Biography

  • Karen Knowler is “The Raw Food Coach” and has been dubbed “The world’s premier raw food coach”. A published author, popular speaker, raw food coach, chef and teacher, as well as trainer to the trainers, Karen has inspired millions of people around the world to experience the power of raw and living foods through her web site, books and TV appearances and has trained hundreds of raw food coaches, teachers and professionals worldwide.

    Karen is known for her “easy, simple and fun” approach to both food and business, as much as her deep insight, compassion and wisdom. Karen is former Managing Director of The Fresh Network, the UK's Raw and Living Foods organisation, founder and former editor of Get Fresh! magazine, founder and sole organiser of the Fresh Festival and author of a multitude of life-changing books, eBooks and articles, including “Raw Food Made Simple” and her latest book “Eat Right for Your Personality Type” published by Hay House in March 2012. Karen has been involved in the field of raw food since 1993 and is based in Hertfordshire, England.

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February 22, 2008

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Laura aka. Mandy

Hi Karen (and all who commented) Thank you!

I have seen Steve's website and have done that little exercise. Animals make me cry. Animals being rescued from bad situations, makes me cry!

Sorry it has taken so long to reply to this. I went inside myself... and not in a healthy way... for a while. I am now working on pulling my head out of my you know what. I have taken so many steps backwards. Now I am taking steps forward and consciously making changes. I have this thing about putting off the healthy plan 'til "tomorrow." Of course tomorrow never comes, but right now I feel that I need to stop the madness.

I am physically sensitive and I need to take care of myself physically to clear myself out so I can get what my purpose is and what to do to follow that passion.

I have many interests. This makes things confusing. But I've gotten away from them because of not having the finances to develop those interests. But in addition to that, I have hidden behind things/habits that completely kill my motivation and ambition. I've just been escaping life. And now my spirit is letting me know how unhappy it is about that. In fact it probably has always been trying to tell me through chronic depression. (I was diagnosed in my early 20s.) I am 42 now. I just wasn't listening til now.

I worked at the job I wrote about for about 3 weeks. The manager let me go by telling me that it wasn't a fit. She could see that I was stressed and that it would be best for me as well, to leave. So that's what I did. I cried because I felt not good enough. But it was also a feeling of relief.

I was luckily eligible for unemployment compensation so I have something coming in. I am also doing some odd jobs for a man who runs a biz out of his home. And I just got a phone call today from a woman who asked me to walk her dog throughout the week. With the weather getting nice now, that will be a nice thing to do. I'm an outdoor person, and I know that's why I resisted that office job in the first place.

So now I am in a great place to spend time with myself in healthy meditation, exercise, eating right, etc. I am pretty excited about this.

The card reading really blew me away. Lots of responsibility there. Scary but exciting.

This was very special, this reply to me. I really appreciate it. Thank you for being here.

BTW: My real name is Laura, but I like the monicker. I didn't sign the email because I had a signature set in there. I suppose it didn't transmit with the email.

All the best to you.
Love, Light and Peace,
Laura

Barbara

Hi Debbie, the site you were mentioning is stevepavlina.com; an excellent site for inspiration!

Debbie

Our Sister Mandy:

I just listened to Karen’s excellent advice (Karen, I had no idea you were such a sage!) and I wanted to offer my two cents worth.

Mandy, please remember that you are exactly where you are supposed to be on your journey and try to think of your new job as an adventure. You have no idea what is in store for you there. I am a licensed esthetician, however, when I came to Santa Barbara, I couldn’t find work in that field and I ended up back in an office job at the University. (There was a reason I left office work in the first place and I was disgusted that I had to go back to it.) My salary as a temp was barely peanuts; but in less than 3 years, I’ve doubled my salary and am doing work I enjoy. The reason for that is that I changed my attitude. The bigger picture is that being in the university environment has fired up my desire to go back to school and I am now pursuing my degree in nutrition. I had no idea in the beginning…

Two other things I’d like to mention (first one is free!). Steve P’s idea to finding your life’s purpose (sorry, I can’t find him on the web now) is to type at the top of the page…”What is my life’s purpose?” and start writing, without thinking, without judgment. He says that whatever makes you cry is your life’s purpose. (smile) Also, I will recommend an excellent book, latest addition to Oprah’s book club, A New Earth…Awakening to your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. He says our primary purpose (the same for everyone), always, is to be fully present, awake, NOW at this moment because that’s all we really have anyway. That puts us in alignment, in touch with the vibration of the Universe and it is very powerful. It is also the most peaceful thing we can do for ourselves. The secondary purpose is whatever you’re doing…eating, brushing your teeth, etc. Start small. Try to be fully conscious as much as you can throughout your day. Get out of your ‘head’ with all the ‘noise’ and just ‘be.’ See if that doesn’t make a difference; see if that doesn’t change you…

Good luck to you! I believe you are standing on the precipice. Be awake and ready! I send my support, positive energy and all blessings from across the pond…
Debbie

Becca

I'm going to pretend that this angel card and coaching session are for me too...thank you so much Karen!

jackie

Mandy

I'm with you!

Karen

What a beautiful message - thank you for wise advice.

Love to you both

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