So, who am I?
What a loaded question. If you were to ask me to answer honestly, I’d say I am a wondrous, adventurous wild woman, hoping to never be really tamed, spending my days learning and growing more into myself every day.
However, in the end, I am many things to many people I am also:
A momma to an incredible adult son and a glorious teen girl. They truly are my heart. I am blessed that they came into the world and chose me to be their guide. I am honoured by this opportunity to be their parent and I have learned so much through them and from them.
A wife in a relationship that has truly had its fair share of challenges, but with patience, love and understanding we are finding our stride.
A sister and a friend to a pile of quirky, unique and glorious souls that I am blessed to walk with on this journey
An Educator of non-toxic and zero waste living.
A Holistic Practitioner specializing in Essential Oil therapy, Lymphatic drainage massage,
Reflexology and holistic nutrition.
A White Belt Nia Instructor
A Writer……….with horrible grammar…so bare with me.
A spiritual explorer delving into the world of spirituality in many different directions
So, Karen’s Soap Box is intended to be a combination of non-toxic living, green and ecofriendly initiatives, zero waste living and different spiritual modalities. A place that is a bit of my own personal journey, but whose main purpose is to help you begin to live a life that is less toxic. This is also a bit about my story writing and my perspective about life, I don’t ever need you to agree with me, but I won’t spend my time and energy fighting to change your opinion either.
Some of you, like me, have been on this journey for a very long time. While some of you are just starting out and are looking for direction that isn’t based on commercialised hype and marketing. I have been on this journey for a quite a few years. It began when I first had to remove all of the toxins and preservatives from my home for a very sick little 4 year old boy, who is now 27.
The journey to living a cleaner, simpler life is one that requires you to embrace your own power as you make informed decisions.
I want to guide you to follow your heart. If it resonates with you, whatever the “it” may be, and you feel better then keep doing it, be careful of the “they” speak and instead begin to drop inside of yourself for your own answers and follow your intuition.
I am not a scientist. I can and I will give scientific jargon and references when needed, but I prefer to speak with my own voice in words that come from my own life journey. I am, however, just a woman with a natural health educational background and practical experience and knowledge that I want to share.
I was raised by a farmer’s daughter and I have a strong passion for teaching people how to live their very best life. I’m driven to joyously enhance my own knowledge everyday and I would be honoured if you follow me and stay with me on this journey (and of course I would hope you feel compelled to share it with your friends.)
I don’t begin to claim to have all the answers, that’s not what I’m offering. Instead, I would like to invite you to explore the journey as we face the questions and together search for answers and solutions that honour ourselves and our families and tread gently on Mother Earth.