STRIVING (sigh, sooo exhausting)

(this video is an intro to the article) I was having dinner with a dear friend of mine. I knew something was a bit “off” in me. She summarized it. “Karen, you’re striving.” She was right. It got me thinking… IS THERE ‘GOOD STRIVING’ AND...

FEAR LOSES. STRATEGY WINS.

  May 1st marked my three year anniversary of leaving my role at John Fluevog Shoes, and with the support of my two kids, I bid farewell to Vancouver, packed up my car and drove to San Diego to pursue my life dream. The closing of a chapter began when a Vancouver...

DETERMINATION & THE PINK UMBRELLA

​ It was in the early morning of a cold, rainy November when I drove by an elementary school.  I looked to my left and an adorable, sweet human caught my attention.   I pulled the car over and watched in silence, with only the faint sweeping sound of windshield...

The Purpose of Daydreaming

A passerby saw a child staring into an open field.  Amused, he asked, “What are you looking at?”.  Without hesitation, the child replied, “My castle.” When I was a little girl, I lived in a big world of imagination.  I didn’t need...