4th Quarter Check In Time!

Happy October 1!

It is the beginning of the 4th Quarter of our calendar year!  That means it is time for us to get ready to finish strong! Pull out your check list for 2018 and make some decisions, set goals and see your dreams come to life!

Listen to my audio blog and I look forward to seeing you on the other side of your success for this year!

Contact me for Goal Setting specifically targeted for goal setting and life planning.  My special 30/30 target plan!  Invest in yourself today to see your best tomorrow!  You deserve it!  Email me today at info@drkarenldonald.com for details and to register!


Dr. Karen






What Is My Why?

This is a question that is often heard for business, sales, team building and more. In your time of making the most of your new year and your moments, the question is also significant for self. What Is My Why is a daily question that should be asked in your private time in determining how to move in your day.

Understanding your why is an inner question that we should all seek answers for everyday. It is a great way to begin to seek out your purpose and move into your soul’s desires because your “why” is really your reason for living which can help you make decisions for your life.

You have the power within yourself to live a full life of purpose leading towards your destiny.  Start off by asking yourself the question you keep asking others; What Is My Why?

Take time to listen to more in its entirety through my audio blog that is attached.


Until Next Time!

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Karen

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Audio Blog: Your New Year Starts With A New You!

Happy New Year Blessings!

It is very important to begin your New Year with the understanding of intent.  No matter how many times we experience and say that it is a New Year…nothing will be different if we don’t allow ourselves and the habits we keep to become new as well.

I will be hosting a number of conference calls and trainings on real transformation; mind, body and soul! With a change in your life, you will really see your dreams come true, your new habits for a better life begin to manifest and live truly in a “New Year”.  Allow this year to be your year of purpose and change!

Enjoy my audio blog below that speaks to this topic and pass this to your network with a wonderful word of encouragement for those who are in your life!

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!

Love and Blessings!

Dr. Karen



Empowering Beliefs To Live By Daily

Your experiences are often shaped by your past, your thinking and the influence of others good and bad in your life. Believe it or not obstacles can have a value when you can see it. To begin to move forward, you can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation. This is a wonderful way to begin to live your best life. Your past won’t go away but it can change faces and grow into helping you first and then others with time with your story of hope, love and encouragement.

Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking.

Empowering Beliefs to Make You Smile

1. I understand my potential. You can achieve amazing results when you put your mind to it. Feel excited about reaching your true potential.  Look at yourself in the mirror and have your mind made up that you will be who you are and not who others want you to be.

2. I count my blessings. List each thing that you have to be grateful for. Remember to include the smaller items, like warm socks or tart cranberries. Expressing your appreciation reminds you of how rich you are.  Your abundance will come from your thankfulness where you are!

3. I learn from mistakes. You can make setbacks work for you by focusing on the lessons that they contain. Flubbing one job interview can teach you how to ace the next one. Being able to take advantage of these lessons means being honest with yourself.

4. I find meaning in adversity. Tough times can be the most rewarding phase of your life. Know that you can emerge from any challenge with greater wisdom and courage. Look back at the obstacles you’ve already overcome, and reassure yourself that you can handle what’s ahead.

5. I embrace change. Accept that life is a series of changes. Focus on the present moment, and prepare yourself to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way.  Change is a huge part of the Transformation process.

6. I dream big. Expand your wish list. Setting demanding but attainable goals gives you adventures to look forward to each day.  Raise your expectations from thinking lower than you can have!

7. I practice forgiveness. Lighten your load by clearing away any resentment you’re holding onto from the past. Set reasonable boundaries while you respond with compassion when others disappoint you.  Learning to forgive yourself is important too!

8. I give generously. Sharing your blessings makes you more powerful and joyful. Volunteer in your community and speak kindly to each person you meet today. Buy coffee for your co-workers or give your receptionist a flower.  Always remember that a seed planted will come back to you in the same manner and many times greater!

Being able to move forward in your life and realize your purpose is going to take you doing the work for yourself.  It is not as hard as it may seem, but there are steps to being resorted to your original self.  What do I mean by your original self?  The man or woman you were created to be is still waiting for you to see.  It is your dreams and desires. Have your mind made up today that you will allow your soul to dictate your reality.

