“The Dr. Karin Show” is here! *Woo! Woo! Two hands up in the air!!*
On March 1, I was privileged to be one of 5 women who launched the “The Lighter Side Network” (LSN), hosted on Vimeo worldwide! Can you hear us giggling over there?
This is where you can find my BRAND NEW, incrediblyawesomeeyeopening new gig, “The Dr. Karin Show: Where the mind, body & heart meet the soul.” Are you kidding me? Someone actually gave me my own show?!?! You’d better believe it, and I’m on Cloud 9!Read more
Have you ever found yourself going down an unexpected road, fulfilling a calling placed in your heart as a child, completely surprised by how it all unfolds?
Over the years, your calling is purposefully in the creative mode, forming a pathway to the divine fruition of your life purpose – and even more so if you are willing to make the choices to help yourself along the way. Your calling responds to your raised & willing hand by attracting the pieces and the people into your life to help create the most beautiful miracles. Read more
I want to tell you about something extraordinary that has been happening in my life:
I have had a Spiritual Awakening. The BOOM has happened to me.
The road this past year has been one of the most difficult of my life, but in the trenches of challenge and loss, I found the most beautiful gift waiting on the edge of the journey: a new, vibrant awareness that has pushed my spirit into a richer place of understanding.
‘Waking Up’ means walking into the most Divine, loving light, and seeing things as an accepting observer. It means finally realizing that infinite purpose and love resides in each of us, for the greater good of ourselves and the other … which is nothing short of living in mind-blowing amazingness. Read more
Just want to check in with everyone and let you know that I am so sorry for my ‘leave of absence’ here on the website. I have missed writing with you, reflecting and being together on this journey.
Where have I been?
An average day … finishing a book chapter in carpool line.
I have been busy writing my book “Fatherless Daughters” with co-author, Denna Babul, which will be due to the publisher very soon. This has been a year when an intern, a wife, a mini-me and an assistant would have all been more useful than deodorant in August. Ew, right? But if you had been following me around lately, you would agree.
Juggling the book with 3 little kids, a crazy-and-wonderful-as-Grandma-Maxine dog and a persistent load of laundry that touches the ceiling on Sundays … I am just trying to get by (yes, I have spot-cleaned more hamper-pulled clothes for my kids just before school than anyone needs to know).
Thankfully, I have survived on meditation, prayer, old Oprah reruns, phone conversations with friends and time giggling in the bed with the kids after story time. (Okay, red wine & chocolate have been mixed in there too … I’m only human & need a break once and again.)
So I did squeeze in a weekend for a girls’ trip to LA – but I wrote during the daytime & needed the fresh air!
Somehow, I know you understand. The thing is with life, there is never truly enough time and space to tackle the entire opposing team. You have to put PRIORITIES around you and reserve your energy for what needs to be taken down first. Those people that love you will still be there when you get back. And those of us who love ourselves have learned to give ourselves permission to take things one tackle at a time.
So, for now, I’ll get back to the final chapters of the book, get the kids’ clothes out for school tomorrow and look forward to one more productive month of rewrites. After which …I intend on coming back to you full swing. I have so much to tell you!!
Psssst … A window into our book research: In our survey of over 1,000 fatherless women, more than half of them reported that their biggest fear in life is: NOT FEELING LOVED.
Have you ever had nature speak to you? Have you ever gotten quiet, asked for a message, and sat still until she spoke inspiration into your soul?
Yep, me too.
I am at the beach for a few days with my family, hoping to soak in the sea’s peace and energy to gain some restoration from a very difficult summer. Life has brought a lot of loss and pain lately, and it has taken its toll on my spirit. My body is tired, my soul aches, and my heart is broken. Loss can pull us under for a time, leaving us searching for a stronghold to pull us back up toward the sun.
Looking for a needed escape for my spirit, I came to a place where I feel more like myself – the blessed beach. I came with my family and arms filled with prayers for direction and peace … seeking a answers from a shoreline that I knew.
We headed to Tybee Island, off the coast of Georgia – a spot where my family held annual summer reunions as a child. I came back to a happy place, although it had been 30 years since my last visit. We traveled from Atlanta to Savannah, and I finally saw what I’d been seeking: bridges. Bridges away from the heavy mainland onto an island of light breezes and wide open sunsets. I smiled as her familiar scenery began to pass by my window.
Crossing the bridges, we traveled over the welcoming green marshes … I felt myself exhale. Aaaaah, I am here. This is where I belong. Please, God, help me find something this weekend, help some healing to begin. Seeing the breezes rippling waves over the grasses as we entered the island, I finally saw the end of the road hit the shoreline in the distance.
The ocean. The life force of the world. I closed my eyes and smiled. The children cheered from the backseat as we found our way to a little vintage cottage just blocks from the beach.