Finding Gratitude in Adversity

Karen Kiemnec, Accredited Journey Practitioner, describes how we can find gratitude in adversity and the everyday annoyances in life. We can look for the blessings and reasons for what happens to us.
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About Karen Kiemnec

Karen Kiemnec Karens Paths to WellnessKaren Kiemnec , host of Knock Your Blocks Off, helps her clients, knock their blocks off, those areas in their lives that keep them from success, abundance, and good health.

A transplant from Indiana, Karen moved to Ohio in 1998. She has always enjoyed working with people in various fields. She spent 18 years in historic preservation of old buildings, guiding others in the resources needed to restore historic buildings to their original splendor. She taught exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors for 9 years and also taught crafts classes. Karen began Journey work in March of 2008 and was accredited in January of 2009. She feels nothing she has done in her life up to this point has been as meaningful and as satisfying as working with others to release their emotional blocks through Journey work and to see them blossom! Karen shares her home in Sylvania with her husband, Jerry, (and their greyhound, Dayna) and between them they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Watch Karen’s episodes of Releasing The Ties That Bind.

  1. Thanks Karen, individuals and ultimately the world would be at greater peace if we would take the time to find gratitude in adversity. We are instructed through God’s word 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” So many lessons could be learned if we can get to that point. That inner healing you talked about, once experienced, becomes a drive to learn and heal more. Your story reminds me of another. When a young college age daughter was killed by a young college age drunk driver, the family gave grace and adopted the young man into their family…they lost a daughter but gained a young man that became like a son, and instead of having a bitter memory, they celebrated in his life.

    Thanks for the great advice and peace to you all,

  2. What a wonderful episode outlining why we should find gratitude in adversity instead of using it as a crutch. We can take the hand that we were dealt and let it strengthen us or use it as an excuse to become anything less than our greatest potential. Your words are not only powerful for others to find perspective but also insightful for those of us that are somewhat aware but need the gentle reminder once in awhile.

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