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 leadership Life Coach 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.

What is blocking you from reaching your full potential or enjoying a fulfilled life? Tell me a little about yourself and the problem you are attempting to solve. Feel free to submit your thoughts/questions to me using the Contact Karen link above.

Highlights of Workshops/Individual Sessions:

4 Week Series  - "Losing Weight and Keeping it Off for Life"

Many clients have challenges with losing weight and keeping it off. Some times I might hear, “I exercise, but I can't lose weight. Why not?” My answer is simple, “Calories in and when.” I have a four week series that addresses why counting calories is important to you and how you can make it work for you; how you can become a smart shopper - including, how you can know your trans fat; what you need to eat before and after you exercise to maximize weight loss and achieve maximum health and wellness; as well as, understanding that losing weight and keeping it off needs to be a lifestyle choice, not a diet. These can be set up as workshops or individualized/personalized sessions.

Session 1: Setting Your Goals to Commit to Get Fit
Session 2: Setting Smart Priorities
Session 3: Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off – From a Laywoman's Perspective
Session 4: Accept Your Wonderful Self: Size and Self-Acceptance for Achieving Healthy Weight

12 Week Experience – F.un I.nspirational T.alk Sessions

I facilitate and provide a 12-week F.un I.nspirational T.alk Session in which participants have the opportunity to explore, share, and talk about meeting challenges with weight loss and fitness goals while going through the process or attempting to maintain a recent weight loss. Lead participants in discussion about issues that relate to staying motivated, focused, and/or setting priorities with weight loss and fitness goals; as well as what it may take to find the time to exercise, or face fears of success. Also, assist individuals with understanding, support and encouragement in a safe group discussion environment.

Thought For The Day

“You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going 'cause you might not get there.”

– Yogi Berra

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