Kim Childs

Kim Childs is a Boston-based life and career coach who specializes in Positive Psychology, creativity, and soulful living. She is also a writer, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and facilitator of workshops on creative and personally meaningful living. Kim’s writing is featured in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books and on her blog, A Pilgrim on the Path. A former public radio reporter, Kim changed direction in 1999 when she came to live and train at Kripalu, and she’s very glad that she did.

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Resources

  • Morning Rituals Make Better Days

    I’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what I hunger for each morning is connection to what’s personally meaningful

  • How to Heal from the Loss of a Pet

    We conveniently forget that we will most likely outlive our pets as we develop deep bonds with these affectionate, innocent creatures.

  • I Love Me, I Love Me Not …

    When 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.

  • Are You Afraid to Shine?

    Why would we be afraid of having, being and doing what we most wish to have, be, and do? Because it could shake things up in our lives.

  • Loving My Imperfect Self

    Loving my imperfect self, I feel somehow better and less alone.

  • Moving Into Happiness

    It’s embarrassing to admit this, but I’m a yoga teacher who dislikes exercise. To be more precise, it’s the thought of exercise that turns me off, because I...

  • Garden Therapy

    When my husband and I moved into this apartment, our backyard was a strip of dirt that lay between our stairs and the garage. Construction debris was...

  • My Father, My Car

    Buying a used car set the wheels in motion for a journey that would split me and my dad apart, bring us together, and teach us to share the road.

  • Building Courage Muscles

    I like to think about this theory in terms of courage and risk-taking.

  • Mending Broken Dreams

    At some point in the process of recovering from my divorce, I realized that I was having trouble dreaming new dreams.

  • When Happy is Hard

    I’m proud to call myself an optimist, even when happy feels hard.

  • Could You Just Listen?

    Each spring and fall, I lead support groups designed to help people recover and express their passions and creativity.

  • The Letter I Never Sent

    In the field of Positive Psychology, there’s a famous happiness-boosting exercise called the gratitude letter.

  • Trees: A Love Story

    “I go among trees and sit still,” the poet Wendell Berry wrote.

  • Human, Being

    What does it mean to be a human being, as opposed to a human doing?

  • Less Is My New More

    Last winter, I bought my dream car, a gently used Toyota Prius, because my friend was selling it for a tempting price and our ‘98 Corolla was aging.

  • Trusting Grief

    We can integrate loss by quieting our minds and lives to make space for grief.

  • Kindness is a Strength

    Back when I was single, I created a few personal profiles for online dating sites. When asked to name my religion, I wrote "Kindness." While it sounded kind...

  • Living Gratitude

    I realize that expressing gratitude instantly makes me feel abundant, expansive, and connected to source, which is where the real magic happens.

  • Befriending Your Resistance

    While I still encounter my own resistance, I’ve gotten better at recognizing and working with it.

  • Presence Over Presents

    In recent years, I’ve become a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to holiday gifts. It’s not that I don’t want to give to the people I love, I just dislike the...

  • What If We're All Doing the Best We Can?

    In the past year, I’ve heard from two friends who were disappointed in me because I didn’t meet their expectations or show up in the ways that they wanted me...

  • Time Affluence: Why Doing Less Makes Us Happier

    Having an abundance of time for the things I need and desire to do is one of my favorite ways to feel rich.

  • The Good News About Bad News

    I’ve learned that so-called bad news can sometimes lead to good news.

  • Living on Purpose

    According to a recent study, people whose happiness stemmed from having a sense of purpose and meaning in life have healthier gene expression patterns.