Meet Kristin

The mother, psychologist, and adventurer behind Hello, Heart! Letters.

I have been working with children, families, educators and other clinicians for over twenty years. I have a private practice, Positive Pathways LLC, and started Paratus, where I research and share online resources and information around being ready.

I wanted something my children and I could do together. A multi-faceted resource wrapped into one dynamic science-backed offering. A resource that created opportunity for children to be curious and ready to take in people and ideas. I wanted something that could help children see and feel ready for life’s adventure moments.

Hello, Heart! Letters are for girls and boys ages 5-12 years. In kid-friendly ways, it offers targeted experiences for emotional learning.

Learn & Discover


Treasured Adventures Club

Encouraging new explorers to share their discoveries! Ready to become a member of this free resource?

Emotion-ful Art Videos

Watch fun and free Be Ready Explorers skill-building videos on YouTube!

Caring About Feelings

Sharing care and bright sparks with others.