Kimberly Valzania

Kimberly Valzania practices mindful gratefulness. She is creatively driven to write about and share her personal experience and opinion on weight loss, fitness, life changes, adventures in parenting, day-to-day triumphs (and failures), and the truth-seeking struggle of simply being human. As words tumble out, they are sorted into cohesive piles and delivered via poetry and short essays. She knows that life is indeed a journey, and that precious moments appear like magic when you surrender, hold hands, and fearlessly fling yourself into the great, wide, open. You can read more at her website,

Facebook Face-off

Oh hey, Facebook Universe. You don't like what I have to say? Unfriend me, please! Or, why not get those juices flowing and engage?

6 Ways to Combat Teenager War Fatigue

You will feel better as a parent if you don’t cave to their demands (very often) and you have a plan for the many inevitable battles.

Before The Kissing Starts

Do you want to kiss me? I will tell you how.

10 Parenting Habits That Harm Our Kids

Raising children isn't easy. In fact it's a gut-wrenching, second-guessing, hair-pulling, "I need Advil and a whole bottle of wine" kind of job.

9 Things That Do Not Define Us

There are things that define us, and things that do not.

The Best Version of Yourself

Over the years, I’ve presented various versions of myself – many of them “pretty good” but a lot of them not pretty at all.

Hoarding: 8 Intangible Things That Bury Us Alive

What are 8 specific "feelings" can we can release in order to clear space for authentic happiness?

Regrets: A Cautionary Tale

As human beings, we seem to only learn from our own mistakes. Despite that, I have revealed a few of my regrets here as a cautionary tale.

Our Purpose Is To Pioneer!

Here is a list of what pioneers seem to have in common, and, as an added bonus, a bunch of kick-ass quotes from famous people:

How We Find Our Way

What does it mean to "find our way" in the world, and how do we do it? Finding our way can mean many things. Perhaps it means simply freeing ourselves (somehow) from the burden of the flawed and complicated existence of being human. Or, it could mean that we are on a quest for a better way of life, a life that essentially makes us happier because we are following our dreams. We all seem to want happiness but how to we find our way to it?.. Read more