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Kara Sorensen: February 2010 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Kara Sorensen

Kara Sorensen
Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Solver of Food & Allergy Issues
Acupuncture by Kara & The Food Craving Solution
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I am:

\’\’Kara Sorensen, and I am thrilled to help women and men be free of their food cravings with Acupressure over the phone. I’m a licensed Acupuncturist and have master’s degrees in Chinese Medicine and Nutrition Science, so this work emerged naturally. For many years, I wasn’t sure how to pursue my career in health, and I’ve come to a place where I’m practicing and helping people in the way that feels true to my nature.

In my spare time, I love hiking, meditating, gardening, eating real food and appreciating the beauty of nature whenever possible. I have a pile of books waiting to be read, and am a lifelong learner. I am in introvert, but strangely love public speaking, especially about my healing work. This is of course after I get over my initial fears.

My passion is for:

Helping people make shifts that they never thought were possible. I’m drawn to modalities that can have immediate results that my patients can feel without the use of harsh chemicals. I use Acupuncture, Acupressure, or Nutrition to help facilitate this change. With Acupuncture, It’s a thrill to help someone be pain free as soon as his or her needles are inserted. With Acupressure, seeing their lifelong cravings, allergies or trauma fade brings me great joy. And who thought that small changes in one’s diet could feel so good?

My business helps you with:

Restore health where blocks have prevented you from experiencing your inherent wellness. Something unique I provide is helping people make peace with food.

My biggest challenge is:

Marketing and time management. I was trained as a healer, not much in business management, so it’s been a steep learning curve. I also deal a lot with disbelief that my Acupressure services can work so quickly and that the results are lasting. Often, doubts have to be worked through in sessions, as it feels to many that it’s too good to be true. Luckily, I have a lot of testimonials, which helps a little.

I make things different each day by:

Helping people be free of recent or long-standing health concerns at a reasonable price. Via my blog, it’s my hope to let people know that healing can happen naturally and that medications should be more of a last resort rather than a first. Our bodies have great potential for healing, but sometimes need a little help.

I have lots of ideas about:

Food and how we all can relate to it in a more peaceful way. I think a lot about how I can reach more people help them more quickly. I think about our current healthcare system and how illness has become the new norm in the United States and how to promote change for individuals and beyond.

My advice is:

Keep your connection to your passion active; this is what will draw the people that need your services to you. It will also keep you moving forward when things get difficult, and they will get difficult.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email Tara Joyce.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Feeling Small Makes Me Feel So Good

Bahia Majagual

I can’t believe how easy it was to shift my life in Toronto into low gear for the last 3 weeks. Sure, it was “stressful” before I left, but only because I made it so.

Being away and unconnected for such a nice chunk of time showed me how overinflated my sense of purpose had grown and how I was lacking perspective. Publishing, responding to emails, helping clients, spending time with family and friends, all of it doesn’t have to happen now. Though I had fooled myself into thinking it did. The world isn’t waiting for, or depending on, me. I’m not saving lives. I’m not that important. Time keeps on moving, whether I am racing to keep up or not, and this truth feels so good because it makes me feel so small.

“Hay más tiempo que vida” (There’s more time than life) – Nicaraguan saying

What is the big rush? Why do I hurry so? Why have I bought into my culture’s belief that there is never enough time? Does it make me feel more important and inflate my sense of purpose to believe that I MUST GET STUFF DONE TODAY? Why do I buy into the story that life and business are a race to a finish line, unseen?

It’s bullshit, and the sane part of me knows it. I’m not racing anyone or anything, I’m just trying to keep up with the silly rules I’ve created for myself out of fear. Somewhere down the line, I agreed to believe that the words slow and doing nothing were dirty, especially when it came to my business. I had agreed to believe that it was my necessity to make something of myself, to do more, to be known, that my life required others attention in order to be meaningful.

I was forgetting that all I’ve ever wanted are two things — to be happy and to make a difference — and I already have them. Seeking and striving for more makes me unhappy as it over-inflates my sense of purpose. My life, as it is right now, is my dream. And I don’t need to be afraid of it slipping away if I don’t move fast enough.

Slow and steady is beautiful and effective. Leaving the fast life and calmly observing the natural progression of time made this clear. Everything I do, it needs to be for me — and not to satisfy the fears I hold of not being good enough and fast enough. I’m tapping into, drawing up to the surface, and abundantly expressing my uncrazy side. And my life and my business are going to be a hell of a lot more fun because of it.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

I’m on a Field Trip in Nicaragua…

The Rio San Juan

For the Next 3 Weeks

My husband, Daniel, and I arrived yesterday afternoon in Costa Rica, in celebration of our 2nd wedding anniversary, where we are spending two days at Volcan Arenal — in hopes of seeing some molten-hot magma — before heading North to Nicaragua and the border crossing at the Rio San Juan.

The whole area surrounding the Rio is a tropical rain forest and, apparently, the bio diversity there is spectacular. The Rio San Juan is know as one of last ‘wild’ rivers as it is surrounded by nature reserves, and strong conservation measures are taken, to keep civilization from intruding on the natural wonders of the area. All along the river we can expect to see hundreds of different bird species like: Chestnut Toucans, Harpy Eagles, Boat-billed herons, Great Egrets, Jacanas and Cormorants. As well as other species such as caimans (crocodile), turtles, monkeys, red arrow frogs.

After travelling the Rio, we will head North to the gorgeous colonial city of Granada and then morph into beach bums for our last week, and enjoy the sun and surf of San Juan del Sur. My husband and I traveled to Nicaragua for the first time last year and instantly feel in love.

Nicaragua

Feeding My Soul… But Not This Blog

I will be writing the whole time I am gone but, technology has it’s limits, and I’m expecting internet access to be non-existent along the wild Rio. If I had my shit together more I perhaps would have written a ton of posts before I left, and pre-published them, but, alas, I am not that good. So, expect for my publishing to be spotty over the next three weeks as I feed my freaky soul, and take a sojourn from my wonderful business and work.

I wish you much joy and peace. Thanks for reading.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.