Kelly Carlin is creating stuff to help herself and you learn to how to give zero fucks
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Hey You.

It's so nice to see you here!

It's a miracle any of us are here, really.

I'm super thrilled to be here too.

I'm excited to have a home for all the ways I like to create. That sentence may seem like it would be easy to say, but it's taken me decades to believe that I have the right to do just that, thus the "zero fucks" part of the description of this page.

And so I am here to learn even more how to give zero fucks, to make and create art for me, and to help you do the same.

Some of what I make and share here is for me, pure expression through writing, talking and now, painting (this is new for me!). Thank you for supporting me and my creativity.

Some of what I make and share here are things and experiences that will support YOU. Beyond my own personal expression, my other passion is helping others get the fuck out of their own way. I want to help you discover, face and re-write the bullshit stories in your head that keep you from living your full life. Thank you for supporting you.

I believe deep down to my very tippy toes that when we realize how much of our experience of life is just a bullshit story we've told ourselves forever, it's like drinking a little shot of nirvana.

What will you be getting?

What the world, these days, likes to call content. What a fucking soulless word. There is writing, painting, podcasts, sharing ideas, memes, quotes, things I love, You Tube videos (in the future, soon), live & pre-recorded webinars, and even some small group and private coaching conversations.

And the other thing I hope you'll get is one of my biggest joys - watching others say "ah" and "aha!"

How will I be helping you get these "ahs" and "ahas" exactly?

By showing you my own process of being a human creating stuff, experimenting inside my own creativity, AND sharing with you the huge pile of know-how I've accumulated about how to build the internal mind muscles you need to separate yourself from the fucked up voices in your head. Yeah, the ones that make you feel like a mouse, tell you to shut the fuck up, troll your mind at 3AM, write you hate mail, are convinced IT (IT being what ever you REALLY want) is too scary, stupid or hard, that drive you nuts, disgust you, embarrass you...oh, you get the point.

What's the point?

The point is that when you, me, we learn to sit with, face, embrace (and yes, even love) all those parts that you, me, we normally shove in the dark recesses of your closet, we get all sorts of cool stuff that you never thought you could have like, oh, I don't know - feeling like you finally fucking belong here on earth and have a right to say, dance, paint, sing, and BE. 

How did I get here?
If you know me through my memoir or solo show, "A Carlin Home Companion," you know a little it about how I got here. The book tells the tale of my personal story about my life with my family, and the long road I've taken to figure out how to feel a bit more normal than I used to. 

If you've been a past listener to my podcast "Waking from the American Dream," you know I love to explore ways to be more sane, creative and happy in life. I've used my own path as an example, and I've interviewed creatives and deep thinkers about their approach to work and life, how they manage in the current state of the world, and what it takes to get out of their own way in order to bring something original to the world.

My masters in Jungian psychology informs my understanding of how much our unconscious narratives rule our lives, and that when we learn to face them and embrace them, magic can happen. My 20+ years of studying and practicing Buddhist philosophy and meditation has taught me how to see that we are more than this ego identity, and that freedom and ease comes from our ability to be with "what is." My training in life coaching and leadership has prepared me to lead others to find their truth and bliss.

Thank you.
Which ever level of patronage is right for you, I thank you for becoming a patron.

Your patronage here will enable me to support myself. Although most people believe that I live in a castle made of gold, I do not. I am a freelance working writer, performer, teacher and life coach. This work is how I support myself.  This page makes up a good portion of my income.

Once I reach a place that exceeds my basic needs, I will use the money here to employ real humans who have the technological and administrative know-how to help me make short films, video art, more elaborate teaching experiences and events. I will employ others to help me make all this stuff work, and take my work to a new level so that I can reach more people who want what we want.

I look forward to giving you a little something each week, each month, each season, that will show my own journey and make this all too modern life feel more manageable, joyful and meaningful.

I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am that you are here. This is a big gulp leap for me, and it's great to know that we are leaping together.
Tiers
"Waking from the American Dream" podcast
$2 or more per month
Wanna feel like you've eased into a calm pool of ah? 


Kelly shares her deep and humorous tips, tools and take on how to stay sane while the world's hair is on fire. 


At this tier, you get EARLY ACCESS to her weekly (okay, fine every 10 days) podcasts and an exclusive members-only BONUS SEGMENT.

Sunday Unplug - Live Weekly Webinar
$27 or more per month
Need a way to reset yourself before the week begins?


Are you searching for a simple way to unplug from the chaos of modern life and soothe that monkey mind of yours?


Join Kelly LIVE for her popular weekly 90-minute webinar.  


