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

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.

What to Eat When You’re Breastfeeding

Simple tips on how to boost your breast milk.

Most nursing moms deal with milk supply issues at one time or another. It can be super stressful, wanting to breastfeed your baby and not knowing if you’ll be able to. Alicia Simpson, author of Boost Your Breast Milk, is here to help.

Forget the Stages of Grief

Sorrow isn't a process of recovery; it's a full expression of our love.

The core message of grief counselor Patrick O'Malley's new book: we grieve because we love. Grief is love. That’s so simple and so true, but too often we get caught up in the myth that grief is something we have to get over. What would happen if instead, we found the story of our love through our loss?

Discover Your Feminine Genius

The provocative path to waking up and turning on.

In her bold new book Feminine Genius, LiYana Silver compares the cycles in our bodies with the four seasons of the natural world. She walks us through a powerful process of syncing with our cycles instead of resisting them. Getting in touch with the rhythms that connect our bodies to the natural world allows us to soften the critical internal voice that demands that we go-go-go all the time.

Cupping Therapy Bruised Me (and Shocked Me)

I knew I'd have those weird round bruises. But this? Very unexpected.

I walked in for my cupping therapy appointment curious and hopeful. My massage therapist has been practicing cupping for over 20 years, so I knew I was in good hands. I’m not queasy about acupuncture, so I thought this would be a breeze. Wow. It was intense.

How to Survive a Best Friend Breakup

Best friend breakups suck. Learn to let go with love.

When adult friendships end, there’s usually a deep ache that comes with self-knowledge. We know ourselves better, we understand the world better, and we know we’re probably not going to make up over Snapchat that same night.

Eating More Salt Might Save Your Life

Have a salt tooth? Grab a bag of potato chips and read this interview.

Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading cardiovascular research scientist, has reviewed over 500 publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He’s reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don’t need to watch our salt intake.
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