Welcome, welcome, welcome! my name is Kriss Judd, and I’m the Positivity Powerhouse — a self-care guru, teaching the gospel of REALLY REALLY REAL self-care. 

What you won’t see here;

  • Bubble baths
  • Candle light
  • Glasses of wine
  • Or any other precious snowflakey bullshit self-care you can find all over Pinterest

What you will find here:

  • What real self-care looks like
  • Help with the mindset shift that comes with discovery of real self-care
  • Decades of experience in the personal development and self-improvement space

I’ve built Positivity Powerhouse on top of 40+ years living with mental illness. Anxiety,  bipolar disorder, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, and more… that’s just a partial list of my psych diagnoses. So I’ve had to learn coping mechanisms over the years. And most of what I’ve learned is what self-care actually is. 

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with bubble baths with a glass of wine and candles. Or with anything else that relaxes or calms you when you’re feeling rough. 

What I am saying is that there’s so much more to self-care than that. 

"Kriss has such a fucking gift. Her attitude and manner of presenting is laid back, inspirational, and so relatable. I am looking at my own problems in a more positive light after she touched me. I dub her Queen Midas." - Alyssaa Aldana, giving a testimonial

“So,” you might be wondering, “What does a Positivity Powerhouse actually DO?”

I draw from a variety of faith paths, psychology, sociology, the arts, and more, to help me learn the best ways for you to practice real self-care. 

Now, what you have to keep in mind is, I’m not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a medical professional of any kind. I’m not going to tell you what to do with your one wild and precious life. And that’s super important – because the actions you take to practice real self-care have to be what works the best for YOU. 

I just make suggestions here and there. Give you new ideas to think about. Provide a new paradigm when it comes to thinking about self0care. My role as a guru is to be your trusted, experienced guide into real self-care. I also provide an outside perspective as you figure out what real self-care is to you.

What I don’t do is give advice. You know you way better than I ever could. And any advice I could give might be thee greatest thing since Silly Putty, but it could also be as disastrous as the Titanic. 

"Kriss never ceases to amaze me. Her empathy and kindness are unparalleled. She can put herself in any one's shoes and give solid, comforting, real world advice. I've seen her go out of her way countless times to hep those around her, no matter the issue, no matter how trivial. She makes everyone around her feel validated and cared for, and can help a person see things from a different point of view." - Colleen Muir, giving a testimonial

Don’t worry if you can’t figure out self-care

If you get stuck on ideas on how to practice self-care, I have the Ultimate Guide to Self-Care to help you along on your way. It’s no adorable “OMG that’s so cute!” list with like 7 items onit. It’s much bigger than that. WAY bigger than that. More than FIVE HUNDRED more ways to practice than that! Yes, you read that right. I’ve compiled a list of 523 different ways to practice self-care. (And yes, the fucking bubble bath is on the list. Because it’s great for some people.)

I’m looking forward to working with you. My end goal is for you to become a Positivity Powerhouse, too. Because the world needs all the positivity it can get. Real positivity. From real self-care. 

"Kriss is an incredible motivator, and somehow manages to give practical, relatable advice in a way that is uplifting and kind. Getting a pep talk from Kriss is like talking to a best friend who truly cares about you as a person. Nobody out there is as helpful and motivational as Kriss!" - Mandi Em, author of Witchcraft Therapy, Feral Self-Care, and Happy Witch, providing a testimonial

It’s all about you, baby!

My mentorship is all about you. Where you are. What your best next steps are. Every program I offer is designed around you and your unique needs. Maybe you’re overwhelmed. Maybe you’re overwrought. Maybe you feel defeated. Maybe you feel frazzled.

Maybe you have too much on your plate. Maybe you’re buried under a mountain of work. Maybe you have a kid and don’t know how to handle the pressures of parenthood. Maybe you have 7 children and don’t know how to handle the pressures of parenthood, but, like, 7 times more. 

Of maybe you’re one of the 75% of Americans who are just plain stressed the fuck out. 

"Kriss was my coach while I was pregnant and her support was crucial during those 9 months. I have issues with anxiety and depression, and even though I"ve had success with medication I hesitated to take them while pregnant with my son for a number of reasons Kriss was there to help me quiet the mind monkeys and calm my anxiety symptoms on multiple occasions. When I felt like my mental health issues were about to get ahold of me I'd reach out to Kriss and she helped me get back on track. Even now as I try to grow my business and take care of a newborn she's a major source of support. I couldn't do this without her and I highly recommend her as a mindset and motivation coach!" - Patricia Talavera of Sytbiz.com, giving a testimonial

Watching The West Wing gave me hope… for you!

Ever watch The West Wing? I highly recommend it not just for the stories and comedy and drama, but also for the hope. Here’s just one small example, with Leo McGarry, a recovering alcoholic, talking to Josh Lyman, newly diagnosed with PTSD after being shot, about why Josh still has a job working for the President despite his diagnosis.

“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.

Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on

Then a friend walks by, ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’”

Y’all c’mon now and work with me. I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.

A photograph of Kriss, wearing a hot pink and black plaid top, glasses, and a hat, with a look of excitement on her face

Still hesitant? Maybe my manifesto would help. So here it is!

My manifesto:

Hi, I’m Kriss, and I’m the Positivity Powerhouse.

What’s a Positivity Powerhouse? I can tell you what it’s not. It’s not a fakey-schmakey overbleached smile telling you it’s all going to be ok. 

It’s not fiddling while life burns down around your ears.

And it’s not Insta-perfect fake positivity where nothing’s ever wrong and everything’s just super, thanks for asking!

A Positivity Powerhouse can use language to flip-turn a situation upside down

A Positivity Powerhouse has an awesome sense of humor and can use it to laugh at herself.

A Positivity Powerhouse knows how to give motivational kicks in the ass without them being condescending or dismissive.

A Positivity Powerhouse shares generously despite anxiety, depression, panic, or mania, because she knows she will inspire others. 

So I’m the Positivity Powerhouse.

Helping people tilt their head sideways, squint their eyes, and then look at their situation is a necessity.

Showing folks the absurdity that runs through everything in life is a necessity, and helping them learn to laugh at themselves is, too.

So is sounding my barbaric YAWP over the rooftops of the world.

And searching for the ananda – the joy – in everything is, too.

So are Netflix breaks.

Flamingos all over my room.

Sticky notes.

And rhinos.

I will do no harm, but take no shit.

I will dare greatly and give no fucks.

So mote it be.

So if I sound like someone you might want to work with, get on my calendar You can pick the 45 minute or 1 hour call for absolutely free. For a two hour consultation, I only charge $250.

See you soon!