Dark grey text on white background, describing how healing from trauma is not linear.

Healing from trauma is not linear

A reminder to myself: healing from trauma is not linear. Next week I have to have surgery to remove a lump from my breast. The lump is benign (not cancer), I’ve already had a biopsy done to confirm that, but the specialists say it’s best to remove it as it’s of considerable size (28mm) and could hide

Healing from trauma is not linear Read More »

Light text on a dark background that reads 'If you're struggling with unpleasant feelings, try this:'

Unpleasant Feelings

I struggled with my emotions a lot in 2022 (more on that later). I learnt a few things that helped me stop the downward spiral and want to share them in case they help others. Note: I am not a therapist and I always recommend seeking therapy when thoughts and feelings are overwhelming. But I

Unpleasant Feelings Read More »

Karen looking excited but a bit petrified.

I quit my job today.

I quit my job today. And it’s not because I have another job lined up. Actually, I don’t really have anything lined up. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, and it’s still pretty scary. But I had to do it so that I can focus fully on my own business. This

I quit my job today. Read More »

A picture of Karen that has been pixelated to look like a mosaic. Karen wears glasses, has pink and purple hair and is wearing a black top.

My life is like a mosaic

My life is like a mosaic. You know those works of art where there is a big picture, made up of lots of little pictures? That’s me. Yesterday on social media I shared an image of something I’d done in my bullet journal and I thought to myself, ‘The stuff I share must seem so

My life is like a mosaic Read More »


Take leave

TL; DR: Take leave even when there doesn’t seem to be a reason to. Late last year I received an email from the HR department of my part-time employer. I’d accrued too much leave and needed to reduce the balance by taking some time off. I looked back and realised that I’d only taken two

Take leave Read More »

I’m on a podcast!

I’m excited (and a bit nervous!) to let you know that I was recently interviewed by the amazing Dr Rebecca Ray for her podcast! I got super vulnerable as Beck coached me through one of my blocks related to a change in direction for my business. For years, my business has been made up of

I’m on a podcast! Read More »