Welcome to Connected Karen

Welcome to Connected Karen

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for joining me as I chronicle my journey from a human being too often separate and solitary, to a truly connected woman – who sinks into and relishes close connections in every area of her life.

This has been a long time in the making.

I have a tendency – or more of a habit I’ve developed and mastered over many years – of distancing myself from others.

I’ve gotten really good at being independent, at taking care of things on my own. As an introvert, and an analytical one at that, I spend plenty of time in my head. My head tells me that it sometimes takes a lot of energy to be with and engage with others. The irony is that, when I do, I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s what I yearn for in my heart.

So, now I get to practice living from the place I yearn for – and taking actions consistent from this place – reaching out when I’d rather withdraw, calling a friend when I’d rather spend a quiet evening alone with my thoughts. Sorry, head, but when it comes to this area of my life at least, you’re no longer in charge.

So, at the “end” of all this, here’s what I’m committed to creating: Deep, solid, and meaningful connection with a significant other, my family, friends, neighbors, and community.

I want to be:

+ In a connected, authentic, joyful, loving, intimate relationship with my beloved

+ A dedicated volunteer connected with a charity that is close to my heart

+ A connected neighbor available for support when needed

+ Connected to family and friends through rituals of weekend getaways, gatherings in my home, and the like.


I can’t wait to get started and become the connected woman I came to this planet to be. Along the way, I hope you find some inspiration for your life. Of course . . . I invite you to connect with me and let me know!



  1. Laura Berg
    Jan 7, 2014

    Karen, I can’t wait to hear more about your journey to connectedness. I think so many working moms will be able to relate to your experience.

  2. Kathy Brook-Wong
    Jan 13, 2014

    Karen, I am looking forward to traveling along this journey with you both through reading your blog and through connecting with you and experiencing the joy and love of a deep friendship with you in 2014 and beyond!! I am so proud of you and can’t wait to witness your blossoming into the connected women you came to this planet to be!!

  3. Rene
    Jan 14, 2014

    Bold move – I like it! Enjoy the journey….! :) Can’t wait to read more.

  4. Larry Sangiorgio
    Jan 19, 2014

    Karen, I am very excited for you. I believe that making the effort is important, but making it public in this way will surely insure that your desired transformation becomes a reality. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading about your journey.

  5. Caryn Ezor
    Jan 20, 2014

    You go girl!!
    So excited to stay connected and hear all the great things u r up to
    Love u
    4 fingers

  6. Lori R.
    Jan 22, 2014

    Congratulations, Karen, on a beautiful site, resourceful cultivation of ideas, and your new adventures in outreach! You are always an inspiration with your spirit of exploration, internally and in the woods. Good for you!

  7. Lory
    Feb 17, 2014

    Congratulations Karen. What a beautiful idea. Good for you for having the courage to follow through and to share. Looking forward to connecting more with you.

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