Kristen Kemp

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Prayer for Peace Class

This week, I’m teaching all about peace on the inside and the outside. We need some peace now in this crazy world. The focus is on backbends with a special backbend variation at the end. Here is the end of the dharma talk, which is the prayer of St. Francis calls for healing and peace: […]

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Playlist of the Week: Dixie Chicken!

We yoga teachers can spend 10 minutes or two hours making our playlist. This one, I call it Dixie Chicken, took me about an hour. I love it so much that I’m using it for two weeks straight. I usually don’t do that because I get bored listening to the same soundtrack for 20 classes in […]

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Fight Poverty at Powerflow

Fight poverty holiday season with Powerflow Yoga. We have teamed up with Eva’s Village, an incredible non-profit in Paterson, New Jersey, that is dedicated to feedng the hungry, providing shelter, treating addictions and giving medical and dental care to some of our state’s poorest people. They operate 12 different sites in a three-mile radius in […]

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I Can Write for You

Need a writer? I can write for you! I’m available for writing freelance articles, blog posts, press releases, manuscripts, marketing copy and just about anything else that requires commas and periods. People often ask me about rates. That is a really good question.  

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Dear Family: Let’s Get Organized (Maybe)

A new book says I should run my family like a business. That’s all good and well, but I don’t run a business, and if I did, I wouldn’t do it very well. Regardless, I still liked the book Family Inc. Now I have to do is convince Johan that we should start having family meetings […]

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Be Brave, Be Vulnerable, Screw with Your Character

This talk about vulnerability really got me thinking. So I learned that vulnerable people are joyous, creative and loving. WTF? I’m totally vulnerable and am in constant need of a Valium for which I have no prescription. I can base a whole fictional protagonist on this talk. And on the researcher, Brene Brown

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Need August Downtime

I’m the new books reviewer and blogger for Parents Magazine and Parents.com. If you’re not busy watching the Olympics, please check out my new column called Mom Must Read. The job is super cool. It requires a lot of reading. But the upside is that I get all of these free books. Who cares about […]

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How to Pitch a Story Idea

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~Joseph Heller via Lisa Romeo I recently received an email from a woman who pays me to edit her pitches and articles. Side note: I love to advise, edit and teach writers, so if your work needs help, encouragement or vodka, I’m your girl. A huge bonus is […]

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CafeMom

I was the Healthy Living editor and writer for CafeMom‘s website shortly after the company launched their popular blog, now called The Stir. While there in 2009, I was trained on basic HTML, CMS and SEO best practices. I was responsible for pitching timely ideas at our weekly meetings, and I wrote five blog posts […]

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Back in Business

Writing is not like riding a bike. Even though my retro orange bicycle is covered in a year’s worth of garage dust and post-Irene mud, I can hop on that thing in five seconds flat. My butt might get dirty, but I’d fly through my driveway like I owned it. Wait, I do own it. […]

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