Hi, I’m Kristen Polito, sole author & owner of

Thank you for visiting.

My Background:

My educational background consists of a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Florida State University and a Masters of Business Administration from East Carolina University.

My professional experience, from 2007 to early 2014, was in the finance and banking industry.

I am no longer able to work in a traditional business environment due to the realities of Long term Mental Illness including Borderline and Bipolar Disorder. Specifically, in early Spring of 2014, I suffered an acute Manic Break/Mixed Episode, the legal consequences of which now prevent me from returning to work in the industry for which I’m most professionally qualified.

Personal/Family Life:

Healthy living has always been a lifestyle in my family. I grew up in a household of runners and salad eaters.  As an adult, I have continued to run and eat salad, but living healthfully can be both challenging and costly.    Over the years, I have relied on mainstream channels for my food, ignorant of the resources and potential within my own FRONT! yard.



As previously mentioned,  I’ve had a long, destructive history  with Mental Illness.  My blog post topics have evolved towards being primarily focused on Mental Health Advocacy and related issues.

To see a more thorough explanation on Why and How the Transition Occurred, please read My Ecotone.

My Diagnoses: Bipolar Disorder Type I, (Severe, Rapid-Cycling), Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic and Acute AnxietyObsessive Compulsive BehaviorsAnorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.



Organic Gardening:

Helping create something useful from the earth through organic gardening has been more therapeutic than expected.   It’s provided me with a healthy outlet and it continues to keeps me challenged. I enjoy learning and sharing as I go.


Running and Fitness is also therapeutic and vital for mental clarity.  However, because of my long-term history of Disordered Eating, it can be a slippery slope if I begin to rely on exercise as my primary coping strategy.


Writing is the center of my world.  It is what I do, what I want, and what’s kept me alive.  Writing is the glimmer, the tiniest of happy sparks that suggests I may, one day, be successful at doing that which I love.  Currently, I have a separate writing project scheduled for release via Amazon’s Kindle Downloadable content between now and the end of 2016. As it gets nearer to that time, I will begin shamelessly plugging my work here, on social media and via skywriting.  :-)

More Information:

For more information on the topics I write about, you can click on the pink hyperlinks included in each of the blog posts.  These will redirect you to either a related blog post I’ve written or a third party source of information I’ve cited.  Either way, you will get a clearer context and, hopefully, understanding of the topic.

If you still have questions about the topics or about me personally, I am happy to answer.  Feel free to post your comments at the bottom of any post or page, and I will respond within 24 hours or less.

If you wish to reach me privately, you may email me or message me on’s Facebook Page.


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-Kristen Polito, M.B.A.


News Clip on My Front Yard Garden


Unless otherwise specified, all concepts, ideas, stories and images are the property of me, Kristen Polito, and  Please do not use any of my photos or any portion of my writing without my express permission.  If I do grant you permission to use a specific excerpt or image, I ask that you source me and provide a hyperlink back to my specific blog post.  Thank you.  :-)


I am not a licensed therapist, psychologist, registered dietician, nutritionist or medical doctor.  The views I express are mine alone, based on my own experiences, and should not be taken as medical advice.  Please speak with a medical professional before making any changes to your diet or exercise.

Also, I am not in a place where I can offer anyone help with Eating Disorder recovery.  I can only offer my own personal experiences here on this blog.  For suggested Eating Disorder Recovery help, please view the Resources page.

 Affiliates: Please note that affiliate links and sponsored posts may pop up on my site from time to time. I greatly appreciate your support!

2 thoughts on “BACKGROUND & CONTACT

  1. I really enjoy your writing .
    You will be very successful in this world . I look forward to more of your post keep smixing damn auto correct keep smiling your eyes are beautiful looking forward to next blog

    • Hi again, New to here!

      I am so pleased you are still reading. Thanks for the encouragement. I look forward to continuing providing you reading fodder. :-)

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