6 episodes

The central character in all of your relationships is... you. In each season, writer-teacher Kari Kwinn explores different matters of the soul from a wide range of lenses - from personal boundaries to yoga and pregnancy to grief. Shift your perception and improve every relationship in your life. Her unadulterated five cents and her propensity for holding both wit and gravity will benefit anyone craving healthier relationships and looking to live differently.

The Opinion is Kwinn Kari Kwinn

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The central character in all of your relationships is... you. In each season, writer-teacher Kari Kwinn explores different matters of the soul from a wide range of lenses - from personal boundaries to yoga and pregnancy to grief. Shift your perception and improve every relationship in your life. Her unadulterated five cents and her propensity for holding both wit and gravity will benefit anyone craving healthier relationships and looking to live differently.

    God Box and Wins

    God Box and Wins

    If you’ve spent any time in the rooms of recovery, you’re familiar with the phrase “God Box.” It’s a box, whether literal or metaphorical, where we can place something outside of our control. When we place something in the God Box, we release it to something bigger. A win is a small, insignificant positive. Bigger than gratitude, it cultivates awareness and helps avoid a slide into a victim mentality.
    There’s something sacred about the God Box and the Win.
    In this episode, discover the potency of the God Box and the Win, and how integrating these simple concepts into your life can cut to the heart of the matter, and enhance the way you interact with and experience life.
    Learn more about Kari here, and buy the Better Boundaries book here.

    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons of For the Love Media (producer and editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 18 min
    Ghosts and Monsters (Chapter 8)

    Ghosts and Monsters (Chapter 8)

    How do you leave relationships? Not just long, extended relationships, but the short-term ones, too. Someone you've dated a few times. A friendship. Maybe you ghost, maybe you rage, and maybe you fall somewhere in between. In this episode, Kari breaks down the nuance between the reaction of "monster" mode, the complete silence of "ghosting," and the implications of both.

    Most importantly, she draws us into the opportunity of a healthy ending (complete with, you guessed it, boundaries), and how they give us a chance to clarify who we are in the moment of departure. If you are a human in relationship with someone (hint: you are!), you will want this pocket-size and memorable teaching of Ghosts and Monsters, a selection read from Chapter 8 of the book.

    Learn more about Kari here, and buy the Better Boundaries book here.

    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons of For the Love Media (producer and editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 19 min
    Stop Making Excuses (They Don't Help Anyone)

    Stop Making Excuses (They Don't Help Anyone)

    Excuses are emotionally expensive at best, and coercive and manipulative at worst. In this episode, Kari pulls last week's subject of knowing your yes into the world of excuses and reasons, and how being clear with our yes helps break the excuse cycle.
    It feels crummy to deliver and receive an excuse instead of standing solidly in the specificity of what we do want. Learn how to stop legitimizing your reasons by breaking the cycle of excuse patterns.
    Learn more about Kari here, and buy the Better Boundaries book here.
    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons of For the Love Media (producer and editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 20 min
    Know Your Yes

    Know Your Yes

    Why do so many of us struggle to say no? For most of us, “no” is the first word we learned to say, and we said it so well as toddlers. And the thing is, it’s not so much the word itself; the difficulty with no is holding your ground. These reasons are so convincing that people will do all sorts of things with their time, money, and energy, that they wouldn’t otherwise do. Can you relate?
    In this episode, Kari untangles the muddy world of boundaries by asking you to know your “yes” - because when you know what your “yes” is, it becomes easier to say “no.” Buckle up for examples of boundaries in dating, how you spend your time, work, and parenting.
    Learn more about Kari here, and buy the Better Boundaries book here.

    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons of For the Love Media (producer and editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 32 min
    How to Pick a President

    How to Pick a President

    What do therapists, plumbers, accountants, roofers, and presidents have in common? The process for choosing them can be arduous, confusing, and a little messy. In this trailer for Season 1, Kari begins to untangle the maze of questions we might consider when making choices whose stakes vary in degrees. She talks talent, training, experience, and why we might prioritize the question "why" over "who."
    Learn more about Kari and her Better Boundaries course at karikwinn.com.
    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons of For the Love Media (producer and editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 22 min
    Welcome to The Opinion is Kwinn

    Welcome to The Opinion is Kwinn

    What do therapists, plumbers, accountants, roofers, and presidents have in common? The process for choosing them can be arduous, confusing, and a little messy. In this trailer for Season 1, Kari begins to untangle the maze of questions we might consider when making choices whose stakes vary in degrees. She talks talent, training, experience, and why we might prioritize the question "why" over "who."
    Learn more about Kari and her Better Boundaries course at karikwinn.com.
    Contributors: Kari Kwinn (creator and host.) Alex Lee-Ammons and For the Love Media (producer, editor). Original music by Emorie.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Alex and light ,

potent pocket-sized teachings

This podcast HELPS. It’s hard to describe just how powerful and memorable Kari’s teachings are - you have to listen to understand. I always get a new, actionable nugget of wisdom to bring into my life.

buffy barfoot ,

Wonderful

Kari has sharp wit and a knack for truth telling and clarity. She’s always a joy to listen to, and this podcast is heartfelt and good to the last drop. The world is definitely better with her take on things.

kellyjoines ,

Bite-Sized Boundaries

This is so much power packed into 30 minutes. If you can’t say no but want to, if you can’t imagine how to turn a no into a yes but don’t know how to, this is for you!

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