“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

My Story

Kim Childs

In 1998, I left a successful career in public radio journalism to follow my heart and “take the leap” in the direction of what promised greater joy and fulfillment. My journey of personal growth led me to live and train for two years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where I became a yoga teacher and transformational workshop facilitator. In 2002, I landed in the Boston area and began teaching Kripalu yoga and workshops on The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, the book that set me on this path of recovery and transformation in 1997. Today I’m a certified life and career coach specializing in Positive Psychology (aka the “science of happiness”), creativity, soulful living, and midlife transitions. It’s a career that fits me like a glove and makes my heart sing, as I help my clients to know, love, and trust themselves more deeply and take their own leaps into wonderful new circumstances.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, I have additional training and certifications from Wholebeing Institute with Tal Ben-Shahar, Positive Acorn with Robert Biswas-Diener,  Deep River Facilitation with Abby Seixas, and the Coaches Training Institute. Since 2020, I’ve added energy healing techniques to my coaching as a student of the Tollera Energy Mastery System. Ready to go for your dreams, too? Please contact me for a free coaching consultation or a sample session. I see life and career coaching clients from around the Boston area in my Arlington, MA, office and from anywhere via Skype and Zoom.

I live in the Boston area and also spend time on Cape Cod, where I grew up. I believe in and practice kindness, courage, lifelong learning, inclusiveness, authenticity, joyful service, and following our passions. My own passions include singing, drumming, writing, traveling, enjoying friends and family, and walking the Minuteman Bikeway. I’ve written for Chicken Soup for the Soul, Natural Awakenings magazine, Wholebeing Institute, Kripalu Center,  Grub Street, and my own blog, A Pilgrim on the Path. I’ve also volunteered with South Sudanese Enrichment for Families, an organization that’s helped the “Lost Boys and Girls” of South Sudan to start new lives and families in the Boston area. As my spiritual teacher Swami Kripalu once said, “The whole world is one family.”

Sharing songs and love in South Africa

Singing jazz at the Tremont Temple in Boston

Singing jazz at the Tremont Temple

Kim and Majak

Me and Majak Buoi, a member of the Boston area South Sudanese community


Speaking and teaching are also my passions

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