My Story

An entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist & unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be.

Where Does My Journey Start?

Should it begin with that moment in August when, aged 30, when I felt numbness in my fingers and right arm?

Perhaps I should start with the day I was drying my hair and I couldn’t feel the heat from the hair dryer?

Maybe it’s when I went back to the emergency room with an entire right side of my body numb and I was sent for an MRI within minutes?

Looking back, I remember each of these moments like they were yesterday. I knew there was something wrong but I didn’t know what.

I ‘d just had my second daughter and I was terrified about what was happening to me and what that meant for my family’s future. Today, I feel great compassion for my 30 year old self. Because what was about to happen in her world was going to change her completely.

Things were going to get a lot worse before they got better!

I spent the next 4 years in and out of hospital trying all the medications. Injecting myself, IV steroids, liver count 7x higher than it should have been, feeling like a guinea pig. I seemed to be in that small percentage that experienced all the really crap side effects.

All I wanted was to go back to how life was before. Why did this happen to me? How could I fix this?

During this time I started to realise how much influence I had over my body and health when I slowed down and put myself first. This was not easy, in fact I found it so much easier to look after everyone else and put myself at the very bottom of the list. It took me a relationship breakdown to realise how much I had neglected myself.

I started small and failed many times. Through those failures I started to allow myself to show up for myself, found out what made a difference in how my body felt, the confidence I gained in finding ways to nourish and satisfy what I needed, not just physically but mentally and emotionally too.

The Karen today is not the Karen she was before MS. I am stronger, happier, filled with purpose and meaning. I used to crave my old life but now feel the most complete I have ever felt.

Today I’m grateful for that brutal disease diagnosis because it was the catalyst that transformed every area of my life.

And now I’m here to help other people like me.

MS TO SUCCESS PROGRAMS

There are several ways that my work can support you.
I offer 1:1 private coaching sessions as well as my signature programmes.

You don’t have to be ready to start, you just have to be willing.

1:1 Coaching

Wellness Accelerator

Wellness Accelerator

Advanced

Mastery

READ. WATCH. LISTEN.

Get to know me even better by watching, listening and reading about my journey.

BLOG

VIDEOS

Coming Soon

PODCAST

Coming Soon

AS FEATURED IN:

SUCCESS STORIES

Danielle Somers - Teacher, County Wexford

“I can’t believe how great I feel now, how positive and open-minded I am, and that I can meditate!! The program has made such a difference to my life.”

Julia Marshall - Andover, UK

“I feel lighter. I loved the program even though I was out of my comfort zone sometimes. The most challenging thing was starting - wondering if I could do it!”

Nicola Normyle – Accountant Manchester, UK

“I’m a different person from the one I was 6 months ago. I am more confident, my communication is more powerful and I now have good habits and self-care.”

Laura Enache - Lecturer Romania/Ireland

“The highlight has been forming new healthy habits and caring about myself loads more.”

Sarah Foley, Waterford, Ireland

“So basically my world is different...I'm eating healthier, in better form, not critical, taking on new challenges, reading and I can run and fast!”

Christopher - Tipperary, Ireland Business Owner

“The moment which captures the transformation is when I walked with rollator from an end room up a long corridor through the archway, through the kitchen and back into living room without stopping - about 30m – an incredible feeling of victory…”

Ciara O’Regan - Dublin, Ireland

I’m happier and feel free and really have changed. I'm more relaxed. The program is brilliant, it’s not something that you can't get from a book or looking on YouTube or looking on the internet. Even a friend of mine noticed, she said “You’ve come into yourself!”

Here are some of my favourite FREE resources that you can dive into straight away.

Meditation

Juice

Gratitude
Journal