Your Inner Kiddo


Wassup Wildflower,

If my inner kiddo met your inner kiddo on the playground, I bet we’d be friends. We’d be super nice to each other, share organic graham crackers and cozy up on a carpet square during story time. Life would be a lot less stressful. Watch today’s vlog for a simple but powerful exercise that will help you tap into your inner kiddo.

PS- No bullies allowed on my playground!

Peace & personal fireworks,


Kris Carr

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50 responses to Your Inner Kiddo
  1. Thanks, Kris – I needed this right now. I’m been in a major ‘beating-myself-up-funk’ all week and it is taking its toll emotionally…


    P.S. – is that a mirror behind you on the wall? I LOVE it! It looks Indian(?) B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

  2. lovely thank you! Doing this today. The card I pulled this morning said ” nurture yourself to cultivate fertile ground” wishing everyone love and kind day thanks for this great tip, will do this now! love Grace and Linus xxxxxx

  3. Thank you Kris! I’ve been needing and hearing this message repeatedly from lots of personal sources. Now I’m here at 2 am having a down moment and there you are in my inbox. It’s time to do a little self mothering on my part. Thank you!

  4. Stress is one of the hardest issues to combat in our world today… I have committed myself to meditation and prayer as well as finding out where in my body I am holding my stress or keeping energy blocked. Energy must always flow. When I locate that place, I use different visualizations to release the blockage and keep at it until I feel free again! I also went backwards to my childhood and began to realize that I could “re-raise” myself with all the love and nurturing I need! By doing this, I have found that I am a perfect, divine human BEING and no longer a busy, worried human doing!! Namaste. Lynn

  5. i know that you have been told a billion times but i want to tell you myself as well: you are truly an inspiration. you have the most wonderful way of being wonderful- you are an amazing woman.
    i am really enjoying the vlogs- i love them!

  6. We just touched upon this very topic in the group “Metastatic breast cancer babes”. Thanks for giving us another way to look at how we treat ourselves. I’m on a hunt for my childhood pics ( :

  7. I love this exercise Kris. It is so true that most of us would never beat up our 8 or 10 or 12 year old selves the way we do our adult selves. I also think it is a powerful exercise since most of our dysfunctional beliefs and thoughts about ourselves developed during those early years. I love the photo idea, and I also think when I am out and about having negative thoughts I could just picture myself as a kid and it would change my thinking. Hugs and thank you! Michelle

  8. Magnificant! Genius idea!!
    thank you…

  9. Thanks for the message. I love waking up on Friday AM @ 3:00 (Cali Time) and opening up my e-mail, knowing that I will have a good day! Beacuse of you!!!

  10. Absolutely fabulous vlog. What a great concept.

  11. Fantastic! I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to mother and nurture, and really we all need to start with ourselves before anything else. It’s like the airplane rule…..put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then your child. What good will you be to your child if you pass out from lack of oxygen! Thanks for this….I really needed it. MWAHHHH!

  12. (wiping tears from eyes). Thanks for the reminder. I certainly needed this message today! You have such an amazing aura…love your site and message.

    I have Interstitial Cystitis…been raw for about 6 mos…and while many things have gotten better…NOT THAT! And I know right now there is a lot of stress in my life. I need to really start paying as much attention to my thoughts as I do to what I eat..

    Thanks again …going to find that picture right now!!!

    (aka Not2RAWnchy – Twitter)

  13. Sue said on July 2, 2010

    Thank you for the inspiration! I am recovering from surgery and needed that beautiful, uplifting message today.

  14. Thank you Kris! This is really great.

  15. Thank you! I have never thought of that before……of thinking about the child I was, or the inner child I still have inside me. I’m going to my parents today….I’m going to find a picture of me when I was little. Thanks because I’ve been struggling with beating myself up the past few days.

  16. Thanks again, Kris! Such a great visual! I worked on this with one of my doctors before. He had me imagine myself at 5 years old and then give her a hug and tell her that she would be okay and that she is loved. Very powerful to think of yourself as a child, what a difference and change in thoughts and words to her/me. I love it! I just have to use it more! XOXO

  17. This is such a lovely (and much needed) exercise! I’m out of town now, but I’m doing it as soon as I get home.

  18. Great idea, Kris! As a whole, we are way too hard our ourselves and this is a great way for us to take a step back from ourselves and really see how what we’re doing.

  19. Awesome video Kris…you almost had me in tears. I have a habit of beating myself up a lot, especially over financial and job matters. I can remember being so carefree and happy as a child and I would love to feel that again. “Little Kris” is so cute, and “Big Kris” is fabulous! Thanks so much!!! Peace & Love :)

  20. Wonderful. I lost ALL photos in Hurricane Katrina, but I will use my daughter’s photo. Same concept :) Brilliant

  21. dear kris,
    thanks so much for sharing this.. its actually an acitivity/visualization i practice very frequently sometimes i also imagine big jackie (me as an adult) giving little jackie (me as a child) a big hug, a pat on the back a back rub or whispering soothing words to my younger self such as “it will all be ok”.. these visualizations particularly help when im feeling very overwhelmed, vulnerable and stressed. i feel honored to know that we use similar techniques.

