Author Archives: Karena

The Dos and Don’ts For a Happier Thanksgiving

The days before a big holiday can get crazy. We’re rushing around shopping, fighting traffic, and cooking. Add to all that, the cleaning and the prepping and the potential family drama that ensues. Here are a few dos and don’ts for a happier, more peaceful Thanksgiving. Do plan ahead. I like to make my grocery […]

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The Fast Metabolism Diet

I have tried a lot of diets. No fat. No carb. No fun. Atkins. Paleo. Juicing. Cabbage soup. Yes, cabbage soup. And while some of them left me feeling skinnier, none of them left me feeling healthier, satiated, and in control of my nutritional future. All that changed a month ago when my friend told me […]

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Eat Your Way to Gorgeous, Healthy Skin

Who doesn’t want clearer, brighter, more youthful looking skin? And in our search, we’ve all spent money on products that promise the fountain of youth. But what if you didn’t have to look much farther than your refrigerator for the magical answer to gorgeous, healthy skin? Recently, ABC Action News asked me to do a […]

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Top 5 Makeup Trends For Fall 2014

It’s here. That time of year when we trade in our bright, summery clothes for muted shades of brown, gray, and black. We doff our shorts and sandals and shimmy into leather leggings and boots. But what about our faces? What do we do to transform our makeup to reflect the seasonal shift? I decided […]

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What’s the Magic in Finding Your Purpose?

I spend a fair amount of time asking myself the big questions. Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? How will I leave my mark on the world? If I’m not curing cancer, designing space shuttles, or ending world hunger, how will I make a difference? What’s the magic in […]

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Want Skin Like a Celebrity? Use Your Own Blood & Try PRP

Last week, I visited the skin gurus at Skin NV and tried one of the newest treatments for brighter, clearer skin. It’s called PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma. Stars like Kim Kardashian have made this treatment, originally called the Vampire Facial, popular by using their own blood and growth hormones to erase years from their faces. Recently, […]

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect. It Makes You Happier.

Thank you for all the great feedback last week after watching my interview on Good Morning Florida Keys about practicing happiness. Looks like we all want to learn how to be happier! And the good news is that you don’t have to be genetically wired to have sunshine and happiness oozing out of your pores. Nope. […]

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Do You Want to Be Happier? You Have to Practice.

Recently, I was invited back as a guest on the TV show, Good Morning Florida Keys. When the host, Jenna Stuaffer, heard that I had been studying happiness, she asked me to share everything I had learned about being happier. We had a ball talking about the practice of happiness – something everyone can have […]

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Tell Them. And Tell Them Now.

Since his death last week, the news has been flooded with stories about Robin Williams. Film clips of his unquestionable genius streaming continuously making us weepy and nostalgic. And countless people have sounded off with accolades and remembrances of his wit, charm, brilliance, and kindness. Isn’t it wonderful how we rally together when someone dies? […]

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