Let’s Keep The Gratitude Going! Printable + Discount

ermaGratitude has been talked about all month long and I want to keep this going. Let’s make it a part of our daily life. Let’s make it a habit. A habit we are proud of, that makes us feel free and brings us happiness.

One way to start a gratitude practice is to look at someone else’s regrets. I say this because I have had Erma Bombeck’s “If I Had My Life To Live Over” hanging on my fridge for years now and I usually read a sentence or two every day. I am amazed how it can pull me into the present moment and remind me to enjoy what I have with a smile. My husband says he loves reading a line or too when filling up his water glass.


by Erma Bombeck

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching real life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ‘Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.’ There would have been more ‘I love you’s’ More ‘I’m sorry’s.’

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it… live it and never give it back.

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what. Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

I am hoping that by sharing it with you, you will also be inspired to look at around and be grateful for what you see every day.

You can print this out here and hang for a reminder in your house.

If you are looking to start a gratitude practice and take small moments to yourself everyday then I encourage you to take a look at my yoga ecourses Slow Down To Move Forward and Rejuvenate + Create. They are filled with with short videos and printables to bring yoga poses, breathing and gratitude into your daily life. I am offering you $10 off with the code GRATITUDE10 until midnight on Monday, November 30th. For each one sold, I will donate one to a single parent with cancer through Singleton Moms, a local non-profit organization.

Keep this momentum of gratitude going through the holiday season and make it a habit in 2016!

I am also offering a few one-on-one sessions before in December for a discounted price. Details here: http://www.kerryburki.com/work-with-me/

The real reason behind my work and how it will help you feel beautiful.

This is a huge moment of truth for me. For a long time I have separated myself from how I behaved when I was younger. I wanted to focus on the person I wanted to be. As good as that can be, I am realizing that I will never thrive until I honor and admit a lot of my struggles because honestly they just keep popping up in new ways.

I have been doing a lot of work on myself in the last year and have learned that the more I share and get honest the easier it is for me to move forward. In the past, I wanted to forget bad behavior and poor choices and just move on. I have now finally slowed to down and looked at some of the underlying reasons behind my actions and choices. I have stuffed and hidden away so many feelings and didn’t really realize I was doing that. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t being completely myself. Once I started to peel back layers and look closely, a lot of tears came up and keep coming up. I don’t wipe them away. That is what I used to do. Now I know that I need to feel those feelings, understand them and let them move through me so I can feel free and create the life I want instead of repeating the cycle of shoving them somewhere by trying to tune them out.

These feelings have been truly driving my work lately. I have felt like I couldn’t go forward until I talked about it more because my work is to help you feel beautiful and worthy of the very best in life. You might be able to tell that I am a bit nervous in this video. This is a big step for me. Thank you for creating space for me to share and for taking a moment to watch. I also share my tips for moving forward so you can join me on this journey.

Honestly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am going to keep sharing so I can truly feel beautiful and live my life as my true self. I am going to create space and opportunities for you to share and move forward too. If this resonated with you then you are in the right place. If you know someone who might benefit from this too, please share.

If you are ready to start owning your story, feeling beautiful and discovering your amazing self then start here:

Positive Affirmations

Guided Meditation

Take action

  • Print out the worksheet at the back of my magazine to process some feelings and discover what step to take next.

If this seems daunting please don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Keep taking small steps forward. That is what I did and it prepared me for this deeper work. You are learning lessons right now. I have made more “bad” choices than most people I know. That fact used to paralyze me. Now that I am discovering why I made those choices I am feeling empowered and driven to help others.

I feel that if I had felt better about myself when I was younger then I might have made a more positive impact int he world than I have by now. I don’t mean that in a regretful way. I didn’t have the tools and neither did the people around me. I am learning from the past but not living there. The power is in the present moment. I am making that positive impact now. I want to help you make the positive impact you have dreamed of also. Then I want us to teach children how to feel good about themselves so they are not writing a post like this when they are 38.

