Lois Lane Interviews Authors: Kristen Caven on “The Souls of Her Feet”
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Lois Lane Interviews Authors: Kristen Caven on “The Souls of Her Feet”

This interview with Cristina Deptula of Authors, Large and Small appeared today on Medium: What about the Cinderella story resonates with you? Why did you rewrite it? Cinderella has this mysterious hold on the psyche. We resent its messages but on the other hand we adore them. It’s a story about ascendancy from a low … Continue reading

“This changed my life” —Oprah learns about ACEs and Trauma-informed care
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“This changed my life” —Oprah learns about ACEs and Trauma-informed care

Re-posted from ACEs Connection & ACES Too High… “Don’t ask ‘what’s wrong with you.’ Ask, ‘what happened to you.’”  I watched the Oprah segment with my mother, Dr. Louise Hart, who heard Dr. Vincent Felitti speak about the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study ten years ago. At that time, she asked him, “What is being done … Continue reading

The Flourishing Artist
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The Flourishing Artist

Greek philosophers defined happiness as the joy you feel when moving towards your highest potential. The Flourishing Artist Creative Growth Activator combines seminars, creative retreats, speakers & workshops, coaching & consulting, convivia, and creative partnerships in a community of art and wellness in an inspiring Oakland retreat. I created The Flourishing Artist to unite my artistic career with my work teaching … Continue reading

The Flourishing Artist LAUNCH!
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The Flourishing Artist LAUNCH!

This summer, I am thrilled to present a new creative effort that goes to another level. It’s not theater, it’s not literature, it’s not a performance: it’s YOU. I woke up one morning and realized the people who are most attracted to my literary works and death-defying creative efforts are the coolest people in the world. … Continue reading

On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking
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On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking

It’s Earth Day 2017 and I’m not marching; I’m meditating. As President Twit and his handlers summarily and systematically dismantle decades of incremental progress forward, we have all been struck with a feeling of violent unreality. It’s been like being hit, in slow motion, by a Mack Truck. And I know, because that happened to me. … Continue reading

Everyone Loves a Bully!
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Everyone Loves a Bully!

Americans are mystified at how “this” could possibly be happening in America. At how one blustering, irresponsible name-caller could be so loved and revered by his supporters, much less embraced by a major political party that is now feeling sick to its stomach. But we shouldn’t be so surprised. I recently posted this on the Zorgos Reader: … Continue reading

“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal
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“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal

Writing is Healing ~ Writing is Power Writing workshop with Kristen Caven We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, from the personal to the political. This 6-week workshop at The Liminal Center in Oakland provides a structure for both writing through our experiences and learning new ways of being.  Zorgos is esperanto for “I will take … Continue reading