I love his great dipiction of what exites us creatives to expand , connect and make a difference.
Enjoy the vision!
Another one of my favorite TED talks:
I've taken her course and loved it! Enjoy this as well!
I love his great dipiction of what exites us creatives to expand , connect and make a difference.
Enjoy the vision!
Another one of my favorite TED talks:
I've taken her course and loved it! Enjoy this as well!
What is Innovation?
"Novelists, philosophers, and therapists all know that character is destiny: you become what you are. Karen offers a great way to discover just what that is.
With her superb facilitation skills, she opens the door to a game-based journey of discovery and invites you to look deeply into yourself, your relationships, and, yes, your destiny.
Imagine — a safe, fun, and insightful experience, so engaging, that it’s over before you know it. You can be sure you’ll see a new and clearer picture of yourself than you’ve ever seen before. Do it with colleagues, do it with family, do it with people you don’t even know. But most especially, do it with Karen”
Author: Never Be Closing and Think Better
"Karen Rudolf~… Some call Her Mentor…Some call Her International Leader…Some call Her a Source of Strength AND Guidance. I Call Her “ALL of the Above”…AND I Call Her Coach! I have heard it said “Even Coaches Need Coaches!”… We ARE Human After All. AND It IS BEcause of Karen that I AM Who I AM Today AND Where I AM Today; The Architect of The Inspirational Vortex™, Embarking on My Journey as an Inspirational Speaker AND Coach! I Strongly Urge Anyone Who Has a Burning Desire to Grow BEyond Themselves to Seek out This Force Called Karen Rudolf! You’ll BE Truly Grateful that You Did. W
ith ALL My Heart, Namaste Coach!"
Bobby James www.UrPerfect.Life
After an hour session with Karen: "I feel more calm in stressful situations: able to bounce back more quickly from stressful situations; more willing to ask for help when I need it; generally more confidant .
Case in point, I just finished putting up the hurricane shutters that I thought I wouldn't be able to do by myself. A male friend was supposed to help me and he flaked out. While I was doing it , my neighbor from across the street came over and helped and I allowed her to do so. Much love ."
Jennifer J. : Essential Oil Expert
When I was 5 years old, in Kindergarten, the class was givenI an assignment to use my little tiles to create spelling words which were on the front board.
Being the studious child I was, I raised my hand and announced that I hadn't enough tiles to complete the assignment. The teacher began laughing which caused the whole class to laugh, I believed: at me. Turning redder by the moment and wishing to crawl under the desk, the teacher came over to my left side (was that real for me) , put her right hand on my back, still laughing and pointed to the side board to the right of the classroom . Because I was in the front of the classroom, I had to stretch my neck to see the side board which read:
I had no relatedness to this experience because my parents hadn't 'celebrated' this 'Holiday". In an instant I withdrew from others , their laughter echoing in my brain. I wanted to hide under the desk or in the closet , just to escape the shame and pain I felt in the moment. I made it mean I must be 'Stupid" and I don't know anything.
Throughout my academic career, I withdrew . Never to be embarrassed again. While I knew the answers to questions future teachers asked me, my immediate response was always, "I don't know". Of course I had, however, my answer was always, I hadn't known. It had me self doubting my answers after a time. Insecure for sure. "I don't know", became my mantra and belief system.
Of course as life progressed, at 16, now seeking evidence to this truth... I went on an interview at a veterinarian 's office for a summer job as that was going to be my chosen profession. I was so excited!! While walking through this Dr's back office, there had been a tall filing cabinet with a ceramic head of a dog with a joint hanging from it's mouth.
Curious, I asked, "what's that?". Once more the familiar long ago laugh....the Veterinarian looked down at me through his wire rimmed glasses and asked what my school grades were.
"A's and B's" I replied.
"Well, than you will never get into Veterinary school with those grades!" was his retort! All I heard was Never! Not enough again!!
Ahh, now I had evidence to support my "being stupid", coupled with "not enough". Feeling dejected, I gave up my dream of Veterinary medicine. Took on my mothers dream of becoming a Nurse, playing it safe, and make others happy.
