Hi! My name is Kathy Gottberg. Welcome to my blog SMART Living 365. Nearly five years ago I decided to create a place where I could share some of the thoughts, ideas and the research I’ve compiled during my last 20 years. The majority of those concepts encompass how to live happily, peacefully and with meaning and purpose. And while I’m not an expert by any means, the topic intrigues me every day. In fact, I’m convinced that the more each of us dwells on something, the more likely we are to live it. Ever hear of Law of Attraction? SMART Living is like that—365 days of the year.
Like every author, I struggled with a title. How on earth do I include such an enormous topic under one name? That’s when I choose the acronym SMART. The “S” stands for sustainable. After all, if a lifestyle can’t sustain itself, what is the point? The “M” represents meaning. Without meaning most actions are impotent. The “A” signifies awareness. How can we possibly know where we’ve been, where we are, and where we hope to be without it? “R” is taking responsibility for ourselves—especially how we “respond” to the circumstances and situations we find ourselves confronted by on a daily basis. Last but not least is the “T,” which includes the heartfelt awareness of thanksgiving and gratitude.
In a parallel Universe, I am a sociologist deep into researching why people do what they do, and the trends that drive our lives toward happiness and wellbeing at the beginning of the 21st Century. I do love to find out what makes people tick. Instead, in this Universe I’ve picked up the pen (or at least attached myself to my computer keyboard) and create something similar, but in a different way. I write.
If you too enjoy the journey of self-discovery and self-awareness I invite you to join me on this new journey. Together we will co-create a SMART Life–365.
P.S. Be sure and check the menu on top of the photo above of my husband Thom and me to find more posts about each of the topics that make up SMART!