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About

I’m Karina Hsieh. Happiness Engineer, Creatrix, Explorer and gym rat. Hailing from California, I studied Psychology at Harvard, then worked for a few years as an Happiness Engineer before backpacking around the world solo for 1 1/2 years (more on my website Safe & Solo, if you’d like to check out my travels and safety tips).

The greatest impetus for backpacking was to cultivate my own self love. I’m now distilling what I learned into a few books. I published my poetry book on self love and compassion, “Loving Yourself Into Being” this past Spring, and later will write about my travels to empower others to chase their own dreams. You can follow my poetry on Instagram at @karinahsieh_ and adventures at @karayhsieh #worldHSIEHcation

As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve cultivated a practice of shipping before I’m ready, because I’ll never feel “ready”. Thus, I’ll be sharing with you my raw and unedited thoughts here so I really appreciate your constructive feedback! This is a space for experimentation and exploration, so thank you for embarking on this journey with me.

Yours in Love, Connection and Magic,

Karina xx

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