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Beth Kempton

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Maybe It’s Time for A Calm Christmas This Year? Beth Kempton Shows Us How

For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast

We’re in the midpoint of our Untraditional Traditions series, and we want to ask all of you listeners to consider something; what kind of Christmas do you want or need this year?  Maybe it’s a riotous, celebratory Christmas with tons of gatherings and activities, a frenzy of lights and shopping and cooking and more. But perhaps some of us might be feeling a bit tethered to the way we’ve always done it—and the notion of a calm Christmas sounds nothing short of divine (and kudos to you all who have found the joy of this already). Perhaps you feel like you don’t really have a choice as to what kind of Christmas you have, as you’ve been the “keeper of Christmas” for your family and friends for so long, but our guest this week is here to tell us otherwise. Beth Kempton is a writer, a mother and has been obsessed with Christmas since she was a little girl. After one particularly stressful Christmas when her children were small (and she and her husband decided that neither of them really liked turkey) Beth began to realize that Christmas could be what she wanted it to be (sans turkey, for one!), and she started spreading that message—namely through her book “Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year.” She and Jen talk through the 5 “stories” of Christmas and which one they identify with most, they discuss when Christmas is hard and how to help yourself and others when that’s the case, and the comfort and joy of letting yourself be free of anyone else’s Christmas expectations and choosing the kind of season that is nurturing instead of draining. * * * Thank you to our sponsors! StoryWorth | Give the gift of preserved memories at storyworth.com/forthelove to save $10 on your first purchase!  For the Love’s 2022 Gift Guide | Save on gifts that give back this holiday season!  Thought-Provoking Quotes “I think the reason it's so important to think carefully about Christmas is because it's not just Christmas Day, it's the whole of winter. It's the season that sets us up for the year that follows. The impact on our mental health can be enormous.” - Beth Kempton “Isn't it interesting that you turn to the symbols of Christmas–the tree, the lights, whatever–as comfort in a really difficult time? And I know it's up to everyone when they put the tree up, but I'm totally the same. If that brings you joy, why not extend it as much as you can?” - Beth Kempton “When we find the quiet, it's so much easier to connect with the wisdom that we already hold and often don't even realize. I think somehow our heart is way ahead of our mind in terms of what we know, what we need to know.” - Beth Kempton “One of the things that I was really shocked by was how many people that I spoke to–I would say more than 80%--had a very sad story connected with Christmas in some way.” - Beth Kempton Guest’s Links Beth’s Website Beth’s Instagram Beth’s Facebook Beth Kempton’s podcast The Way of the Fearless Writer: Ancient Eastern wisdom for a flourishing writing life  Resources Mentioned in This Episode Book: Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year by Beth Kempton Book: The Way of the Fearless Writer by Beth Kempton Connect with Jen!Jen’s website Jen’s Instagram Jen’s Twitter Jen’s Facebook Jen’s YouTube

1hr 4mins

16 Nov 2022

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163 How to Be a Fearless Writer with Beth Kempton

The Rebel Author Podcast

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Japan The most common writer fears How to become fearless Approaches to perfectionism Approaches to failure This week’s question is: What country is top of your bucket list? Recommendation of the week is: Quit by Annie Duke Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Beth on: Instagram Author Website Do What You Love The Way of the Fearless Writer Rebel of the Week is: Jackson Hollingsworth If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 

1hr 10mins

9 Nov 2022

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#031: Beth Kempton — Becoming a Fearless Writer & Writing Bestselling Non-Fiction

London Writers' Salon

In this episode we speak to Bestselling author Beth Kempton (@bethkempton) about her journey into writing, from her first published book Freedom Seeker to her latest The Way of the Fearless Writer, her process for writing and pitching her bestselling non-fiction books, and her philosophy for leading a fearless and authentic writing life. Beth shares with us why we can't think our way into writing a good book, how she learned to let go and let her writing flow and why she balances her work seasonally.*ABOUT BETH KEMPTONBeth Kempton is a bestselling author whose books include The Way of the Fearless Writer The Way of the Fearless Writer, Wabi Sabi / Freedom Seeker. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages. Beth has a Master’s degree in Japanese and teaches and writes about doing what you love and living well. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Devon, England.*RESOURCES:Beth on Instagram: @bethkemptonBeth's The Fearless Writer Podcast: bethkempton.com/podcastBeth's Books: The Way of the Fearless Writer / We Are in This Together / Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year / Wabi Sabi / Freedom SeekerThe River sung by Danni Nicholls (co-written by Danni Nicholls and Beth Kempton) iTunes / Spotify / YoutubeMake Art That Sells: https://makeartthatsells.com/Make It In Design: https://makeitindesign.com/How to Land a Non-Fiction Book Deal w/ Beth KemptonBeth's Courses: dowhatyouloveforlife.com*For show notes, transcripts and to attend our live podcasts visit: podcast.londonwriterssalon.comFor free writing sessions, join free Writers’ Hours: writershour.com*FOLLOW LONDON WRITERS’ SALONTwitter: twitter.com/​​WritersSalonInstagram: instagram.com/londonwriterssalonFacebook: facebook.com/LondonWritersSalonIf you’re enjoying this show, please rate and review this show!

