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Kita Szpak


Kita started writing 15 years ago, first telling her children’s stories to her three sons. Kita published her first book “You’re Special Wherever You Are” at the end of 2009. (The book was honored as a finalist in the 6th Annual U.S. Indie National Excellence Awards in the Children’s Inspirational/Motivational category in June 2012). Transitioning into the “big people” sphere, Kita co-authored “Tipping Point to Happiness” - a little book with a big message in 2010. As a follow up to the book’s release, Kita undertook a U.S. radio campaign with Annie Jennings focusing on happiness, earning the title of “happiness expert” along the way. The book earned her the title of one of the top 50 authors you should be reading on TheAuthorsShow.com.

Last August, Kita hosted the “Happiness for Parents Formula” Telesummit. Dr. Christine Carter, Dr. Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr. Fran Walfish and Dr. Friedemann Schaub were among the 21 experts Kita interviewed. Since then, she has developed a “Keep It SIMPLE Sweetie (KISS) program as well as held free online training calls. More information as well as registration for Kita’s telesummits and her weekly Gentle Messages can be found at www.kitaszpak.com

Kita’s latest book The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required is now available on www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com as well as on www.kitaszpak.com

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Posts by Kita Szpak:

  • Resilience: What About the Guy Pushing the Rock Up the Hill?

  • Resilience: What About the Guy Pushing the Rock Up the Hill?September 12th, 2016
    I think we all remember the guy pushing the űber-big rock up the hill only to watch it roll back down again. His name was Sisyphus and he was repeating this action for eternity because he had upset the gods big time.  [...]

  • Want Your Child Happy at School?

  • Want Your Child Happy at School?August 14th, 2016
    With kids returning back to school soon, parents want to make sure their children have the best possible setting to learn and succeed. Present-day studies indicate that happiness affects personal mental and physical [...]

  • Podcast: Developing Successful Happy Students

  • Developing Successful Happy StudentsAugust 11th, 2016
    Listen Here: Happiness expert and children’s author of You’re Special Wherever You Are, Kita Szpak, who has taught at the public and high school level, is here with us today to talk about the significance of having [...]

  • You and Your Big Idea

  • February 29th, 2016
    Have a big idea? Had one and let it slip away because it’s too crazy, it won’t work, don’t have enough time, costs too much, family will disapprove – yeah, there are all kinds of good reasons why you shouldn’t [...]

  • Forget About Me I Love You

  • June 16th, 2015
    I can’t say the phrase “Forget About Me I Love You”* is mine – Dr. Timothy Lau, a Canadian psychiatrist used it in the course of a conversation about happiness I had with him a couple of years ago. At the time, [...]

  • Arguing Your Point

  • April 1st, 2015
    I’ve never been on a debating team; my ability to come back with a “zinger” is questionable; and having a soft-spoken voice has probably lost me some points in a heated discussion. Perhaps this is why I write: [...]

  • You and Time

  • March 2nd, 2015
    Even though it’s bitterly cold and snowy, the calendar tells me we’re already into the thawing season. A third of 2015 is nigh being reached and no doubt you’re wondering where the time went or is going – with [...]

  • The Best-Laid Plans

  • January 5th, 2015
    Winston Churchill once said words to the effect, “Make good plans and then forget about them once you’re in the thick of things.” The New Year is often the time for making plans based on the goals we’ve set – [...]

  • Your Inner Connection To Others

  • November 17th, 2014
    On first glance, you may assume I’ll be talking about communicating to others via phone, email, texting, writing, video, photos – heck even talking to them – but I have more in mind here. In my happiness research, [...]

  • Is Being Happy And Being Grateful The Same Thing?

  • September 30th, 2014
    Often times the words “happy” and “grateful” are used interchangeably. If you’re happy, you must be grateful too and vice-versa.  There’s no question that both words describe a person who is content in that [...]

  • What Floor Are You On?

  • August 21st, 2014
    I was participating in a reflections workshop and the instructor brought up the image of a 10-story building for the class to look at. In essence, she explained people can live in the same building but depending on what [...]

  • Where Does “Happiness” Come From? The Word, That Is…

  • July 8th, 2014
    It’s summertime and the living is easy…my mind – ever on happiness – has wandered to the question, “Where does the word come from?” And so I set to finding out…  Here for your beach-reading pleasure, is [...]

  • Summer Sun ‘n Stuff

  • June 3rd, 2014
    Isn’t it amazing what a little warmth and sun can do for your mood? Where I live, we’ve just come through one of the bitterest winters on record. Spring didn’t give great respite: it was cool with constant bouts [...]

  • Don’t Ditch Responsibility

  • May 12th, 2014
    Our notions of happiness are easily intertwined with the idea of taking it easy, of not having anything to worry about or think about. It’s like being on vacation – all the pressure of work stresses are left behind.  [...]

  • Podcast: The Simple Life: Shiny Objects Not Required

  • March 24th, 2014
    Listen Here: JenningsWire blogger and Happiness Author & Expert, Kita Szpak, is the author of the new book The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required helps everyone who feels like life is a little crazy these days! In [...]

