Greetings and salutations! We are Kim and Jason: best friends, husband and wife, parents of three kids, entrepreneurs, authors, retro t-shirt wearers, and partners in crime on a crusade to annihilate Adultitis in ourselves and the world! Kim is a former kindergarten teacher and noodle junkie. Jason is an artist, professional speaker, and cereal aficionado.
After falling in love, graduating college, and getting married, we entered the “real world” and quickly noticed a few things. Like the fact that a shocking number of grown-ups are inflicted with a disease we identified as Adultitis. We looked around and thought, “Hey, kids don’t ever seem to be very stressed out – what do they know that we don’t?”
That led to the founding of The Cure Adultitis Institute and the creation of Escape Adulthood, a company that helps people rediscover the secrets of childhood in order to build better lives, businesses, and teams.
We consider ourselves to be “professional reminderers.” The stuff we talk about is not rocket surgery, but these important principles are easy to forget amidst the hectic deluge of daily life. We ALL need reminders from time to time.
We’ve written books about the lessons we’ve learned so far, conducted interviews with inspiring Escape Artists, and traveled all over encouraging audiences to break rules that don’t exist in order to beat burnout, find balance, and become more innovative. We regularly dish out tons of easy, inexpensive, and fun ideas to help you make memories with the people you love. Through things like our website, books, products, and Jason’s artwork and speaking programs, we eradicate Adultitis by offering real-world strategies, practical ideas, and permission to create a life with less stress and more fun.
This is where we live online. It’s like a virtual treasure chest filled with all kinds of fun and inspiring stuff for escaping adulthood. We hope to spark intentional thinking that leads you to become who you are uniquely created to be and have as few “I wish I woulda’s” as possible. We’re so glad you’re here.
P.S. Click here for a look at what we’re working on right now.
The Sappy Love Story
Now before it was an idea or a rallying cry, this all began as a simple love story. Jason first drew his lovable characters for his girlfriend Kim sometime before the turn of the century. They shared a kindred childlike spirit, and Jason used the drawings, which represented the couple as children, on many homemade (aka cheap) gifts designed to win Kim’s heart.
Luckily for him, this downright sappy ploy helped him to not only win her heart, but also her hand in marriage. The characters took on lives of their own and became stars in a comic strip. In 2000, the newlyweds decided to build a company to share the the comic strip and its inspiring message. The strip was officially retired in 2007, but the wild ride to rid the world of Adultitis has continued on at full speed.
Wanna know more about these crazy kids? Learn more about what makes us tick over here.
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