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 boy 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 this motivational piece of work. What a gift she has given us! I look forward to seeing what's next. --Dr. Josh Axe, Author of bestseller Eat Dirt, owner of the #1 wellness website in the country, doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist
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, The "Erin Brockovich" of foods, bestselling author of The Unhealthy Truth, public speaker
Sometimes the greatest gifts we receive in life come in our toughest times, but our motivations for life-changing improvement can seem difficult, if not impossible, to tap into when we're struggling. We lose hope.
8 Ways of Being is for anyone who is ready to take a gigantic step out of the deepest abyss or even a slight rut. It is for anyone who wants to have a positive mindset as they live their daily lives. This book motivates you to surround yourself with positive thoughts and influences from love and kindness, self-development for living a healthy lifestyle to establishing and accomplishing goals. The author, Kyra Oliver, shares a bit of her personal story of when she received a phone call that her son was not breathing. The tragic loss of her 4 1/2-month-old baby drove her to write this book so that she could tell others how to get to the other side-a life of happiness and freedom. She shares tactics and exercises to help encourage and foster the development of a positive mindset. This book will change your life in ways you never imagined, helping you handle life with positivity and confidence.
Kyra is a wellness educator combining fitness, food, and positive mindset to create a lifestyle that feels good™. She is a marathoner, ultrarunner, triathlete, and fitness and wellness coach. She started a non-profit organization (hayesfoundation.org) honoring her son. She is a creative professional, entrepreneur, public speaker.
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About the Author
Kyra Oliver believes strongly in helping others, which is why she is an author and wellness educator who combines fitness, food, and a positive mindset to help people discover a lifestyle that feels good.™ She uses her work in her daily life as she trains for triathlons, marathons, and ultra distance trail races. She also teaches fitness classes and is a lifestyle coach.
Her concern for the world and the children in it led her to create the non-profit Hayes Foundation (www.hayesfoundation.org), named to honor her son, Hayes, who died at age four and half months of SIDS. She launched a successful national campaign This Side Up While Sleeping (www.thissideupcampaign.org), that delivers educational messages on a cute onesie to help reduce the risk of SIDS.
Meanwhile, Kyra continued to run her own award-winning company, Oliver Creative, helping clients build and market their brands, and eventually merged with a national PR firm. Today, Kyra continues to help others with her creative expertise as a consultant.
Kyra cares deeply about her relationship with God, as well as building her relationships with family and friends. She notes that "the influences we surround ourselves with help shape us." With her website called y.o.u. (your own utopia), (www.yourownutopia.com), Kyra shares ways for people to take care of themselves through recipes, workouts, DIY ideas, good reads, and, of course, living life with a positive mindset filled with love and kindness.