These incidences hadn't meant life hadn't had it's challenges along the way....
I fell in love with someone who hadn't supported me in raising above these beliefs, as I came with my set and he with his. Wasn't a blame, we were young and inexperienced and hadn't known what we knew now. Although neither were aware of them at the time, I gave up my career to support his and our growing family, because "his mom stayed home with the raising the children, while he brought home the bacon" conversation in the background. Yes sir! I loved him and wished to support him. I had little self esteem back than. Without being nurtured, I began to fade. I hadn't know how to nurture myself , let alone a relationship and all the peripherals. Unable to give back. I kept hearing through the alcohol how I wasn't enough, not doing things correctly (by who's standards?? ) caused me to hide behind my children.. 'not enough". I lived in existence spaces.
I wasn't thin enough, so I'd work out, exhausting myself in the process. Just to prove I was worthy. Yoga 3 x/ week for my Mind/ Soul. Weights 3 x/ week for my Body, Riding my horse 3 + times a week for my Spirit, Spin Instructor 5 x/ week for Peace of Mind. Still not enough. To the degree after my divorce I let myself go weight wise. It was exhausting!
Recently some 10 years later.... I was going through my clothes and found a once favorite top in my closet which I offered to my middle daughter who is short and petite. Adorable I might add. She tried it on and it fit. I stood fixated. I had mentioned this experience with my girlfriend who knew me back when....and told me I was as thin as my daughter back than. I had never seen myself as thin, how could I , not being enough! Ouch. I am enough even at X more pounds plus. Okay, not that huge, sad to look back on how I had allowed myself to get so hooked into the sabotage of Self.
Soon after my having my fill of 'never enough', I was coming from the Courthouse with the ink still wet from signing the divorce papers., I felt once more like a failure, broken marriage, freaking out, fearful of the inevitable change which was coming next . Not enough showed it's creepy head once more.... I had believed that my "I do's" where for life. Feeling disheartened All I desired was a space of Peace and Freedom.I had been praying for Freedom for sometime now. On the way back to my home I was thinking of my to do lists: our horses needed hay, I'd be passing the feed store (check) , the children needed dinner (I'd pick something simple up, check) and I couldn't stop for my meltdown anytime soon(double check!) .
While at the feed store purchasing hay, I ran the truck over a license plate. Flat tire on the spot. Distraught and drawn and already feeling like crying, I tossed the plate in the back of my truck, piled on the hay , fixed the flat , and off to the barn all before the girls got home from school.
At the barn the tears came....as I lugged the heavy bales of hay to the barn and swept the last of its remnants out of the back of the truck, I stopped to pick up the license plate.
As I turned it over to view it, I was a taken back .... on the front of the plate the word
Freedom is mine! I took the Universal wink and knew I'd be alright. In that moment I began the task of taking myself on. Determined to get of the hamster wheel.
Fast forward: at a Creativity Retreat , we were handed a blank canvas asked to paint some thing . A medium I hadn't dabbled in prior. I was actually okay with the idea . 'I will attempt this one', was the internal conversation, until I made the mistake of looking around the room at everyone else, comparing myself and feeling smaller by the moment. I felt myself getting cold, fidgety, anxious and actually left the room. Not good enough, crept in through the rafters once more!!! Forcing myself to get in there an make an attempt. After all I committed to taking me on and expanding. Be with it. Okay, I'll attempt... really confronted, I left early, .... again. Ugh, hate when those darn beliefs showed their ugly head.
At a later conference, I shared my experience with the same instructor who was there as well and funny, it seemed to me she immediately personalized it. See where we go. After assuring her it wasn't her instruction, it was me and I was "hands on" artistic type, sculpting , jewelry making, embroidery, basket weaving , etc. I "worked with my hands, not a brush" . The instructor laughed and said," yes you can and will."
