Enjoying a stroll in downtown Edmonton

Who am I?


How to be happy. Enter this into google and you’ll get thousands of tips and tricks on how to lead a happy life. We look for love, wealth, and success in hopes that they will bring us happiness. 

I found myself questioning something else. You see, I’m already a relatively happy person so I asked myself, “how can I help others be as happy as I am? How can I help others love themselves as much as I love myself?”



If you’re familiar with the classic movie Mean Girls, you’ll recognize her. She is my spirit human.


Welcome! My name is Karen. Forget everything you know about the meme Karen with the bob and fading dye job, asking to speak to the manager. 

I'm more of a happy-go-lucky oddball in Edmonton, Alberta (that’s in Canada!) who loves to learn, laugh, and try to find ways to make the world a nicer place for others. 

I really just want people to be genuinely happy. 

That’s why I started this blog. They say smiles are contagious and that is a type of contagious I don’t mind at all. Through this blog, I want to spread some of my own happiness and anything I’ve learned from it. 

After 30 something years, I can honestly say I’ve been blessed with some amazing people and adventures. I’ve learned so much about life, happiness, and fulfillment along the way and with that came some great life skills, lessons, and techniques.

I'm kind of a social science nerd who enjoys reading studies on happiness and finding scientifically-proven ways to be happy. I do the research in hopes to help you find your own happiness.

I’ve learned how to know, understand, and love myself enough to take on life’s challenges and navigate the world. I’ve also learned how to have fun doing it and I want you to do the same. 

Being happy is like being on a road, you can go in many directions, take the smooth and straight road. You’ll encounter the bumpier roads and get lost. IT’s all part of the adventure of being in the driver’s seat. 

This is what has worked for me. I’d love to share and learn some of the experiences you have and together make the world a better place, one smile at a time. Subscribe to join me on this journey and let’s hit the road.