Karen Ulvestad's Articles (19)

5 Ways to Work Through Challenging Times



Surviving a pandemic

1. Finding a Project

A great projects ignite our passion, and feed our soul.

2. Finding Peace with Self

Looking inward and working through personal issues leads to inner peace.

3. Dealing with Feelings of Isolation

Learning how to reach out. What does isolation mean? How to keep in touch?

4. Finding Joy

Being happy when it feels…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on September 17, 2020 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Healthy Steps to Process Critical Comments


Words carry power, and affect our day-to-day life. The challenge lies in acknowledging the words without internalizing them. Often, harsh and critical words are behavior related as observed by another person. It's our job to know the difference, and grow from the experience.



It's easy to internalize comments made by other people, and think its about our personality. There is a difference between…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 14, 2018 at 11:27am — 3 Comments

Reclaming the Creative Self in 4 Steps


The creative self is deeply connected with a strong belief system or the spiritual world. We share our deepest emotions through our creative expression. It is the basis for creative solutions to issues in our lives, and the art we create. It permeates every aspect of our lives, including our jobs, relationships, and self image. There are 4 easy steps to reclaiming our creativity.





Added by Karen Ulvestad on May 29, 2018 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Steps to Protect from Energy Vampires


Feeling drained around certain people? Life is filled with the ebb and flow of energy, though sometimes we find people who "take" energy from other people. These "energy" vampires exist in all walks of life. Learn how to identify these situations, how to protect one's self, and the next steps.



Whether at work or living life, it is challenging to avoid "energy" vampires. They are present in…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on May 14, 2018 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

Reclaiming YourSelf in 4 Steps


It's time to reclaim ourselves. It's easy to come second in the busyness of the modern world. Without self, we become weakened to the affects of illness, and become unable to adapt to the constantly changing world around us. Finding and keep self is the foundation of a happy, balanced life.



The modern world is filled with busyness. It demands our attention. Other dominate our time and energy. We struggle to…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on February 7, 2018 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

Finding the Perfect Life Mantra


The perfect mantra helps in personal growth, navigating life challenges, and reflects self-growth. Choosing the right mantra requires looking inward, and feeling. There are 4 easy steps to selecting a mantra or series of mantras to aide us through our daily lives.



Life can be challenging. It has its moments of complete frustration and unadulterated joy. How we navigate these…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on January 31, 2018 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Reiki Healing Supports Weight Loss


Weight Loss is a life changing event that we choose to partake. The ancient healing practice of Reiki adds our transformation through balancing our energy and relaxation. Both of these ingredients are essential for self-care, and success at attaining goals.



Reiki is a powerful tool in many aspects of life. It is a great supplemental practice to use during weight loss, and helps with the self-healing…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on December 20, 2017 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

The Power Of Words


Is abundance seem like a impossibility? Does manifestation seem to fall short of needs? It's all in the words we think, write, and speak. Learn 5 simple steps to improve word choices, and increase abundance in our lives. 



Words are powerful! Words move energy! Words define our inner beliefs, and define who we are. They communicate with the greater world how we view ourselves. Yet, we use…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on October 31, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Successful Weight Loss and Fitness Depends on Spiritual Balance

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It's easy to become trapped in the notion that weight loss is purely a physical process. After all, we see our physical image in the mirror, and it reflects what the world sees. We become distracted by this illusion of ourselves, and forget we embody a spirit. Learn ways to see past the mirror's reflection, and gain lasting weight loss and physical fitness.…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on September 29, 2017 at 12:01pm — 5 Comments

Steps to Creating Healthy Self Talk and Self Image

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Self talk forms our thoughts and actions from a sub-conscious level. We don't need to be a slave to our past. We can change these internal messages to bring abundance and prosperity into our lives. Learn 5 easy steps to a new life outlook.


Words are powerful tools. They are used to describe ideas, feelings, and self image. It's easy to fall into a space where our perception of self causes doubt in our lives. It comes from internal conversations we have…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Mind + Body + Spirit

Mind + Body + Spirit = Fitness

What does this really mean?

We are more than a physical body. Our logic may deem that losing weight is solely associated with the physical body. The physical body reflects the physical aspects of too much weight. It harbors painful joints, illness, or chronic sleep issues.

If you think about it, what are the reasons the extra weight crept on, and you were unable to stop it from…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 18, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

Mind + Body + Spirit

Self Esteems comes from within.

Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is Self Care Selfish?

Self care is not selfish! It’s selfish to not take care of yourself. It’s selfish to allow your physical, mental, and emotional bodies to fall into disarray.  It’s selfish to allow extra weight to continue to consume your health, wellness, and well-being.

It’s selfish because it is the bases for expecting others to care for us when we become disabled or sick from our lack of self-care.

This may seem harsh, but think about it. Do we enjoy caring for others who have fallen ill…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 15, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Dealing with the Death of a Parent

There are times when parents die unexpectedly. There is no time to prepare for their passing. It simply happens. It is immediate, sudden, and leaves in its wake the feeling of shock.

The numbness permeates every aspect of life, affecting relationships, work, and an individuals ability to cope with everyday life. There is no way to bury these feelings deep inside, because they ooze out from under the illusion placed over the emotion.

The days after the sudden death blend into a…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on June 2, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Dealing with Thoughts, Feelings & Emotions with Children

It is human to feel. It is normal to cry. These are basic human needs. We are feeling beings, and often we have to pretend that we are feeling "nothing." We deny our basic needs, and we create an imbalance in our lives.

Communication comes in many forms, and speech is only one form. We have the ablility to create art, write stories, act parts in drama (plays, movies, TV programs, etc.), dance, build things and more. It is sad when individuals choose to "build" physical things/actions…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on January 25, 2013 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

Degrees of Separation

http://youtu.be/5w8DdVCHvk8     It's amazing the power of words, and how they affect our outlook on life.  When is comes to spirituality, awareness of words is essential.  On the surface, it does not seem to matter what we call our Creator or which words we use to describe our beliefs.  This is untrue.

In the modern world, we struggle with connecting with other people, the environment or even different philosophies.  Many call the Creator GOD…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on August 14, 2012 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

A Journey Through Darkness

It's easy to forget that the entire world does not operate with integrity and honesty.  It's easy to get lost in the positive and spiritual aspects of our lives.  I found myself in this place of darkness a few years ago, and have been slowly finding my way out.

I didn't see it happen.  I wasn't aware of the change, until after my life changed.  At that point, I couldn't see what was happening.  It was like a waking nightmare.  It feeds itself, and is a very confusing place to…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on January 18, 2012 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

Defining New Family Traditions for the Holidays

In the time of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents to world was a different place.  There may or may not have been cell phones.  Technology in the past 50 years has taken us from developing the television, microwave ovens and room-sized computers to smart phones, GPS and portable computers.

Our lives have become constant contact with the world, 24/7.  We text our…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on December 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Journaling as a Personal Growth Tool

It can be challenging to finding the pathway to ourselves. . .

Journaling is a fantastic way to find one’s self.  It is a safe place to explore feelings, emotions and relationships, without hurting one’s self or others.  It allows us to find perspective in “things” that can feel overwhelming.  It helps us gain control over our lives, and empowers us to be who we need to be.…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on November 6, 2011 at 2:19am — 1 Comment

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