Karen Maloney is my name and I am passionate about health, wellbeing, living consciously and empowering ourselves (by taking back ‘control’ over our internal world, not the external!). On my own journey, I’ve found that when we do this, we reconnect to our soul, step into our true power and shine our light forth.
I am a fun, compassionate, loving and soulful gal. I am a Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Energy Worker and empowerment enthusiast! Through my work I aim to help women to empower themselves, connect to their true essence and unite with the universal life force that is within us all. It brings me so much joy to help other women ‘come home to themselves’ and embrace their authentic truth.
When we take full responsibility for our thoughts, emotions, actions and reactions, we are empowered to not only survive, but thrive in every life situation. We are not a product of our circumstances, but of our key decisions.
I believe we are so much more than our physical body. We are one integrated system (mind, body & spirit) that operates on a much higher vibrational frequency. No part of us operates in isolation and we must nurture the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves in order to be fulfilled and find deep and rich meaning in our lives.
Looking back I think I was always a very intuitive child but that doesn’t mean that I knew what I wanted to do in life or what my life purpose was. More often than not, I felt conflicted as I was always pulled towards something that wasn’t seen as ‘the norm’ and that often left me with questions wondering if there was something wrong with me and feelings of not ‘fitting in’.
In 2006, after college I moved to Mexico and spent a number of years travelling on and off, all around the world. It wasn’t planned but I kept meeting amazing people and kept on going. It was the most extraordinary experience of my life. Travel really instills an appreciation and resilience for life. I thought my backpacking days were done but in 2017, I unexpectedly quit my job and found myself embarking on a 7 month adventure to Central and South America, picking up where I had left off 11 years previously. It was pivotal for me.
On my return in 2018 I knew I couldn’t go back to the 9-5. I had known for a long time it wasn’t me, but out of fear I distracted myself by thinking that ‘it could work’ or ‘I just needed a different job or company or career’. But deep down I knew I had a soul mission and I felt it was finally time to start walking my own path, scary and all as this was. I was overwhelmed and confused with the amount of ideas I had. I didn’t know where to start and I procrastinated for a long time because I wanted to be fully clear on my path and know all the ‘how’s’ before making a start – but that’s not the way it works! We can never know the ‘how’ in advance, we must be willing to show up as every step reveals itself. I had one plan of ‘how I thought it should be’, but the Universe had another!
I thought I knew what was best for me but it turns out, I was completely clueless. I was wasting my energy in all the wrong directions and eventually I was exhausted, exasperated and brought to my knees. I couldn’t do it anymore. I was mentally, physically and emotionally burnt out. I eventually gave in. I surrendered, trusted and fully opened up to the guidance of the Universe. I didn’t need to know all the ‘how’s’, I just needed to trust and take the next right step in front of me.
Now bear in mind, I was very intuitive and had been listening to the Universe for a long time, but this time I began to really listen and tune in. I switched out of my head and into my heart (wherein lies the true infinite abundance of the Universe!).
Like everyone, I’ve had my fair share of curveballs thrown at me in life. But that’s life. The only constant in life is change (that’s how evolution works!). Everyone has ‘problems’ but they can either destroy you, or call you to become more. They are there to help us move in another direction. No one knows what tomorrow brings and the greatest lesson I’ve learnt is that I cannot control ANYTHING that is external to me, but I can control everything internal in me…and that’s where our true power lies.
All of life’s curveballs have helped mould me into the person I am today and helped me find a deeper and richer meaning in life. I believe there is no such thing as coincidence and the Universe gives us what we’re able for in order to help us to grow and evolve, and then in turn share and help others. We are all constantly students and teachers as we journey through life.
I don’t claim to be an expert and I don’t have the answers. We all have the answers inside of ourselves and my mission is to help women to find their own truth within themselves and empower themselves. Through this process we peel away the layers that no longer serve us, raise our consciousness and learn to take responsibility for our lives, to not only survive, but thrive. Whether it be personal discoveries or ancient healing modalities, these are my musings so far in this journey called life. Some of these words may resonate with someone, somewhere!
Skills & Achievements: Host & Producer of the ‘Curiosity & Consciousness’ podcast Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Reiki & Seichem Practitioner Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare Events Management Skills having worked in the industry for 5+ years Hosted a live monthly Book Club on TodayFM Established BalconyTV in Galway (an online music channel – since ceased)
I love learning and developing new skills. I am constantly growing, evolving and expanding myself.
I’m probably one of the few people in the world that actually enjoys public speaking, my voice is my tool, so let’s connect if you’re looking for a speaker!
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The intention of the podcast ‘Curiosity & Consciousness’ is to share inspiring conversations in order to help us to get curious about ourselves, raise our awareness and consciousness levels, and ultimately ‘wake up’ to our true potential and how life is always supporting us. Search and subscribe to the ‘Curiosity & Consciousness’ podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Acast or Castbox or click the links above.