8 Ways of Being

How to Motivate Yourself to Live Happy and Free Every Day. This book is all about helping you live a life of happiness and freedom through positive thinking and living. It is a must-read and will change your life. 

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Kyra’s Schedule

I am currently booking speaking engagements as well as 8 WAYS WORKSHOPS and RETREATS. For more information, please contact me at kyra@yourownutopia.com. I would love to work with your group to make a positive impact! Living a robust lifestyle filled with positivity can be yours. We work on understanding why kindness is a must-have mindset, why taking care of yourself allows you to give more to others, and how goal setting can help shift your focus to a much bigger purpose– both business and professional. 

April 11, 2019 – 1000 Women Keynote Speaker
Fredericksburg, VA

8 Ways Workshop
Coming Soon…

What People Are Saying

Dr. Josh Axe

I have worked with Kyra for a number of years and love how she has taken the tragedy of losing her 4 1/2 month-old baby towards empowering others to live a goal-inspired lifestyle of positive thinking and good health. Her passion for her purpose of making a difference in this world shines through with authenticity in the motivational piece of work. What a gift she has given us! I look forward to seeing what’s next.

Dr. Josh Axe
Author and bestseller Eat Dirt, creator of the #1 Wellness website in the country, doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist.

Robyn McCord O’Brien

Kyra puts love into action in such a powerful way, reminding us, no matter the circumstances, to keep pushing forward. She is such a beacon of light.

Robyn McCord O’Brien
Foods’ “Erin Brokovich,” bestselling author of The Unhealthy Truth, public speaker

Healthy Lifestyle

Sometimes You Just Need a Good Dose of Unconditional Love

July 23, 2019

Recent circumstances gave way to some tough days and even weeks. I could go through the list of things, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is how I handled it. I felt so challenged, at times, that I was unsure of my next step. When those moments creep into… Read more

Why Being Strong and Very Courageous Is The Only Way

June 16, 2019

I awakened yesterday at 7000 feet elevation in the gorgous mountains of Big Bear, California. I was there to particpate in the Holcomb Valley 33 Miler with a total elevation gain of 4000 feet throughout the course. I was aware that my training had gotten little off track, so doing… Read more

Their Life Always Seems To Be In A Perfect Season

May 28, 2019

Hi guys! On my way back home from downtown San Diego to my lovely beach town of Encinitas (North County San Diego), I listened to a Marie Forleo podcast interview of Kris Carr. Kris Carr and Marie Forleo are two of my favorite influencers. The reason is simple– they are… Read more

Eating and Recipes

Raw Vegan Valentine Treats: A Few Ingredients Go A Long Way!

February 11, 2016

Making your own sweet treats is not that difficult and the good part is that you can control what goes into those hearts of deliciousness. Why is that important? Because your body needs goodness to be optimal! Sooooo, if you want to have the sweet stuff, avoid the junk that is… Read more

What Is Food Supposed To Do For Me?

January 12, 2016

What is food supposed to do for me? This may seem like a silly question, but you would be amazed at the responses to this question. It is very important that we understand the purpose of eating food. We have been brought up to be rewarded with food. It starts when… Read more

Chopped Romaine Salad With Spicy Mango Avocado No Oil Dressing Topped With Toasted Coconut

January 5, 2016

Ingredients: 2 cups grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup red onion 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 cup ripe mango (save a few small pieces for garnish) 5 sprigs fresh cilantro/leaves 1 tsp fresh lime juice Sprinkle of fine sea salt Sprinkle of chipotle seasoning Dash… Read more

Fitness and Workouts

How To CHOOSE Your Mental Fitness To Make You Tougher

August 24, 2018

Everyone is faced with challenges, but it’s how you handle those challenges that makes a difference. Last weekend was a true test for me. I ran the Kodiak 50 Mile Ultra at Big Bear. Of course, that distance alone is a challenge, but this course was difficult. It started at… Read more

Why Are You Waiting To Change Your Lifestyle?

February 6, 2017

I want to thank you all for your support before, during and after my 50 mile ultra trail race this past weekend. I never imagined I would do a race of that distance. I can remember when I never imagined that I would be a runner and almost gave up… Read more

Walking Daily Can Make A Huge Difference

February 11, 2016

Hey guys! I want to encourage you to get up and get moving. Check out this short video about walking and how you can walk a mile in just 20 minutes (or less!). Do it! Read more