Independent Publisher Book Award Winner 2019

Bronze Medal Winner in

'Women's Issues'

The Women's Business Bridge February meeting this morning was JAM packed!  
🌟82 Rockstar women in business in one room!🌟

"Everything you could ever want is in this room!" - Kim Kane
Living Life in Tandem With Gratitude - Kim is a phenomenal speaker who had us crying and laughing and reminded us of the importance of Gratitude and "this really cool thing we have going on with life!" Kim is a must hear!  
#WBB #ConnectLearnGrow #WomeninBusiness#Networking #GSChamberCheckIn#WomensBusinessBridge — feeling grateful at Water Street Inn.

February 01, 2018

Great monthly magazine featuring healthy living, believing and finding what is important to live your best life!

Natural Awakenings

Authentic Living


Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ~ Maya Angelou


Many of us were strongly moved during Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. It reminded us we are all important. We matter, and we can be the change. The speech left many of us asking, “What can I do to make the difference? To be the difference?” We were ready to embrace the next steps of moving some of the biggest hurdles that get in the way of others and ourselves to be the best we can be. We felt clarity.

And then just as fast as we felt moved, we allowed our thoughts to become cloudy and our preconceived reality set in. We realized that we are only one person and we still have to go to work tomorrow. We still have to pick up groceries on the way home, and after all, who are we to think we can do the big things needed to be done? We heard our self say, “Who do I think I am? I am not Oprah!” The complacency set in. Our clarity faded. We moved on. It felt too big.

The truth is, by living our best life, we mirror that we do believe in what matters for us and, by this very act, we create space for others to do the same. Living our best life helps us to stay focused and gives clarity in deciding what we need to do to keep moving forward. How does this happen?

  1. Live our most authentic life every day. Stay consistent. Find what fits for you and live that. Never try to live someone else’s life or for someone else. It never works. We are all aware of what makes us happy, makes us feel productive and empowered. Do more of that and be more of that.

  2. Share our gifts. If you have the gift of producing art, allow others to share in your created beauty and spread joy. If you are gifted in communication skills, whether verbal or writing, use that to help create understanding. Whatever your gift, do not keep it just for yourself. It is meant to be shared. It is meant to bring others together.

  3. Speak our truth. The credibility of truth is it defines who you are as a person. It gives you the opportunity to say what is important to you. Speaking your truth does not mean it is an attempt to change others; rather it creates understanding.

  4. Stay curious. Ask questions and seek to understand. By staying curious, we allow ourselves to learn and create respect vs. allowing for being offended and judging.

  5. Live through the lens of gratitude. Each day provides opportunities to see all things as possibilities and without limits. Living in gratitude creates a sense of fulfillment and abundance. Without it, we continue to seek.

By living our best life and illuminating our gifts, we light the way for others. Every day. Every time. We spark thoughts and courage for those who have been hesitant to take the steps they need to. By living authentically, we give permission for others to do the same. It creates a ripple effect of positive connections—even to those who may not have expected it.

So in the end, authentic living is not about moving mountains. It is about all the small, everyday moments of being kind, being authentic and living a life of gratitude. To send the message, ‘It all matters,’ we need to act as if it does.

Kim Kane is the owner of Living Life in Tandem, a company designed for empowering women of a ‘certain age’, freelance writer, author of Sparkle On…Women Aging in Gratitude, and presenter for Living Life in Tandem with Gratitude. For more information, visit

January 29, 2018

Carpe Diem with Jasmine Podcast Interview with Kim Kane

Jasmine Stringer talks with thought leader, national speaker, and author, Kim Kane. Kim is an expert in re-imagining life as a woman of a 'certain age.' Her book, Sparkle On...Women Aging in Gratitude, is not one you want to miss! In this episode, Kim and Jasmine discuss the inevitable process of getting older and how to never dull your shine.

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This is a brief overview of the presentation on Gratitude. Enjoy!

Made it on KARE 11 afternoon news show. What a great time and my hair turned out!


June 20, 2017


I had a wonderful experience speaking in the ballroom at the Bear Path Country Club for the Eden Prairie Rotary Club. What an inspirational group of people committed to empowering all to make a positive difference in their community. I was honored to be their keynote for the June 20 EP Rotary meeting on Living Life in Gratitude.

"It's important to see our abilities, even as we age, as something to embrace and even continue to build on.  

Kim's presentation encouraged everyone to recognize how much we have to be grateful for every day. She talked about negative thinking and how “what if something bad happens” leads to dark places.  Turn it around. Make it positive—what if something great happens! It is okay to be joyful and happy.  Greet people joyfully. Give thanks for the little things.  Don’t wait to be happy or wait for something to make you happy. Rather, act happy and see the good in things.  Make it a way of thinking and a way of life.  Direct your thinking to a positive place. Know that simple and funny stuff matters.  We take too much stuff too seriously.  Yes, there are real burdens and serious health matters, but see the gift in the moment. 

Ask yourself what your hopes, dreams, and desires are.  Decide to do something more in life and pursue it.  Live so that others think of you and smile and know you for integrity.  See potential in people and do not judge others. Our judgments get in the way of truly getting to know and connect with people.  Say no to "too much"—better to pay attention.  Practice mindfulness and stay in the moment. 


Kim interviewed over 200 women for her book—here are a few quotes to live by:

“Don’t clean you house so much”, “Put the phone down”, “Play with your kids”, “Be kind to yourself”, “Don’t be afraid of change”, “Ask for what you want”   and “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go”. "

Special shout-out to my "Sparkle Squad" of Lindsey Kane and TJ Henderson! Could not have done it with out you!

Feeling grateful...

May 07, 2017

Presenter at GFWC Convention

I am honored to have been asked to be the send off speaker at the GFWC Convention on May 7, 2017. What an honor to be asked and to spend time with smart, strong and giving women. I hope to spread a little Sparkle and Gratitude.

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April 27, 2017

Writing a book of any stripe is a lengthy process, between cycles of revisions, gathering source material and more. For Kim Kane, dean of students at Eden Prairie High School, that process included interviewing more than 200 people in two years.

All that culminated in her new book, “Sparkle On…Women Aging in Gratitude.” 

Centered on the positive benefits of aging, the book draws on Kane’s interviews, all of them conducted with women who had attained the age of 50 or older.

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August 18, 2016

Book Excerpt Reading in NE Minneapolis

It was a wonderful evening reading an excerpt from my book. A perfect night that was spent with a good friend, who also doubles as a media specialist and my on-site PR person! Good friends make for Good memories. And, more Good news: The audience laughed at all the right places. It is very different to read a portion of your book to strangers vs. family members. No worries afterwards!

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'(S)he-ro' Women's Gatherings

One of the goals I had in writing this book on women and aging was to interview approximately 200 women, aged 45 and above from as many walks of life and backgrounds as possible. As a result, I have had the pleasure of meeting many beautiful, kind, and diverse women 'of a certain age', who have become my she-ro and mentor. What  wonderful collective voices of wisdom I heard from all of these women.  

My desire in interviewing these women was to capture some of their words and experiences and inter-weave those things into the various stories within my book.

What happened was magical. I was allowed into the inside world of these women and I felt a great sense of privilege and gratefulness as they shared their stories with me about life as they age. I will forever be touched in a way that cannot be described.

Never under estimate the power of women! Sparkle on...

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