I added for you a recording from earlier this year “Your Dreams Are Waiting For You” at the end of this post.  I love to listen to it for myself and I do believe you will appreciate it as well.

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I’m believing with you that every moment will be EPPIC!

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Karen

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Run Towards Fear

Running towards your fears requires you to step outside your comfort zone. Change is a necessary part but is difficult for many to come to grips with. Hiding from fear can cripple people and usually makes the situation worse by not taking any action. Try to use this fact as a means to handle uncomfortable situations.
When you do approach the situations you fear, you find they are not as bad as first imagined. Further, you often feel a sense of accomplishment when you take on those fears.
It takes courage to break through and face that which you are afraid of. You will often find others who have either gone through what you are going through or are working towards conquering it too! The simple act of talking about it can often lead to taking the necessary actions. God places people in our lives that are already ready and willing to help you overcome and feel confident to move forward. 
Life is full of challenges that need to be dealt with. Sheltering yourself from facing those challenges only puts them off to deal with later. It’s rare that deferring them will lead to a positive outcome. Confronting them will make you a stronger person and help prevent situations from building to a point of being unmanageable. People will also see you as a leader when you step up to the plate and take charge of the situation.

Actions That Impact Our World

I recently asked my family to write articles about the things that most matter to them. I believe that exposed passion and purpose is very important to our lives and make a major contribution to the world because it is destiny.  This blog post is offered by the eldest of my two sons, Charles Dancer.  I am very proud of his accomplishments, his dedication to his community and the impact he is still to have on the world. Congratulations to Charles and to all men and women in this organization that is working together to save the lives of children.
Charles Blog
There is no such thing as a completely selfless act. A somewhat odd way to start a short bit about my thoughts on community outreach and volunteering, I know. But that is the hard truth, one of many in life. Everything we do is at least for a moment processed in our thoughts, and everything that passes through our minds in correlation with action will lead to a selfish act.

I work with an international group that reaches out to children that are survivors of abuse. I am an empowerer. I help children not to fear the world that they live. None of us are paid for what we do, not monetarily. I keep my legal name and the names of those that are part of this organization secret. My name does not matter. My struggle does not matter. I don’t need to know the specific details of what that child went through. All I need to know is that the child is in fear and that child wants our help. The hard times in what we do are perhaps the hardest of some people’s lives. Seeing the fear, hearing about the hurt while supporting them in court, watching the child squeeze a teddy bear as they do so.

How do I empower? I help empower along with my brothers and sisters by lending our emotional and physical support. If I get a call at 5am or 3pm that one of the children feels unsafe I am willing to go to that child and support them, and I know the rest of my brothers and sisters are too. I will stand in the freezing rain for hours on end to protect with my physical presence if need be. I attempt (poorly) to do cartwheels or dance if that makes the child feel better. I am willing to take a bullet for that child, but just as important, I am willing to live for that child.

I am selfish. Nearly every time I mount my motorcycle to empower I am completely selfish. I feel like a knight saddling up his horse. As I slip my helmet on it may as well be the helmet of an ancient warrior. Riding down the freeway in formation with my brothers and sisters must have the same feeling as knights riding side by side into battle on horseback. My cut (leather vest) is my chest plate and the rumbling of Harleys are the stomping of hooves. People that I would have never have known now take their place in my list of most trusted and dependable people. The struggles of what we do (some listed in the previous paragraph) are outweighed by the good. Seeing a child come out of the house with a smile because they know they get to go on a motorcycle ride with the new members of their family. Watching them play in the front yard instead of in their bedroom because they know that they are protected. But most importantly, watching them become empowered. Seeing the children stand up and say I am not afraid.

Be proud of what you do. Be proud of those that do it with you. Be selfish.




