Kristin Meekhof: Lifestyle Coach & Author

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My NativeAdVert:

Lifestyle Coach & Author – I help people gain confidence so they can cross the invisible bridge of fear and live their best life. I had a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. I’m the author of the best – selling book “A Widow’s Guide to Healing” with cover blurbs from Maria Shriver and my dear friend Dr. Deepak Chopra. I’m also a speaker and free- lance writer.

My Goal of the Day: Create something.

My Thought of the Day: “The world is your beautiful younger sister.” U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

My Action of the Day: Mediation

My Deed of the Day: Giving

My Tip of the Day: Ask for what you desire.

My Pic of the Day:  This was taken at Boston Museum of Fine Arts and it is a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture.

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Depending on the sun and time of day it radiates a deeper and brighter light. I was there on a snowy day, so bad they closed early. However, I went to various rooms, and then would walk back and look at it. I only had my cell phone, so I couldn’t capture its complete presence, but I felt a sense of wonder looking at it.

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about living in Metro Detroit, Michigan?

I can walk to most things, the store, Starbucks, and the downtown area.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

When I’m home I eat a banana and have two cups of black coffee. A few times a year, I’ll eat a New York City bagel with lox and sip on French pressed coffee. That’s my favorite “treat” breakfast.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Two mornings a week, I’m doing strength training with a trainer. The other days I wake up around 6:30, and meditation is the first thing I do.

10:00 AM – If I’m not coaching a client, then I’m prepping for my next client, running (literally), writing or reading.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Lately, I’ve been making these kale salads (I know, cue eye roll) with butternut squash, beets, garbanzo beans, quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, no dressing. And I have an apple for dessert. I love being able to be at home most days for lunch, and I use that time to catch up on emails while I eat.

7:00 PM -  Once a week I work in the evening. I have clients on the west coast that I coach by telephone (and I’m on East Coast time), so I usually work until 10:30 PM once a week.

11:00 PM – I’m not a night owl. I need my sleep so at 11 PM, I’m sleeping.  

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

More than 8 cups of water, 3 small cups of coffee, and in the evening I love to sip on The Republic of Tea’s Ginger Peach tea. All their teas are splendid but Ginger Peach is my go- to favorite.  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? 

I have three-  I love Katie Couric. She is super smart and her photos are creative, informative, and fun. 

About 18 months ago, Katie was so kind and generous with me. We met for an hour in New York City, just one – to – one. Before we met in person, Katie interviewed me (via an online Yahoo interview) when my book launched, and she did the interview in the most thoughtful, sensitive way. She shared a part of her heart with us in talking about her (late) husband Jay, and I think she is brave.  

My dear friend and mentor Dr. Deepak Chopra always seems to post things to awaken your consciousness.

Rod Styrker has a new Sanctuary app for all those who are seeking calm, strength and wellness. I highly recommend it.  

What should everyone try at least once?

Meditation 

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Bookstores, libraries, art museums, and of course books.