In 2017, my husband and I were living “The American Dream”. We had a beautiful house near Seattle with a view of Puget Sound, good jobs, nice cars, happy kids, and a small sailboat in the nearby marina. We were also stressed, in debt, and living paycheck-to-paycheck to afford our wonderful life. We dreaded Mondays because we only saw each other on weekends. We weren’t truly living.
We both lost a parent from cancer, and it really struck us that they never got the chance to retire and travel like they always dreamed of doing “someday”.
So, we sold our house and almost everything we owned to buy our home afloat “Litha” (a 1988 Irwin 54 sailboat) and set sail for Central America. We spent every day together, homeschooled our kids, and gave them the cultural experience of a lifetime, teaching them to be citizens of the world and not just white-picket-fence-USA.
It definitely wasn’t always sunshine and snorkeling as we spent the next two years sailing from California to New England. There were storms, rough seas, and cramped quarters, but we learned so much about our planet, our dreams, and ourselves.
We visited 8 countries (Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama) and crossed the Panama Canal. Our plans changed a bit due to COVID and we ended up pausing our travels in Salem Massachusetts so our son can attend high school (We lived here when he was little and have many friends here). We still live aboard (Yes it’s really cold in the winter) and plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean and continue our adventure when he graduates.
Since our trip gave us such a unique perspective of life, we started to receive many phone calls and messages asking for advice about living life in a different way. The pandemic especially made people stop and think about what’s truly important to them. The nomad life isn’t for everyone, but maybe you’ve always wanted to move away, even if it’s just to the next city. Maybe your job doesn’t excite you anymore but it’s comfortable and pays the bills so you stay, and you’re ready to move on but don’t know how. You just know that something is missing in your life, but you can’t put your finger on it. Well, we now embark on a new adventure… turning our family’s Blog/Podcast/YouTube into a new service: “Litha Coaching“. It’s the most affordable life coaching you’ll find. We live our life in a minimalistic way so we don’t need as much as we used to. Life shouldn’t be so expensive. We’re just excited to help.
If you have come to the realization that the American Dream isn’t so dreamy anymore, and you’re tired of living with self-imposed boundaries, we’d love to meet you and help you begin your journey, where ever you decide to go.
Hi! My name is Kimberly Bizjak (Kim is fine) and I’m really terrible at my elevator speech.
My life has never been very conventional, and it’s taken me a long time to realize that it is completely ok (and amazing!!) to be different! I love sharing my personal journey, and teaching my clients how to tap into their own intuition.
I have a Masters Degree in Education and I’m also a Certified Life Coach (along with everyone else and their dog it seems these days!) More credentials are listed below.
If you really want to know everything about me, read my personal journey in my book Ghost Stories & Hippie Sh*t. But here in this “About Me” section of our website, I’ll at least sum up and say that I am a Hippy/Sea Witch/Healer/Pagan and I love being connected with nature. I live by the moon cycles and I literally go where the wind and sea take me. I am a Pisces/ Cancer Rising/ Gemini Moon and my North Node is in Leo. (If you have no idea what that means, check out my Celestial Navigation Astrology readings, I’d love to teach you!))
I look forward to seeing you virtual from the sea, or in-person at my office in Salem, MA when you book a Celestial Navigation session or reading! And I invite you to take our free assessment quiz to learn what’s holding you back, and how my 1:1 coaching/memberships can help you! And finally, check out my brand new private, virtual Astrology School!
Master of Arts in Theatre Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sound Design
Reiki Master Teacher (Usui Holy Fire)
Certified Tuning Fork Therapist and Teacher (Sound Healing)
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Salem Massachusetts Tour Guide
Licensed Salem Massachusetts Fortune Teller
Certified Transformation Life Coach
In 2010 I founded a tour company in Salem, MA called Paranormal Salem after being trained by TAPS Academy in Warwick, RI (SciFi’s Ghost Hunters.) I used to teach the public about the paranormal using ghost hunting equipment on the streets of Salem. Now that I am back in Salem, you can find me doing historical walking tours, and hosting an indoors ‘After Hours Ghost Hunt’ at Gallows Hill Theatre… especially in October! Here are a few articles written about me and my old company:
- Boston.com- Salem Paranormal Investigators Open Ghost Hunting To All.
- Villager Newspaper- Searching for the Paranormal
- The Monarch Review- Ghouls Gone Wild: The Haunted Pubs Of Pioneer Square
And Television appearances:
Captain, Mechanic, Handyman, Podcast Co-Host
Justin and I are high school sweethearts and have always been pretty adventurous together, so we’re used to hearing, “You’re doing WHAT?! You’re crazy!!” From spending a summer camping around Europe with a toddler, to moving across the country without knowing where we’d live, to living in an RV for 5 months, to cycling over 200 miles in a day, and running a marathon….
Sailing the world together with our kids seemed like the natural progression of our marriage!
Justin is my Podcast Co-Host, and he helps our clients with anything mechanical and technical in our Litha Coaching membership. He has the ability to diagnose and repair anything and everything.
Gamer, Science Geek, Comic Book Lover, Snarky Teen
Tyler is 17 years old and is a huge NASA enthusiast. He loves all things related to science, engineering, and physics. He loves to read and write and has contributed to the blog on our site.
He is my “Astro Twin” which means we have the same Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign-the same houses! Many of our planets are also in the same place in our charts as well! It’s really rare! (Again, I would love to teach you more if I’ve completely lost you!) Tyler has taken numerous Astrology classes with me, and used to offer his own emailed Celestial Navigation Readings here on our website. (He’s too cool for that now apparently. Ugh. Teenagers.)
Junior Witch, Mermaid, Unicorn, Theatre Geek
Evie is my little witch born here in Salem Massachusetts. She is 10 years old and loves to paint, color, draw, and craft, act, and sing. She loves all things pink and sparkly but also loves to get dirty and help out her dad on projects. You might spot her in a mermaid costume blowing her conch shell to passing boats in Salem Harbor.
Boat Cat, Bird Killer, Tuna Lover, Witch's Familiar
We adopted Cherry from the animal shelter in Salem in 2009. She’s 14 years old and she’s one of the most well-traveled, chill, best family cats around! Cars, planes, RV’s and sailboats… She’s done them all and she’s livin’ the life!
Boat Cat, Fluffy Chonk, Snuggler, Witch's Familiar
Cash is our newest crew member. We got him from a friend in April 2022 at 13 months old. (Old lady Cherry is still getting used to him.) He’s curious, playful, lovey, and super soft and fluffy. We believe he’s a Siberian so I think that means he likes water. We’ll see!