You will create the meditation practice you've longed to have, shift your state of mind with fresh perspectives, and walk away with tools to get out of your own way.  


The live chat feature allows you to interact and ask questions of Kelly while becoming a part of a fantastic community. 


These webinars are provided live via Zoom but recordings are posted within 24 hours. You do not need to attend live to get the full benefit of these webinars. 


You'll get this level of rewards plus all rewards from lower tiers.

Feed the Muse: Women's Artist Group
$47 or more per month
Ignite your creative spark.

Foster the work of your soul.

Stay consistent with your craft.

Unblock your artistic fears. 


Twice a month, this small group of women meet with Kelly via Zoom for a 90 minute session of exploration, chat and Q & A around the topic of what it takes to be a woman living a fully expressed creative life.


We are here to share our experiences, joys and frustrations with being a creative woman.


This work is great for beginners, women jumpstarting old projects, and those who need a place to check in to keep them on track. 


This webinar occurs the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5PM pacific/8PM eastern via Zoom.


You'll get this level of rewards plus all rewards from lower tiers including Sunday Unplug.

Dream Tending
$135 or more per month

In a one-on-one Zoom call, Kelly will help you find the healing, wisdom and connection to the big picture about your life through your dreams. Do you have nightmares? Weird dreams? Recurring dreams? Kelly can help you unlock why they are visiting and what they have to say to your life.

Memoir/Solo Show Consultation
$369 or more per month
Writing about your life can feel like writing for your life. 

It can feel lonely, scary and too much.

But those of us who do it know we have no choice.


Need a little guidance? 

Help seeing the forest through the trees?

A clue how to start? Finish? 


Having written/performed/toured her one-woman show, and had her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion, published by St. Martin's Press, Kelly knows this path well. 


You will get:

 - One 90-minute via ZOOM private one-on-one consultation/coaching conversation with Kelly regarding your memoir or solo show project. 


 - Including the reading up to 75 pages of your material.


Jump in for a month so you can figure out:

 - how to get started 

 - how to finish

 - what's the next step

 - what's working or not 

 - ask a bazillion questions


Jump in for a longer duration and get consistent structure and guidance so that your project can go out in the world where it belongs! 


You'll get all previous rewards from lower tiers except for the Feed the Muse level. 

Goals
14% complete
Hire producer/crew to help me take my podcast up a notch to a video production with more interviews, segments and wider distribution. Finally, I'll be the Oprah that says, "Fuck."


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Hey You.

It's so nice to see you here!

It's a miracle any of us are here, really.

I'm super thrilled to be here too.

I'm excited to have a home for all the ways I like to create. That sentence may seem like it would be easy to say, but it's taken me decades to believe that I have the right to do just that, thus the "zero fucks" part of the description of this page.

And so I am here to learn even more how to give zero fucks, to make and create art for me, and to help you do the same.

Some of what I make and share here is for me, pure expression through writing, talking and now, painting (this is new for me!). Thank you for supporting me and my creativity.

Some of what I make and share here are things and experiences that will support YOU. Beyond my own personal expression, my other passion is helping others get the fuck out of their own way. I want to help you discover, face and re-write the bullshit stories in your head that keep you from living your full life. Thank you for supporting you.

I believe deep down to my very tippy toes that when we realize how much of our experience of life is just a bullshit story we've told ourselves forever, it's like drinking a little shot of nirvana.

What will you be getting?

What the world, these days, likes to call content. What a fucking soulless word. There is writing, painting, podcasts, sharing ideas, memes, quotes, things I love, You Tube videos (in the future, soon), live & pre-recorded webinars, and even some small group and private coaching conversations.

And the other thing I hope you'll get is one of my biggest joys - watching others say "ah" and "aha!"

How will I be helping you get these "ahs" and "ahas" exactly?

By showing you my own process of being a human creating stuff, experimenting inside my own creativity, AND sharing with you the huge pile of know-how I've accumulated about how to build the internal mind muscles you need to separate yourself from the fucked up voices in your head. Yeah, the ones that make you feel like a mouse, tell you to shut the fuck up, troll your mind at 3AM, write you hate mail, are convinced IT (IT being what ever you REALLY want) is too scary, stupid or hard, that drive you nuts, disgust you, embarrass you...oh, you get the point.

What's the point?

The point is that when you, me, we learn to sit with, face, embrace (and yes, even love) all those parts that you, me, we normally shove in the dark recesses of your closet, we get all sorts of cool stuff that you never thought you could have like, oh, I don't know - feeling like you finally fucking belong here on earth and have a right to say, dance, paint, sing, and BE. 