Once more I repeated the "can't " conversation... after laughing once more , now feeling playful, less threatened and challenged in a new space... I agreed to meet on Skype. Imagine myself painting over the internet... not only had I painted over the internet... I decided to trust myself and paint the last of the canvas by candle light with a glass of wine... I had fun.... the result... I painted... I CAN when I put my mind to it and get myself out of my own way!!
The good news is I've learned to grow from these 'mistakes". I now enjoy calling them 'Failing Forward" with a smile planted firmly on my face! What I learned from the experience looking back on it today, I've learned the power of our belief systems and the importance of shifting these contexts. Once I stood in my power and realized I wasn't stupid, perhaps did stupid things now and than, the key is I've learned to laugh at them while reminding myself I'm not stupid at all. On the contrary! I hadn't known how to tap into that power and now I have the skillsets and tanacity to inquire, research, study and Ask! Ask and you shall receive!!
The world has become my oyster. I've become the sponge!I Once I learned to get myself out of my own way and further explore possibilities which today seem endless, my confidence grew. I've learned that no person can create my happiness but myself. I've learned to dream again and give myself permission to step into a Creative space as we are all born to be Creative individuals. Giving myself permission without significance was key for me.
I've shifted the energy into turning my 'mistakes' into successes and being grateful for the experience and lessons. Today I've recreated myself to be a Creative Problem Solver, as a Healing modality as business for myself out of the adversity and with joy!
Today I love my life, I enjoy supporting others in a holistic manner by teaching you how to get out of their own way, supporting one's Well Being while giving permission to play and explore.
What I will continue to do differently in the future is continually explore my inner workings, getting myself out of the way so I may better serve others without opinions nor judgments... I've been there.
As I've learned to creatively support these dialogs through creativity and play I now including our horse Truman's adversity of lightning strike in my practice. Together we are catalysts for change!
It's our belief now that Life is meant to be lived full out being happy, to grow and learn from our mistakes rather than fear making them. As long as I am learning from them .... I am alive!
"My session with Karen, although brief, is having a noticeable lasting effect. I observe that my behavior is changing and that through a feeling of lightness and sense of well being, I am confident that the change and healing will continue"
Jean: H : Business Women
"Thank you Karen for a relaxing, yet emotional RIM session yesterday - I enjoyed the release of emotions I've held onto for way too long.
Your gentle guidance was comforting and I felt safe to allow those emotions rise that I would normally hold in tight check. I have more work to do and look forward to the secure, loving and supportive environment you create for me.
Fay L : Holistic Healer
" I did a practice with Karen, who travels around the world as a Spiritual Healer. She's did a session with me called RIM (regenerating images in memory) .. it was amazing!
I was encouraged to journey through my body and search out places that maybe unsettled, uncomfortable or even in pain . I felt a heaviness on my lap like something was sitting there close to my belly. With her guidance I entered that space and started to explore it. She said I could bring someone or something with me that made me feel safe. I brought my boyfriend. At first I didn't know where I was, but after exploring I realize that I was in my womb. It was beautiful but empty. after struggling through two miscarriages and endometriosis for many years I was okay with not having children. Then I met the love of my life and the desire to be a mom and give him babies came back. But last night it came full circle and I realized that I will never give birth to my own baby. And I am okay with that. There are so many other places in the world where I have the opportunity to nurture life. I am so grateful for this experience!"
Michelle, M. Hair Stylist
"I was quite amazed how something that seems so simple can bring such instant and quick clarity on something I had been dealing with for years.
Thank you and forever grateful"
Rita B , Business Owner
Our experiences are based on our perceptions and our perceptions are based on our understanding. Our understanding is based on our myths.
Karen brings a unique and different method for change in a use of a game used as a tool which can be geared towards any conversation. She works on many levels of communicating within the Mind , Body , Spiritual Realm to deepen one’s understanding of what’s possible.
Playing, participants will brainstorm engaging in mutual support. Walking away with a clearer perception of what they are attempting to obtain… In this case, Well- Being.
• Experience finding new perspectives while enhance communication skills.
• Learn a fresh way of exploring and sharing one’s story in a trusting environment.
• Learn to develop supportive connections with others, while shifting perspectives into a positive contexts.
