Dr. Karen

About Dr. Karen

Dr. Karen is a successful consultant, a coach and mentor to high value providers and a Certified Hypnotherapist. Contact Dr. Perkins when you are ready for a change. She has successfully empowered thousands of individuals to quickly and easily identify and reframe their previously negative self-image and personal programming, eliminate their fear based barriers, set their beliefs to be in alignment with their own life and truth and clear their path to success. Dr. K has also served in many executive positions in public service and in private corporations, as a Board Member in several organizations. She holds both a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MBA in Project Management. She is a Certified Public Manager, a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, Partners in Business, Who’s Who among Professional Women; and holds a variety of honorary memberships to organizations around the world for whom she has spoken.
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Sweet Sorrow


We have looked at anger, we have looked at joy, but what about sorrow? Hubert Humphry says, “Oh my friend it is not what they take away from you that counts, it is what you do with what you have left.”

What do you do with your sorrow? It doesn’t matter what people take away; it is what you do with what is left. They always leave something. They don’t have control over your mind.

Dr. Victor Frankl  wrote Last of the Human Freedoms. He is my hero. He swore he was going to save millions of lives, and he has. As […]

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Stay Positive!

Negative situations happen all the time. We can’t avoid them, so how can we counteract their negative effect on our lives and our attitudes? Learning the power of positive thinking helps us stay positive even in the midst of tragedy. Learning how to stay positive in negative situations is invaluable in leading a healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 ways you can achieve this:

Have a positive support group.
It’s important to have a positive support group to help each other through difficult times. Notice I said a “positive” support group. Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you stay positive when in […]

By | September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stay Positive!

Beat The Monday Blues

After a long, relaxing weekend, you may find waking up on Monday morning difficult. In a rush to be on time, you’re tripping out of bed to make coffee, stumbling into work clothes, and skimming through emails on your iPhone from your boss demanding a file now, as the realization hits you that it’s Monday again. Alternatively, maybe you stay home with your kid or go to school, but you still find yourself dreading Mondays. Monday morning blues are a real problem, but you can help take the sting out of Mondays by making your […]

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The Statistics of bad days

Today I would like to talk to you about some statistics on bad days and annoying behaviors.

There are always some issues getting along with people and developing social skills. Let’s look at some of the statistics.

90% who are negative, ornery, horrible, terrible, awful,

90% who are no good for nothing, very bad people,

90% who just drive us batty,

90% have no clue they are coming across that way.

While you may not have understood this until now, you now know this is true. Every one of us have said or done something that hurt or offended someone else and not known about it […]

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On the bright side

Pessimism and optimism are simply a choice in how you view things. Have you ever wondered why some people feel down and defeated when faced with difficult situations, while others feel challenged and hopeful? Or why some people get all worked up and angry over small inconveniences and disagreements, while others respond more positively? These opposite emotions and reactions are due to how people interpret events—whether they view things from an optimistic or a pessimistic point of view.

The difference between optimistic and pessimistic feelings isn’t a difference in life experiences, but rather in how you perceive and respond to adversity. […]

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Emotional Space

I like the way my colleague and friend, Joann Corley, explains the term “emotional space.” On one side of your emotional space, you have the emotions themselves. On the other side of the space is the outcome, result or action you are looking for. Smack dab in the middle is where your emotional space resides. In that space, you must recognize the emotion you are having. Acknowledge that you are having the emotion rather than pretending it is not there. Finally, you must allow yourself to feel it fully.

First, recognize it; second, acknowledge it; third, feel it fully. Feeling it […]

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Removing Negativity

We have all experienced good and bad days. Some days are filled with smiles and giggles. Others are not. Something interesting to note here, however, is that more often than not we as human beings tend to focus more on those bad days. It’s true! We are naturally wired to focus on the negative side of things. There is debate over why that might be, but the fact still remains.

So the real question then is how can we overcome the negative influences we encounter to help ourselves have a happier life? Well, you’re in luck. Here are six keys you […]

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Taking care of yourself


So far we have talked about seeing the big picture and not taking on everything as long-term fixes. These are both amazing things to apply in life. But sometimes, things wear us down slowly until we are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted. So let’s look at another long-term fix that can be utilized in taking control of your life.

We all know to exercise, eat right, and drink lots of water. Your life will be much better on a daily basis if you follow these basic rules. Exercise generates endorphins. You literally get a physical high when you exercise. Your outlook […]

By | August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taking care of yourself

Don’t take it all on

Last blog, we talked about how looking at the big picture can often prevent further issues and help provide a long-term fix to an emotional reaction when something unexpected happens.

Here’s another long-term fix: Don’t take on too much.

Here’s another one that seems counter-intuitive, “Stop being so selfish.”

How can you be selfish by trying to do too much?

When we take on too much, what we are saying, essentially to the world is, “I don’t trust you and you can’t do it as well as I can,” or, “I am not going to give you the opportunity to grow, prosper and/or shine […]

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Twenty Years

Picture this. You are driving down a beautiful country road in the middle of nowhere. The trees are just turning from their vibrant greens to the crisp colors of fall. You’re listening to your favorite song. You are heading to a loved one’s house to spend a relaxing evening together. Suddenly – gasp! – BOOM! Your tire pops! You limp the car over to the side of the road. Now what?

To many people, this situation might ruin a perfectly good day. But not you! No way! Although you are stressed at the moment, you know that this isn’t the end […]

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