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Hi! I’m Kim. If you are new here then you are probably wondering what I do. Well, I’m a writer, teacher and happiness activist. I am fighting for happier lives.

I believe there is a happiness movement going on. I also believe the quest to be happier is driving people further away from happiness.

Happiness is work and it’s more than choosing it or finding some habits that you think will help. Happiness is more about attitude and less about the actual actions.

In fact, through five years of research and reading everything I can get my hands on the subject, I’ve learned there are twelve happiness attitudes we need to cultivate to live our best life. You can see a few mine on the left. Want to learn more?


Americans that say they are very happy.

Close friends needed to improve happiness.

On average, the number of years we spend worrying.


The amount of your happiness within your control.

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The Day I Met My Mentor and My Life Changed

I grew up characterized by a set of contradictions. I was talkative but an introvert. I was competitive but fearful of risk. I was a leader but disliked conflict. I had great aspirations but acted out of fear. I was happy but longed for something more. I sought help...

Even Happy People Have Nervous Breakdowns In Grocery Stores

Yesterday was tough! Sure you expect birthdays, anniversaries and holidays to be tough after you lose someone you love, especially two siblings, but you would think it wouldn’t be quite as hard after 28 years. WRONG! For some reason, I think Lisa’s...

What’s The 1 Thing You Can Use To Both Increase Energy & Relax?

Answer: Your Breath. Minful breathing to be specific. WHAT MINDFUL BREATHING IS Mindful breathing is a form of meditation. It is the form of meditation I practice most.  As you may have guessed from its name, Mindful Breathing uses the breath as a form of...

Our Inner Critic

Here’s the deal … Everything we do as women(sorry, men) begins with managing our inner critic. Make no mistake about it, this is primarily a women’s issue. In fact according to the Harvard Business Review, men will apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the...

So Little Time

Today’s episode is titled so little time and it is from the newsletter that went out to my community today. I don’t normally post my newsletters outside of my list, but today’s was a lesson I felt needed sharing. So I am just going to post it here,...

An Interview with Heather Criswell from Wise Inside

If you have kids and really, even if you don’t, you are going to love this episode. In this episode, I am talking with Heather Criswell and you are in for a treat. Heather is a kid whisperer who has spent over 25 years working with 30,000+ children. She is a parent...