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Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

Clarity on Fire Rachel East and Kristen Walker

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 119 Ratings

Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

    Dear Krachel: Why won’t anyone hire me?!

    Dear Krachel: Why won’t anyone hire me?!

    Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, a monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.
    The theme this month ended up being “salty and cynical” (Rachel loved it). On this episode, we’re answering questions from:
    Another Rachel, who hijacks Rachel Rants for a bit to say that everyone who hasn’t hired her yet is a rude doofus, even though she’s got a TON of experience and deserves to be given a chance. Why do potential employers keep tossing her to the curb?? Elise, who has a theory that the more self-aware you are, the more you start to notice that people sort-of-kind-of … suck? How can she deal with the annoying unconscious masses at work and in the wider world? After you’ve listened, leave us a comment to let us know how our advice for these two listeners resonated with you!
    Want to submit a question for our July episode of Dear Krachel? Fill out this form and you might hear us tackle your Q!
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: LAST DAY!
    Today, Friday June 5th, is the LAST day to take advantage of the special “clarity in a time of pandemic” offerings!
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site. Now includes the Dream Job Bundle bonus!
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    SERIOUS ABOUT SOME 1-ON-1 COACHING?
    One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again soon! A few pointers to keep in mind:
    We’ll be taking on about 15-20 people in this new wave. This is for people interested in getting started ASAP (within the next 4-6 weeks). You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation. Our last coaching enrollment of the year will probably be in October. If you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability. If you’re seriously considering coaching, check out this page for all the details so you know what to expect!
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
    Dear Krachel: How do I deal with life when I’m panicking? (April 2020)
    Side Chat: What if you never get what you want? (December 2019)
    Dear Krachel: How do I find real self-worth (when nothing has worked yet) (June 2019)
    A master recruiter shares 40 years of job search wisdom with Susan Levine (July 2019)
    Finding a dream job after years of searching with Teanca Shepherd (September 2018)
    A former recruiter tells all (& helps you get hired) with Emily Liou (September 2018)
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    • 43 min
    Message from the Universe: Your idea could become a reality

    Message from the Universe: Your idea could become a reality

    We’ve had a lot of fun these past few months, as we’ve all been stuck in quarantine, whipping out one of our woo-woo oracle decks and giving you all a message from the Universe. We hope that it’s helped you stay a little bit more grounded and trusting in a time of heightened anxiety!
    This will be out last regular Message from the Universe episode for a while, but don’t despair. We’ll still do them every once in a while, at random, maybe when you least expect it but most need it.
    To honor this last (for now) episode, we ordered a brand-spanking-new Tarot deck. Like usual, we pulled 3 cards and one of them (or maybe all of them) has a message for you today. 
    Click here to see the cards, as well as read the description of each!
    After you listen, come leave a comment to share how the message landed with you.
    MORE ABOUT MADELEINE JOAN
    Today’s card descriptions were written by the fabulous Madeleine Joan! Madeleine is a Tarot card reader, intuitive, and astrologist with well over 20 years of experience. We recommend that you:
    Check out our site and a book a private reading with her.
    Visit her YouTube channel.
    Follow her on Instagram.
    Join her Patreon.
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: ENDS THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH!
    This Friday June 5th, is the LAST day to take advantage of the special “clarity in a time of pandemic” offerings!
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site.
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    GET TEXTS FROM CLARITY ON FIRE!
    Want to get weekly texts from us? Sign up here, OR … text your first name followed by your email address (Example: Hermione hgranger@hogwarts.edu) to 703-783-3223.
    LINKS
    Leave us a comment on this episode
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    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
    Sign up for texts from us
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 19 min
    Bonus Book Club! Untamed by Glennon Doyle