• Find new concepts and adventures to explore with ease.
• Enhance individual development, team building, team bonding, relatedness, communication skills.
• Begin to consider letting go of attachments, What if there were other alternatives?
• Consider new insights and a clearer direction of ‘Next Steps” with a new found confidence to pursue them with.
Schedule your complimentary 30 minute strategy session and email me at:
Okay, so I was wrong! I admit it freely. Now I can laugh at myself and be joyous and gleeful! I’m finally in a space where I can give up the attachment to being wrong! I own it, I forgive it and I can now laugh at myself and release it to the ether’s.
So I’m not a Rembrandt…. yet! I took the first step towards it, had fun, was relaxed and revealed… Mostly laughing at myself alot!
At the beginning of the year I was privileged to be asked to be a Presenter at the The Journey Retreat . It was an amazing growth experience! So grateful I got to be involved in such a fine program. Next one, not to be missed is in Joshua Tree Retreat Center in CA , Dec. 19 -22, 2012 . I will be there once more awaiting to not only give of myself, but to allow myself to receive all the treasures there or I prefer calling them, Pearls of Wisdom !! (( feel free to contribute and take away.. enjoy!)) I look forward to truly being a part of it again. It flowed…, and the connections created an amazing mix of personalities and life long friendship tribes! I highly recommend. Tell them Karen sent you!!
While having some down time at the Journey, I was given many choices to participate in. I choose a Painting workshop, Given by Creative Artist, Whitney Ferre of Creatively Fit .
That day, I sat down feeling a bit smug, I can do this even though I have no clue what it will look like. I was sitting amongst what must have been 12 or so other women all chatty and excited. My apprehension began building. They all painted, but me! I was handed 3 canvases, like everyone else and 3 primary color paints. I had no clue what I was going to color my canvas with. I allowed myself to get distracted… Looking at others , not trusting myself. how sad if felt. I heard all these,” this is so much fun, I feel so creative” I wanted to run and hid. Actually got up to leave and fought with myself to stay and be with the discomfort. I wasn’t having fun. I was finally inspired by a dragonfly… mine looked primitive and sick… it was one of those paintings one looks at and says, “oh, nice …. pause… try” Ouch…I kept one and snapped pictures of the poor other 2, just to say I was there.
I was so clear I have creative talent. I’m further clear we all have those talents, their just lying dormant, some where within the cell ‘s nucleus. Struggling to break free, ouch! I work with my hands, creative metal sculptures, clay works, jewelry work, threads… did enough basket weaving to last me a life time… My story ” I am not a painter, I work art with my hands… I can’t paint!” Boy had I stuck to it!
After that grueling experience I get now, that I created for myself… talk about giving one’s power away…hummm…..not me, not what I am committed to. None the less, I chose to hide out one more day while I dabbled my pallet onto other nuggets. Was an eye opening experience for me in my journey called growth and expansion. I sat with it for some time.
Months later, to my joy our paths crossed at another event. As we talked and reminisced about “The Journey” experience and what’s next…. after the exciting exchange of events , Whitney shared how she’s doing her workshops on Skype!! I was so excited as I do my Coaching/ Mentoring/ Teaching on Skype as well! Love it!
Whitney invited me to her workshop and take the class. Ouch! In the moment my fight or flight kicked in……breathe Karen breathe… I decided to stay and fight it. fight me… Me WON!… Let me explain the events..
I immediately replied back to Whitney with a sharp “I don’t paint, I can’t paint…. I work with my hands” Was I defending or what?? Yuck! Whoa….girl whoa! Breathe…
Whitney quickly jumps in with, “Yes you can!” without skipping a beat~ Ouch! Hummmm.
Karen, without skipping a beat takes that breathe and says, “Okay, I just got that the reason “I can’t” is because I don’t know how. I never allowed myself to be taught. ” Humph!….. Now or Never girl…. “When?” After I showed up with much joy. Joy because when I changed my perception I was than free to be with fun, play and ease when beginning our session. The session was a hoot! (okay,,,, had to,) I was all laid out and ready…..
