Change your mind and your life will change too.

The title to this post is similar to the title of one of my books written a few years ago. The exact title of that book is: Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow. It was a book of 12 simple principles that had the capacity to make a profound difference in how you navigated through your daily experiences. Any one simple change, for instance the decision to be gentle in all responses to all people we encounter throughout the day, can thoroughly change how we feel. It also can change how everyone we meet feels too.

Life honestly isn’t as difficult as we create it to be. That’s not to say that we don’t have difficulties of various kinds, some of which are truly dire: for instance, lost jobs, failed relationships, the death of a loved one, chronic depression, any number of unexpected illnesses or set backs. However, nary a one of them has to upend us completely. And everyone of them can be walked through with the ever-present help of the Presence, some call it God, that accompanies us everywhere. This of course means we are never, ever alone. Not only are we in the comforting arms of that presence, every moment; a presence I like to think of as hovering angels, they are whispering “all is well,” within every experience.

We are absolutely in the driver’s seat when it comes to how we experience the events throughout our lives. Blaming others simply isn’t a viable option. We may want to do this, of course, and perhaps did so earlier in our lives; but if that’s how we continue to walk through our lives, we will never know peace. And peace is what I want more of.

Discovering, as I have, that peace is a decision that I can make moment by moment, changes who I am and how I feel every single day. Not being at the mercy of the behavior of others, and not being at the mercy of one’s own ego, is such sweet freedom. A good friend of mine said many years ago, “I can see peace instead of this.” He said it often and every time, I savored the remark. That’s a pretty simple suggestion, isn’t it, and one that can alter the moment and, ultimately, one’s life. The even bigger reward is that every time we employ such a simple idea, we are impacting all the other souls that people this universe too.

What one does, affects all. When you or I change our minds and opt to be gentle, this inspires peace in ourselves and those close at hand. Actually, we are initiating a change for the better in 7 billion others too. Imagine that.



  1. Norma Reyes says:

    Thank you. 🙏 your book helped me understand better the Course in Miracle book. I am willing one step one moment one day at a time to practice n commit myself to become the person God intended for I to become. With the Holy Spirit of God I am willing and able. God bless you and thank you 🙏

    • Hi Norma,
      I so appreciate you taking the time to write to me and I’m is glad this book has been helpful to you. Our journeys continue to serve as examples to others when we practice peace.

      Blessings to you.

  2. Hello Karen,

    I am in the process of reading your book, “Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow”. I am in recovery but have stopped, for the most part, attending meetings. I need reminders like the things in your book to help me stay on the right track as far as my thinking goes. While reading I have made notes on index cards to keep with me as small reminders throughout my day. I am glad that you are in Naples as I am in Fort Lauderdale and would love to attend one of your events when you return to Naples.

    • Hi Christine,
      I loved your note. I’m not sure just what I might be doing in Naples this next season but I do post my events on this website and on Facebook. Keep me in your loop and you will see what’s up with me.

      Many blessings to you.

  3. Just read your book “change your mind & your life will follow”, I want to thank you for your amazing book. I’m going to reread again starting today to help improve my mind. My runaway train thoughts are beyond a nuisance and this book is a gem to help ground myself in love & peace. Thank you so much Karen.

    • Thanks, Julia, for your lovely comment. I can’t tell you how much it means as an author to hear from a reader who has been helped. May your journey continue to bless you in many ways.


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