Kim Childs

Kim Childs

Kim Childs is a Boston-based life and career coach and writer who specializes in Positive Psychology, She is also a Kripalu Yoga teacher and facilitator of workshops based on The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron. Prior to this career, Kim spent 10 years working as a public radio reporter, newscaster, and producer in New York and New Jersey before life called her in a new direction. In fact, it sent her to live, train, and work at Kripalu for two years, and she's very glad it did.

I Love Me, I Love Me Not: The Practice of Unconditional Self-Love

by Kim Childs In June, I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you.” It seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations […]

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Posted on March 11th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Trusting Grief

by Kim Childs It’s uncomfortable to admit this but, in the past, when I’d see someone grieving for longer than I thought was warranted, I’d wonder, “Why don’t they just get over it?” While my compassion was abundant, it had an expiration date. That was before the year in which I ended my marriage, lost […]

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Posted on November 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

When Happy is Hard

When people hear that I’m a Positive Psychology Coach, they sometimes mistakenly assume that I’m all about positive thinking and denying or sugarcoating reality. While the science behind Positive Psychology does point to the value of appreciating, cultivating, and savoring the good in our lives, it also acknowledges that life is full of loss, pain, […]

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Posted on November 13th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Loving My Imperfect Self

It’s been a rough year on the planet, with headline news that’s often heartbreaking or horrifying. In addition, so many people I know are losing loved ones or facing serious health issues. During such tender times, and a year of great loss in my own life, I’m learning so much about the need to embrace […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trees: A Love Story

Strolling through my favorite park recently, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking to the tree. Not that I could have stopped myself, because trees and I … well, we […]

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Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Befriending Your Resistance

Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer and facilitator on a wonderful project. On the morning it began, I found myself dawdling and stalling on my way out the door for the 9:00 am meeting. Once in the car, I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived 15 minutes late. The other staff […]

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Posted on June 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

My Father, My Car

I was 36 years old when I bought my first car. I was about to spend the summer volunteering at Kripalu, where public transit was not an option. Newly unemployed, I asked my father to help me find a reliable used car. In less than a week, he spotted his choice: a 1989 Honda Civic. […]

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Posted on May 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Good News About Bad News

Heard the one about the Chinese farmer? According to the Taoist teaching story, he had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. […]

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