All Laid out... and ready!
Whitney is very easy to be with. After catching up and getting further related, any doubt I may have had in the background was gone. After instructing me on how to start , I began with 3 colors and hadn’t shared I’d put “abundance” symbols all over the space. After that dried, I was than to make an owl … started really to relax and trust the process…
Whitney shared the how to mix the colors with me to support the flow…was really cool! Than as my smile was beginning to broaden as I let go of any attachments to my forming owl. It’s one of those experiences that has to be experienced for you to get your own perception… was pretty amazing
From a Coaches point of view, and my own personal journey, I really get how I sabotage myself in the world of ” Cant’s”. As I utilize the work I teach/ mentor, I am able to shift my perception and catch myself quicker and quicker…. I get letting go of old layers which drag me down and no longer serve me… I got so much more from the experience. I teach the tools, I live them and Life than is free to teach me…..
To get your own personal experience with the paintbrush, that yes…..’i do use with my hands now….” tee hee….. contact Whitney Ferre at Creatively Fit Tell her Karen sent you… I had a blast and can’t wait to paint my next one, I highly recommend the time well spent!
Not a Remebrant, Its a self expression of Me!
Reality Check for me… I can do it ! With instruction and the willingness to want to change what no longer works for me and enhance what does. This is what people like Whitney and myself are here for, to support those shifts of joy!
Now that you want a Coach/ a Mentor / and (each others) Teacher, feel free to contact me as well.. at 407.920.4288 To schedule your 15 Min Complimentary session.
Now I will not do a painting journey with you, I will take you on another visual journey called, “The TranquilSOULution” Curious? Call TODAY and see if it’s that perfect fit for you…. 15 Min Could change you life…. It’s you’re life after all…. what are you worth?
Being that it’s TranquilSOULutions’ 5th Anniversary in Business.
Just another day in life?…. hummm…
As many of my faithful followers know, and thank you for that .I am most grateful for your Trust in me!! As many know, I have been taking on another cleanse. This one I will now call my ‘First cleanse”. It’s a Autumn cleanse, autumn. a time for pulling back , slowing down and gathering… looking over where I’m at before the onset of Winter……
I’ve worked and continue to work on Mind, and Spirit and found I let my body go. Always putting others first, and I am presently shifting that energy into including myself in that mix. It’s okay about me! No, I’m not being selfish, I’m being selfless. I’m feeling great to be in this space. How can I possibly give back to others, if Im not looking and experiencing it over here, with myself?
As I identified what was holding me back , I declared I was now going to take on expanding my business along with my health/ well-being/ body. No coincidences… in steps the Universe….. providing for my ‘Needs and Desires” ….
I meet Mena Canonico.
Apache and Mena
I hired her skill with business and Horse experiences , to support me by adding my Wonderful Duo, Truman (the Miracle Horse) and Apache (another Miracle) into TranquilSOULutions Practice! Expanding the conversation!!
Right after I came home from supporting a Montreal Company for 6 magical days, I saw the benefit by being 100% present. I came home and Visioned for someone to support me in the same conversation I was having for my own business. Mena stayed with me for 6 magical days! Once she arrived, In the right timing, the conversation around business and clearing self was being managed . Somewhere along the line she taught me the magic of finding the Perfection in EVERYTHING! WOW! Another shift in perception on this level I hadn’t seen for myself. I know it, yet it often hides from ourselves. I trust its here, wasn’t trusting me finding it!! Go figure, hey, we all get it when we get it! Having Mena present was money well spent on Me! I’m worth it . My commitment to my Serving you is running my Belief Systems. We all carry our own sets. Yup we ALL have them! It’s what to do with them and how to manage them…. After Mena departs for her next journey, I’m digesting in an easy time space…. being with the information and myself. Got it. Next, my Bod!
