WELCOME to Walks with Strays, a place to be inspired! Maybe you were drawn here for a reason. If so, I hope you find this page helpful.
Walks with Strays has been helping people all over the world find meaning, understanding and clarity in their lives. Depending on your learning style we offer inspirational books, online courses and uplifting messages. The online courses are affordable and you can do them at your own pace.
MISSION STATEMENT: Empower, teach and guide spiritual seekers ready to let go of their outdated stories in creating purpose, meaning, love and magic into their lives.
Heal • Empower • Create
HEAL: We all have sources of wisdom and healing. We arrive here full of knowing and connection with Spirit. We forget along the way. At any time, we can tap into Source recognizing our Oneness with All that Is, bringing healing to any situation.
EMPOWER: It’s important to have at least one person who can help us bring the focus back to self, reminding us of our own inner power and worth. Focusing on what’s going wrong out there, or with others, distracts us from our unique purpose. Letting go of the outdated stories and beliefs and tapping into our own inner wisdom and strength brings unlimited potential.
CREATE: Being authentically alive and creating a full and happy life comes from a true understanding of one’s Self and our connection to All that Is. Creating a fun and magical life can work when we know it to be true. Creating an authentic life is our right.
Kim was the first person who really taught me the meaning of being your “authentic self.” Since then, I have been on my spiritual journey of self discovery. One book that has really helped me on my journey is PE for the Soul. I suggest everyone read it. Kim has been a great mentor and spiritual coach.
— Jessica L.
The clarity, purpose, and direction of my life had never been lost, only hidden. Kim was the catalyst, the mirror, and the whispered reminder of the potential still within my grasp. I am grateful for her insight, patience, and wisdom.
I was a young single Mom when I met Kim, and as if she could sense my brokeness, she begain to build me up through sharing her own experiences of being broken, and what she had done to overcome. Her eyes would pierce my soul every time we spoke and the inner peace she emanated, I wanted.
Kim had learned along the way that showing up was a key ingredient to ‘making it.’ The art of showing up . . .she taught me that and I carry it with me all these years later. “Show up,” I hear her say and it propels me to do just that: I show up on time and everything unfolds, often times with beauty.
I consider myself one of the first people Kim Hiles coached through a really tough time in my life. Sharing all that she knew about behavior, how to change it, how to work with what you have and then grow and change. If you are searching and need a guide, choose Kim Hiles. She pours her entire self into helping you find your path to peace, love and JOY!
I am SO glad you are here! I would love to tell you a little bit more about myself and why I do what I do.
Growing up, we moved several times before settling in a small town in Massachusetts.
I developed severe anxiety and depression as a child and really struggled to find my way. I remember as a young adult, my grandmother telling me I wrote beautiful letters and had a way with words. Later in life, this memory would be a catalyst for sitting down and writing my memoir, PE for the Soul. In the book, I talk about my path in becoming a P.E. teacher. I talk in detail about personal traumas, my struggles with addiction (and the miracle in surviving it), relationships, anxiety, OCD, career and parenting. I have since gone on to write two more books. Walks with Strays is about my story on how animals have helped me heal. Little Wonders (co-written with Will Hiles) is a fantasy made for teenagers who don’t feel like they belong. I also write poetry and am currently working on my next book.
Overcoming much adversity, I enjoy walking with others as they find their way. If you have ever felt like you didn’t belong, you felt lost, unsure of your purpose (as I did), I hope you will find something useful here.
LIFE PURPOSE: Use my passion and empathy to guide and empower others to live their life purpose creating magic and joy with acceptance and love.
I am a certified and successful Educator, Social and Emotional Learning Specialist, Endorsed Behavior Coach and Mediator (in addition to being trained in Restorative Practices). I have worked with teachers, students, parents for over 20 years.
In addition, I am a 3rd degree Usui Reiki Practitioner/Teacher, certified in Magnified Healing and am a Certified Spiritual Life Coach. I am also an ICF accredited Certified Professional Life Coach from Texas State University and Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC).
I worked as an Apprentice for the “Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity program with award winning author Gerry Starnes. The course is now offered online.
I live with my husband, son and animal companions. Check out my page, books and online courses! I’d love to hear from you.
“I had a teacher who told us to go out that week and see how many mercedes cars we noticed. When I came back I told her I had seen a lot! She asked me if I had seen any old junky cars. I told her I didn’t remember seeing any. The next week she asked us to go out and see how many old junky cars we noticed. Of course we noticed a lot but when she asked us if we saw any mercedes cars, we didn’t remember seeing any. Where is your focus? Is it on the problem or on the solution and more importantly, where would you like it to be?” — Kim Hiles