How did I get here?
If you know me through my memoir or solo show, "A Carlin Home Companion," you know a little it about how I got here. The book tells the tale of my personal story about my life with my family, and the long road I've taken to figure out how to feel a bit more normal than I used to. 

If you've been a past listener to my podcast "Waking from the American Dream," you know I love to explore ways to be more sane, creative and happy in life. I've used my own path as an example, and I've interviewed creatives and deep thinkers about their approach to work and life, how they manage in the current state of the world, and what it takes to get out of their own way in order to bring something original to the world.

My masters in Jungian psychology informs my understanding of how much our unconscious narratives rule our lives, and that when we learn to face them and embrace them, magic can happen. My 20+ years of studying and practicing Buddhist philosophy and meditation has taught me how to see that we are more than this ego identity, and that freedom and ease comes from our ability to be with "what is." My training in life coaching and leadership has prepared me to lead others to find their truth and bliss.

Thank you.
Which ever level of patronage is right for you, I thank you for becoming a patron.

Your patronage here will enable me to support myself. Although most people believe that I live in a castle made of gold, I do not. I am a freelance working writer, performer, teacher and life coach. This work is how I support myself.  This page makes up a good portion of my income.

Once I reach a place that exceeds my basic needs, I will use the money here to employ real humans who have the technological and administrative know-how to help me make short films, video art, more elaborate teaching experiences and events. I will employ others to help me make all this stuff work, and take my work to a new level so that I can reach more people who want what we want.

I look forward to giving you a little something each week, each month, each season, that will show my own journey and make this all too modern life feel more manageable, joyful and meaningful.

I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am that you are here. This is a big gulp leap for me, and it's great to know that we are leaping together.

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Tiers
"Waking from the American Dream" podcast
$2 or more per month
Wanna feel like you've eased into a calm pool of ah? 


Kelly shares her deep and humorous tips, tools and take on how to stay sane while the world's hair is on fire. 


At this tier, you get EARLY ACCESS to her weekly (okay, fine every 10 days) podcasts and an exclusive members-only BONUS SEGMENT.

Sunday Unplug - Live Weekly Webinar
$27 or more per month
Need a way to reset yourself before the week begins?


Are you searching for a simple way to unplug from the chaos of modern life and soothe that monkey mind of yours?


Join Kelly LIVE for her popular weekly 90-minute webinar.  


You will create the meditation practice you've longed to have, shift your state of mind with fresh perspectives, and walk away with tools to get out of your own way.  


The live chat feature allows you to interact and ask questions of Kelly while becoming a part of a fantastic community. 


These webinars are provided live via Zoom but recordings are posted within 24 hours. You do not need to attend live to get the full benefit of these webinars. 


You'll get this level of rewards plus all rewards from lower tiers.

Feed the Muse: Women's Artist Group
$47 or more per month
Ignite your creative spark.

Foster the work of your soul.

Stay consistent with your craft.

Unblock your artistic fears. 


Twice a month, this small group of women meet with Kelly via Zoom for a 90 minute session of exploration, chat and Q & A around the topic of what it takes to be a woman living a fully expressed creative life.


We are here to share our experiences, joys and frustrations with being a creative woman.


This work is great for beginners, women jumpstarting old projects, and those who need a place to check in to keep them on track. 


This webinar occurs the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5PM pacific/8PM eastern via Zoom.


You'll get this level of rewards plus all rewards from lower tiers including Sunday Unplug.

Dream Tending
$135 or more per month

In a one-on-one Zoom call, Kelly will help you find the healing, wisdom and connection to the big picture about your life through your dreams. Do you have nightmares? Weird dreams? Recurring dreams? Kelly can help you unlock why they are visiting and what they have to say to your life.

Memoir/Solo Show Consultation
$369 or more per month
Writing about your life can feel like writing for your life. 

It can feel lonely, scary and too much.

But those of us who do it know we have no choice.


Need a little guidance? 

Help seeing the forest through the trees?

A clue how to start? Finish? 


Having written/performed/toured her one-woman show, and had her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion, published by St. Martin's Press, Kelly knows this path well. 


You will get:

 - One 90-minute via ZOOM private one-on-one consultation/coaching conversation with Kelly regarding your memoir or solo show project. 


 - Including the reading up to 75 pages of your material.


Jump in for a month so you can figure out:

 - how to get started 

 - how to finish

 - what's the next step

 - what's working or not 

 - ask a bazillion questions


Jump in for a longer duration and get consistent structure and guidance so that your project can go out in the world where it belongs! 


You'll get all previous rewards from lower tiers except for the Feed the Muse level.