I meet Dr. Mitchell Kershner, ND. in perfect timing. It’s like he fell from the sky. Right after I put out to the Universe I am with a healthy balanced mind , body and spirit. Dr. Kershner shows up and shares with me his philosophy and wisdom. The Pearl…. eating Organically is an investment / my insurance policy! Wasn’t long for me to agree to his challenge of taking on his Fall Cleanse Diet. Whose not up for a Challenge, throws a bit of fun and play into the mix!
I take on his amazing “magic” cleanse…He warned me not to be surprised what else would show up . I hadn’t been expecting anything out of the norm. mind you
that‘s a relative word! . What showed up was pure magic for me … The Pearls on a silver Palette. because what follows is a gift to self, myself… because I’m selfless and loving me today!!
If I ever see them again doesn’t matter, what I’m wanting is for them to be in my Tribe and stay. What I’m understanding is …I’m not attached. People come and go for a reason and a season , I will let it be and what shows up shows up. Either way I’m grateful the Universe found them worthy enough to be put into my world, in this very moment…
As I began this cleanse, I cook everything Organic in one afternoon. I cranked up the Jazz and swirling around the kitchen , singing and dancing having a grand ol’ time. Next , making and pre portioning containers, freezing and ‘fridging….
One of the many delectable dishes , I mixed together a symbolic dish of Thanksgiving for my family which is roasted roots , as I leaned over to carefully put them into the oven this day. This day NOT being Thanksgiving….
Roasted Roots w/ herbs & spices
I was looking at the colors, textures, the ABUNDANCE and realized in that moment I was doing this for me and me alone! I LOVED ME! I WAS PLAYING WITH ME!! I Don’t NEED anyone to play with me to make me happy. I do! I WANT someone to play with me …when I want someone to play with. Nothing else meant by it….simple. So I than set healthier boundaries around myself.
I’m honoring my body and listening to it communicating with me. Tuning in. I’m in a great space to hear, observe, feel and listen. Pretty cool actually! Breathing that one in still.
Next I took on cleansing my home, while I was on the “liquid only” portion of this cleanse, I decided to keep busy, the key to not being attached to the thoughts of food or lack of it. Remember, I’d just created abundance for myself in the kitchen. I paced taking a break between upstairs and down… after all , hadn’t wished to be too far from the bathroom this day!! I was cleaning out the old energy and inviting in the new. Great feeling!
Today, I choose to go be with the horses and gain their wisdom. Answers I wanted in the moment. With my day beginning early, I wasn’t able to leave when I intended. Instead I decided to treat myself by having lunch and doing my homework down by my dock. Portable office! Love it. Brought a smile in and of itself!
Portable office space/ Down by the River!
Wasn’t long before Harriet showed up. Harriet is a Blue Heron, my obvious Totem in the moment. I actually believed it was showing up for Mena when I brought her down here. .. Herons, signs, was for me. In the book, Animal Speak, it says the Blue Heron is Self Reliant. Powerful and Move about easily with a deep rooted connection to the earth… Yup, I’m there!
Harriet watching the passerby's
I believe Harriet is actually Harry, I won’t tell the others if you don’t….. As I got into a space of Awe. We were sharing the Space, his Space. He was sharing it with me.
Harriet sharing his territory with me.
What showed up in the next moments were so sweet. I had been meditating seeking questions to further ground me. I got grounded alright…
Harriet flew down to catch a fish! 1st launch was a success! He was getting closer to me. I felt the Trust. I responded with sending love and compassion his way. He neared.
As I observed Harriet in his environment. Doing His “ thing”.. what he does best… I began assimilating and putting all my “ahh ha’s” together to create my own clarity in this moment.
Harriet was no more than 10 or closer feet to me. There’s Trust present as he comes closer. As I spoke softly to him, sharing my questions.. He watched me … his generosity in listening was mind blowing. It was in Divine order that when the fish was close, he skillfully obtained the bounty. Power was present. Once more Abundance shows up in supply. Harriet Patiently awaited his feast to come to him. Wow there goes that Patience thing again!!! He was answering, calling towards me. Hadn’t sounded threatening, rather soothing, a cooing… Compassion was present!
