the next layer™ interview: Kathrin Brunner

“…based on my experience and who I want to be in the world, how do I reach out to other people and make some type of impact that lifts us all up…”{K.Brunner}

Kathrin Brunner


“…start to spend a little bit of time with the emotions that make you uncomfortable…be okay looking at why you feel guilty, frustrated or upset…”

kb soap

{some of kathrin’s beautiful handmade soap}

“…health is being able to say to someone I don’t know what to do and I need help…”

wood + feathers

{collected feathers from her travels}

I have been a big fan of Kathrin Brunner’s for a long time. She has a way of captivating you with her knowledge in the most gentle + loving way. You come away from her richer, healthier + ready to make your own kombucha…from.scratch. {yup, seriously!}.

Kathrin invites you to explore your own layers by being so open + so honest about her own.


In this episode, we explore:

  • the importance of being honest with yourself
  • why asking for help is good for your health
  • holistic nutrition + why it’s better for you
  • the gut flora: what it means + why it really matters
  • the strength of vulnerability
  • the power of self-forgiveness
  • and so much more…

to download + listen to this podcast anytime click here

For more Kathrin Brunner, you can connect with her…

  • on her personal website, by clicking here
  • or attend one of her lovely workshops, by clicking here
  • or by taking one of her yoga classes, by clicking here
  • on her instagram profile, @fortheloveofbody, by clicking here
  • on her facebook page, by clicking here
see ourselves in all of our glory + all of our mistakes + value them both #wisewords from… Click To Tweet
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worth the read: on being

Have you heard of On Being with Krista Tippett? My Mom introduced me to the website and podcast {there’s an app too} +  I have to say I am deeply engaged. The content is rich, thoughtful, heartfelt + current. On Being reminds you that words hold power, healing, insight, community + connection.

Open your ears. Open your heart. Open your mind.


On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

A few excerpts below…

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Part of interdependence is the act of recognizing, rather than ignoring or denying, when our actions don’t align with our aspirations. We harness the power of our attention to resist the impulse to shut down, to separate, to judge. In that open space, we simply see life as it is: connected to us entirely, within and without. {Sharon Salzberg}

from The Kindness Rebellion

The physical is already illuminated with the presence of the sacred. If we care about the spirit, we cannot avoid concern with the here and now. The spiritual is about the social, the mystical is also about the political. The cosmic in us has to be about both changing the human and changing the world of which we are a part. The healing inside and the healing of the world are wrapped up in one another. {Omid Safi}

– from The Spiritual is Political

It’s equally true that the better we understand our own stories, the more human we become. Revisiting our own experiences with otherness and trying to learn from them is key to becoming the people we want to be. It gives us a chance to live into the best of our stories and transcend the worst. {Parker J. Palmer}

from Five Stories About Otherness and Me

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the next layer™ interview: Jane Clapp

Jane Clapp

“…you’re already in it; you don’t have to start over…” {J. Clapp}

Before listening to this interview, I have to inform you that you will need a pen + paper. You may also need tissues. Jane Clapp has a wonderful way of distilling our experiences + providing the kind of clear insight that only someone so open + so knowledgeable can provide. You may need to listen a few times to catch it all.


In this episode, we explore:

  • the value of reparenting yourself
  • the thing that might be inhibiting your meditation practice
  • the next layer of body intelligence {!}
  • rewiring the connection betweeen your money {your business} + your self-worth {!}
  • what mind/body connection really means
  • what we can do better for little girls
  • and so much more…

to download + listen to this podcast anytime click here

{photo credit: Jane Clapp’s Website}

For more Jane Clapp, you can connect with her…

  • on her personal website, by clicking here 
  • or go straight to her incredible bio, by clicking here
  • at her UrbanFitt Studio, by clicking here
  • on her instagram profile, @janetheclapp, by clicking here
  • on her facebook page, by clicking here

we teach what we need to learn and many more layers peeled open w/@janetheclapp Click To Tweet


{Jane’s beautiful gentle dog, Maggie}

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photo by joshietakashima

Let us imagine that life is a river. Most people are clinging to the bank, afraid to let go and risk being carried along by the current of the river. At a certain point, each of us must be willing to simply let go, and trust the river to carry us along safely. At this point, we learn to “go with the flow” — and it feels wonderful. Once we have become accustomed to being in the flow of the river, we can begin to look ahead and guide our course onward, deciding where the course looks best, steering the way around boulders and snags, and choosing which of the many channels and branches of the river we prefer to follow, all the while still “going with the flow.” {Shakti Gawain}

photo credit: Joshie Takashima
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