Imagine this: You wake up one morning, do a little yoga, sip hot lemon water, read your book, arrange some cut flowers, play with your cat, walk your dog in the park, enjoy a hot shower, get dressed, and drive to work. On your commute, another car cuts in front of you, nearly causing an […]
Kira RoarkWhen not writing for Books for Better Living, KIRA ROARK is practicing yoga, meditating, reading, and going on relaxed runs on the creek trail down the street. Or ... watching Real Housewives and lazing by the pool. (Life is all about balance, right?) She lives in "the city house zoo" - a highrise apartment in downtown Denver she shares with her husband, stepdaughter, dog, cat, tortoise + two fish. You can reach her at ClarityBranding.com.
Articles by Kira Roark
You probably know the basics: chakras are energy centers in our body, and we have seven of them – starting with Chakra One at the base of the spine and ending with Chakra Seven at the top of the head. Each chakra has different characteristics, corresponding illnesses (when blocked), and opportunities for release and growth […]
“The answer to why almost all attempts to lose weight fail resides in your genes and the lies they’ve been feeding you.” ~Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution If you were asked what causes most modern diseases (like heart disease and diabetes), you might say processed foods or stress or sedentary lifestyle. But the real cause is genes. […]
Imagine this scenario: a couple hits a rough spot in their marriage. “We need to talk about our relationship,” the woman tells her husband one morning. Does he look up from reading the paper, stride across the room, take her in his arms, and exclaim how thrilled he is at the opportunity to hash it […]
“If you want to get something done,” my grandmother used to say, “ask the busiest woman you know.” That woman is probably you. And you’re probably really tired. We women are busy, busy, busy. There’s pressure to do it all, have it all, be it all. Tired is our new normal, and that’s not okay. What […]
When it comes to learning something new or getting better at something, we seek expert guidance. Curious about yoga? Take a class. Learning a new language? Download an app. Practicing meditation? Read a book. You get the idea. So why do we assume that we just somehow instinctively know how to seduce? The art of […]
“The body knows things directly, immediately, nakedly, without any conceptual overlay.” — Reginald Ray, The Practice of Pure Awareness Many traditions teach us to meditate from the top down – focusing on the mind and our thoughts. Somatic meditation teaches us to begin with the body. We settle into our body to find deep presence; […]
If you’re the type of person who writes something you’ve already done on your to-do list just for the satisfaction of crossing it off, welcome to your new obsession. Picture a to-do list, a planner, and a diary all wrapped up in one, with a Type A, ‘everything in its place’ magnificent order to it. […]
When natural wine hit the scene several years ago, I thought, meh, wine is wine. Pour me a glass of something delish and I’m good. Calling wine “natural” or “organic” was just another marketing ploy to differentiate one winery from another. Or so I thought.
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is how to deal with the dreaded and challenging process of getting Rex to the vet – worry and scratch-free. Read on as Jackson Galaxy explains how to take the “unpleasantries” out of getting your bestie to the vet.