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

Top 10 Nature Books to Celebrate Earth Day

We’ve gathered our favorite nature books to inspire you this spring. Use them to bring the natural world into your day, your home, and yourself.

For all its beauty, spring is not an easy season. Witnessing the earth coming back to life is wonderful, but the transition from winter to spring is volatile. Springtime reminds us of the sheer force of nature. Buds rip through branches, flowers burst up through cold earth, days of rain and wet snow are followed […]

Create a Home That’s a True Reflection of YOU

Practice the art of authentic, simple living in three easy steps.

Our home can be a sanctuary, a place to rest, to indulge the senses, to get creative. Our home can reflect us—not just our individual style but our values. It can be an outer reflection of our inner self. But how exactly do we bring that to life? Follow these three simple steps inspired by […]

10 Foods That Could Be Making You Sick and Exhausted

Millions of people suffer from candida overgrowth and don’t even know it. Are you one of them?

We’re just now beginning to understand the profound impact microbiomes in our gut have on our physical and mental health. If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, overweight, or tired, chances are an overgrowth of yeast in your digestive tract could be the cause. Do you have candida overgrowth? You can take the full assessment in The […]

You’re Probably Damaging Your Neck Just Reading This

Three easy exercises to help alleviate neck and back pain – all while sitting at your desk.

Did you know your head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds? That’s between three and four bags of flour, all balanced on the delicate bones and tissues in your neck. No wonder so many of us have neck and upper back pain! Here’s another not-so-fun fact: every 15 degrees that you extend your head down […]

Slim, Heal, and Beautify Yourself from the Inside Out

10 foods to eat (and avoid) that affect your belly-bloat plus 16 herbs and spices that’ll burn your belly fat fast.

You know that belly fat you just can’t seem to lose, even when you’re at your ideal weight? This isn’t about losing that belly fat — although you will. You know those skinny jeans you desperately want to get into by this Saturday? This isn’t about dropping weight fast — although you will. The 10-Day […]

Wellness Books to Look Out For in 2018

Looking to live your best life this year? We've got you covered! Keep reading to see BBL's 2018 list of must-read, health and wellness books.

If you believe that 2018 should reflect the best you have to offer, we’re here to provide our support with this curated list of some of the most inspirational health and wellness books available this year. We’ve made it easy for you to navigate to the areas that align with your goals by breaking down […]

Take the Gut Type Quiz and Start Healing Your Gut

Not all leaky guts are alike. Learn how to identify and treat your specific gut type with these simple tips from wellness physician, Dr. Josh Axe.

Statistically speaking, it’s likely that you or someone you love has leaky gut syndrome: a condition that may cause chronic inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Most of us eat too much processed food, bad fats, and sugar. We overuse antibiotics and antibacterial personal care products. And we lead sedentary lifestyles full of stress. All of that […]

Managing Difficult Personalities at Work

Smooth workplace friction in three simple steps. It’s easier than you think.

If we can’t get along with the people at work, we’re stuck spending a full third of our lives in negative relationships. That’s not right — we all deserve better. Workplace relationships can be tough to negotiate because we don’t usually get to choose the people we work with, and when we encounter difficult personalities […]

What You Don’t Know about Fasting Can Hurt You

Know the benefits and risks before you begin your fast.

It seems like everybody’s fasting these days. My personal trainer raves about intermittent fasting, a colleague at work does the traditional three-day master cleanse, and friends in Silicon Valley are obsessed with biohacking. Let’s take a quick look at each one before we delve into the benefits and risks.   Intermittent Fasting A huge wellness […]

Free Yourself from Negativity Bias

It’s neuroscience, baby. You’re hardwired to overlook joy. Here’s a way out.

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 […]
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