Karen Casey, Ph.D., a FL resident since 1991, now temporarily resides in Minneapolis, MN. She published Each Day a New Beginning, her first book, in 1982. This daily meditation book for women in recovery has sold more than 3.5 million copies. The 40th Anniversary edition of Each Day a New Beginning will be released in December, 2022. Closely following the original publication of Each Day, came The Promise of a New Day, in 1983, another daily meditation book for both men and women in search of serenity. It has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Following on the heels of these two books, Karen has written 28 additional books. Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment, her seminal book for codependents was published in 2010. As Karen turned 75, she wrote Living Long, Living Passionately: 75 ways to bring peace to your life. This book was published in 2015. Karen’s 30 year devotion to A Course in Miracles resulted in a book of 52 essays to complement the course. (In 1995, she had published Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course.) 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracleswas published in 2016 and has given birth to multiple book study groups. Karen published 20 things I Know for Sure, in the fall, 2019. And she most recently wrote and published Each Day A Renewed Beginning: Meditations for a Peaceful Journey during the quarantine while being confined to her Naples, FL home for more than a year. Her plate has always been very full with writing, speaking and leading workshops nationwide. During the quarantine, many of these events were comfortably moved to Zoom.
Karen and her husband of 45 years recently sold both their lake home in MN and their Naples home because of unexpected health reasons. They are now enjoying a much simpler life style as age and the “unforeseen” have required.
They do ever so fondly remember their younger days riding cross-country multiple times on their Harleys. It was a hard decision to sell them. Karen loved the freedom of the ride, but after losing a friend on a Harley and Joe nearly getting creamed on his bike on the last Sturgis run, it simply seemed like a good time to let them go. They have not lost the desire for adventure, however, and Joe bought a small two-seater Piper Pacer airplane to compensate for their lost adventure. They joyfully flew all over the country. Some might say it’s no safer than motorcycles but at least you don’t have to fight for space in the air like a Harley rider has to fight with cars and trucks on the road.
Joe in recent years has built two full-scale airplanes.The first was an electric glider that he built with a friend in Naples. His second, and the real dream plane, was an RV9 that he alone built. It was a long 8 year project. Unfortunately, he was forced to sell it 3 years ago due to health concerns and has since taken up the clarinet, an activity that allows him to sit. While still in Naples he joined three bands. He has an amazing commitment to keeping his life creative and fun.
A wonderful addition to their lives was Nellie, a yellow lab puppy in the summer of 2016. She is now 7 1/2 years old, and a loving, attentive companion. She makes them proud parents.
Karen’s love of writing began in elementary school but it lay dormant for many years. When she began working on her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, where she taught for a number of years, writing once again became her passion. Karen is also passionate about helping others in Twelve Step support groups where her own recovery from addictions began in Al-Anon in 1974 and AA in May, 1976.
Karen has been on the conference/workshop circuit for many years and If you or a group you represent want to plan a workshop with Karen, she can be reached by e-mail: email@example.com. Since travel has become harder with age and health concerns, she has availed herself of Zoom as a way of meeting requests. She looks forward to working with you.