Dr Karen

The past – future paradox

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Lincoln – “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  What a fantastic concept – create your future.  While it is true no one can predict the future with accuracy, why not consciously try?  If you follow your current

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Dr Karen

Brain thumb twiddles

I collect thoughts.  I create empowering thoughts for myself to think on purpose and I ask myself empowering questions daily.  My workspace is cluttered with post-it notes of all sizes and colors.  I have post-it notes pinned to the lampshade on my bedside table, post-it notes on the fridge, post-it

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Dr Karen

Gotta love a good plateau!

When it comes to weight loss, everyone hates a plateau.  They are so frustrating, right?  What happens when you hit a plateau in weight loss?  You feel disappointed, disheartened, frustrated, annoyed and downright angry with yourself.  So not helpful!  When you feel disappointed, annoyed and disheartened, how is the motivation

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Dr Karen

Expectations Backfire.

As counterintuitive as it seems, drop your expectations, they backfire.  I learned that lesson again this past week. I had a great week practicing my cello.   I practiced every day at least an hour and on two days I even practiced twice.  I was so pleased!  Then lesson day arrived. 

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Dr Karen

Dare To Dream

I am going to fess up, I am a self-help-book junkie.  I read a ton of stuff, I listen to audio books and I journal my thoughts regularly.  And I am frustrated by my turtle paced trudging through the river of misery – er change.  I may have spent the

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Dr Karen

Paradigm Shift

I recently read a BBC article that reported “Doctors are not being trained to deal with what medics call non-communicable diseases – and it’s those kind of illnesses that are threatening to bankrupt our health system” and “a leading GP estimated that almost 80% of his patients had conditions linked

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