provide children with social-emotional character development tools through entertaining and educational books, songs, videos, and live performances. She is also a Contributing Editor for Guitar Girl Magazine.

Throughout her expansive career of company ownership as a heart-centered entrepreneur, Kathryn has been recognized for leadership and mentorship including the Women in Leadership Award, Women Changing the World Award, Woman of Distinction Arts Award, and over 60 Family-Friendly Media Awards. She has consistently poured her energy into amplifying issues that help others thrive. She’s written impact songs for organizations supporting children braving cancer, rare disease awareness, and teen refugees. She is a Voting Member of the Recording Academy and has been a GRAMMY Awards® balloted artist multiple times.

Recognition and Awards

Inspirational Awards

  • California’s 79th District Woman of Distinction Arts Award
  • San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership Award
  • San Diego Magazine’s Women Who Move the City Award
  • Speak for Success Women Changing the World Inspirational Woman Award
  • San Diego Metro’s 40 Under 40 Award

Music Awards

  • IMC Awards Best Americana Songwriter "Magic Between Me and You"
  • Global Music Award “Magic Between Me and You” (Album)
  • Global Music Award “Enough is Enough” (Video)
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape “All Together” (Album)
  • IMC Awards Best Americana Song of the Year“I Will Be Going”
  • IMC Awards Best Children’s Song of the Year “I Am Happy Being Me”
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s We’re All In This Together (Album)
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s We’re All In This Together (Album)
  • West Coast CMA Awards Album of the Year  “A Soft Place to Fall”
  • West Coast CMA Awards Song of the Year  “Lightning Love”
  • West Coast CMA Awards Female Entertainer of the Year
  • West Coast CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year

Book Awards

  • NAPPA Award for Choosing Kindness
  • NAPPA Award for I Am Happy Being Me
  • NAPPA Award for It’s Okay to Cry
  • NAPPA Award for My Treasure Box with Tools of Love
  • NAPPA Award for Alphabet Train
  • NAPPA Award for Five Little Monkeys
  • NAPPA Award for Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • NAPPA Award for Old MacDonald
  • NAPPA Award for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • NAPPA Award for Wheels on the Bus
  • NAPPA Award for Three Little Monkeys
  • NAPPA Award for You Are My Sunshine
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series Seven-Book Special Edition
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Joyful Adventure
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Grateful Garden
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Unique Compass
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Journey
  • NAPPA Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand
  • Best Children’s Fiction Book Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti (San Diego Book Awards)
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Joyful Adventure
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Grateful Garden
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Unique Compass
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Journey
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand
  • Mom’s Choice Award for My Treasure Box with Tools of Love
  • Mom’s Choice Award for I Am Happy Being Me
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Alphabet Train
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Five Little Monkeys
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Old MacDonald
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Wheels on the Bus
  • Mom’s Choice Award for Three Little Kittens
  • Mom’s Choice Award for You Are My Sunshine
  • Family Choice Award for Choosing Kindness 
  • Family Choice Award for I Am Happy Being Me
  • Family Choice Award for It’s Okay to Cry
  • Family Choice Award for My Treasure Box with Tools of Love
  • Family Choice Award for Alphabet Train
  • Family Choice Award for Five Little Monkeys
  • Family Choice Award for Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Family Choice Award for Old MacDonald
  • Family Choice Award for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Family Choice Award for Wheels on the Bus
  • Family Choice Award for Three Little Monkeys
  • Family Choice Award for You Are My Sunshine
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Journey
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Unique Compass
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Grateful Garden
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape’s Joyful Adventure
  • Family Choice Award for Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series Special Edition

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