Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The Journey continues!

January 2, 2018
Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope that you made it thru the holidays safely. 

What I have learned on this journey is I CAN do anything I set my mind to.  Actually, doing things for myself is not my challenge.  The challenge is to stay motivated and determined to see the task through to completion so to speak!  Now that's not to say I can't finish anything but there are a few things that I personally find more difficult to stick too.  Deterrents are welcome in my world when attempting something that "I" find challenging.  TIME for ME to change.  I want to find a way to make challenges more enjoyable so I can, as my sister would say "Git er dun" LOL.

#1 - In my 59 years on this earth, I have on occasion made NEW YEAR'S resolutions.  None of which I've every kept so that's not what this is.  

#2 - Personally, the best way to tackle my weight is to have a starting point.  As many of you know, I had gastric by-pass surgery in 2012.  Although I've done very well,  I'm to at my goal weight and I'm ready to continue toward my goal.  Just before Christmas two people that are near and dear to my heart inspired me to join them (on my own) as they work at becoming more healthier which is where I am heading as well.  After stepping on the scale this morning, the result was tremendous.  I'm less than first thought and closer to my goal than expected so I'm thrilled.  

#3 -'s a passion for me.  After speaking with a close friend and Author, V.J. Smith: "writing books requires a lot of work and an enormous amount of discipline" and he's right.  For me, the struggle is finding the joy.  My fingers hit the keys and I have writer's block or that's what I tell myself,  The reality is, writing is extremely joyful and there is a number of things to write about and share.  I'm on a mission...hehehe!!  Writing this blog is the beginning so stay tuned...there is more to come. 

There is a burning in my soul telling me that there are wonderful exciting things in my future and everything is better with a smile!

Monday, 17 October 2016

"Living the Dream"

Wow...I want to apologize...I didn't realize it's been a year since I last posted.  LOTS of exciting kool things going on in my life and I really feel like I'm living the dream now.  Will be back shortly....stay tuned!

Big hugs
Karen  :)

It's happening....

Just over a week ago...I turned 58....the same number as the year I was born.  Not sure what that means but...I wanted to share how it feels.
I can remember being 10 years old and finding out that my Mum was 29 and thinking "WOW....THAT'S OLD" not understanding the concept of age.
What is 58 supposed to feel like?  What is my life like now?
  • I am a Virtual Assistant...doing admin assistance from home which I LOVE
  • Working from home where I get to GIVE customer service over the phone...assisting customers with information, making their lives easier...AMAZING!
  • I am facilitating painting classes where you express your emotions on canvas with paint.  How fun is that...just YOUR interpretation of how you choose to honestly express your inner feeling with color...FUN, BEAUTIFUL & CREATIVE!
  • Last week I was introduced to "The Power of the Joy Journal©" by my new friend Laura May Culver.  This is going to be HUGE!!!!!  Stay tuned....there's more coming!
  • My hubby and I got to deliver a special gift to a very special friend.  It was magical to be part of the exchange and through the joy of technology...our mutual DEAR friend in South Africa was able to be part of the celebration.   Wonderful!!
  • This week I am fulfilling my dream to be a Motivational Speaker....something I have wanted to do for a long time.  I have 2 engagements booked....AWESOME! 
Saturday, October 15th from my "Joy Journal©"

That is just a few things happening in the first week of 58 and there are more things in the works!  In GOOD!

Monday, 18 July 2016

YEAH...back on track!!

For the past few months I have been back on track with my creative side.   I have a few wonderful things on the go.  First is my new website which I'm proud to say I created myself.   YEAH!!  Taking some courses on web design paid off.  I would love you to check it out.

If you're looking for a personalized gift for someone special....drop me a line....I'd love to help you out.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Movin' On

As some of you know...I am a singer/songwriter and recently collaborated with my wonderful friend Howard Lopez to compose the theme song for a new web talk show called "Reflections" starting Ayse Hogan and Kelly Bentley from The Chakra House of Healing.   I was featured live at the beginning of the debut show.     Click here

Friday, 18 March 2016


My Dear friend Dayna shared this and I wanted to share it here for everyone to see!'s a great reminder that....every little bit counts!!  It's ALL progress xo

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Recent Post from Facebook

Kelly Bentley and Ayse Hogan are so stoked, excited and thrilled to announce that Karen Clouter is in the process of writing the theme song for Reflections. She is an amazingly generous soul that has overcome her own personal battles. She has the voice of soulful angel, and a heart filled with love. We are also grateful to announce that she will be singing her new song on the first episode of Reflections LIVE. We want to thank you Karen and are so humbled by your gift. — at The Chakra House of Healing.
Wow....I have to say.....I am thrilled to be singing and composing and sharing my voice with the world.  This is truly exciting.   Ayse asked me a back in January and I don't think it really sunk in until now that I will be writing lyrics again.  

Stay will be released in less than a month.  March 13th 2016