Let’s do this! If you want to work directly with me then let’s chat! I have decided to take on 6 people willing to dig a bit deeper so they can feel beautiful and make a lasting positive change in their life and the lives of others. Click here for details, dates and pricing.

Are you ready to embrace yourself and say no to shame and guilt?

I am creating so much good stuff that will have you releasing the past, shedding tears (necessary ones!) and sharing your beautiful self. The next issue of Kerry Magazine arrives December 1st, plus look out for details about an amazing webinar and workshop and group coaching opportunity in January.

I honestly didn’t plan on writing all of this extra stuff after the video. It just flowed through me which matches what I have been learning that now is the time and waiting is not an option.

If you feel like sharing your thoughts I would love to hear them in the comments or privately at kerryburki@gmail.com.

Thanks again for being here and I love all of the work we are doing together. XO!

Issue 2 Photoshoot Sneak Peek + A Call For Advertisers

photoshootgoofsHello beautiful! Well, there is a lot to be said for social accountability. When I had the idea to actually make a magazine, I knew that the only way it would happen was if I told people I was doing it. I upped the stakes when I asked for models and then told them they were going to be in my magazine. After the photoshoot, I would get messages saying things like “Can’t wait to see the magazine!” Those messages lit a fire under me to get it done and make it look awesome.

I was so thrilled when I published the first issue. I even put a launch date at the end to keep me accountable for the Winter Issue. That first week I had so many people tell me that they couldn’t wait for the next issue. My reaction was “Wow! This is really happening. Cool!”

Things started to fall into place and the next issue is underway! I wanted to share a sneak peek from the photoshoot last week. You will notice some familiar gorgeous faces and some beautiful new ones. You will discover why in the next issue.

I also wanted to put out a call for advertisers for the next issue. If you are interested, please email me at kerryburki@gmail.com.

I want you to know that your support is appreciated and it is also making a difference. I think each issue will ask you to shed another layer, make you smile and, ultimately, make you feel good about yourself. All of that causes a very positive ripple effect in the world.

I am so proud and excited to be a part of this journey with you! XO!

From My Busy Life To Yours

Hooray! Today is the official launch of my huge yoga resource! Slow Down To Move Forward, yoga for busy people, and Rejuvenate + Create, yoga for creatives.

These started out as ebooks based on my personal yoga routine and my 10+ years of teaching yoga and now include over 20 videos.

I am sharing the ways I use yoga, breathing, intention setting and relaxation into my day to keep me from feeling overwhelmed or unworthy. These small chunks of time are what allowed me to create and launch my magazine with joy and ease instead of pulling my hair out. These techniques remind me that I can find the beauty inside me and in each moment instead of spending that time berating myself or my current situation.

When I slow down and rejuvenate, even for 5 minutes, that is when I can move forward in the direction of my dreams and create the life I desire and deserve. I want you to be able to do the same.

Are you ready for the BEST part?

For every course sold I will donate one to a single parent with cancer through Singleton Moms.

We are all busy so I wanted you to able to take care of yourself and allow that to have a ripple effect. By gifting yourself this course, you will be giving someone else the same opportunity to take care of themselves.

What are you waiting for?

Start this course so you can start feeling better now!
 *** Use the code LAUNCH5 for $5 off ***

You get a FREE preview of some of the classes and content! Just click here and look at the Class Curriculum. The video and pdf’s with “preview” next to them are free for you! The photos below click to the Welcome Video and one of the Morning Yoga videos

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You have 2 options and you can use the code LAUNCH5 for $5 off!

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These two courses share the same content but the PDFs and ebook in Rejuvenate and Create were designed with creative entrepreneurs in mind.

Here are some reviews:

“I’m not much of a Yogi but I enjoyed the intention of this program, especially the breathing. I find my self using some of these from time to time while walking around the city!”

There is so much good stuff in here, between the videos and the PDFs and I think the length is perfect. It is very doable for busy people (like me) who need help getting re-centered.”

 – Kelly

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Please share this with anyone you know who would benefit. Once I have donated one to every person that Singleton Moms serves I will move onto another non-profit that serves people who would benefit from this resource.

