Karen’s Blog

Healing in Progress – Please Stay on Trail

I’m sitting in the Sky Harbor Phoenix, AZ airport heading home and reflecting about my first visit to Sedona. On day one, I took the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow adventure tour and was impressed by signs like the one in the photo below. I love the positive implication! Most...

Get Clear on Where You’re Going

Have you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or pursuits, the reason is that we’ve spent a lot of time lost in ambiguity.  When you’re supremely clear about where you’re going and what you want...

Give A Little; Get A Lot

Give A Little; Get A Lot

December, more so than others, tends to be a month in which we are invited to serve, help, participate and volunteer. It can become overwhelming and we can feel pulled, pushed and just plain stressed out. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You have the power of...

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for many years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance...

Listen with C.A.R.E

Active listening is a skill that can be acquired and developed but it is important to incorporate the four components, C.A.R.E. C is for Concentrate; this means, make an effort to really focus your attention on the speaker. A is for Acknowledge;...

Are You Tuned In?

Are You Tuned In?

Have you heard all the buzz recently about mindfulness?  According to the experts, becoming more mindful can impact many areas of your life including your mood, habits, peace of mind, how you interact with others, and so much more. To be more mindful means to be...

Little Girl Praying: A Birthday Gift – A Birthday Blessing

Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday dear loved one. Happy Birthday to me. My Happy Birthday month, August 2016, is now a memory end, I am overflowing with a deep sense of peace, joy, love and absolute passion. The photo is my gift to myself but...

The Monkey-Chatter in Your Head

We all have negative voices in our head.  For some they are subtle, passive, and even deceive us into thinking they are there to protect us and keep us safe.  For others, they are much more aggressive, and downright mean.  Sometimes we are aware of...

6 Steps for Dealing with People Who Like to Interrupt

Cutting people off and talking over them has become the new norm in our demanding, impatient, instant gratification world. It can sometimes become frustrating to be plowed over by someone who thinks the only voice worth listening to is his own. Here are six steps for...

5+1 Ways to Communicate with Power and Influence

Imagine how your life could improve with better communication… Whether you are talking to your spouse, boss, co-worker, or your child, you need to get your message across to them. You need to be heard, but just as important, you need to hear.  There is a...