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This show is a discovery of how incredible you are, not in spite of what’s happened to you, but sometimes, because of what’s happened to you. Join host Karen Kenney as she takes a no-BS look at spirituality and storytelling. We dive deep into life’s little lessons to find the universal message in personal experience. This is a journey from fear back to love and how we can find our greatest strength and happiness in the most unlikely places. If you’re willing to change your story, you can tot ...
 
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We all have access to spiritual and specific gifts; or what I call our ability to align to something beyond our physical body. However, I do believe that some people are far more finely attuned to their gifts. Just like the ones that my guest, Intuitive Therapist and Soul Whisperer, Georgina Durcan unknowingly became aware of at a very early age, b…
 
We live in a world of “Go, Go, Go” where busyness seems to set the pace and as a result inner and outer stillness is almost nonexistent. For many, the thought of slowing down is wicked scary and it’s an idea and practice that people will avoid at all cost. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re hanging out with my friend, spiritual teacher, healer, …
 
As a mentor and teacher who works with people that are spiritually curious, spiritually seeking or are doing deep personal & spiritual transformation work, I hear all kinds of comments like: “I’m a recovering Catholic” or “I haven’t prayed in 10 years” or “the word ‘God’ makes me cringe”, or “I don’t know what I even believe anymore”. When we dive …
 
In my work as a Spiritual Mentor and teacher, I talk with a lot of people who are wanting and hoping to have more happiness, inner peace, healing, and transformation. One of the things I’ve discovered over the years is that sometimes the very same people who want something to change, are also unwilling to do what it takes to get the job done. Today…
 
Let’s just admit it, sometimes as silly humans we do try to force things and we try to fight reality; especially when we don't want “it” to be how it is. As a coach, parent or an entrepreneur, really anybody who leads or guides people, whether it's a team of employees, a membership & community, or a mentor that has clients, the one thing we all kno…
 
As long as you are a human being who’s alive in a body - then you’re in an ongoing process of evolution. I would go so far as to say that you’re really just releasing who you are not and remembering and becoming more and more of your true Self. But this personal and Spiritual work isn’t a concept of, “Oh, well I did that yesterday or last week” so …
 
Historically humans have, so many times, put their “entertainment value” needs over the well being of both animals and humans. Sometimes, sadly to their detriment. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about slowing down and doing some critical thinking, research and discernment before we post or comment on something online, before we share…
 
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone has come to you with something that you think they’re needing input or advice on, only to find out the opposite? Sometimes as friends/partners (but especially as coaches or mentors), we find ourselves sharing what we see as helpful thoughts, tips or solutions, when in reality not everyone wa…
 
Lately, I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of people talking about tips, tricks, and hacks for all kinds of things. Tricks have their place in the world of magic, but when it comes to people - whether it be personal or business - I choose transparency. What you see, is what you get. I don’t have any desire to trick my way to the top at the expense …
 
There are times in our lives when we have to make both big and little decisions. Sometimes when faced with these choices, we find ourselves feeling unsure of our direction because of a communication misunderstanding or a lack of detailed information. Other times though, we find ourselves choosing to remain in a state of confusion, allowing our mind…
 
As humans, we have a multitude of parts contained all within one being. Think about it, “How many times have you said something like, "Well, one part of me wants to do this, but another part of me doesn’t”. And not all of our “parts” are on the super sunny side. But because we fear getting judged, abandoned or rejected by others, we don’t want peop…
 
There's an old proverb that says “familiarity breeds contempt”. Meaning that if we’re too close to or have extensive knowledge of someone, it can sometimes lead to a loss of respect for them, or we become careless around them or we lose the ability to see their brilliance. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re taking a look at how often the people …
 
People will sometimes say that they know what someone’s been talking about without really having any true understanding. They might have copied down the words or memorized the information, but they have no real intimacy with or true knowledge of things yet. It’s not enough to just be able to parrot back what’s been said - but as the spelling bee ki…
 
When we share something that we’ve created (or are in the act of still creating), whether it be a book, a poem, a project or a program, etc., where we share this inspired idea, can make all the difference in whether or not it succeeds. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about using a little bit of caution when it comes to who we share ou…
 
Throughout our life (if we’re lucky) there will be so many different situations and scenarios when the people who care about us will be there for us. Sometimes in providing opportunities for our growth, offering their advice or support, loving us through painful moments and offering a helping hand when we really need it. Whatever those moments look…
 
Sometimes as human beings that are doing personal & Spiritual work, we often try to go back in time to “the scene of the crime” of our childhood trauma or our old wounds in hopes of finding healing. We fantasize about “time travelling” to that particular person or prior place to finally try to get the love that we needed. We think that our problem …
 
