Heather Drysdale, Artist  -Heather Drysdale Studios  December 2016

Karen is an invaluable coach in dealing with issues of emotional eating.  She helped me to look inward through a variety of exercises to discover what my emotional triggers were in regards to unhealthy food choices.   Karen is a great listener, asks the right questions, empathizes and makes you feel understood.  She leads you on a journey to see the positive in yourself, set boundaries and to deal with those nagging thoughts that trip you up.  I highly recommend Karen to help you start a healthier journey in life.  

Anne Freeman,  2017

I found a quote that sums up my experience with Karen and the 4Real program. “I have a whole new relationship with food. One that feels exciting, easy, healthy and is based on a foundation of self-love.” I have tried to eat healthy in many ways over the years and it only lasted so long. My discipline ran short. It’s not a program of deprivation; things I can’t eat. It is one that encourages finding healthy foods, and includes “sometimes snacks”. I am learning to find motivators that will celebrate success in the challenges we set for life changes. It was a great help to have someone to talk with that had knowledge in the area of food, exercise and lifestyle that I could bounce my ideas and struggles off on. I liked the recipes laid out in the two week cleanse. I didn’t have to come up with the dreaded “what to eat”. I lost six pounds and that was a boost for my “nothing works for me”. I enjoyed our weekly chats and appreciated the occasional text or email between talks when I had a question. Karen exudes everything this program is about: being in good health, vibrant personality, positive attitude and lots of ideas, examples and suggestions. I would highly recommend Karen to coach anyone interested in Holistic Health and general well-being.

Nicole Mitchell, March 2017

If you've been considering a make-over of the best kind, if your eating is problematic, automatic or symptomatic, if you're tired of being tired or just need a kick in the pants, let me introduce you to my vibrant friend and coach, Karen Toews! This gentle yet fiery woman has guided me these past 5 weeks into sustainable and exciting new habits. Not only has she been a resource but she has been a support and cheerleader as I struggled to get my legs under me and get moving (both figuratively and literally). Maybe this is just the kind of help you've been looking for.

Rebecca Atkinson, 2017

After working with Karen for the 4 week InBalance program I feel lighter. I lost 3 inches around my waist, 2 inches in the arm and 2 inches around my thighs. I needed the push to move forward with a healthier lifestyle. The biggest thing I learned from this was the proper food I needed to fuel my body with. This wasn't just a four week program, it's a change in lifestyle and habits. Karen was always happy to provide recipes and guidance, it was a pleasure to work with her.