Karen has been occupied with utilizing mindfulness practices on her own personal journey. She has been captivated by the true essence of living in the moment for nearly 20 years. In that time, she has concentrated her efforts in maintaining this purview as a lifestyle. She can attest to its usefulness in attaining authenticity, and a sense of wholeness in life. She has found it most helpful when integrating something new into her life. For example, incorporating healthier habits, or in finding ways to reduce stress. Karen offers health/wellness life coaching through the lenses of mindfulness practices, and the human development paradigm.
Mindfulness practices are something that can be taught so that they are tools to be utilized on one’s own, in order to come back to the self, and in a sense, ‘hold it together.’ Nobody can take away the art of returning to our center, no matter what happens to us in life or where, or in what condition we find ourselves in. Mindfulness has become an aid in our modern society to help in coming back to ourselves, and in attending to the things that really matter that are essentially eternal. In other words, we can learn to build our true selves, and construct our life with what is abiding.
Narrative and conversation are vehicles through which we tell our stories. If done mindfully, we are better able to listen to ourselves, and appreciate our version of our experience. We can also witness that we are heard, as well, and can hear someone else fully. From this point of view, a new discovery may be realized that might not have been made alone. More possibilities may be identified with a new sense of ourselves through the refinement of our ideas, and thoughts through discussion. A greater possibility to realize a transformation in some area in our lives may be reached.
Mindfulness life coaching can be a structure for such an event. Successful people know they need others to achieve. We are meant to be individuals within a social structure. Both are necessary elements to help us actualize our sense of purpose and individual authenticity. Coaching is a co-creative relationship through which clients’ truth is supported. Further, questions clients have are answered by the client, helping themselves with support, to move forward. Mindfulness aids in reducing any stress during the creative process in regard to finding our way through any new endeavor. It assists in staying on track and away from allowing our past or anticipations of the future to bog us down. Mindfulness is a nourishing tool that supports our efforts towards discovering a sense of freedom in anything we set our sights on achieving.
Karen’s ideal clients are spiritually based people who want to decrease their level of stress, and/or incorporate healthier lifestyle choices into their lives. Additionally, they may want to get more physically fit, so they feel better. They are conscientious people who are seeking to live their healthiest and happiest life possible.