Harriet teaching me life's lessons
Beauty was present for me as he stood majestically still, his feathers gently moving in the wind. His innate Wisdom when to know …. what to do… He had the Vision to see what was before him, in his stillness, I heard my heart speak be still, listen, meditate.
Thank goodness I saw my own reflection this day in his grace. We are One. I wanted to take a picture of Harriet in flight. He stood in his stillness, I was reminded of Patience once more. I thanked him for sharing his Wisdom and Space with me, invited him back to visit anytime and I walked away, content with my full… how abundant life truly is!!
What I was get from the experience was a reiteration of my Higher Purpose. Thus, my having to get the experience, live it in order to get grounded in my Abundance . I have recently slowed down digesting it all. I’m in the Being rather than the doing of life, my life. A fabulous place to be. Gearing up for what’s next. Believing the Universe will show up again and again for me! Appeared in these moments on the river as the puzzle pieces simply came together.
Once more, No coincidences I pick a “Wisdom Card” each day and twice this week it was the same “Flowering”card… I get it… I’ve planted the seeds, I’ve nurtured them , tended to them and now I bloom… I am so ready for the next phase … I’m enthusiastic . I am fully alert , aware and awake now! Tuned in and turned on!
As I breathed my day in and walk the dog… I felt like the “Choose One”… I’ve a gift I‘m directed to spread… who am I to resist any longer? I’m trusting and believing , it’s clear to me that I manifest what occurs in my world.
Getting the experience on another level
Thank you to all of whom have crossed my path , to all who have chosen to stay, to all I have yet to meet… In gratitude. Namaste. Karen.
What I do for a living is called Coaching to some.. Mentoring to others… I like personal journey guide. As your Guide on your journey, there is no judgment, there is no fixing. There may be some fun and play along the way, some challenges and many “ah ha” moments for sure! I’m a firm believer in getting oneself out of our own way, much is possible on the outside.
If I am your guide and you resonate with my style, I will connect with those who are what I call “willing to want to do the work” It’s just like going to the gym, you have to work towards what you dream, what you desire….. I am not here to hand it to you. So only serious apply… If you’re still interested. I am offering a 30 minute complimentary session to those who read this , and comment on how you see a refection of something within you in this article. After doing so , send me a list of dates and times which will work for you to have your private session at :
There was a time , not too long ago, when my self esteem was waning along with my self worth. I was having “pity party” moments that were lasting a lot longer than a moment.
At the time, I had an enormous mirror (9′ x 6′) hanging in my bathroom. Whenever I dared to glance at it, reflected back was a sorry ass… me. I was looking haggard. I was worn out from attempting to keep a straight, strong face for the outside world to see and it was starting to show. I was exhausted.
Something had to change and quick. I heard an idea about using a sticky pad full of affirmations to shift your thinking about oneself. I started filling that giant mirror with positive affirmations until there was no room left except for a 9 square inch window just big enough to put on the makeup to cover the signs of stress.
After about 30 days, I started to shift that covered 9′ x 6′ into a covered 9 inch square, 3 post-its wide and three post-its tall. Slowly, as I began believing what I had written on those squares, I began peeling away the layers of notes. One by one. Intentionally. Trusting, Believing. I was transforming. As I went through my days, reading those 3 x 3’s a hundred times, I was able to look beside them into the vastness of that open mirror space and see me. The real me. It’s not the diet or the makeup that will make you happy with what you see in the mirror, it’s your thoughts and beliefs about yourself.
Our journey continues….In the Flow.
I Mentor and Coach all day. I teach balance, body talk, how to listen, and how to tune in and tune on. I get “Me” out of the way so I may be of service to others. Often I have to step back and take the moment to remind myself to be with self.
Never to late, too little or too too…. never mind what others think… never too late for Self! That’s YOU!…. I love my life today, it’s created and it’s magical! I challenge you to be in the Flow.
Yesterday I wasn’t feeling like usual self. I realized I was exhausted before I even started my busy day.
