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Episode 010: “Living Centered in a Politically Divisive Time”

Featuring Kirsten Powers

In our politically diverse world, it can be challenging to remain grounded amidst the influx of negativity, injustice, and discord that floods our newsfeeds. If we’re not careful, we can be easily lured into the perceived safety of labeling, judging, and even demonizing those that do not align with our set of political beliefs. This week’s guest, journalist and best-selling author Kirsten Powers, is all too familiar with the harm this divide has on our individual health and our collective humanity. 

Throughout the episode, Kirsten invites us into a frank conversation about how our past experiences and trauma often lead us to binary thinking and reminds us that it is possible to remain centered even amidst politically divisive seasons—leading to more empathy, grace, and understanding for ourselves and others.

Meet this episode’s expert

Kirsten Powers is a USA Today columnist and CNN senior political analyst. The Washington Post has called her “bright-eyed, sharp-tongued, [and] gamely combative” and “a ferocious advocate for her points of view.” Kirsten’s book on how to bring grace into our toxic public discourse, Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts, will bepublished ind November 2021 by Convergent Books (Crown Publishing). 

Prior to USA Today, Kirsten was a columnist for the Daily Beast, American Prospect Online, and the New York Post. The Columbia Journalism Review called her “an outspoken liberal journalist” in a sea of opposition at Fox News, where she previously served as a political analyst. Before her career in journalism, Kirsten was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration and worked in New York Democratic politics.

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Kristen’s New Book (Coming November 2021) Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts  

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