Hi Precious Hearts, I'm Karen!
I have been coping with traumatic experiences since birth. I was born with a heart murmur which is, by definition, a congenital heart defect. I was raised in El Salvador, born into a war stricken country that jeopardized my safety everyday. My parents made a decision to leave their families behind to immigrate to Canada, and thus, giving me a better opportunity at life. Upon arriving to Canada, I was admitted into Sick Kids Hospital. My health issues were quickly deteriorating. At the age of 5, I had open heart surgery.
Now, let's fast forward to the the age of 29. I was involved in a severe accident, that changed my life forever. I sustained severe injuries - 4 broken ribs, a shattered right wrist on my dominant hand, 25 stitches on my right toe, broken cartilage in my nose - resulting from the impact of the air bag, and seat belt burns across my chest. My traumatic brain injury was invisible, and it was the most severe of them all. I lost my self identity. I fell into depression, and battled with anxiety.
At the age of 31, just as things had finally started to normalize, my Mother was diagnosed with a debilitating disease, known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Two years later, I watched Her take Her last breath. Having lost the woman who gave me life, my best friend, my inner compass has been by far the most tremendous loss I've ever experienced. Grief comes in waves, and the emotional roller coaster is crippling. I'm still learning to cope with my new normal, and each day affords me a new opportunity to make the most of it.
In my journey of healing and recovery, I resorted to holistic approaches that have helped me Master Myself. I have discovered life-changing skills, coping mechanisms, and tools that I utilize both professionally and personally that have helped attain Self-Mastery.
Here, you will find valuable resources to guide you towards achieving your highest potential with techniques involving self-care, stress reduction, mindfulness, finding and maintaining equilibrium, and coping with grief and intentional living. I will help you shift the dialogue in your head towards an elevated mindset.
Are you ready to transform?
My goal is to share my story: my trauma's, my struggles, my failures, my losses, my darkness.
I'll be giving you open access to my coping mechanisms, self-taught holistic approaches & best practices shared by professionals that have helped me rediscover, reintegrate, & reignite my conscious self. With extensive experience in Life Trauma and a vast history of personal success, my individualized positivity approach will help you transform your life & see things through a brighter Lens.
You too can turn your PAIN INTO POWER! If you are willing to work out where the pain stems from, recognize there is a lesson to be learned, and turn your new knowledge into action, you will come through the suffering a brighter and stronger person.
| Lead with Compassion, Lead with Love |
UPLIFT ● IMPACT ● CONNECT ● TRANSFORM
This is my canvas & I'm painting it with the beauty of my soul.
I want to help you spark inner change & help you elevate your mindset to be your best self!
Sharing my lessons learned will provide you with friendly and constructive advice to help you step into your full potential.
AND SO IT IS!
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