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Kathy Gottberg

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I've been a published author and writer for over 25 years. But beyond my books is my current passion for exploring ideas and experiences that help to create a meaningful, sustainable, compassionate and rewarding life for myself and others on my blog (https://smartliving365.com). Besides that I am healthy, content, and happily married to my best friend and soul mate--Thom! These days I am writing as much as I am able, doing my best to live life fearlessly and full-out....and to always remember, that I get to make it up! ...more

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“You do not have to be good.
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