We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Constantinesco and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kim, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
In the end, I want people to say, “She lived the hell out of life, but best of all, she helped others do the same.”

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m the Director of Content at One Drop, where I oversee the educational and entertaining content in the app. I enjoy creating content that supports behavior change and helps people manage chronic health conditions.

I’m also a children’s author. My first book, Solar the Polar, is about a snowboarding polar bear who befriends a skier girl who is missing her legs below the knee.
In both my professional and creative roles, I lean on narrative storytelling to facilitate learning and empathy. People connect with stories. If they connect with stories, they can connect more deeply with others and with themselves. And then, they can turn into heroes of their own stories.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have to spin this one. Let’s say I’m visiting my best friend in Denver. A perfect day: We’d wake up early to hike and catch a sunrise on Loveland Pass. Then brunch at Just BE Kitchen or Snooze. Walk around Cheesman Park and visit the Botanic Gardens. Eat endless sushi at Sushi Den and cap the day off with a Michael Franti show at Red Rocks.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A big shoutout to my running group, Bronx Sole. NYC can chew you up and spit you out. But, it can also embrace you, and show you the best sides of humanity. Bronx Sole welcomed me upon moving from Denver, and made this larger-than-life (and sometimes lonely) city feel like home. If you could pool their love and support, this earth would be thrown off its axis. Above and beyond the physical benefits, Bronx Sole reminds me that it’s the people along the way in life that make it so rewarding.

Instagram: kim_constantinesco
Twitter: @KimCon14
Other: https://www.amazon.com/Solar-Polar-Kim-Constantinesco/dp/1365861848

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