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Kim Stern

Kim Foster is a freelance writer living in Jacksonville, FL. She’s a wife and mother of two, and she works part-time in an office full of chatty ladies who provide great writing material. Her hobbies include thrift store shopping and using social media to complain about bad spelling.

 
 
 

Articles by Kim

How To Reinvent Yourself In Your 30's – Over a hundred years ago, psychologist William James said, “In most of us, by...

Career Tips For The Young Entrepreneur – Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Gone is the era when the...

How To Learn To Forgive When The Apology Never Comes – People have an enormous capacity for forgiveness, if the person who has wronged...

Secrets To Guarantee You A Killer Resume – So much of our communication is done in writing these days (texting, emailing,...

Questions You Need To Ask A Potential Employer During A Job Interview – Job interviews can obviously be super stressful. Clearly you’re being...

Ways Healthy Couples Manage Fights – When you consider all the couples you know of have known over the course of...

How To Handle Criticism In The Workplace – If you’ve been at your job for any longer than about ninety days, you’ve...

SCIENTIFIC HACKS FOR STAYING FOCUSED AT WORK – I don’t know about you, but I have some days at work when I am so “in the zone”...

TED TALKS THAT ALL WOMEN SHOULD WATCH – If you watch YouTube videos at all, you’ve probably seen a “Ted Talk” come up...

First Time Homebuyers Advice I Wish I knew Before I bought My First Home – It’s the biggest thing you’ll ever buy. It’s where most of your income goes,...

Travel Hacks That Will Change The Way You Pack – Does this happen to you? You try to pack as lightly as humanly possible, yet...

Things That Successful People Never Say – One of the best rules you can ever learn at work is when to keep your mouth...

The Best Piece Of Career Advice I Ever Received – My career path has been a rocky one. Not always due to my own failings, but to...

4 Smart Ways To Deal With Toxic People – There’s a person I’ve known all my life—let’s call her Melanie—who is part of...

5 Things You Need To Remember When You Feel Lost And Alone – There are a few times in every life when we are dealt such a harsh blow that we...

How To Get Yourself Out Of A Funk – Sometimes it happens to me for no reason at all. It happened last week, in...

The Key To Building Wealth In Your 20's – Starting to build wealth in your twenties would be a great idea, wouldn’t it,...

Being Happily Married In A World Of Unhappy Marriages – Just this week, my husband and I learned that friends of ours—married ten...

Top Tips For Blogging Success – I want to encourage you, but I also want to be realistic: there are a bazillion...

5 Things Parents Should Never Do In Front Of Their Kids – I’ll bet we, as parents, can all name about a hundred things we should never do...

5 Things Parents Should Be Doing In Front Of Their Kids – It doesn’t take long to realize that our kids are watching everything we do,...

13 Things Worth Investing Your Time In Before You're 50 – I’m sure I’ll never convince you that time seems to pass much faster, the older...

Healthy Ways To Fill Your Emptiness – When you’re dealing with that terrible feeling of being hollow inside, of...

Qualities That Naturally Likeable People Possess – There’s a guy I’ve known for years—let’s call him Chad—and I wish I could show...

How To Cope With The Realization That Your Loved Ones Are Getting Older – From the time people hit the age of about forty (or younger if they have a few...

Harsh Realities You Are Better Off Realizing Now Rather Than Later – There’s a reason we all gaze back so fondly at our childhoods. It’s because we...

7 Labels You Need To Start Using To Define Yourself – If you’ve read the book or seen the movie The Help, you’ll remember a toddler...

How To Become A Person Who Doesn't Define Herself By Her Looks – I heard it again the other day: a woman saying, “I’m pretty.” This one happened...

Emotional Indicators That It's Time To Walk Away From Any Relationship – Just because a relationship isn’t always smooth sailing doesn’t mean it can’t...

Why Being Selfish Is Actually The Key To Happiness – Nothing makes me happier than doing what I want to do, when I want to do it. I...

Why People Today Are More Committed To Careers Than A Relationship – It’s a sad fact nowadays that devotion to a person can sometimes leave you high...

How Successful Women Run Their Lives – Success means different things to all of us, and yet there are some things we...

5 Things You Should Remember When You Feel As Though The World Is Against You – Sometimes we all just have a bad run of luck. By nothing more than coincidence,...

10 Things You Need To Do For Yourself Before You Get Into A Serious Relationship – Since every serious relationship you get into has the potential to be the one...

Is It Possible To Choose Happiness In Order To Heal Your Depression – In a word, no. True chemical depression is not a condition you can just decide...

Rituals That Will Produce Success In 2016 – So, are we all still working on our New Year’s resolutions? If so, then no...

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You End A Relationship – Ending a major relationship is a big deal, and not something to be taken...

10 Things You Probably Take For Granted About Your Partner – Taking each other for granted is supposedly the death knell for any...

Why Women Are More Critical Of Their Own Bodies Than Anyone Else – One thing I’ve always noticed when it comes to judging the physical...

People You Stop Caring About When You Finally Become An Adult – We can probably all look back to our teenage years and remember times when we...

The Paradox Of Wanting Love But Being Afraid Of The First Date – Off the top of my head, I can think of two over-forty people I know who have...

Topics That Should Never Be Brought Up On A Date – One thing you’ll never know in life is how many possible love matches you’ve...

Things I Learned About Myself After Being Sober For A Week – OK, confession: I couldn’t really use myself as the basis for this article...

The Sad State Of What It Takes To Burn Off Your Favorite Desserts – I often wish I could manage my eating the way I manage my spending. Spending...

The One Thing You're Doing Every Day That Could Be Ruining Your Life – By now we’ve probably all heard someone give the definition of insanity as...

The Most Awkward Movies You Wished You never Watched With Your Parents – To begin with, if you sit down to watch 50 Shades of Gray with your parents,...

According To Facebook, These Are The Most Popular Days To Get Engaged – On Christmas Eve, a single friend of mine posted glumly, “Here come the...

Souping Your Way To Weight Loss – As if there weren’t already enough great things about soup…like how filling it...

10 Life Changing Reasons To Eat Clean – I’ll be honest with you; I have found all the recent talk about “clean eating”...

8 Ways To Find Calm – Do you ever have those moments when you just lose it? In some ways, your...