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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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Overthinking Can Kill You. Seriously.

You may think I am a bit overdramatic, but I’m not. A study from UC Santa Barbara suggests that thinking too much about something leads to poor judgement and decision-making. And poor judgement and decisions, can be harmful and even lethal in some situations. Here’s a...

7 Strategies To Help Life Coach Yourself Happy

When I began my quest to be happier, I was approaching life all wrong. I placed an emphasis on things that didn’t matter, and if asked, I am not sure I could tell you what was important to me. I wanted to be happier, I wanted to live with purpose, and I wanted to be...

Dropping the Candy Crush Crutch

A few weeks ago, I was writing about plugging the energy drain for The Happier Life Challenge. When I sit down to write for a course, I have an outline, but I try to let the words flow. Where this lesson took me was quite different than I imagined. Here is what I...

What 2 Months of The Walk/Run/Shuffle Taught Me

Not too long ago, I was told by my doctor that I needed to improve my lung capacity or I wouldn’t be able to live in my mountain town without oxygen. You see, I had chronic bronchitis when I was a child and, as a result, I have diminished lung capacity. Up to...

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...