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Welcome to Living on Purpose and Words that Matter® 

Bringing Attention to Intention

Our Corporate Story 

Living on Purpose was established in 2021, to help people on their personal journeys, people striving to live a life of greater meaning. Much of our work has been developed in collaboration with educators, mental health professionals, physicians, and mindfulness teachers, with a tremendous focus on Words that Matter. Through a variety of modalities and  settings, we offer workshops, retreats and individual guidance. We believe that through shared connections around universal values such as gratitude, generosity and kindness, people will lead more intentional and meaningful lives.


Our vision is to help you bring more attention to intention in the way you live your life. What does that look like? Whether it's for you as an individual, in small groups or communities of curiosity, corporate teams, or with family and friends, we invite you to embark on this journey with us. Using our proprietary Words that Matter® approach to experiential learning, we help you cultivate a regular practice of mindfulness, with attention to identifying and strengthening your intentions in every day living.  

In 2022, we released our long-awaited card decks which have become extraordinary tools for personal development for all ages and stages of life (toddlers through adults). With Words that Matter® cards, we introduce ways to explore values and cultivate new practices. We now have new Affirmation Decks as well. See Product page for details. In early 2023, we received the registerred trademark for our unique workshops, services, prouct line of card decks, and educational programs, from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Words that Matter®, which continue to evolve and help people of all ages and stages of life. 

What People are Saying...

"Participating in Karen's first six-week course was meaningful because she asked questions that stuck with me and helped me first reflect and then take action on how I want to live my best life. Now I join her at every opportunity I can."     

Carol, 2021

"The beautiful Words That Matter cards exceeded my expectations! I love that I can draw one or more cards any given day and create combinations of words to focus on as part of my mindfulness practice."

Tammy, 2022

"I asked Karen what 'attention to intention' really meant. She patiently sat with me, asking me questions, sitting in silence, and then helping me discover what matters most to me and how I can intentionally focus on that. It's a powerful experience the way she shares her wisdom and experience, and then invites people to do their own work. She is such an inspiration!"

Erika, 2022

"I've learned so much with Karen's workshops and cards. They are a staple for my learning and growth at this stage in my life. She weaves themes that connect words to real-life experiences, rituals, and deep exploration of values and meaning in life. Every time she offers a themed workshop, I know my life will be better for participating!"

Lynn, 2023

"Karen's writing gets better all the time. I follow her on Medium. I've read the "House of..." books where her pieces have been published; I have enjoyed her contribution to Gratitude Journey-2; and I look forward to reading more from her. She writes from the heart, and it's obvious how much words matter to her.

Robert, 2023

52 Words That Matter® Card Deck

Each deck of cards includes 52 inspiring words, quotes and thoughtful prompts to guide you, in addition to suggested uses for the cards for self-study, reflection, journaling, and sharing with others.      


Affirmations for Fertility Support

When going through the fertility process, health care providers, from physicians to mental wellbeing professionals, teach women the importance of self-care and positive mindset.

With this special deck of affirmations, developed exclusively for women trying to conceive, each card can be used daily to embrace optimism and hope, while calming the mind.

Words That Matter® for Children

Values We Want Our Youth to Embrace

How do we teach values and words that matter through play?

This deck of cards includes 25 universal values that are Words that Matter®.


There are countless ways to use these cards, inviting kids to play, learn and live important values:


  • Play matching games with multiple decks of cards; or create your own games with color, word-recognition, etc.

  • Invite kids to thoughtful table-talk or bedtime conversations around the meaning of these words.

  • Teach colors, word-recognition and kid-friendly descriptions of the words, as concepts to embrace.

Recommended for Preschool and Elementary-Aged Children, Teachers and Families.

Affirmations to Ease Your Pain

Whether experiencing physical or emotional pain, regardless if it is acute or chronic, health care professionals say that using affirmations as part of your self-care routine will assist your overall wellbeing.

With this deck, designed in collaboration with health care providers, as well as with patients experiencing acute and chronic pain, we offer you a variety of affirmations to focus on each day, to help ease and accept the pain you're experiencing. For yourself - or great as a gift for anyone in pain - these cards cost less than a fresh bouquet of flowers. And they help improve attitude and mood.

New Series - Havruta:
The Practice of Learning in Pairs 
with Retreat House Spirituality Center

Havruta (Aramaic for compassion or friendship) is an ancient practice of learning with a partner. In this 4-part series, we explore various ways of learning in pairs, experiencing the deep and transformative power of learning with a partner, as we study texts, poetry. We use a variety of modalities to learn together. 

Daytime classes at Retreat House in Richardson, TX 


Evening or other times will be offered via Zoom.

Email Karen to get on the waiting list for the next round of these impactful workshops, or create your own group and Karen will facilitate for you.

Mindfulness in Every Day Living

Join us is in a workshop as we​

  • Discuss the science behind the value of mindfulness.

  • Explore practical ways mindfulness enriches our lives.

  • Practice different modalities of mindful living.

  • Develop individual self-care plans that will help

  • cultivate personal practices.


Registration: $80 for full course, with a percentage of proceeds supporting Retreat House.
Scholarships are available.

Contact Karen directly.
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