About KOM

Kind Over Matter

The Feel Good Rabbit Hole of the Internet, since 2009.

We’re a community of loving souls who are changing the world through kindness!

Kind Over Matter starts with you.
Being kind to yourself allows you to tap into and share your real self; to shine your light without fear or shame; to be creative, peaceful, and loving.
This is how you do the world & yourself the greatest service.
Become a beacon of kindness and love, and set an example that gives others permission to do the same.

Sink into our heartwarming & inspirational content, designed to make you feel positive, mindful, lighter, braver, and most definitely loved.

Make us part of your morning routine, and you’re sure to come out feeling revived, replenished, and ready to spread kindness over any matter.

Kind Over Matter is a place that is filled with kindness, inspiration, creativity, truth, gentleness & love. This space is dripping with connection & I’m handing you the key. Think of it as a choose your own adventure. I give you my word that this community is big, warm & full of wholeheartedness & there is a place for YOU.

Wanna be a part of all of this? KOM loves guest writers, so keep reading for all the details on how to contribute to this amazing community.

Looking for the kindest Printables on the interwebs? Grab ’em on Pinterest or simply type Printables into the search field on the top Left!

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Write for KOM

Kind Over Matter is the kindest community on the internet! We are here for you & aim to provide a safe space to share your stories.

We are happy to be accepting submissions for 2016! All queries will be responded to in the order in which they are received. Please be patient with response time.

Below you will find several ways to contribute! Choose the category that best suits you & email {KOMWriting at gmail dot com} with the category title as your subject line!

I can’t wait to read your emails & get you scheduled!  ~Lara
KOMWriting@gmail.com


KindKindred

The first is the Kind Kindred series. This series is based around Kindness & Personal Development. You can read past posts in this series here.

Some inspiration/examples include but are not limited to:

  • Kind acts, stories & projects
  • DIY projects with a caring/kind-hearted twist
  • What Kindness means to you
  • Personal success & development stories
  • Aha moments
  • Passionate, joyful & mindful stories
  • Stories about letting go, change & overcoming challenge
  • Stories about Being Kind to Your Body
  • VLOGS on any of the above subjects!

Please check out further details below.

  • For consideration, email your post idea to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “Kind Kindred Query” in the subject line & if your idea grooves with the upcoming posts we will get you scheduled!

KindinBusiness

The second is the Kindness in Business Series. This series is centered around entrepreneurs running soulful & loving businesses. You can read past posts in this series here.

Some inspiration/examples include but are not limited to:

  • YOUR STORY : How did you decide to create your own job, the whys, when, hows…
  • Practical / Actionable Tips
  • Things that you’ve learned, a lesson
  • Passionate, joyful & mindful stories &/or interactions you’ve had
  • Aha moments
  • Successes & failures
  • Interviews, video or written
  • Stories about letting go, change & overcoming challenge
  • Marketing
  • VLOGS on any of the above subjects!

Please check out further details below.

  • For consideration, email your post idea to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “Kindness in Business Query” in the subject line & if your idea grooves with the upcoming posts we will get you scheduled!

LaughterLover

The third is the Laughter Lover series. Laughter really is the best medicine! You can read past posts in this series here.

Some questions or statements that may inspire you:

  • What’s your funniest memory?
  • What was one of the funniest experiences of your life, one where you laughed from your core?
  • When was the last time you laughed to tears at yourself or someone else?
  • On-the-job humor
  • Work-at-home humor
  • Traveling humor
  • Embarrassing stories
  • Kids say & do the darnedest things

Please check out further details below.

For consideration, email your post idea to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “Laughter Lover Query” in the subject line & if your idea grooves with the upcoming posts we will get you scheduled!


LoveForLove

The fourth is the Love for Love Series. This series is centered around Equality, Love & Acceptance. We believe that there are issues separating us. We also know that these are hot button issues but believe that the more light & love we shed on these issues through honest & inspirational stories & essays can only lead to more love & understanding around the topics. We also welcome wise, informative & soulful rants! You can read past posts in this series here.

