Over the past 20 years, I've helped hundreds of women to move forward in their lives. It's always an honor, and not something I take for granted, to be invited to join & support you on that journey. xoxo Karin
I specialize in working with women like you, who've gone on a breast cancer journey and after treatment are left wondering...what now?
Do you just go back to your pre-cancer life?
But you're so wiped out, and no body seems to get it! Everyone (perhaps you too) expected you to just bounce back and be your old self.
This overwhelming fatigue is affecting every area of your life and can be completely debilitating.
I get it...and although breast cancer related fatigue is real, it does not mean that you just have to suck it up and put up with it...not when there are some super simple things you can do to get your energy & life back!!Want to know how? Let's chat...
I’m incredibly grateful for what I’ve learned about myself and the internal peace and calm that comes with it…it’s without a doubt that my own personal work and the tools I’ve gained from studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and my continuing studies into seasonal cleansing, anti-inflammatory eating for pain management, weight loss, hormonal issues including adrenal fatigue, peri-menopause and menopause plus how to live with confidence in yourself and feel amazing in your own skin, (no matter what size) that have given me the resilience and ability to get through the last decade.
And I’m just going to say it all quickly, because it’s been a lot!
A car accident, leaving me with 5 herniated discs, I’ve gone to school to become a Health Coach and opened my own practice, moved house 6 times (including to and from gorgeous St. Croix, a Caribbean island) , got married, had Zika Virus, lost both parents, my hubby was in a motorcycle accident, almost losing his right arm and most recently, suddenly lost my younger brother.
Between pain and my stress level, anxiety and exhaustion, I felt like I was rising and falling like the waves in the ocean. In 2017, for the first time in my life, dealing with sugar cravings and crazy mood swings, breaking into tears at the drop of a hat plus that constant nagging feeling that I just wasn’t in my best health & something was going on. I kept searching...
I'll remember that phone call clear as day forever, just like people remember where they were on September 11. As soon as the radiologist asked "Karin, are you driving right now?" I knew the results of the biopsy were positive.
Not only did I have Breast Cancer, but I also tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. Making me high risk for Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and increased risk for Melanoma, Eye Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer.
Over the year that followed I underwent a double mastectomy, total hysterectomy , and 3 reconstructive surgeries.
PLUS medication blocking estrogen production for 5 years.
I was just settling down into this new phase of my cancer journey, when I started to have issues with my left reconstructed breast. I came to discover that I had Baker Grade 4 Capsular Contracture...often the body's way of fighting back against a foreign object that it deems not to belong, AND over 25 Breast Implant Illness Symptoms.
My husband and I made the decision together, that my health is more important than anything else, and we decided that I would have the implants removed and get an aesthetic flat closure performed. You can read more about this decision HERE.
After explant surgery, (BEST DECISION EVER!) in July 2020 within weeks I was feeling like my old self...and then just 3 months later we were hit with yet another critical family health crisis.
What I've noticed in life is that the waves keep on crashing...but it's our ability to learn how to surf, that makes the difference!
It has taken me decades...(as a recovering people pleaser, always putting myself last and others first, habitual care-giver over here!) to perfect the art of self-care first...
AND I REALLY WANT TO SAVE YOU SOME TIME...and the pain of what happens when we put ourselves on the back burner constantly.
And honestly...this is just a small snippet of how it can feel to just be going through the motions in your life, doing what you've always done...secretly knowing it doesn't feel great, but not having any idea how to change it...UNTIL NOW.
Trust me, I've been there...and I know it doesn't feel good! And if I could wave a magic wand...I want you to feel good...you deserve it! You have fought to be here, now let's enjoy the ride girlfriend...just know that you don't have to go it alone - that's why I created our Exclusive Facebook community - breathe that sigh of relief as you're surrounded by women who get it!
Life is short...we know that all too well, together let's make it the happiest and healthiest life that we can!
I'd like to introduce to you my awesome hubby Mike and our dog, Marley. (Marley is now 100 lbs! lol) We love to get outside and go for long walks all together. Mike is my rock and always by my side supporting me.
My kids amaze me! I'm so incredibly proud of the human beings that they've become. This pic is the morning of my double mastectomy and they had travelled from Florida to Seattle, WA and surprised me with these t-shirts. Yes! I cried, lol.
I love the water... it's my happy place and incredibly therapeutic for me. So you can imagine that learning to scuba dive with my hubby, Mike as my instructor, was just incredible. This pic was my final dive to get my certification...I had just "danced" with a sea turtle!
The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown (I love all of her books!)
Everything is Figureoutable - Marie Forleo
Not Just A Pretty Face - Stacy Malkan
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