Today on The Karen Kenney Show, I'm sharing a funny story about how having a spiritual practice can help you to slow down the ego's tendency to react like an asshole. Ha! Difficult situations, people and things are going to come our way but we can choose to meet them with love (and sometimes, a sense of humor). The actions of others and the happeni…
 
When it comes to our relationships with people, places, projects, programs, etc - if whatever is being “served at the table” stops feeling nourishing or being respectful and healthy, then we need to be able to push our chair away and get up to leave. Oftentimes, when we first meet people they start out by dishing out a bunch of goodness. So much so…
 
“The survival strategies that keep us alive, are also what keep us from living.” And that’s just one of the many golden nuggets that my guest Linda Thai, shared during our powerful and intimate conversation. I kept asking her to repeat herself because all the wisdom she was speaking was too good to be missed! Today on The Karen Kenney Show, I’m thr…
 
There have been times in my life where I have found myself being overly empathetic and compassionate to a fault. Times where I put up with or made excuses for someone else’s crappy behavior because I didn’t want to upset them or hurt their feelings. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about what is known in the Buddhist tradition as “Idio…
 
Are you just showing up in your life or are you taking that extra step to show out? Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about a powerful experience I had this month with my new friend and author of “Ambassador of Hope”, Andre Norman - who not only preaches action in “showing up & showing out”, but also exemplifies it with his own life. Re…
 
Is it possible to go from an introverted child who wanted nothing to do with adults and the outside world to speaking on stages, working at Martha Stewart, hosting a radio show, and having a TEDx talk that has surpassed 6 million views? Sounds like a huge leap, but that’s exactly what my amazing guest has done! She’ll tell you that even today she’s…
 
All of us have a sort of physical, mental & emotional “bandwidth” that includes both an upload (aka: consuming) and a download (aka: creating) speed. Unfortunately, many of us in today’s world of easy online access find ourselves running from connection to connection consuming everything that pops up on our path, leaving no room in our cup for what…
 
Have you been curious about what the heck I actually do as a Spiritual Mentor or what it’s like to work with me? Maybe you’re thinking about joining my Spiritual Community & Membership “The Nest” and wish you could get a peek behind the scenes from some real-life members? If you’re someone that also likes to get it “straight from the source”, then …
 
By the age of 9, my guest had learned three lessons: 1) It’s okay to hit someone (after seeing his dad beat his mom) 2) I better protect myself (after kids threw rocks at him on his way to school and called him the “n” word ) 3) I can quit (after seeing his Dad walk out on him and his five siblings). Nine years old and this was his philosophy for l…
 
Ever feel like your life just took a hard right turn? All of a sudden you find yourself standing there with the wind knocked out of you, or just simply surprised at where you ended up, and asking yourself, “What the feck’ just happened?” PLOT TWIST!!! Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re taking a look at how in our own daily lives we see all kinds…
 
Social media, advertisers and online culture like to make a big deal out of so-called “influencers” - but they’re overlooking one important truth - we’re all influencers in our own way. Have you ever walked into a room and felt the clear message that you were not welcome there? The person doesn’t even have to say anything and we know right away whe…
 
Questions are a powerful tool. Especially when you know how to ask the right ones. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, I’m wicked excited because we’re talking with super-smarty pants Jon Berghoff as he shares his journey from an executive at Vitamix to founder and CEO of XCHANGE Approach - which helps change agents, thought leaders, community leaders,…
 
It’s kind of our human nature, especially with people we love, for us to want to rush in and fix things when they have a problem. We instinctively want to take their pain away every time they struggle with a situation. However, this isn’t always what they need. Sometimes, the people in our lives just want to be seen, heard or understood and they do…
 
Today’s episode was inspired by a quote that I love that talks about our “calling”. And it got me to thinking about how when the Divine calls us direct and collect - we have to decide if we’re going to accept the charges. HA! I believe that our particular Divine assignment has been given to us and nobody else. We have been given what A Course in Mi…
 
From the minute, Brad Jensen picked up his first fitness and nutrition magazine at 14 years old, he knew that it was what he was born to do. To Brad, who’s also known as The Sober Bodybuilder, fitness isn’t just about physical appearance. Rather, it’s a lifestyle that’s continuously evolving. Brad is not only a fitness coach and certified nutrition…
 
If you’re someone who’s afraid to make mistakes, it starts to show up in your world, especially in how you relate to or connect or communicate with other people. Whether that be in your personal life or in your business. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about the emotional risk we take every time we put ourselves out there into the wor…
 
Is there something that you're duct-taping in your life and crossing your fingers in hopes that it doesn’t fall apart? I know from my own first-hand experience as a kid growing up, that there are times in our lives when we have to work with the things we currently have, and that a hand-me-down might feel like a pick me up (on the right day and in t…
 