Some inspiration/examples/issues include but are not limited to:

  • Human Rights
  • Injustice
  • Discrimination of faith, gender, body type, national origin, race, or sexual orientation
  • Respect for diversity
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Freedom of expression, censorship
  • Rape Culture
  • Women’s Rights : reproductive freedom, equal pay
  • Bullying
  • Racism
  • Healthcare
  • Violence & Hate
  • Marriage Equality
  • Current Events
  • What’s wrong with big media?
  • Class & wealth
  • VLOGS on any of the above subjects!

Please check out further details below.

For consideration, email your post idea to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “Love For Love Query” in the subject line & if your idea grooves with the upcoming posts we will get you scheduled!


PoetryCorner

The fifth is the Poetry Corner. Are you a poet and you know it? KOM’s amazing founder, Amanda, posted some of her own poems, and now KOM features a place for all of you lovelies to have yours posted, too! You can read past KOM poems HERE.

  • Poetry Corner has no guidelines. It’s about you, your art and your words. Period.
  • Send any works that you feel comfortable displaying.
  • Include a picture if you’d like, but nothing that’s not 100% you will be added to the post.
  • Be sure to include a brief bio; head shots are optional.

Please check out further details below.

For consideration, email your poem to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “Poetry Corner Query” in the subject line & we will discuss the piece & scheduling!


KOMBombs

The sixth is the Kind Bomb Series. Kind Acts Full of Love & Intention! You can read past posts in this series here.

Some examples of how we could collaborate include but are not limited to:

  • A post featuring your Kind Bombs with photos & a story
  • Do you know someone that could use some Love & Kindness?
  • Maybe you know someone that recently experienced a tragedy & are in need of some loving emails or handwritten letters or donations…
  • Maybe they are being bullied or made fun of at school
  • Maybe there was a recent diagnosis…

We’re open & would love to collaborate with you on the what, how & when of it all!

Let’s make something beautiful happen for someone!

For consideration, email your idea to Lara at : {KOMWriting@gmail.com}. Write “KOM Bomb Query” in the subject line & if your idea grooves with the upcoming posts we will get you scheduled!


THE DETAILS! 

You will hear back from Lara & we will discuss & schedule a date for your post!  YES!  If you’re interested in writing regularly (monthly, quarterly, etc.) please specify that in your email!  We love our regular writers.

Some of the things that you will provide when sending your submission over for publication:

  • Posts should be between 500 – 2000 words.
  • Vlogs & videos should be anywhere between 2-12 minutes.
  • Provide work that is original, unsponsored, legit & not previously published elsewhere, that includes your own blog.
  • To keep with the aesthetic of the blog I try to provide the photos that accompany the post. If you have one that you feel would fit, PLEASE send it along!
  • Please provide a 2-3 line bio in html with a 150-200px wide photo of yourself.
  • If you have bold, italics or links inside the post, it would help me if you added the html code around them, if you don’t how to do that, that is perfectly okay, I can do it!
  • VERY IMPORTANT: There should be no “hard” selling in the body of these guest posts. If you are interested in sharing a program or product with KOM’s readers you can check out our Sponsorship opportunities below. However, you may link to your site, program/product OR mailing list in your bio!

 

Advertise on KOM

Hi there!

Kind Over Matter has a sponsorship program that is based on connection. I’ve gotten so many love letters from people saying : I found this fabulous person through your sidebar, or this person’s eCourse or eBook rocked my world, I would have never found this person if I hadn’t seen them on KOM, thank you!: I love that so, so much & that is why I have kept my ad program running for so long.

I am so very, very grateful for my sponsors. They keep Kind Over Matter afloat. I am both humbled & honored by your support, heaps of gratitude & love to all of you.

This community is big & beautiful & ever-growing.

The necessary number bits:

KOM was born in February 2009 & it’s reaching around 60,000 visitors & 130,000 page views per month.