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Sharing The Key of Forgivness

Every month on the 1st and 15th, I share what I call “Dr. Karen’s Nuggets”.   They are emails that go out exclusively to those who have been a part of my events and/or asked to be a part of my mailing list. Every topic has sparked many comments that have been very encouraging, inspiring and motivation for me to continue to offer words to feed the spirit and the mind for change. My latest, “Key Of Forgiveness” is truly one that sparked a storm of emotions and conversations for change, truth and release of the past to move into the present. I made the decision to share this particular topic with you through this platform. I’d love for you to send your comments. If you desire to move forward and learn how to begin living in your 2nd Chance, feel free to contact me via email to join my list and receive special information regarding future events!

Forgiveness is a major key to your next level of success.  Whether it be business, personal, social, it is necessary to have a spirit of forgiveness to illuminate love and attract what you want to receive.  Good health, happiness, joy and support.  You may say Dr. Karen, why should I forgive someone who has wronged me, hurt me, let me down, and shown no support?  Seemingly crushed my world?  I say to you, it is a major key to unlock our destiny that has been ordained before time.

Forgiveness is a key that spiritually releases our future, heals our heart and moves us forward.  The act is to first forgive yourself of what has been done because of “it”.  We tend to always want to blame and look at others from our past.  But because of the pain, there can be harbored anger, sadness, even depression.  This emotional pain and sicknesses can cause us now to demonstrate our lives to others someone that does not really exists.  Some people don’t really know us when we carry these illnesses inside.

Work today to seek forgiveness of self.  You may never see the person that hurt you again in your lifetime. Or, they may never know why you are hurting inside or how “it” affected you. I am defiantly not giving them a pass, but we will find that someone can never give you the goodness that they never had. Make the effort to be your best self. If you forgive someone of what has been done to you, God promises he will forgive you and bless you big!  Nothing and no one is worth not seeing your dreams manifested and your life make impact.  No matter what, always remember that you were created for a reason bigger than you!  Be able to live in that awesomeness and reflect on the outside someone that is healthy, whole and ready to take on the world through the power of forgiveness.
From my heart to yours,
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New Life Coaching & Development, LLC
Certified Life & Spiritual Coach, Counselor
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Learning To Let Go!

During my times of Coaching and Counseling, one of the key questions I ask during a client’s pre-screening or initial interview is, what is the hardest thing to let go?  Why when your time of healing or moving forward comes can you not just let go?  That is a question that I was asked many times regarding things that happened to me in my past that were still holding me back. I had help from spiritual mentors, counselors and ultimately within myself. Some of the answers I have received were so detailed.  Many people have become angry with me initially as if I were stealing something from them just asking the questions! Letting go to some or most of them meant that hiding was no longer an option.

Going into the New Year, I am sure most of us made what we call Resolutions.  I have found over the years, this word for most means something that is meant to be broken.  There is really no accountability in them or any real plans or a process for what you’ve attempted to resolve.  By definition, resolution means a firm decision to do or not to do something. For it to be “firm” and to see it manifest, there needs to be a process.  That process in itself takes setting real goals, seeking help many times, and being accountable to you.  Many times the possible failure of resolutions happen when a person sees that facing the challenge is a little deeper than just losing weight, quitting smoking and developing new relationships, less stress, and the big D, getting out of debt!  Just to name a few that we hear often.  To be able to handle any of these, there are steps that must be taken that require us to embrace the “process” to make it happen.  Part of the process is usually 9 out of 10 times something(s) that must be let go from your past that has affected your immediate future.  After which, you seek assistance, mentoring and information to begin to move forward which may take a little more than a year.

There is a level of honesty and also remembering that goes into this challenge.  When I get tears, anxiety, even anger with the answers, this is a sure sign that a person has begun to want change and real resolve to unwanted elements in their lives. Today, look at your list and check it twice. Do you have more to add or something to take off? Begin to journal your needs, secrets and desired outcomes to meet these goals for your life.   What must you do to have a successful and happier 2016 and let me ask you the question, Why Can’t YOU Let IT go?

In my upcoming 2nd Chance Living series and system tools, we will work on why I can’t let go?  I invite you to find out more and be a part of this. Feel free to contact me if you would like further coaching and information regarding the upcoming series. I’d love your comments and be sure to share with anyone you know.  Remember that you can’t expect new to show up, when the storage area is old.