When we don’t like something we give it a label - good or bad. This is especially true when it comes to how we’re feeling inside at heightened moments of stress. The truth is that those emotions we often try to reject or run and hide from are just simply “energetic patterns”... and as today’s guest reminds us, if you can think of them as “creative …
 
As a kid growing up, I often had the hardest time making even the simplest decisions. The thought of making the wrong decision (aka: mistakes) was paralyzing. I needed choices in order to “feel alive” but give me too many options and I would end up stuck spinning like that damn pinwheel on your computer. Ha! Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re lo…
 
Our whole life is built on relationships. We are literally in relationship to everything and everyone around us. The fact is, happy, healthy, strong relationships with others only happen if we have cultivated one with ourselves. If we don’t take care of the primary, internal relationships first - with Self, Source & Spirit - there’s no way we’re go…
 
Sometimes in life, we’ve gotta’ be our own hero. It does us no good to sit around waiting for someone else to come and save us. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about showing up for ourselves, making our own decisions and not asking permission from anyone to do it. The sooner we realize that there’s no knight in shining armour coming t…
 
Do you ever think back on your life and wish you could just hit the reset button and give yourself a damn do-over? Whether it be to receive more information so you could make more informed decisions - or - simply be more intentional with your choices or actions. Whatever the reason is, sometimes we find ourselves wishing for the opportunity to do i…
 
In Chapter 13 of A Course in Miracles it says: “You have but two emotions, love and fear… and one you made (Fear/the ego) and one was given you (Love/God).” Love or fear are the only two emotions that we as people fall under. Anything that doesn’t fall into the category of Love, automatically lands itself under the guise of fear. Fear can show up a…
 
So often when we see or hear about successful people, (especially in today’s world of slick social media marketing) it’s easy to think that their rise to where they are now was all smooth sailing. Truth is, our path in life can be a wicked bumpy and sometimes, especially when the odds are stacked against us, we have to just do it scared. Today on T…
 
Let’s be honest, it’s not really about the pasta. Whenever we find ourselves upset or not at peace - it helps to recognize that it’s often not about that thing. It was actually about all the built up hurt, anger, frustration or needs that have not been met within us. If we’re willing to be honest, sometimes we lose our cool over the smallest shit a…
 
Have you ever heard the statement, “I'm about to go all ‘woo, woo’ on you”? I was thinking to myself the other day, “Why does everybody feel the need to apologize for the “woo”?” Why do people lead with a warning, like; “OK, so I'm about to go all ‘woo’, on you” as if all the adults in the room need to prepare themselves or perhaps they couldn't ha…
 
One of the challenges of being human is that the ego-mind automatically leads with its opinions, judgements, and stories that will either build others up or more likely tear them down. It has no neutral thoughts and it’s almost always sure that it’s right and because of this, we think we know and understand where someone else is coming from. We wri…
 
“You need to be special!” is a message that we’re constantly being bombarded with when it comes to our personal and professional social media presence. This is especially true as entrepreneurs and business owners in the digital age. We’ve been taught that amongst a sea of people, profiles and posts - it's essential to our success - that we not only…
 
The term “stay in your own lane” can mean different things to different people and we’re going to dive into a couple of ways of looking at this. Most of the time as adults, when we say “Stay in your lane” - it’s to tell others to stay out of our business or to keep the focus on what they themselves are doing. Just like when we were little kids and …
 
There’s a quote I heard that I’ve been contemplating that says how people should, “Praise in public & critique in private.” I’ve got a few thoughts now on this point of view and one of the things that informed me in my mulling and musing about it is an even older saying that tells us that “our words should pass through 3 gates before we ever write …
 
With the world being how it is in this moment, now is not the time to stick our heads in the sand. If you are here on the planet right now, I believe it’s for a reason and a greater purpose. Sometimes, we need to turn to our Spiritual Team to help figure out what that is. When we find ourselves in situations where we feel overwhelmed, defeated, sca…
 
From the loss of a younger sister in a car accident by a drunk driver, to finding & fighting the cancer of her then 2 year old son, my guest has experienced some of life’s most painful experiences. Through it all she has found a way to connect with others and build community where there was none. Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking with C…
 
Social media has a grip on society and it’s changing the way we interact with each other and even ourselves. The addiction to using it, getting those likes and views are at a concerning level with dire consequences to our human connections and psyche. This is especially true with teenage girls and young women who are up over 300% in anxiety, depres…
 
Our internal peace of mind and happiness are extremely important to our overall well being. In order to find that for ourselves we have to stop and take the time to really look at where it is that we came from and heal the wounds of our past. The truth is it doesn’t matter how we got here, we are here and who we are because of it; belongs to us. It…
 
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