The Importance of Feeling Beautiful + Next Photoshoot!

I want you to know that I hope the first issue of KERRY magazine made you feel beautiful.

I want to share a photo me from when I was 15. I came across this last year and decided to hang it up above my dresser. When I found this, my first response was awe. I couldn’t believe how beautiful, funky and confident the girl in the picture looked. The reason I was so surprised is because I didn’t feel any of those things at the time. This photo was actually taken right before I cut all of that hair off so I could look like Mia Farrow from Rosemary’s Baby. My mom was so upset. I didn’t understand why. Over 20 years later, I got it. I finally saw what she saw. I now know what she always knew.

15(I am seriously crying right now in a coffee shop as I write this. I learned not to stop the crying because it means I am feeling and feeling is healing. It may sound cheesy but I have been feeling a lot in the last year and a lot of positive change has been coming from it.)

I thought everyone else was beautiful and that I would never REALLY be beautiful.

I am going to be honest here and let you know that feeling that way led me to a lot of self-destructive behavior. It led me to hang out with a lot of people who did not value me as a person. It led me to learn how to be one way on the outside while being completely different on the inside.

(I have been encouraged to share my story more lately so this is the beginning of that. I hope to keep peeling back the layers so that my experiences can help others. The amount of tears flowing right now make me realize that this is a good start.)

I grew up and eventually had moments and times in my life when I truly felt beautiful. I feel very lucky to have had those times because I am now learning that not everyone does.

I started going back to my old ways of thinking after moving back to Arizona 2 years ago. I had gained weight. I had stretch marks from my pregnancies. I had acne scars on my face from horrible breakouts that happened the year after the birth of my first son. I compared myself to EVERYONE. I never came out on top. I was constantly saying negative things to and about myself in my head.

I remembering looking at this photo of me as a 15 year old and feeling an ache deep inside. Such a beautiful soul who had no idea just how beautiful she is. I knew that I didn’t want another 20 years to go by and to find a photo of my 37 year old self and feel that same ache. That ache of seeing the beauty in my younger self that I couldn’t see at the time.

I started learning about changing my thoughts. I discovered that I can actually tell myself “I am beautiful.” Who knew?! I had never said those words. I started saying them over and over again in my head. I started making a song out of it and dancing. I eventually was able to look in the mirror and say “You are beautiful” to my reflection.

I got more serious about my meditation practice. I started to really take the time to get in touch with my true self. That deep inner core that knows that I am worthy, amazing and, yes, beautiful.

I started to allow tears to come and not stop them once they did. I started to move out that old energy. That energy that didn’t think I was good enough.

I started to pay attention to what made me feel beautiful and to do those things often.

I started this magazine.

I wanted to honor the dreams of the girl in that photo. I also knew that other people might feel the way I have felt and I want them to feel beautiful too.

One of the women from the magazine wrote me after the photoshoot saying this:

“It was extraordinary. Really. It did me a world of good and honestly is the first time I’ve ever felt anything close to beautiful.”

I almost dropped the phone.

If you told my 15 year old self that when she was in her 30’s that she would help a woman feel beautiful and good about herself during a photoshoot for her very own magazine I know she would have smiled and said “That sounds about right but I won’t just stop there.” If she had the tools then that I have now it might have happened sooner than later. I have spent enough time in the past and am now excited to create a beautiful future.

It has taken me some time but I am finally ready to be myself and to find the beauty in that authenticity.

I want to do the same for others.


If you want to be a part of the next issue of KERRY magazine please send me a message at kerryburki@gmail.com. I have the next photoshoot tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 25th at my home.

If you feel called to do some deeper work please get in touch. I would love to help you find and feel your beauty and your worth. You can get in touch at kerryburki@gmail.com. You might also like to check out my “I am beautiful” challenge from June: http://www.kerryburki.com/2015/06/5-days-to-feeling-more-beautiful-live-challenge-starts-next-week/

Remember, you are beautiful!!! XO!

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