What does it mean to live E.P.I.C.?

Choosing to be E.P.I.C. is a way of life. It’s embracing growth in personal character little by little, learning as you go. There’s no final endpoint. This is about trial and error, stumbling here and there and growing along the way.

The goal isn’t perfection, it’s simply excellence.

The moment you begin to live E.P.I.C. you immediately experience a greater sense of happiness and a better understanding of the benefits of the E.P.I.C. principle. Before long you’ll discover opportunities all day and every day for this positive growth.

Kristin Noto's book, Live E.P.I.C.

My Story

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a tension-filled relationship that simply wouldn’t improve? Me too. For me, it was the traditional in-law strife that often surfaces with the merging of families. I didn’t see this one coming. After all, I was immersed in an amazing friendship filled with great moments of love, laughter and adventure with my boyfriend’s mother until that title changed to “mother-in-law”.

A few days into my engagement, the wedding plans spurred strong stances as it related to family roles, expenses, guest counts, etc. — and of course, tradition. I just kept telling myself it was the stress of wedding planning. I truly believed after our wedding day, life would bounce back to those happy times we once knew. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Unfortunately, the negative sentiment had set in and continued for years after. Then one day, the phone rang. It was my mother-in-law and like usual, I immediately went into defensive mode, with anxiety weighing on my chest like an elephant. However, this time, when I heard her voice, an overwhelming feeling came across me, “That’s it, I’ve had it with all this…”

I wanted a big family filled with genuine peace and happiness.

It was at this very moment, I decided that I would make it my life’s mission to reverse this horrible situation and try to capture that loving relationship we once enjoyed. But how?

A mother of five, with a background in Psychology and Nursing, I’ve always felt the call to run to the rescue of others in physical and/or emotional pain to make them happy again. Luckily, I have a healthy addiction to the positive outcomes that I feel and experience each and every day. Marry that with my perspective on laughing through mistakes, and you’ll understand why I wrote Live E.P.I.C., which uses real stories, humor, transparency, and practical applications to give timeless wisdom a fresh, understandable and easy-to-employ approach.

And while my mother-in-law was the catalyst, I started this E.P.I.C. endeavor as a gift to my five children, so they too could live a happy and fulfilling life.

I welcome you to become a part of my family, following my guidance on the road to less pain, greater joy, and a more satisfying and truly E.P.I.C. life.

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More About Me

When I’m not traveling around with my book, you can find me at home in Northern California with my husband running around with our younger children. This includes volunteering at their school, cheering on the sidelines of lacrosse and football fields, in the audience enjoying theater productions and — when I get time — hitting the golf course or doing pilates. 

Kristin Noto, at home in Northern California