Hi! My name is Karen. I’m a wellness fanatic living in Neenah, Wisconsin. I have been happily married for almost 27 years to a man who never fails to tell me each day how much he loves me. Together, we have raised three children (24, 23, and 22 years old), all of whom I am immensely proud. In 2015, we added Golden Retriever (Quinn) to our family.


I  teach 6th grade Language Arts, and feel 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). I serve on my school district’s Wellness Committee, and love incorporating health challenges into my classroom.

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!


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