551. Rupi Kaur Reflects on Being Almost 30: Boundaries, Friendships and Grief


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Bestselling poet and author, Rupi Kaur, joins Krista for an intimate conversation on where she’s at in her life – mentally, emotionally, physically – as she nears her thirtieth birthday. In this raw, honest conversation, Rupi opens up about the deep grief she feels for herself, the mounting pressure that her success has brought into her life, and the realization that she needed time away from the noise.

She also takes us behind the scenes on the process of writing her latest, Healing Through Writing, a book of prompts and writing exercises that began as a personal practice to stimulate creative ideas. On that subject, Rupi adds that each and every person is innately creative – and invites us to embrace and cherish that energy in whatever way we can.

We also talk about:

  • Feeling it all + carrying the weight
  • Checking in before turning 30
  • Grieving the past
  • Leaving the chase behind
  • Lessons from her parents
  • Being bad at boundaries
  • Nurturing friendships
  • Healing Through Writing


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