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J. Kate Franklin
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Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Kate began her professional career as a modern dancer before working as a public relations manager for the past 5 years, first in entertainment and events, then action sports and finally fashion and lifestyle. Returning to her creative roots, Kate is currently involved with documentary film production, writing and health/fitness –- and remains an avid traveler.

Entries by J. Kate Franklin

Grace and Goodness

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:20 AM

I've been thinking a lot of about how we all treat each other, and to be honest, it makes me sad. We've developed this notion that only we can take care of ourselves, that it's all some competition, some fight to get ahead -- for more money, more power, more...

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30 Things I've Learned on the Eve of My 30th Birthday

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 8:17 AM

1. I don't have everything I want -- but there's liberation in knowing that the empty spaces have the possibility to be filled with the wonderfully unimaginable.

2. Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.

3. "Little by little, one travels far." --...

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Our Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 7:46 AM

Take a moment to think about the most impactful moments in your life -- the ones that changed the fiber of your being, that informed your personality, your inner dialogue, the type of person you are or want to become or even want to be less of, the ones that...

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One Day at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 6:25 AM

How many times have you had the feeling that it's all just a little too much? Too much to think about. Too much to conquer. Too much to change. Too much to try and stay the same. Maybe it's the approaching 30 thing for me, but there are often times...

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Simple Kindness

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Lately, I feel like I've become a sort of sentimental anthropologist, and what fascinates me now are the little everyday, small kindnesses -- the positive emotional connective tissue in our lives. So often we are consumed by the big defining moments, good and bad, that we can forget to stop...

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Standing Still

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 2:56 PM

I don't know about you, but I've become a pretty good at holding it together. Some time ago, I realized my own ultimate capability and never looked back, inadvertently using the personality traits that made me unique and began manipulating them into some sense of propulsion from the uncertainties of...

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Openness vs. Vulnerability

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 8:21 AM

Openness and vulnerability are not the same thing -- and until very recently, I would have begged to differ, and vehemently at that.

For the entirety of my roller-coaster existence, comprised of nearly 29 years so far, I'd say I've always been a "share- er." Talk to my friends...

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