Kristin Joy Lavin

writer & seeker of wellness, fitness, spirituality and life

Inspired & Personal

Available now on Amazon (Print, Kindle, Audio), Apple Books (e-book, audio) and other online retailers. Available in your local bookstore and library too. The Butterfly Promise is a memoir that explores many themes: grief, love, family, spirituality, pet love and loss. Click below to buy/read reviews. Learn more on the Memoir page at the top or click below. Audiobook available on Audible, Amazon, Apple, Google Play and more.

What’s the key to staying active?

I once heard a comedian say, “What’s a vacation? Just more food in a new place.” Since staycation is the new vacation in the age of COVID, find something you like to do that gets you off the couch and away from the computer then working out doesn’t feel like work. I love bike riding; it’s a chance to be outdoors and breathe fresh air. Tennis and kayaking are fun and you can social distance. What did you like when you were a kid? ….Do that!

The search for JOY…

Joy can be found in many places. I love to write, travel, eat good food and be anywhere near water to boat, paddle and swim.

Lakes, oceans, rivers and parks are calling our names. It’s a great time to be in nature – de-stress. The effect happens almost immediately and has lasting benefits.


“Writing helps me seek the truth about myself, my passions and the world.”


Shared knowledge

Here are a few blog posts. I learned something from writing them and hope to share that knowledge with you. Always follow the advice of your healthcare professional foremost.

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