Policies for kirstenakens.com


Ads, sponsored posts, and affiliate programs

While my site is an ad-free zone, I do at times participate in affiliate programs or sponsored posts. Therefore, actions taken from hyperlinks may result in commissions for me. In particular, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Sponsored posts are super rare, and will always be clearly declared within the post.

The other common place you’ll find affiliate hyperlinks is over on my FAQs page (as a part of “cool stuff,”). I will only be an affiliate for a program or app if I’ve used it myself and can honestly recommend it to you.


You think something I’ve written is profound enough that you’d like to quote it? That’s super cool. I just ask that you credit it to me, Kirsten Akens, and provide a hyperlink back to my original post. If you want to use content I’ve written in something more formal than your own blog post (an e-book, a printed book, an e-course, etc.), I’d really appreciate knowing ahead of time. Just drop me a note!

Please do not reprint whole blog posts or pages from this site.

If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them. Contact me!


Currently I do allow and appreciate comments on my blog posts. If you have something to say, please do. However, also note I do not endorse users, and I’m not responsible for statements made by third parties. And if a comments section gets ugly, I’ll cut it off. Really.


This site only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to me, which includes your name and e-mail address, in order to subscribe to my newsletter or comment on the blog.  If you opt-in to receive my newsletter, the option to unsubscribe will be included in every e-mail.

I do share your information with trusted third parties who provide support in running this website including the newsletter. All parties will keep your information confidential and will never be shared with unrelated third parties.

This site may contain links to third party websites. Unless otherwise stated, this privacy policy only covers information that I collect from you on this site. Any other link will be covered by the privacy policy of that specific site. You acknowledge and accept that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

Legal disclaimer

Yes, I’m a writer. Yes, I’m an editor. And yes, I still make mistakes. With that, I disclaim any responsibility or liability for errors, omissions, and the accuracy of any information contained on this website.

Also, I’m a writer and editor, and yoga instructor. I am not a medical professional or mental health provider. I do at times write about my own health and mental health issues, but what I share here is for educational and informational purposes only. Please seek help and medical advice from your own provider.

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