Coach Karen

Finding Your Pearls


Helps us to see what is there

instead of what isn’t.



Giving Thanks

What are you thankful for? Can you list at least 20 reasons?
In honor of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for at least these 5:
– My HEALTH: A car accident 30 years ago left me with a broken neck. I am thankful for my recovery, and the support I have to stay flexible.
– My FAMILY: I am thankful for my first love coming back into my life nearly 10 years ago. Through our ups and downs, we’ve nurtured our beautifully blended family.
– My FRIENDS: They have provided a hand to celebrate, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to, a silly face to make me smile, a hug when I really needed it, and many wonderful memories. I am blessed to have them in my life.
– My EDUCATION: I am thankful for my drive to never stop learning for it has continued to develop my skills and abilities, and opened doors to opportunities I couldn’t have before imagined.
– My CAREER PASSION: I am thankful for the opportunities over the last 2 decades to have touched the lives of many people, and to have them enrich mine as well. Confucius was right to say “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I am blessed to be living my passion!
May you also stop to count your blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

Advice. Life. Empowerment. Ambitions. Self-Esteem. Friendship. Confidence.

Health / Well-Being

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
~ Oscar Wilde

Take care of your health and well-being. You are the only YOU you’ve got.
Health and well-being resources include:

  • Attitude & Mood – developing emotional intelligence, being happy, managing depression
  • Stress & Change – managing stress, grief, change
  • Life Balance – managing time, organizing, cleaning clutter
  • Diet & Exercise – eating healthy, getting active
  • Body-Image – having a healthy body-image, eating disorders
  • Drugs & Alcohol


This includes emotional intelligence, happiness, and depression.

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Being Happy

Managing Depression


This includes stress management, grief, change management, and conflict management.

Managing Stress

Managing Grief

Managing Change


This includes time management, organization, and cleaning out clutter.

Managing Time


Cleaning Clutter


This section includes taking care of your body through eating healthy and getting active.

Eating Healthy

Getting Active


It is not uncommon for us (especially teens) to compare ourselves to others. No thanks to the world of media, we may find ourselves comparing ourselves to unrealistic images. This section includes body-image and eating disorders.

Having a Healthy Body-Image

Eating Disorders

  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) – A global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) – A national organization focusing on increased prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for binge eating disorder. Committed to facilitating awareness, excellence in care, and recovery for those who live and those who work with binge eating disorder through outreach and support, education, and resources.
  • Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) – A fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
  • Eating Disorder Network of Maryland (EDN Maryland) – Created by a group of professionals, clinicians, parents &family members. Their goal is to educate and help spread eating disorder awareness throughout Maryland!
  • Voice in Recovery


What do you know about drugs and alcohol?  What you don’t know, may kill you or someone you know.  Know the facts.

quote leftThank you…I almost attempted suicide last weekend, and now I have hope thanks to your tips (on stress management). Thank you!quote right


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