Abra Kurt

You deserve absolutely nothing less

than a life of bountiful, boundless bliss.

And, I want to help you achieve it.

For more than two decades,

I have been a community creator, narrative changer, odds defier,

goal crusher, and bliss builder.

Let's work together

to design a life you'll love.

To love what you do and feel that it matters,

how could anything be more fun?




 I have passionately, playfully, and bravely created a life I am head over heels in love with, and I want to help you do the same. For me, bliss is cooking with my husband; doing yoga with our kitties; hosting book club and game night and movie screenings with friends; reading, reading, reading; doing happy hour at our favorite winery; decorating with the seasons; feeling cozy and casually chic in soft, fluid clothes; binge watching a riveting show; curling up by the fire; or taking a long hot bath. I adore color, raw organic elements, and a great backstory. I’m a nature girl at heart, and I bring that sensibility to everything I do. I believe that how you do anything is how you do everything, and that intention and mindfulness matter above all. And, I feel strongly about giving back - whether it's with time, talent or treasure, we all have the capacity to make a difference and help others.

Living every day to its fullest and leading a healthy lifestyle are very important to me. I'm a pescetarian and passionate about knowing where my food came from and what's in it. I cook with unprocessed, whole foods, and I'm of the mindset that real is better - and yes, that means butter and sugar. This obsession with celebrating life and clean, healthy living is what inspired me to start making my own candles waybackwhen, and eventually led to my pursuit of a life and wellness coaching certification and the launch of Blissburg. A former Fortune 500 PR professional, I left the corporate world to pursue my passions as my lifework. 

My aims have always been to help others connect with a greater sense of self, purpose and unbridled joy, to feel their best, live a healthier lifestyle and cultivate a celebratory approach to everyday living. If you'd like to read about my tips for boosting bliss, join my weekly newsletter, head on over to my blog, The Bliss Principle, and connect with me on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. And, I'd love to see and hear about what's inspiring you - join the conversation and tag your posts with #TheBlissPrinciple or #LifeInBlissburg. 

{fun facts}

My career path has been non-traditional and weaved through the C-Suite of a multi-million dollar D.C.-based nonprofit; an adjunct teaching position at a top tier university; and the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 company and one of the most recognized brands in the U.S.

I earned my coaching certification and started Blissburg post-40, and am living proof that it's never too late to pursue your passion and live your dreams.

I am certified as an Integrative Life and Wellness Coach by the Integrative Wellness Academy, the only holistic and integrative life coaching academy in the United States.

I have co-written more than one country song {my super adorable and supportive husband is a crazy talented country music singer/songwriter}.

My wedding ring is actually a domed cocktail ring, made of hand-cut diamonds and filigreed platinum in 1925 during Prohibition. Talk about a great backstory! If diamonds could talk...  

My mushroom soup recipe is featured in "Eat Like a Gilmore," a cookbook inspired by all the foodie deliciousness from one of my favorite television shows, "Gilmore Girls."