1hr 16mins

22 Oct 2022

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Beth Kempton on how to write fearlessly

Not Too Busy To Write

Beth Kempton is a Japanologist, a best selling author and a writing mentor whose books have been translated into 24 languages. Her Latest book The Way of the Fearless Writer challenges the assumption that writing must be a struggle and filled with suffering. We talk about why it's important to know why we write, learning to let go in our writing, when to share our work (and when not to) and learning to trust in writing as a practice. LinksThe Way of the Fearless Writer - Beth KemptonFreedom Seeker - Beth KemptonWabi Sabi - Beth KemptonDo What You Love For Life - Writing classes with Beth KemptonThe Fearless Writer PodcastYou can sign up to Penny's weekly newsletter about all things writing and finding time to write here

1hr 4mins

19 Oct 2022

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The Way Of The Fearless Writer With Beth Kempton

The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

How can we accept imperfection as writers while still striving for excellence? How can we make space for going deeper into our writing while managing a busy life? Beth Kempton talks about The Way of the Fearless Writer in this wide-ranging interview on the creative mindset. In the intro, when life throws a curveball and […] The post The Way Of The Fearless Writer With Beth Kempton first appeared on The Creative Penn.


10 Oct 2022

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The slow way of wabi-sabi with Beth Kempton - Summer Series

The Slow Home Podcast

The 3rd instalment in this year's Summer Series/Winter Warmies includes an episode recorded in 2019 with Beth Kempton.Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/slowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Jan 2022

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[Sách nói] Wabi Sabi – Thương những điều không hoàn hảo | Beth Kempton

Sách nói mỗi ngày

Hôm nay, Sách nói mỗi ngày sẽ review qua nội dung của cuốn sách Wabi Sabi – Thương những điều không hoàn hảo của tác giả Beth Kempton. Qua đó rút ra những giá trị trong việc áp dụng Triết lý Wabi Sabi của người Nhật, cho những khía cạnh cuộc sống như mối quan hệ xã hội, trong nấu ăn, trong thiết kế nội thất, trong tủ quần áo hay trong chính vẻ đẹp của mỗi người bạn nhé!


17 Sep 2021

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Wabi Sabi - Beth Kempton | Rangkuman Lazylibrary.id


Wabi sabi adalah obat yang kita butuhkan saat hidup terasa begitu berat dan membingungkan. Kebijaksanaan asal Jepang ini akan mengajarkan kita cara hidup yang bersahaja, penerimaan terhadap ketidaksempurnaan dan ketidakabadian, dan masih banyak lagi. Koleksi rangkuman kami akan terus bertambah setiap minggu! Jika ada buku yang kamu inginkan, silahkan DM media sosial kami atau akses lazylibrary.id via browser. Music by Lukrembo.


29 Nov 2020

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120. Beth Kempton – Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of a Simple Life

School for Good Living Podcasts

Beth Kempton is the author of four books, including Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life, an international bestseller that has been recommended by TIME Magazine and translated into 24 languages. A dedicated student of Japanese culture, language, and life, Beth earned an undergraduate and a master’s degree in Japanese studies and has … Continue reading "120. Beth Kempton – Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of a Simple Life"The post 120. Beth Kempton – Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of a Simple Life first appeared on School for Good Living Podcasts.

1hr 36mins

17 Nov 2020

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Beth Kempton with Smitty and Tammy on Calm Christmas

Around the Tuesday Table

We are SUPER excited today to have author Beth Kempton at the table as our guest. Beth has written a lovely book – Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year – ‘A Little Book of Festive Joy’. The book is packed with thoughts, suggestions, and activities for shifting the chaos […]The post Beth Kempton with Smitty and Tammy on Calm Christmas first appeared on Smith Bites.


19 Oct 2020