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Gardening at Any Age, Mentoring & Kindness, Designing Outdoor Areas

Karen Kitchel, contributor to Millennials to Boomers

Gardening offers exercise for the body, mind, and spirit. It is an outdoor activity that anybody can enjoy from birth until death. By working in the garden, our bodies and bones become stronger and more flexible allowing for greater mobility. Gardening reduces stress, clears our minds, births creativity, and staves off depression. Learn tips to stay safe and flexible at every age.

Former President of Cheerful Givers, Karen Kitchel scatters kindness wherever she goes. She contributed two chapters to the 3rd book in the Be the Star You Are!® series, be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. (Buy the book at Karen joins Cynthia Brian to share her chapters on mentoring, adoption, and offers tips on how we can all be kinder to one another.

Your personal oasis is your outdoor environment but many people don’t know how to design this part of their yard for year-long enjoyment of nature. Think about the purpose of the space, the scale, and the seasons. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian offers professional guidelines to help you step out and enjoy the fresh air.

Bio: Karen Kitchel (The Gift of Adoption and The Gift of Mentoring) is passionate about scattering kindness. As President of the Cheerful Givers nonprofit organization, she helped to bring birthday gifts to more than one million less fortunate children. Prior to that, she created a corporate university at BI Worldwide. Currently, she serves meals to the homeless, is a job coach, teacher, writer and mentor. She writes a monthly article for the Be the Star You Are!® newsletter. She can be reached at

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