Make every moment matter!

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True Thanksgiving

During this season, everyone begins posting, texting and writing what they are most “thankful” for. A season for thankfulness should be a part of our daily lives.

Doing so gives us the feelings of greater joy and happiness thinking of what we have accomplished, survived and have to look forward to. Thanksgiving is, of course the day set aside to bring in the holiday season and share with others.

We plan family gatherings, cooking major food and goodies and counting calories. However, I have had to as a coach and crisis counselor, work with those who are struggling to find what can give them joy and just a ray of hope.  Loosing family members, divorce, separation and more does not allow them to have true joy, feeling forced to “pretend” to be happy during this time of year. Some will suffer from what is called the Holiday Blues. Commercialism plays a huge part and expectations of others.

If you are a person that can identify with this struggle or know someone else who may be showing signs, it is time NOW to learn to be healed and whole so that a spirit of thankfulness can be better achieved not for one or two days, but for a better life.

Learning to make emotional habits for change is very important. There are a few keys that I would like to share: Be fed Spiritually and make a daily habit to give thanks daily for your life. You are a part of a bigger plan. Talk to your family or a true friend about how you are feeling. Being able to be honest with yourself is the first step to being better. Once you are able to share your feelings with the right person, you’ll feel better knowing you are not alone. Somebody has felt what you are feeling and/or have been waiting for you to open up so that they can help you through your moments.  Finally, share the gift inside of you with someone in need. Your time of love and charity will allow you to see that you are important and your life is needed for someone else. If this is not your struggle, it is for someone else. Share this blog post to open the door for the conversation. Take time from your day and check on someone who you care about. Encourage mothers and fathers and seniors that they are doing their best by just offering what you see best on your level. It may be a gift card, help with their yard, a day out to breakfast or just a heart felt hello and hug.  The worst feeling in the world is to have someone see your pain, hear about it later and hear someone say, “I thought something was wrong.”   Always remember that a little goes a very long way!

If you have read this and would like to reach out, please email me for a link I can send you to one of my wonderful mp3 recordings on healing during this season.  It is 40 min that will empower you and give you some vauluable tools.  You can listen to it over and over again.  .  this will be my free gift to you!

Thank you for taking time to view “Dr. Karen Says”.  I look forward to hearing from you in the future and remember to make every moment matter.  Walk in a spirit of Thankfullness and Joy!  Our days are filled with Destiny.

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Karen

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Living In My 2nd Chances!

I have said for many years that my opportunity to live after years of addictions, heart aches and pain was my second chance. Then having two beautiful children to raise and become my joy in life, another. After I lived longer and saw more, good and bad, each day became my second chance. After losing my dad and good friends; each moment.

Our lives have been predestined for growth and expansion for the greater good of ourselves and others. Each moment changes something in our path. Not taking full advantage of each breath can mean that we miss so much. Have you ever thought about calling someone or sending a card over and over again? Then finding later that the person has become sick or even passed away without you being able to express what you felt? Have you wanted to plan a special project, develop a plan, start a community project and the next thing you know, its years later and someone else has done it. There are many reasons why we are side tracked and may not move towards our inner self; what we dream of. What our soul says to do. Procrastination, fear, old failures and disappointments. There is so much more!

Our creation purpose was to be fruitful and multiply in domination and leadership. Living below our soul’s occupation makes us feel less than who we are. We make the decision to compromise our lives in negative ways. Learning to live for your 2nd chances in every moment should be your personal goal and challenge. No matter how old you are, how many times you begin again; it’s your right to live! There are obvious changes you can make daily that are moving back toward your dreams which were a part of you from the beginning.

As you move toward your new year, start today with no regrets. Don’t wait to make false promises to others, make good with the person in the mirror. Take time to examine yourself, good and bad and work in those truths. Hug, love and appreciate those around you whenever you can. No, they may not show you what you give them, but part of your life’s mission is to give. So in the end of things; you can rest well with a free mind.

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The best is yet to come!

With love,

Dr. Karen