When I finally stopped long enough to acknowledge the dull aches and pains I thought, “I know
better.” I took a moment to breathe and get my body talking to me. Somehow along the way I had
So I’m recommitting to creating more balance in my life. I love me and I believe I deserve the best.
It took me a long time to understand that I’m worth it. A conclusion that I came to with the help
and support of my spiritual guides, mentors, coaches, and loving communities that I am so blessed
So last night I decided to take a bath! It’s funny that I had been in my new home for almost six
months, showing each day in my haste and forgetting to slow down and enjoy the moments, even
with the bath soaps sitting on the edge of the tub. To honor my body, I decided to treat myself like
a guest in my own home. I lit candles, played soft music, poured myself a glass of wine and soaked
in the moments of pure joy!
It is important to listen to your body when it talks to you. Don’t ignore the little signs. Make time
to nurture yourself: mind, body and soul.I teach balance, body talk, how to listen, and tune in and
tune on… I get “Me” out of the way so I may be of service to others… Never to late, too little or too
That’s YOU!…. I love my life today, it’s created and it’s magical! I challenge you to be in the Flow.
Last week, my daughter stopped by my house and we decided to go out to the barn to see our horses. My daughter quickly found her horse and it wasn’t too long before I was closing the last gate behind me, showering my furry friend with apologies that I had not been out to see him as often as I focus on expanding my business and that in my haste I had also forgotten the carrots! He has always been a great listener and today was no different. It felt great to be beside him once more.
As I backed him into the wash rack to groom, I burst out laughing (and I haven’t stopped since)! He was a she. I had grabbed the wrong horse! My only defense is that all the horses had on fly masks. Chicka, the victim I’d chosen, had enjoyed the attention. As I walked her back out to the field, I made a new commitment to myself to slow down and be more present. The key to any great life is being in the flow and learning how to balance it all. I’m grateful for the lessons today! Always open to life’s lessons!
I Mentor. I teach balance, body talk, how to listen, and tune in and tune on… I get “ The Me” out of the way so I may be of service to others… Never to late, too little or too too…. never mind what others think… never too late for Self! That’s YOU!…. I love my life today, it’s created and it’s magical! I challenge you to be in the Flow..
Hi, my name is Dana Rudolf. I am Karen’s eldest daughter. She is at the Florida Creativity Weekend right now, so I am posting in her stead.
Since my mother has been addressing making time for and being committed to taking care of yourself in her most recent posts, I thought I would discuss some good first steps. These aren’t revolutionary ideas and I’m sure you have heard them time and time again, but they are worth repeating:
▪ Drink lots of water.
▪ Get a full night of sleep.
They are three little things that really shouldn’t be that hard to do. Doing this will not only keep you physically healthier, but it will improve your mental health as well.
If you are guilty of not getting in your eight glasses a day of water, a good way to start is to just start keeping track of your water intake. Wake up, drink a glass, mark it down. If you space it out throughout the day, you should find that it is easy to stay hydrated. If you really can’t stand drinking that much water, substitute some green tea or coconut water in for a few of the glasses. Green tea has bonus antioxidants to help support your immune system and coconut water has electrolytes which help support hydration.
I understand that a lot of times, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day and that can make it very tempting to stay up late to extend your day. Without the proper amount of sleep, you are more likely to lose focus and get less done throughout the day. Not to mention that sleep deprivation can lead to negative moods or feelings. I found the thing that finally worked for me was to start out being very strict with myself about the time I go to bed and wake up. Start out with eight hours. If you find yourself waking up early, then maybe you don’t need eight. Just listen to your body and adjust as needed.
Besides for the apparent health benefits, exercise can greatly improve your mood. I have been trying to do a little bit of yoga right before bed and right after waking up as well as doing thirty minutes of cardio twice a week. It’s not an intense workout, but I believe it is a good place to start.
These are the first steps I have taken towards holistic wellness. I know they may not seem like big steps, but I firmly believe in not biting off more than you can chew. I hope this has been helpful or informative. My mother, Karen, will be back on Tuesday to talk about how her conference went. Thanks for allowing me to share some of my knowledge! Have a great weekend!