    Bonus Book Club! Untamed by Glennon Doyle

    Calling all fellow bookworms, library nerds, and general lovers of literature — it’s time for another book club episode of the podcast!
    Whenever there are five Fridays in a month, we devote the extra Friday to a book that we can’t get enough of. In this episode, we’re diving into the mega #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
    Glennon’s books are the opposite of your average self-help book written by a perky middle-aged woman with plenty of platitudes and not a lot of depth. Her work is deep and moving and it’ll light a fire under your butt. It’s required reading for all humans, if you ask us (but especially highly sensitives, people-pleasers, women, and anyone who wants to live their life without guilt or constriction).
    We talked about…
    Glennon working up the courage to leave her husband, break up her family, and rebuild a new family with Abby Wambach (the Olympic soccer player, who she’d only met in person once). How we’re encouraged and rewarded, from a very young age, to ignore our own inner wisdom. Why highly sensitives aren’t “broken.” How to walk away from people and things that aren’t right for you, even when you’re scared and burdened by guilt and uncertainty. What it really means to be a person who’s whole and fulfilled. After you’ve listened, leave us a comment to let us know which truthbombs from this book resonated with you most!
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: ENDS JUNE 5!
    If we can help you find some relief, clarity, and direction right now, then that will feel like a win! Until Friday, June 5 we’re offering some unprecedented things to meet the unprecedented times:
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site.
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    GET TEXTS FROM CLARITY ON FIRE!
    Want to get weekly texts from us? Sign up here, OR … text your first name followed by your email address (Example: Hermione hgranger@hogwarts.edu) to 703-783-3223.
    LINKS
    Leave us a comment on this episode
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
    Sign up for texts from us
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 1 hr
    Magic 8-Ball: A mind-blowing, time-bending analogy

    Magic 8-Ball: A mind-blowing, time-bending analogy

    It’s time for another “Magic 8-Ball” episode! AKA, where we shake up the nearly 200 episodes we’ve released in the past two years, and the one that rises to the surface has a message that you needed to hear today.
    Have you ever heard something that felt so true that it resonated in your very bones? Even if you couldn’t explain why you knew it was true? You just knew.
    That’s how I felt when I read this passage from the end of Elizabeth Gilbert’s mega-bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love:
    “The Zen Buddhists say that an oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into the tree. Everybody can see that.
    But only a few can recognize that there is another force operating here as well—the future tree itself, which wants so badly to exist that it pulls the acorn into being, drawing the seedling forth with longing out of the void, guiding the evolution from nothingness to maturity. In this respect, say the Zens, it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born.”
    I mean, damn, right?
    In this clarity-on-fire-side-chat (…get it?) from October 2018, Kristen and I put on our philosopher’s hats (debatable whether we ever took them off in the first place) and dove into this whole acorn/oak tree thing. We talked about:
    What is the point of desire? Why do we crave certain things, and not others? And what does it mean for you to want something? Why we believe desire isn’t random (and why wanting something might just be proof that you’re eventually going to get it—yes, you read that right). The relativity of time, and why the veil between the present, past, and future might be thinner than any of us realize (no big deal). Some mind-blowing facts about the Universe that put our itsy-bitsy problems into perspective. A fun exercise to help you communicate with your past and future selves (sounds creepy, but isn’t). If you like deep conversations, there’s nothing better than this one! Enjoy, and come leave a comment after you’ve listened to share your own deep thoughts.
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: ENDS JUNE 5!
    If we can help you find some relief, clarity, and direction right now, then that will feel like a win! Until Friday, June 5 we’re offering some unprecedented things to meet the unprecedented times:
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site.
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    GET TEXTS FROM CLARITY ON FIRE!
    Want to get weekly texts from us? Sign up here, OR … text your first name followed by your email address (Example: Hermione hgranger@hogwarts.edu) to 703-783-3223.
    LINKS
    Leave us a comment on this episode
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
    Sign up for texts from us
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 37 min
    Burn This: Sacrificing your health for a job

    Burn This: Sacrificing your health for a job

    We all know how good it feels to get rid of actual stuff—clothes that are out of style, clutter that’s taking up space in your closet, décor that belongs in another decade.
     
    We’d argue it feels just as good, if not better, to get rid of your metaphorical crap—the beliefs that weigh you down, the assumptions that you inherited from someone else, and the fears that are no longer relevant to the times we’re living in now.
     
    So, in that spirit, we’re back with another special episode of Burn This. Every once in a while, we’re going to go through some of our collective intangible garbage and give you, and all of us, permission to throw it in the burn pile!
     
    Today we’re burning the idea that you should sacrifice your health for a job. We got into…
    How alarmingly normal it is for people we coach to say things like, “I’ve daydreamed about getting into a mini car crash so I don’t have to go to work,” or, “I’ve thought about how I could take leave for a while if I fell and broke my leg in the shower!” Why there’s NOTHING wrong with you if you’ve had thoughts like this, but why your focus is definitely in the wrong place. Fears about being peer pressured to go back to work during the pandemic, and how to handle that. Signs that your body is trying to tell you something about your job, and how to listen. After you’ve listened, come leave a comment to share if you’ve found yourself sacrificing your health for your job, and what happened!
     
    LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE NEXT
    Side Chat: The 4 Passion Profiles (December 2018)
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: ENDS JUNE 5!
    If we can help you find some relief, clarity, and direction right now, then that will feel like a win! Until Friday, June 5 we’re offering some unprecedented things to meet the unprecedented times:
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site.
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    GET TEXTS FROM CLARITY ON FIRE!
    Want to get weekly texts from us? Sign up here, OR … text your first name followed by your email address (Example: Hermione hgranger@hogwarts.edu) to 703-783-3223.
    LINKS
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    • 30 min
    Message from the Universe: Don’t look outside yourself for answers

    Message from the Universe: Don’t look outside yourself for answers

    It’s that time again! Every-other-Tuesday, as long as we’re all stuck in quarantine, we’re whipping out one of our woo-woo oracle decks and pulling a few cards for all of us.
    In times like these, it can be especially hard to tune into your intuition and receive guidance. Fear and uncertainty create a LOT of noise, both internally and externally! And, ironically, it’s exactly when we’re most afraid and unsure that we most need to be able to receive wisdom and inspiration.
    So, if you’re having a hard time getting calm, quieting your mind, and tuning in (understandable, if so!), we’re doing what witches do best and conjuring a message from the Universe for you today.
    We pulled 3 cards from one of our oracle card decks, and one of them has a message about something you need help with or answers about!
    Click here to see the cards, as well as read the description of each!
    After you listen, come leave a comment to share which card you got and how the message landed with you!
    CLARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC: ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH!
    If we can help you find some relief, clarity, and direction right now, then that will feel like a win! So, through Friday, June 5 we’re offering some unprecedented things to meet the unprecedented times:
    Get the Passion Profile Short Course, our intro course that helps you get clear on your career direction in as little as 1 day, for 50% off its usual price ($125 instead of $250). No discount code needed! Price is automatically lower on our site.
    Get a single coaching session with one of us! We normally only offer one-off sessions to former clients, but we’re now opening this option up to everyone.
    Get both the PPSC and a single coaching session as a bundle! When you check out for either the PPSC or a single session, add the other to your cart as an upgrade. It’s $125 for the PPSC, $150 for a single session, or $225 for the bundle!
    GET TEXTS FROM CLARITY ON FIRE!
    Want to get weekly texts from us? Sign up here, OR … text your first name followed by your email address (Example: Hermione hgranger@hogwarts.edu) to 703-783-3223.
    LINKS
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    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
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    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Jlee178 ,

Breath of fresh air

This podcast has been such a breath of fresh air for me. I often struggle describing my feelings in words which is frustrating because the feeling is very real but challenging to articulate. When I listen to Clarity on Fire it’s like constant lightbulbs going off; I can finally put those feelings into words. Kristen and Rachel are really good at breaking down the human experience and explaining that we aren’t crazy for feeling how we feel. What a relief! Lastly, I love how empowered I feel after listening to Krachel. They encourage us to tap into our intuition and trust it as a guide. The work you put into this podcast is incredibly appreciated and I recommend it all the time. Thank you.

apeits ,

On Point 🔥💗

These ladies always seem to have the right message at the right time. I love their down-to-earth conversations and advice that no one else seems to talk about ... but most normal people experience. It’s a breath of fresh air and seriously helpful as someone who’s trying to cut through a lifetime of bs and get some dang CLARITY to start living #mybestlife. 😊

Yuba River Love ,

My weekly therapy

Thank you ladies for normalizing what feels not so normal in my life at times. I thrive on these types of conversations and so happy I found my podcast “home” with you two. You are so authentic and real which is a breathe of fresh air.

You were so awesome to create an episode regarding why Rachel doesn’t drink anymore based on my question about a year ago. I never got to share with you that the day the episode aired I had finished my 90 day goal.

I love the blend of your personalities and goes to show how two opposites can make a great right. Sounds silly but Rachel’s personality is very much like my husbands and I’m for sure a Kristen. It can be challenging at times since he is so direct and has no problem speaking up (no offense Rachel) and I can be too relaxed (no offense Kristen) but we make each other stronger on this journey of life.

Thank you for all you do and please know you are enriching my life and all your listeners.

Love you ladies!!

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