Thoughts On What It *Really* Means to Be Successful

thoughts on success

I’ve been thinking a lot about success lately. Am I successful? What does it even really mean to be successful? It’s a question I wrote about a few years ago while I was still in grad school. At the time I definitely didn’t feel successful. I felt like a hot mess. Even now, 2 years later, I still pretty much just feel like a hot …

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Growth Mindset and Deciding Your Purpose with Tom Bilyeu

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder or Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 BILLION dollars. He is ALSO the  co-founder and host of the WILDLY popular Impact Theory.  What you don’t know about Tom is that he was once REALLY stuck in a “fixed mindset” He described his past days as “laying in bed. Wasting time and …

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Dealing with Relational PTSD with Jackson MacKenzie

Jackson MacKenzie is the co-founder of, an online support community that reaches millions of abuse survivors each month. Driven by personal experience, his mission is to spread awareness and give survivors a safe place to validate their experiences, so that every empathetic person can find happiness and love after abuse. He is also the author of Whole Again: Healing Your Heart …

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How to Grow Your Blog With Google Analytics

google analytics for bloggers

I’m about to drop some KNOWLEDGE and give you a peak behind the curtains of Kayla in the City. Ya ready for this!? I’ve never talked about this before on the blog but there’s a lot of strategy that goes on behind the scenes here. Sure, sometimes I write about whatever I feel like writing about. It’s my blog and I’ll …

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The Three Healing Pillars with Danette May

After losing her son during childbirth, Danette found herself in a deep depression. The depression worsened when her marriage ended in a divorce and she found herself raising her two daughters alone. Finding herself with $47 to her name, she recalls scouring through drawers looking for loose change, Danette knew she was meant for more. It was then that she …

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February Intentions – Kayla in the City

February intentions

Anyone else feel like January was the longest month ever? I’m SO ready for this new month and a fresh start. Here’s what I’m focusing on in February: ✨February Intentions✨ SIMPLIFY your life + schedule. January felt like a total whirlwind. A blur of swiping my metro card 5 times a day to get from one corner of the city to another. It’s …

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I’m Feeling Burnt Out. Here’s What I’m Doing About It.

dealing with burn out

If you’ve been following along here or on instagram you know I’ve been in a total whirlwind lately. While I’m so grateful for all the things swirling around in my life [teaching yoga at two amazing studios, this blog, Bar Method training, and sometimes I do see my friends/boyfriend] it’s A LOT. Things are go-go-go these days. Up before 6AM, home …

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