Welcome

Imperfect Edges. Love the mess.

Here, we aren’t interested in pretending we are perfect. We are interested in the good stuff. The deep stuff. The mud and the muck of life. You know, all that makes us beautifully human. We offer support and education to those of you who are interested in:

  • dealing with overwhelm
  • liking who you see in the mirror
  • not giving a fuck how others view you
  • processing and moving on from trauma
  • finding out what lights you up and turns you on
  • just loving the shit out of your life.

We call this Personal Development. It’s not easy and it’s not always pretty. We understand the guts it takes to come to the edge and face ALL of yourself. We want to support you in your brave honesty and then cheer for you as you thrive. So come join us.

Edges can be scary, but they offer the best views.

Work with Kristen

I don’t know how to fix your problems. But you do.

Our courses and curriculum are designed to lead you through the process of facing what’s broken in your life, gently figuring out why it is, and formulating next steps for fixing it. We do this through reflection, planning, collaboration, discussion, and WITHOUT judgement. This being-a-human thing is hard, and shame has no place here. 

You’ve got the answers. Let me show you how to find them inside yourself.

 

Blog

Left-Right-Peace

I took a day yesterday.  A day to be petty and furious and weepy and exhausted. A day to be all the things that someone who loooooves personal development “shouldn’t” be. I put on some gloves and took it out on my heavy bag. I beat it. I kicked it. I called it names like …

How is Unconditional Love A Thing? (And How to Find It When You’ve Been Injusticed)

I used to think Unconditional Love was unreachable. Like, sure — that worked for Jesus and Gandhi but not for me. Then, after a few self-help books and really trying to be a “nice” person, *cough cough* I shifted into thinking Unconditional Love was “Unconditional Acceptance of Inappropriate and Abusive Behavior.”  Yeah, that wasn’t right …

About

Hi. I’m Kristen. Perhaps peanut butter’s biggest fan. I am also reluctantly experienced in living an imperfect life. A few years ago, I hopped off the Traditional Bus (marriage, dependable career, financial stability, etc.) and began to build my own reality from scratch, without listening to anyone else’s opinion for once. I disappointed some people, and pissed some people off. I’ve fumbled my way through a divorce, some abusive relationships, disordered eating, anxiety, infidelity, depression, and rehashing of childhood traumas. But in doing so, I found my Thing (see below) and I found my people.

What is my Thing? You’re looking at it. Imperfect Edges was born out of the wrestling matches between what my heart wanted and what my brain thought was right and logical. Turns out, changing your life path is simple but not easy. I read a dump truck full of self-help books, attended many a seminar/retreat, and journaled a shit-ton of words. When I finally poked my head out from behind my mountain of personal development literature, I noticed that (derp) I wasn’t the only one uncomfortable and questioning. And through all my research, I had gained tools to help others work through this stuff. I used my love of writing and began a blog. Then I took it a step further and used my education experience to write and teach the curriculum you can sign up for here.

This is what lights me up. I love digging into the juicy stuff with people and bringing them to the edges of all their glorious humanness, light and dark. My wish is that every one of us can get comfortable enough to face our shit and live our truths. Why?

Because those who know and love themselves will be the ones who change the world for the better.

Contact

I would love to hear from you and have the chance to visit. Please contact me at kristen@imperfectedges.com or complete the form below.

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