Welcome to my posts! I’m Kimberly Anne (KA) and I’d like to tell you a little bit about who I am, what I hope to accomplish (give back) and where I’m headed.
The topics I write about here on Medium include: digital nomading, vanlife/living in a van, productivity, writing, financial freedom, exercise/aerial, the “you’re never too old” series, motivation, accountability, sobriety, passions, health and wellness and psychology.
When I was ten years old, I interviewed my amazing uncle Abe. They featured the interview I wrote in the school newspaper. I suspect that my love of writing stemmed from my love…
Have you ever made a life-changing decision, felt like it was completely right in every way, and then become crippled with fear? Maybe this is the trajectory for every life-changing decision.
And then the universe has a way of saying, “Oh hell no, this is completely what you’re meant to be doing. You are making the right choice.”
This is happening to me right now, in this present moment. Hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll be on the other side. When it’s time to coast downhill. When it’s time to reap what I’ve sown. …
Exercise is paramount. No matter who you are, or what your level of pain is.
But one thing that’s often overlooked is stretching.
I could argue that stretching is one of the four pillars of health. Those are:
My stretching journey began only one year ago. Two specific incidents led me to stretching, both unplanned.
It took me fifteen years to write my first novel. And what that looked like was re-writing the first fifty pages over and over again.
What kept me from finishing that first novel was perfectionism. I know I’m not the first person to have this problem and I won’t be the last.
While most people have body pain once in a while (acute), others have it constantly (chronic). But did you know that this pain can come from day-to-day things we do incorrectly without even thinking about it?
When I was a new acupuncturist, a patient came to me with shoulder pain. She was in her early forties and had been in constant pain for about a year. As soon as she walked in, I saw the problem. A heavy purse perched atop her right shoulder, the shoulder where she had the pain. It was something she hadn’t even considered. …
Are you someone who pushes yourself until you collapse?
Once burnout hits, it can take weeks, months, or even years to bounce back.
Don’t you want to stop it before it gets that far?
I’ve always worked hard, and even consider myself a workaholic. I didn’t know what burnout was until it threw me over its shoulder and carried me out the door, kicking and screaming until I was too exhausted to fight.
The other day my cousin said, “I’m bored.”
I said, “I’ve got about a hundred things I’m doing and could use help with.”
She laughed and said…
It’s such a strange social stigma. If we’re not loved by a significant other, we must be worthless. If we don’t have a family (spouse and children) we are not contributing members of society. This may not happen for millennials but for Gen Xers, it holds.
There are solutions below.
When I was forty-two-years-old, my father sat me down and told me I was a loser. This was nothing new, but something about that time was different, even for an abuser like him.
He said, “You’re almost fifty. You’re not married, you don’t have kids, and you don’t have a…
You are definitely never too old!!! I just got off the phone with a friend's aunt who is in her 70's and still spends every summer walking for hours daily in Paris :) 39 is not old! As a matter of fact, my BEST years (so far) have been my 40's and 50's.
I’ve reinvented myself numerous times, and so can you.
The first time I reinvented myself I was thirty-six years old. I did it by leaving a marriage that spanned almost two decades.
At thirty-six I left a marriage because it was abusive. I had to get out in order to survive, heal, and move on. The first couple of years on my own were confusing, to say the least.
My ex and I were joined at the hip. We had a business together. We had not spent one night apart in all our years of marriage. …
What happens when we leave workaholism behind and focus, even for one minute a day on self-care?
What about adding one day off per week?
I’ve worked forty years without a break. Sure I took a vacation or two a year, for half of those years but that does not make a dent in an eighty-hour workweek. For the past eight years, I worked two full-time jobs, seven days a week. Even when I could eke out any amount of vacation time, I worked through the entirety of each “vacation.”
One of my jobs was to pay bills and rent…