I spent my Saturday talking with Kym Douglas who is my next interview on the Rebuilding Your Life…. Podcast. Kym is part of my weekly work life as a family member on Home and Family for Hallmark Channel, but this was my first opportunity to sit down and talk about her life outside the show.
Kym’s television persona is as the lovely and upbeat expert on beauty secrets of the stars. She’s written four books on the subject, the latest of which is Bliss Happens. Cute story. Jay McGraw, executive producer of The Doctors and his dad, Dr. Phil, suggested the title. Remember all those t-shirts and sayings that deliver the opposite message – s….. happens? Well, bliss happens sends a much more positive message and helps to attract better things into your life. Since publishing the book, Bliss has become Kym’s brand as she shows people how to feel better about themselves by adding a touch of elegance and beauty to their lives. And her message is clear. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to do it.
If you read Kym’s bio in her book blurb, you’ll learn that she’s a beauty guru and lifestyle expert who appears on several television programs. She’s been a regular on The Ellen Degeneres Show, on Home and Family and The Doctors. She started her career as a hard news reporter in Detroit before becoming a red carpet reporter. Kym’s passion has always been to cover more positive subjects, so she developed a signature interview style with celebrities, many of whom were willing to share their beauty secrets. One of the early interviews was with soap opera star, Jerry Douglas. In short order, they fell in love and he whisked her off to Hollywood where they have been happily married for over 25 years.
So why did I want to include Kym in a show that is about rebuilding your life and getting past disasters in order to find prosperity? Quite simply, I wanted to lighten the mood. It’s easy to sink into negative mind space when talking about natural disasters, divorces, deaths, lost loves, financial woes and other tragedies. Yet part of the healing process is to move into positive mind space. It’s about gratitude, appreciation and, yes, bliss.
I had to learn how to do that. It was one of the most powerful ways for me to overcome the aftermath of the landslide. The first step was to accept where I was even as I needed something more. I began by asking myself “I am where I am and why is it okay?” The why question – an afformation – gradually changed into “I am where I am and it’s fabulous, even as I dream of something even better.” And bliss happens when we make the most of what we have in order to get what makes us truly happy – and it all comes together. That’s what Kym shows her audience – how to make the most of what we have.
Kym is a person of faith who believes that bliss is a choice. In a poignant share, Kym reveals how she made the choice to believe in the possibility of a positive outcome when no one was giving her very much hope. If you have a situation in which the outcome is unclear, why dwell on the negative result when you have an equal possibility of the positive result – and the positive feels so much better?
I’d like you to meet Kym Douglas. She’s my next guest on Rebuilding Your Life: Moving from Disaster to Prosperity. The podcast is available iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rebuilding-your-life-moving/id975055547 as well as Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=62871&refid=stpr.
In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about Kym Douglas and her work now, check out her website: www.kymdouglas.com or follow her @kymdouglas and like her at www.facebook.com/hollywoodbeautyexpert.
Please listen in as we talk bliss with Kym Douglas.
To Your Success,