My story starts probably like yours; born an innocent child, programmed by my parents, grandparents, friends, siblings, media, and teachers then let loose in the world to find my way. My choices were limited because I was doing "what I was supposed to do, what I was told to do". I went from high school to college to marriage. As I navigated the world I was full of thoughts, ideas, and opinions of everyone that "raised me". But there was more in my heart, buried. No wonder I lived with stress and confusion, I was living everyone else's opinions and expectations of me. I realized I had to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. Does that sound familiar?
My journey took me from corporate America to massage therapy, yoga instructor, and Reiki master. I searched for solutions. When I prayed for the answers to stress I became the creator of Pause Breathe Proceed.
Our life is ours to choose yet most people live a life defined by others.
When we learn to pause and breathe throughout our day, our life, we can pivot and make choices that resonate with our authentic self. We can reprogram our brain to think differently. However without pausing we repeat life over and over again and nothing changes.
My dream is to empower you to live the life that resonates in your heart. I want you to become the author of the story of your life. I want you to find peace, power, and purpose like I have.
Relatable-Karen spent hours in a cubicle, working from home, and as a consulting manager for Fortune 500 companies. She knows many sides of stress in an organization, as a wife, and as an individual.
Educated -She has an B.A. from the University of Kentucky, Inner MBA from NYU and Sounds True, 9 years in corporate consulting and over 26 years and 3000 hours of training in the massage industry. She understands the mind/body connection. She is also a Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor.
Fun -Her presentation style is fun and informative. She keeps people wanting more.
Easy to Understand-Stress is a challenging topic but Karen presents it in such a way that is easy to understand. She has heard "why didn't anyone explain it this way before?"
Passionate- Karen is on fire when she shares her experiences and knowledge. You won't fall asleep with her on stage!
When I was making six figures living the American dream my stress was at my max. My health declined, my marriage was over, and the only answer given to me was meds. UGH!
I was so reactive and quick to defend myself that I got to the point that I didn't like myself
My relationships with friends and family suffered and I didn't know how to improve them.
Stress took it's toll on my physical, mental, emotional, and social health.
I tried all of the holistic approaches BUT nothing changed.
I looked to the sky, said "God how can I reduce stress?" and three words flooded my heart; Pause, Breathe, Proceed.
Pause Breathe Proceed really works! It's simple, affordable, and doable!
OPEN HEARTS AND FREE MINDS
REDUCE REACTIVITY AND STRESS
GIVE HOPE TO THOSE WHO ARE LOSING HOPE
REDEFINE STRESS AND OUR APPROACH TO HEALING
CREATE HUMAN CONNECTIONS THAT ARE HUMAN-KIND
Our team has created solutions to address individuals, family's, schools, and businesses. Everyone will have the tools to understand stress and practice the art of Pause Breathe Proceed. It will:
Flip the script on your understanding of stress.
Improve health and relationships.
Create a common language we can all use to dial back reactivity.