Hi! My name is Karen. I’m a wellness fanatic living in Neenah, Wisconsin. I have been happily married for almost 28 years to a man who never fails to tell me each day how much he loves me. Together, we have raised three children (25, 24, and 23 years old), all of whom I am immensely proud. In 2015, we added Golden Retriever (Quinn) to our family.


I  teach 6th and 7th grade Magnet (high ability) students ELA and Social Studies. I am incredibly fortunate to share my passion for writing with my students, and to work with a phenomenal team of teachers (who don’t mind being guinea pigs when I try new recipes).

Running, biking, hiking, boating, sailing, and skiing are my favorite ways of staying active. I’ve been running for over 30 years, and have completed 5 marathons. I am trying really hard to love yoga.  I also enjoy reading, writing, and making (and photographing) vegan food!

A year ago I began a blog to combine my passions for writing and health. I was featured in Gena Hamshaw’s (of The Full Helping) Green Recovery series a few years ago as well. You can read that here. And if you are really interested, you can read the long version of my story here.

This is one happy runner!

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Fun runs with the family!


I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I love any positive forms of interaction! Check out my instagram and twitter as well.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. I just came across your blog and am really enjoying it. I am hoping to have more time this year to focus on doing the outdoor activities I love so much, hiking, biking and other adventures. Thanks for sharing your stories!


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