Karen Jones, MD – East meets West

Joyful!

I met Karen in a coaching program and took an immediate liking to her grounded kind presence. Karen, a former OB/GYN, was in the process of shifting her life to one of an entrepreneur, founding her own business. She decided to hire me as her personal branding photographer for her brand new website and business’ social media imagery.

Her new business is called Life Transformation Mastery and it helps women in their journey towards becoming more empowered, confident, and visible while leading a lush and impactful life. 

After getting to know Karen, I learned that she has always been a witness to transformation and growth of one kind or another. 

In her former career as a physician, she helped women through the ultimate transformation of pregnancy and childbirth, among other things.

Now, in her new business, she again helps women through transformation, but of a different kind. With Karen’s guidance, these women change. Through energy healing, mentoring, meditation and guidance, she assists women in transforming their lives to become the most authentic and joyful selves they can be. 

The inner work that her clients do is married to inspired action. So you get to “make tracks” with the inner work you’ve accomplished. You can take that inspiration, be visible with it, and make an impact on your world, and as a result have that luscious life you’ve always dreamed of having. 

This new modality of work has called to Karen for most of her life. As early as the 1990’s, she felt the tingling of energy in her hands and started onto a more intensive path of study into energy healing and personal and spiritual growth. 

These days she sinks into her profession with ease, as if it was calling her home to a place she was always meant to be. She has learned to live the processes she teaches others and has become a role model in feeling comfortable in her own skin, heard and seen, authentic and empowered. 

You can see her joyful and compassionate nature in these photos – her message of visibility, playfulness, and a comfort and ease with herself radiates through these images. 

Here’s some examples of some of the pictures from our fun shoot! I included a few of her personal branding words below each of her pictures.

Peaceful

Friendly, nature lover

High energy, yet a safe place for others to land

A guide and counsel to others

Friendly and kind

Fun and playful

Experienced and casual yet professional

Compassionate

Empathetic and approachable

#Quarantinediaries – The Thread that Pulled Me Through Lockdown

Selfie reflection

My #Quarantinediaries project started as a personal one. I figured I’d document my household’s time in lockdown using words and photos. Then maybe use an online book making program to create a little book to keep for our memories. 

For me, if I’m not creating, my world is not as bright. And I’ve been naturally drawn towards writing and photography ever since I was a young ‘un in Middle School. So this project idea seemed to just make sense for me.

In chatting with others about business and some frustration about not being able to move forward with my photo shoots, I came up with the idea to share some of these images on social media. People seemed to like them! My project had taken on a life of its own. The Facebook version was less personal and wordy of course, but gave a peek into my household during lockdown.

#Quarantinediaries was a thread that has pulled me through the lockdown so far. It was a project that has allowed me to focus on my physical area of lockdown as well as ponder the themes that I’ve observed both within myself and within the society around me. I used my family that I live with, my virtual family and friendships, social media, news, essays and even poetry as multiple sources of inspiration for the themes and pictures I’ve posted.

Here’s the first of the themes that I presented in the #Quarantinediaries posts on Facebook:

#Quarantinediaries- “Walking the dogs

Daughter Molly and I are taking long walks with the dogs through the neighborhood lately! Well, maybe a normal thing for us, but what’s different recently is that everywhere we walk, we see loads of other people walking two by two, but the streets nearly empty of car traffic. Gyms and businesses are closed, and people are antsy to get out of their houses and move their bodies too. We all wave and smile as we walk past each other (maintaining our social distance, of course). Exercise, fresh air, being friendly and actually seeing your neighbors – it’s nice, right?

Piper whining to go on a walk – always ready to go! Especially during my Zoom calls it seems.
Fun in the sun!
Piper is so happy! Our dogs love the quarantine because it means their “pack” is constantly surrounding them. I’m enjoying spending time with my pack as well, even if it isn’t the whole pack, just my husband and one of my three adult children. The other two live elsewhere, but are doing well during the quarantine, thank goodness. I hope your pack is well
Piper and her Auntie Maya

The next FB post theme was about how we have been spending our time during the lockdown.

#Quarantinediaries – “Spending Time”

How have you been spending your time so far during the lockdown? I’m genuinely curious. It may be strange, but I’ve found the enforced lockdown to be an unusual gift that has made me slow down unlike any other time in my life. For me, it’s been a time to focus on family connections and some creative ideas that otherwise would be pushed to the bottom of the pile. Here’s another little tiny peek into how we’ve been spending our time lately in our household. Please post some of your pictures in the comments below if you’d like to share…

A time to meditate
Hahaha! Ok, so I faked the whole meditation photo above and cracked up the next second and Molly caught this one. I’ve have “monkey mind”, or a racing mind and have tried to meditate for years without much success. I so admire people who meditate regularly, like my good friend, Marianne Mersereau. So now I do something called Disciplined Mental Practice which I learned from the wonderful Maleah Jacobs.
A time for artwork- Molly doing her digital drawing, often multitasking with watching something on her accompanying computer screen and chatting with her international friends on a different platform.
A time for working at home – here’s hubby blessed to have paid work that he loves and can do at home during quarantine
A time to wait, once again. To wait for the humans to let them in, let them out, let them in, let them out, let them in…..etc
A time to fidget!
A time to wait – Maya, waiting for the delivery man so she can bark at them while I’m on my Zoom call next to her….