Kristen Kalp - Writer, poet, and business coach.

Ahoy there!

I help creative peeps and entrepreneurs connect to their truest selves through writing, breathwork, books, and business coaching. 2 coaching spots in 2018 remain.

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Anna Kunnecke will help you take back your life.

Anna Kunnecke

Okay, so.

When asking if you want to listen to a master life coach talking about what your clutter and/or lack of having-it-togetherness could be doing to your life (I CAN *HEAR* YOUR EYES ROLLING FROM HERE), note that this woman is a wordnerd:

“Reading is my most natural way to enter the world.”

…and note that Anna Kunnecke is a kind, wise, and empathetic soul who won’t shame you for your enormous laundry piles, the basement demon that’s threatening to take over the living room with assorted junk, or the desk that’s alleged to be there, somewhere under those 57,000 papers.

In this episode of That’s What She Said, we talk about:

+ Why The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is absolutely impossible for most people (related: Konmari for business)
+ The seeeeeecret books Anna read like porn in elementary school
+ How she handled a life that felt like juggling water balloons and knives (and DAMN isn’t that a great visual?)
+ What happened when she went from 1 to 5 kids in a single year
+ How terror and clutter are related
+ The 80/20 Principle and why it will help keep your freaking house clean
+ The under-three-minute shift to change the way you feel about living in a chaotic home
+ The not-screaming-at-your-kids-constantly hack that will save your vocal cords and keep your kids tidying up on the regular
+ Why tackling hard things in isolation (money, paper, scheduling, to-do’s, deadlines) is pretty much doomed to fail
+ The interior clutter we carry around without knowing it
+ Why asshole brain really, really wants you to stay overwhelmed

It’s possible to radically shift the way you relate to your own self and to your environment.

Anna mentions her magically delicious program, The Queen Sweep, which is about cleaning up, organizing, and throwing a bunch of stuff away, but really it’s about clearing enough space — physically and emotionally — to hear yourself think. And to act accordingly.

Take part in Anna’s free Get Your Life Back challenge to feel more clear, more sane, and a little bit more on top of your world.

No really, go get your life back.

P.S. Related: stop the overwhelm.

How to not hate being human and thrive as an empath

“I’ve never let myself trust love because I’ve never let myself trust pain. What if pain — like love — is just a place brave people visit? What if both require presence, staying on your mat, and being still? If this is true, then maybe instead of resisting the pain, I need to resist the easy buttons. Maybe my reliance on numbing is keeping me from the two things I was born for: learning and loving. I could go on hitting easy buttons until I die and feel no pain, but the cost of that decision would be that I’ll never learn, love, or be truly alive.” — Glennon Doyle, Love Warrior

In this episode of the podcast, we dive into the pain of being human, emotional walls, feeling like a victim of others’ feels as an empath, and otherwise plunging into our own interiors while coping with being alive.

I’ll share the ways that I’ve avoided feeling, felt entirely too much and been a victim of others’ emotions, and slowly found my way to a bright, steady and open heart. And how do I KEEP a bright and steady heart? Listen in, friend. 😉

Also I’ll talk about my love affair with movement. HA JUST KIDDING I STILL HATE SWEATING, workouts still make me mean and tired.

P.S.  Here’s where you can pick up the free breathwork session I mention in the episode.

Kristin Saylor is unboxable.

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If you’re anything like me, you’re fairly good at meeting strangers and dumping them into boxes based on first impressions. Okay, that guy’s really into cars, that lady pours all her energy into her kids, that couple values prestige above all else, that dude is barely hanging on after coming out of rehab.

You think you can compress a person into a sentence and a few characteristics even if you just met. (It’s not true, of course, but most people are easily boxed into a category within seconds.)

…and then you meet Kristin Saylor.

She’s a priest — yes, a female priest — as well as a breathworker and an triathlete.

That means she’s got her hands in organized religion, secular meditation practice, and the world of the body, in which she runs and swims and bikes, on a daily basis.

Kristin Saylor is unboxable.

And you need to meet her.

In our totally-selfish-because-I-just-wanted-answers-so-I-recorded-it conversation, we talk about:

+ the play date that eventually led to the priesthood
+ the misconceptions about the body that organized religion gets wrong
+ how breathwork shaped Kristin’s connection to the divine
+ what it means to be an embodied human, not just a walking brain
+ reclaiming our bodies from the church and the patriarchy
+ the first steps into activism that any of us can take
+ what it’s like to give sermons on a weekly basis (to undocumented immigrants while the President talks about deportation and shithole countries)
+ the ways profound knowing shows up in the body — and only in the body
+ and the general trauma of the seventh grade locker room. (A universal, if ever there was one.)

You can listen in on our conversation here 👇🏼.

Please visit Kristin’s sermon and breathwork blog here, then follow her on Instagram to love the shit out of her. Isn’t she magnificent?

P.S. Here’s where I came out of the spiritual closet.  You can get yourself a breathwork session with me here, or download a free breathwork session with me.