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

Kiss, Dance, and Play Your Way to a Better Sex Life

Learn 9 seduction techniques from the timeless guide to lovemaking.

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 […]

Somatic Meditation

Forget quieting your mind. Meditate with your body instead.

“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; […]

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet journals are the analog antidote to a world where everything lives inside your smartphone.

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. […]

Natural, Organic, Raw, Farmhouse Wine: Worth the Hype?

Yep. You should be drinking natural wine. Your palate – and the planet – will thank you.

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.

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.
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