Why Live–Now?


“Now is the first moment to live!”
– Karen Robert

The idea of what I do is simple – it is about the philosophy of living now. Living in the moment. Appreciating the joyous moments that happen in each day. It is about realizing your true potential by appreciating what you are capable of having when you truly believe in your own abilities. A lot of people lack self esteem, and thus fear the possibilities of making a difference in their own lives.

Living in the moment doesn't mean that you shouldn't plan for your life – but so much of what is being planned can be part of the journey to the eventual destination (realization of one's goals) – not just planning for the destination – enjoying the journey along the way. You never know when you might run into something along the journey that makes you reassess where you truly want to be – thus giving yourself a chance to do a course correction and try a different path. Either way – it is an appreciation of what you are gaining by living in the moment.

Someone once said that many people are so concerned with adding days to their life that they forget to add life to their days. Thus, now is truly the first moment to live!

What is Live-Now?

As a Group Facilitator I serve as a guide towards helping individuals achieve their goals through various personal exercises and activities (i.e., journal–writing “homework”, defining goals and bullet–pointed progress updates.) In my role, I also teach individuals/groups/families how to program their life for success; identify and re–program negative thought patterns, conquer self–imposed limitations and/or fear and live in the moment as a way to fully reach their potential. Many individuals have challenges with losing weight and keeping it off. Having lived through the experience, I enjoy helping others recognize that losing weight and keeping it off is achievable.

Thought For The Day

“It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are.”

– Elvis Presley

Body Thrive

March 21st through May 27th individuals interested in upleveling their body and life are being supported through a journey by reading: “Body Thrive – Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga” by Cate Stillman. The book is available here. The free workbook to go along with the book is available here. Those on Facebook will have the opportunity to gain additional resources each week supporting their habit evolution. Participants are also provided private weekly free phone consultations with me. If you would like more information about this program please send me an email.

“In Person” Body Thrive Book Club – Free Program @ the Morro Bay Library

Thursdays. 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
August 25th, 2016 – October 27th, 2016

Align your body with the future body you desire in 10 weeks, with the support of others in this special “In Person” Body Thrive Book Club. What you will need is the book: “Body Thrive – Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga” by Cate Stillman.

Space is very Limited! Must be willing to attend Complete Series. No drop-ins. Pre-Registration is essential. Please reserve your space early by contacting Karen @ email.

Women's Wellness Program – Free Program @ the Morro Bay Library

“When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’ even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’.”
– Shannon L. Adler

Meets Twice Monthly
1st & 3rd Fridays
10:15 a.m. – Noon
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As Group Facilitator of the Women's Wellness Program at the Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., it has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this amazing experience with so many wonderful women. As women, we recognize that through supporting one another, we gain both strength and support for ourselves. We have offered a safe and judgment-free environment where participants were able to re-discover their own voice as well as give and receive support for the many issues that we struggle with as women: self-esteem, identity, relationships, life balance, transition, family, health, and so much more.

We encouraged compassionate women who were seeking to provide and receive support from other women to join us for a time of healing, sharing, and empowerment. Although, not a therapy group, this has been an opportunity to share and bond with like-minded women.

As we have learned more about the group's needs, we have been excited to welcome Featured Speakers each month to enhance the women's experiences. We welcomed everyone to attend ANY or ALL SESSIONS!

The program began on September 4th, 2015 and will end on May 6th, 2016. Not because it was not popular or well-attended, but because we are regrouping and coming up with something we believe will provide a more intimate and personalized experience for those who sign up to attend. We hope to launch the first of what we anticipate will be many new programs for women in late September or October 2016. Stay tuned for more details.

Joyful Workshop Interactive Series – Free Program @ the Morro Bay Library

Series One – Unleash Your Inner You with Educators: Barb Minogue, M.S. and Karen S. Robert, M.A.

Three Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – Noon
September 16th, October 7th & October 21st, 2016
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Are you ready to: experience more joy, savor each moment, explore new heights of personal happiness, open your eyes and heart to the wonders of the world and love your life? You can achieve this and more with the transformative power of gratitude. This free three-part Joyful Workshop Interactive Series is bursting with engaging, fun and creative activities such as: visualizations, affirmations, journal writing exercises, conversation and sharing that will open your heart and shift your perspective to one of abundance, well-being and genuine gratitude. Those interested in participating must be willing to attend the Complete Series. No drop-ins. Space is Very Limited. Pre-registration is essential. Please reserve your Place Early. For more information and to Register: email

Begin by Celebrating You - Simple Exercise - Writing an “I Am” Poem

Directions for Writing an “I Am” Poem

PURPOSE: To learn what's important to you.

DIRECTIONS: You, too, can write an “I Am” Poem. How? Begin by describing two things about yourself. Special things that others might not know about you. Avoid the obvious and the ordinary, such as “I am a 60 year old man with brown hair and hazel eyes.” Think of things about yourself that are distinctive.

“I am a woman who bruises easily and believes in astrology – when the stars are right.” That's better because it give a sense of the speaker and how she is unique. Don't be afraid to be different.

Once you have the opening line you are ready to take off. Here is a line-by-line guide you can follow. It may seem strange at first to write a poem this way, but give it a try. You may surprise yourself.

I Am

I am (two characteristics about yourself)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line repeated)

I pretend (something that you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something you actually worry about)
I cry (something that makes you sad)
I am (the first line repeated)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you make an effort toward)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line repeated)

Read your poem. What do you think? What have you learned about yourself through this process? Appreciate you. Enjoy the moment.

Living Now is an appreciation of the present moment. It is an opportunity to recognize one's true potential.
– Karen Robert

No matter what, it all begins with YOU.


Karen Robert
P.O. Box 1476
Morro Bay, CA

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