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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

What I already know about you...

💖 You're dutiful, responsible, caring and hard-working, the "good girl" who follows the rules

💖 You tend to take on extra obligations,  and often find yourself worrying about others

💖 You want to make everyone happy and have a hard time saying no because you don't want to hurt someone's feelings

💖 You tend to internalize toxic emotions like anger and resentment, and have a hard time expressing them, so you sweep them under the rug

💖 You've likely been through a lot of stressful times, and before being diagnosed you went through a challenging event

💖 You have a tendency to "suck it up" and keep going, avoiding conflict and have a hard time resolving deep-seated emotional problems.

This ⬆️ used to be me too...

Hey there, I'm Karin (pronounced just like Karen) and 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 in your heart you KNOW that you need to do something different, otherwise you're going to end up back in the same boat (or chemo chair)!

All of the information on the internet is overwhelming, and you don't want to get it wrong...and your head keeps spinning...

I want you to know that


I get it...the constant "what if's" the pressure to do something different and not wanting to get it wrong. Let's add to that, the fact that nobody else seems to get it! 

I do and I can help you implement the exact simple tools that I have to build healthy habits that withstand the challenges of "life", exhaustion, stress, needing to clone yourself to help everyone else and let's not forget the chocolate cravings!

So...how did I get here?


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 few decades.

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 7 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 suddenly lost my younger brother.

Between chronic pain, 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...

It was July 2018, after a routine mammogram that I received the diagnosis we hope to never receive.

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, Ovarian, Eye, and Pancreatic Cancers, plus increased risk for Melanoma. 

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!

Throughout it all, I've developed K.A.R.I.N.S. Formula for Thriving, so that I can surf the waves when they hit (because you know they will!)...

I teach this formula in Thrivership School my flagship group coaching program, unlike anything you've experienced before...you'll follow the exact steps I've taken and continue to take, surrounded by like-minded women, and not only survive in life...but THRIVE!

It has taken me decades...(as a recovering perfectionist and recovering people pleaser, always having super high expectations of myself, putting myself last and others first, habitual care-giver over here!) to perfect the art of self-care...

AND I REALLY WANT TO SAVE YOU SOME TIME, ENERGY...and the pain of what happens when we put ourselves on the back burner constantly.

Without self-care...

  • You're exhausted, tired even when you wake up in the morning...
  • You feel like you're not upholding your share of the house!
  • You're grabbing a "healthy" often sugar laden, protein bar as you're running around taking care of what everyone else needs from you.
  • Forget drinking water...when am I going to be able to pee next?
  • Accepting that "this is life" ...it's stressful, no matter what I do...right?ᅠ
  • And underneath it all you're living with a deep fear of getting sick again, but showing a smile to the world.

You, my friend, are stuck in survival mode!

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 -ᅠthat's why I created our unique group coaching program Thrivership School (no homework, grades or detention!!) - you'll breathe that sigh of relief when 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!ᅠ

If you'd like support on this next stage of recovery, let's have a virtual cup of tea and a chat (it's free and no obligation whatsoever, that's not how I roll)...and chat about what your best next steps will be...click the button below and snag your time slot today.


What you might not know about me yet...

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! 🐢

Other ways to work with me...

If you'd like to learn more about:

  • Speaking to your group of Breast Cancer Survivors, Thrivers or Previvors
  • Guest hosting on your podcast
  • Speaking in your summit
  • Learning more about my programs and if they would be a good fit for your patients/clients.

Simply shoot me an email: [email protected]


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