Hi! I'm Kari!
(rhymes with starry)
I used to live a “normal” life. I ate whatever I wanted and I pushed my body in the name of success and achievement. It worked. I had success and I had achievement. But it was at the sacrifice of my complete wellbeing. My body began to break down and I actually felt the cells within snuff out. I felt my body dying all around me, and that’s when I knew it was time to change course.
As I began the journey to my Ultimate Wellbeing, my body slowly guided me toward cleaning up my eating habits. A Couple years into my journey, I was shocked by a very intense spiritual awakening. For the first time in my life, I finally realized what the purpose of living truly was. It had taken me 38 years to get to this point, and now, instead of just going through the motions and reacting to life, I was excited to finally start living! So, I made a deal with my body: "Guide me into taking the best possible care of you so we can be together for the long haul!"
When I first set my intention to thrive in longevity, I had no idea where it would lead me. Slowly, over the years, my diet got cleaner and cleaner. As I journeyed through the layers of different lifestyles, I realized that many diets are so complicated! This just didn’t feel right to me. Humans are as much of nature as any other animal on this planet and, when we don't interfere, their lives are not complicated. I have come to learn that life is simple and it is only the human mind which complicates things. Our True Existence is that of harmony. It is the foundation of our mind and body, everything else is just additional layers. I was determined to get through these layers and discover the root of this foundation.
My body led me to fruit. I had no idea fruitarianism was even a thing and for the second time in my life, I felt like I’d died and gone to Heaven! Could this be for real? Is just eating fruit something that I can do? Well, you don’t know until you try! So, I decided to give it a go.
Unless my body tells me differently, I am here to stay. My fruitarian lifestyle has me feeling better than I ever have! I have so much energy, love, creativity and harmony within myself as well as the world around me and I’m here to tell you, your life doesn’t need to be complicated! You are on your own unique journey and it may or may not lead you to fruitarianism, but wherever it leads, may it be to your Ultimate Wellness.
As a Master Jungian Life Coach, student of the Ancient Mysteries and devoted yogi of Kundalini, I will guide you through the layers of your psyche so you can achieve your Ultimate Lifestyle, for the vitality of your body, the creativity of your mind and the freedom of your soul.
Bridge your Ancient Wisdom with your modern mind and know the Dance of the Divine.
From Burnout to Burning Bright
I have lived an incredible life! However, this incredible life led me down the path of burnout. Upon reflection, I realized that I had achieved everything I had ever wanted in the years I’d been on this planet, but the way in which I was operating brought it to me at a great price.
I was born with an unavoidable magnetic pull to horses. Everything about them drew me in and I knew no other desire than to surround myself with their presence. So I made them my life and I was fortunate to earn a living while learning from them, competing and helping others to understand them. I knew from a very early age that I didn’t want a corporate job, so I forged my own business, involving a lifestyle that I loved, and it was quite successful.
However, I was operating under the pretense that you had to work hard in order to be successful. So my fun and playful joy of being with horses became a grinding lifestyle of nothing but hard work, stress and anxiety. Miraculously my magnificent body put up with relentless abuse for many years. From poor diet, chronic stress and anxiety, and nonstop physical exertion, it could take no more. My body shut me down and I felt myself at death’s door. I actually felt the sensation of my cells burning out and fading away. Among other health issues, this was my wakeup call and, thankfully, I had finally gotten the message.
It took me many years to let it all go. I was very resistant to giving up all that I’d ever wanted and worked so hard to achieve. I realized, though, that despite the anxiety and the stress, I had always been taken care of. Things had always worked out and my life was filled with realized dreams, so I decided to see what would happen if I just stopped worrying about the control and I let go of the reins.
This simple paradigm shift of getting out of the way is beyond words. Any way I attempt to describe it is a severe understatement. I can truly say that I have finally begun to live. I feel the need to pinch myself every day, because it feels like I’m dreaming. This way of living with ease, joy and natural flow seems unreal, but since the dissolution of my previous life and passion, it has become a very welcomed reality for me.
I have lived an incredible unconscious life. Now that I am conscious, I am unstoppable. The karmic pull of the horse is gone and I am humbly grateful for their years of selfless service. Their teachings will accompany me for the rest of my life. My previous life's work gave me the opportunity to help others connect with their horses. I now have the incredible opportunity of empowering others to connect with themselves.
My new passion is in being present for every moment of this miraculous journey we call Life. I intend to play with Life, and enjoy its lessons and teachings as I continue to grow while helping others to do the same.
With love, Kari
A Love Letter for Your Past Self
When we gaze upon the stars, we are peering into the past. In the same way, I write this as the future star of you peering into the past star of me.
I see the brilliance of your shine. If you do not see it, it is because you are in it, but know that your radiance lights up the world. Contrary to what you might think, the world does not cause you to shine, nor does it create itself apart from you. It is you who shine on the world and it is you who create it.
When you make this simple shift in perspective, incredible things begin to take place. You transform from working hard in an attempt to make things happen, to knowing that they will happen and allowing them to become. When you realize that you no longer need to force things into place, but merely let them come and know they will, you brighten your light. When you let go of the doubts, uncertainties and fears, the clouded layers of obscurement simply fade away and you are exposed for what you truly are: the source of your own magnificence.
It is you who blocks your own light. Nothing outside of you has that power. When you take responsibility for the world that you have created, you will come to know that you have the power to create a new world. This new world is Heaven on Earth if you only dare to dream it.
The brighter you become, the farther your light shines. The farther your light shines, the more you can see. The more you can see, the more expansive your view. When your view expands, you realize the view is limitless. You will even be able to see me, the future star of you holding out my hand and shining my light on your path.
I, too, am a past version of myself. There is a star even brighter, shining it’s future light on me, reaching out a hand and guiding my way.
You cannot see how brightly you shine because you are inside of your own light. But the whole world is lit up when you realize that it is seen simply because you are. All you have to do is let yourself shine.
From the star of you, to the star of me, to the star that’s yet to be…
We will light up the night!
Honoring My Teachers
I am beyond grateful for the teachers in my life. They have empowered me to soar beyond my wildest dreams and they continue to uplift me, inspire me and help guide my way.
Earlyne & Robert Chaney
Jai Dev Singh
Teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda
Debra & Robert Maldonado
Sri Anandamayi Ma
Hindu saint and yoga guru