KinKept: Intentionally Nurturing Connections

KinKept: Intentionally Nurturing Connections

by Judy Keefe


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KinKeeping Matters.

And Knowing You Are KinKept Matters.

Remember Consciousness-raising? Author Judy Keefe wants to raise your consciousness of what she calls KinKeeping, all the ways people connect with their world. She believes in the importance of intentionally, purposefully helping to “keep the kin together.” Raised on small farms in rural South Dakota and Minnesota communities, she saw the value of the connections that came easily in such a setting. Moving around the country in later years and now as a grandmother and a mother of four adult children, she came across the word “KinKeeping” in a textbook for a college class – and instantly loved it!

Keefe has broadened the term to include those we’re related to by blood, law, or by choice, and speaks of “KinGroups” as those small and large group connections we share. She also notes the connecting we do with our own selves, with animals, plants, the good earth itself, and with the Source of life here on earth. Each link we have to someone or something outside of ourselves is like a link in a colorful paperchain.

It’s on this theme that Keefe has created the series of little true stories in her book, KinKept. The reader can easily visualize their own KinGroups to which they belong, and intentionally choose if they want to nurture and augment these “family ties.”

KinKept demonstrates important KinKeeping principles, as well as actions that can be taken to communicate a sense of belonging and connection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997385700
Publisher: KinKopy Writing Services
Publication date: 01/30/2017
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Judy Keefe has always loved words, both reading and writing them. She's won awards for her poetry, been published in magazines and op-ed pieces, and is always looking to inspire and encourage others to use their gifts and talents.

Judy is the author of First Person Singular, Monologues in a Poetic Mode, published by Lillenas Publishing House, Kansas City, MO.

Following a varied career encompassing work as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, mental health family skills practitioner, juvenile probation officer, and writer/Instructional Designer, Judy moved into an encore career working to provoke thought and encourage connections on the planet.

She is also the owner of KinKopy Writing Services,

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