Kira Roark

When 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

What Your Dog’s Breed Says About You

From mutts playing in mud to Chihuahuas nestled in designer bags, your dog says a whole lot about who you are.

Our family dog Lucy is a rescue and a mutt. She always follows the rules, and she watches over our cat Rex obsessively to keep him out of trouble. She has sensitive, stressed-out eyes, and she melts when you hug her. She’s smart, and she worries a lot. Basically, she’s me in a fursuit.

The Top 8 Wellness Books for Fall

Lift your spirit, clear your mind, boost your body, and deepen your relationships with our self-care faves for fall.

Fall is when the earth slows down and eases back into itself. It’s a perfect time to focus on your own self-care. Here are our fave books for fall, organized so you can grab what you need, no matter if you’re looking to care for your mind, your body, your spirit, or your relationships.

The Easiest Skin Detox You’ll Ever Try

It’s time to check your face into beauty rehab.

If your skin is dull and dry or red and oily, if you’re dealing with wrinkles or blemishes (or both at the same time, thank you Mother Nature), you probably need a skin detox.

A Record of My Vinyl

Records are still the coolest way to unplug.

Our phones have become our record players. But while you’re thumbing-up or thumbing-down whatever track is playing, alerts are pinging and before you know it, you're pulled away from the music and back into your phone. Here's how to get back to the music.

Staying In Is the New Going Out

5 fun ways to enliven your time with friends.

Foodie culture, screen time, tight budgets, binge-able TV ... whatever the reason for hunkering in, for many of us staying in is the new going out. So if the idea of a night in with friends and family sounds like a good time, we have some creative ideas for how you can spice up your night and add a little pizazz.

Discover the Outdoors You’ve Never Noticed

Awaken your senses with 3 simple exercises.

Reading Tristan Gooley's new book, How to Read Nature changed my morning walks with my dog. Gooley’s pithy writing and unique observations woke me up, jostled me out of my pre-coffee fuzziness. As we stroll through the riverpark outside our apartment, my senses are awake to nature all around me.

17 Little Things You Can Do to Be Happy

Seriously. Pick one. Do it. Feel happier.

Instead of striving for a permanent state of happy, try doing a few small things that will make you smile and warm your heart. String enough of these together, and you might just find the happiness you seek! But let’s start one happy moment at a time.

Awaken Your Erotic Life

An Intimate Guide to Sex That Works.

Do you know the secret to good sex? Here's a hint: it has little to do with romantic dinners or lingerie or walks on the beach or even pheromones ... it's all about vulnerability, trust, resilience, and persistence. Loveologist Wendy Strgar explores all this and more in her new book Sex That Works.
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