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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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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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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Early Reviews for Redemption

Writing a book is like opening up my bathrobe in Target when it’s really crowded. I feel as if I’ve bared my soul through my latest work, Redemption. Along with Stacey Lannert, I’ve done my best to use language to convey her life’s story. It’s a grim tale of a childhood of sexual abuse that […]

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Redemption Comes Out Today

I’m honored to be the co-author of Stacey Lannert’s memoir, called Redemption, which comes out today. Today happens to be International Women’s Day, a most excellent time to promote awareness about child sexual abuse. I met Stacey in 2002 when I wrote about her for Glamour magazine. She was still in prison then. When she […]

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