  22. Hi Kris,

    Thank you for an awesome website, blog, and inspiration updated videos. Will get that picture of me as a little girl on my desk ASAP! Happy July 4th.

    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Mary said on July 2, 2010

    Always just what I need to hear, always a ray of sunshine. Thank you again.


  25. Wowza – I am looking for a pic of “little me” ASAP to put on my desk – just so on target for me these days!
    Love ya – Jeanné

  26. now you need to look at your picture again and give it a kiss….and say your hair and teeth look beautiful!! xoxox

  27. Love you Kris Carr – joy matters. Caring matters. Love that it can exist if we endure and are prepared to create.
    Happy 4th

  28. hi kris! i just started schooling and this video made me count the number of hours i spend every single day for school work.. 14hours! can you believe it? and i do this while taking care of 2 boys and doing some chores on the side.. thanks so much for giving me a much needed intervention..

  29. Jana said on July 3, 2010

    Thank you, Kris, for this beautiful video. It came at the perfect time for me as I’ve been dealing with some major stress issues and self-confidence issues. I know that little girl is inside of me and deserves to be loved but I just need a reminder now and then. I had an emotional breakdown that just came out as I was watching and listening to you and I think you may have really helped me get on the road I need to be on. Thanks again.

  30. Thanks a lot for your uplifting video. I just finished reading a wonderful book “Healthy at 100” by John Robbins and I have to agree. Emotions, feelings, our reaction to stress and our thoughts have a more significant effect on our health than any kind of diet or exercise routine.

  31. Rita said on July 3, 2010

    My son just gave me your cancer survivor book. I am a 3 yr breast CA survivor, but I am seeing it will help me in other problems, esp. stress.My health does not stress me, but stress is killing me.Know what I mean?I am new to you and looking forward for more great wisdom and advice.

  32. What a fabulous exercise! I have always been a enabler of guilt. Whether its telling a “white lie” or indulging in things that are not optimal for my health, I have what they call an “over active” guilt conscience. However, I am happy to say that one can overcome guilt altogether because it is a wasted emotion and useless in any process. To learn from each experience is key to evolving out of that paradigm. I love this exercise and again, thank you!

  33. Awesomeness! I love your way of putting this.
    And the fact that the number one killer in the US is stress…totally agree. All of those other things are just symptoms.

  34. Awww, that’s a great picture! :)

    I love the message. Too many people making dietary changes, especially the “crazy” ones like vegetarian/vegan/raw, etc., feel so remorseful when they stray from their diet. This is so unnecessary and only makes the transition that much harder.

    When you “slip up” on your diet, just get right back on track by eating lots of fruit! 😀


  35. Yali said on July 4, 2010

    i love your site,im from costa rica, thanks for your shinning soul!

  36. Hello

    GoodDay, im just browsing the internet and i found you blog, i just want you to know that i really enjoy reading some of your post

    thank you for the information you share withn us


  37. Not only does negative self-talk affect mood, it actually physically affects our brains. We create neural pathways by our thoughts and experiences. We can change those, when we change our thoughts. What you think about, you bring about. So, why not be positive?
    Thanks for the great website.

  38. Dawn said on July 5, 2010

    I just came home from an MRI to see what my nasty little tumors are up to, and almost all week I’ve been blaming myself for bad results that haven’t even come yet! This vlog has perfect timing. Thank you.

  39. a friend just sent me your video..I would love to be on your email list…thanks for the encouragement..M

  40. A friend just sent me your video..I would love to receive your emails…thanks for the encouragement…M

  41. Awesome Kris,you done it again. Made me smile and cry (well, this time just water my eyes)during five minutes. Love your Vlogs! Keep up the amazing work and energy!

  42. This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you.

  43. Joy said on July 5, 2010

    Beyond perfect. This put a smile on my face instantly! Going to find a picture now….so much love to ME! And you! :) XO

  44. This is such a great message-I’m going to link to you on my blog. And then I’m going to find a picture of my inner kid!

  45. Thanks Kris! I can always count on you to inspire me. I am going to look for a picture of my inner kid right now.

  46. Great tip I will go find a pic of little Lolita right now :) sometimes I can be so mean with myself after a binge episode, or not working out, or being selfish or whatever!

  47. Thanks Kris! I wrote the book on beating myself up, so this was refreshing to watch. Hope to see you on the carpet square one day… :-)

  48. THANK YOU for sharting your love,life and personal experiences for the better of mankind and womankind of course! Namaste!

  49. Thanks for this encouraging video, Kris. You deal stress nice and give the right tips. One thing, I can’t hear you clearly and I think you’ve record this with very low volume. Thanks..

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  50. Thank you Kris.. I cried- when you asked ‘would you hurt her?’. I really need to be loving myself more..but it is truly so difficult because of the culture around. There’s always the stress to work work and work.. and I feel like a dead fish most days… :( So, thank you.