  • Against All Odds

  • March 23rd, 2014
    My father had just been operated on to remove a cancerous tumor in his hip so he was still in the hospital recovering. He knew he had to gain weight to stay strong. When I was visiting him one of many days there, I accompanied [...]

  • Life’s Unpredictability Has A Silver Gold Lining

  • February 18th, 2014
    There’s a certain dread in running into someone or something unpredictable. Not knowing what they’re going to do or what’s going to happen makes us uneasy even afraid of what the consequences might be. Our mind [...]

  • Sure You’re Finished With It?

  • January 31st, 2014
    I was going through my bookshelf and spotted “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Haven’t looked at it in years – but isn’t that the way?  Once you finish reading the book, watching the movie, painting [...]

  • Why Does Guilt Reign Supreme In January?

  • January 2nd, 2014
    “What’s the point anyway?” “I’m not good enough.” “Here I am with another year gone by and I’m in exactly the same situation…” Such a nasty emotion guilt is…it can fester in you to the point of [...]

  • I’ll be Thankful When I’m Happy This Holiday Season

  • December 7th, 2013
    I’ve got news for you – if you think you’ll be super grateful when you are happy, you may be waiting a long time! We’re notorious for thinking a visit from a special person, gifts under the tree, good skiing [...]

  • Your Best Teacher May Be Somebody You Don’t Like

  • November 11th, 2013
    We’ve all come across people in our life that rub us the wrong way. The neighbor who’s irritated by the fact that your dog’s relieving itself on their lawn. The clerk who’s more interested in talking to her colleague [...]

  • Shut Up & Listen

  • October 28th, 2013
    You’re on the phone with your girlfriend and she’s going on and on about last weekend. “She won’t even let me talk,” you say to yourself.  “Talk about a one-sided conversation…I might as well hang up.” Well [...]

  • Podcast: Stop The World I Want To Get Off!

  • September 17th, 2013
    Listen Here: JenningsWire blogger and Happiness Author & Expert, Kita Szpak discusses simple ways to simplify your life and stop feeling overwhelmed. Kita’s latest book, The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required, is [...]

  • Does Praying Help?

  • September 6th, 2013
    Most of us have done a major plea to the Universe when we’re in an extreme situation. “God, help me! I’ve lost control of the car, make me safe, make me safe…” sweating out the seconds until you are finally [...]

  • Happiness Is A Seagull On The Beach

  • July 26th, 2013
    I remember when I was little and on the beach at a summer cottage, I was determined to catch one of the many seagulls that were poking about along the shoreline. To my mind, they were slow and seemingly unaware that [...]

  • Getting Rid Of The “Yuckies”

  • June 24th, 2013
    I was straightening up the linen closet and found a baby blanket that my mom had given to me years ago. It’s a blanket that my twin brother and I had in London, UK where we were born. I teared up as I unfolded it, [...]

  • My “Four Weddings And A Funeral”

  • June 5th, 2013
    Sometimes life loads you up with a flurry of events so packed together and so important to you that you can barely stop for a breath lest you miss the “this is life” intensity of it all. This weekend I’m attending [...]

  • What I Do Today Is Important

  • May 10th, 2013
    What are you doing with your life today? Such a loaded question… and courtesy of my reading Roy Williams’ “Monday Morning Memo”, where he aims that question at the reader. Well, I’m writing this and [...]

  • Life Is Not To Be Reasoned With

  • April 22nd, 2013
    Ever tried reasoning with a two-year-old? “Listen, if you have another cookie, you’re going to have a tummy ache, Sweetie,” to which your toddler responds, “Me, want another one,” in an even more pleading voice [...]

  • Don’t Be So Naive – NOT!

  • April 1st, 2013
    Ever been told you’re too naïve? Webster’s Dictionary defines the word as “being marked by unaffected simplicity” and “showing lack of informed judgment”. Having been told for many years that I’m too naïve, [...]

  • Your Idea Of Happiness May Not Be Your Partner’s

  • March 8th, 2013
    “Hey, let’s go to the mall and pick up a few things,” she says. “Na,” he replies.  “I want to fix up my tools.  Outside work coming up before you know it.”  She drives off – a little disappointed that [...]

  • Doing The “Right” Thing

  • February 19th, 2013
    The right thing. When you were a little kid, chances are you were taught “right” from “wrong”: stealing a toy is wrong; telling the teacher that your dog ate your homework is a lie and wrong (unless your dog [...]

  • Anticipation… “Is Makin’ Me Late, Is Keepin’ Me Waitin'”

  • February 5th, 2013
    Who can forget Carly Simon singing “Anticipation”? Expectantly waiting for that wonderful night to happen?  The state of looking forward to something pleasant is so heady, so delicious that sometimes what you actually [...]

  • Self-Improvement: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

  • January 23rd, 2013
    Where’s the line? You’re at the gym three times a week; you’ve picked up the latest book on relationships and plan to read it on the weekend; quinoa is now a staple in your breakfast smoothie; and yes, you [...]

  • 10 Tips Plus Bonus Tip To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

  • January 8th, 2013
    It’s January. That time in the New Year where we feel the itch to renew and change – for the better.  And bless us human beings, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t find changing hard to do.  Here’s 10 plus [...]