Over 3,700 RSS subscribers through Email & over 6,700 Newsletter subscribers.

With devout following of over 21,000 Facebook lovers & over 6,600 on Twitter.

Its audience is made up of but not limited to creatives, entrepreneurs, kind rebels, spiritual teachers, nonprofit organizers, school teachers, therapists, librarians, yoginis, consultants, office managers, cubicle dwellers, crafters, coaches, mothers, artists, writers, shoppers & bloggers alike.

Our readers rock.

Kind Over Matter has been featured all over online & was interviewed for the Artful Blogging Magazine (we were on the cover!) & featured on Etsy’s Blog, The Storque. Take a look at our list of Kind Mentions!

KOM is growing!

Scroll down to read what past & present sponsors are saying about advertising with KOM!

I would love to help you get your blog/shop/site/business/product seen by thousands of awesome people per day! I am offering affordable advertising to the creative community, independent artists & entrepreneurs.

ADS ROTATE UPON EVERY PAGEVIEW!
So all KOM’s sponsors get MAXIMUM exposure!

Follow the instructions below & I will contact you within 1-4 business days.

You can e-mail me with your ad inquiries/information or use the Purchase links below!

KOMWriting@gmail.com


I put new ads up on the 1st of every month, so please be sure to contact me or use the buttons below at least 3 days before the beginning of the month.

Premium Ads – 420 x 420

By purchasing a Premium Ad you will receive a one time welcoming editorial post similar to these posts! Post’s content will be generated by you & the post will run sometime during your month of sponsorship.

PURCHASE:
Premium Ad (1 month) $100

Scroll down to read what past & present sponsors are saying about advertising with KOM!


Standard Ads – 420 x 420

By purchasing a Standard Ad you will not receive an editorial post. This rate also applies to returning sponsors that have already received their one time welcoming editorial post.

PURCHASE:
Standard Ad (1 month)     $50
Standard Ad (3 months)  $135
Standard Ad (6 months)  $240

Check out what KOM’s sponsors are saying: Click here!


If you would like to send your ad info via email or have any questions at all, please contact me at: KOMWriting@gmail.com

 

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Testimonials

Lara is an awesome coach. She digs deep and really gets to the meat of my issues. She makes me think and want to better myself. She has the perfect mix of directness and great compassion. I am so thankful that such a strong and knowledgeable woman like Lara is in my life!
- Mandy, mom, Canada
I signed up for life coaching with Lara, originally because I was staring down a ten year anniversary of a negative life changing event. Not only did she help me experience the anniversary with kindness towards myself and others, we continued working together afterwards while I struggled with much confusion and sadness. I am so grateful for the support Lara has provided this last year. I felt kind of listless; I had nothing huge and scary left to prove to myself and wasn't sure what direction to go. I am definitely on a journey to accept all of myself and listen to my heart with the many tools Lara introduced me to.  I am enough :)
- Val, professional, Canada
Lara always knows the right questions in order for you to find the answers you are seeking. After I've hit rock bottom, Lara helped me so much to bring things back in order and I was able to find balance again. Of course there will always be some bumps in the road but this is how we keep learning and growing. What I have learnt from Lara still helps me in my daily life to recognize old patterns or deal with things in a better way. I have learned to accept myself and my path in life in a whole new way and do what is best for me because ultimately, that is the person I will spend the rest of my life with.
- Kathrin, professional, FL
I have gained so much insight about myself and my life from working with Lara. She is lovingly supportive and understands and accepts me for where I am in this moment. Lara is knowledgeable, wise, and very positive. I look forward to the work I do with her. Thank you Lara!
- Amy, artist, NY
Thanks Lara, it was great working with you. I gained clarity around my thinking and learnt how to look at things in a more realistic way. You helped me to prioritise my needs, put myself first and honour my achievements. You are a very good listener, understanding, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, insightful and resourceful. I highly recommend you as a coach.
- Donna, photographer, Australia