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REMINDER: Chris Prentiss Interview Today at Noon

Posted on 10 September 2012 by Dr. Karen

Just a reminder that today is my scheduled interview with Chris Prentiss, bestselling author of “Zen and the Art of Happiness” and “The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure.” His new book is a primer for creating lasting relationships entitled “The Laws of Love.”

Prentiss believes that having the relationship you desire does not depend on luck. It’s a result of knowing the right steps to take to create a fulfilling friendship with your partner.

As a gift to you from Chris Prentiss, he has allowed me to reprint an excerpt of this book on the subject of Safe Space HERE. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! And lucky for us, he has agreed to an interview on my radio show MONDAY!

Here are the radio show details:

TODAY, September 10, 12 noon Eastern New York Time.

Option 1: To listen through the internet, go tohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/drkaren/2012/09/10/chris-prentiss-interview where you can find your time zone as well.

Option 2: To listen by phone, call 818-514-1190. If you’d like to ask a question “live” on the show, just hit “1” on your dial pad so I can see your hand is up. When the time comes, I will unmute you so you can chat with us.

Looking forward to chatting with you and Chris later today! Hope you can make it,
Dr. Karen

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Relationships Thrive Only in Safe Space

Posted on 08 September 2012 by Dr. Karen

I’m very happy to be interviewing Chris Prentiss, bestselling author of “Zen and the Art of Happiness” and “The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure.” His new book is a primer for creating lasting relationships entitled “The Laws of Love.”

Prentiss believes that having the relationship you desire does not depend on luck. It’s a result of knowing the right steps to take to create a fulfilling friendship with your partner.

As a gift to you from Chris Prentiss, he has allowed me to reprint an excerpt of this book on the subject of Safe Space HERE. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! And lucky for us, he has agreed to an interview on my radio show MONDAY!

Here are the radio show details:

Monday, September 10, 12 noon Eastern New York Time.

Option 1: To listen through the internet, go tohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/drkaren/2012/09/10/chris-prentiss-interview where you can find your time zone as well.

Option 2: To listen by phone, call 818-514-1190. If you’d like to ask a question “live” on the show, just hit “1” on your dial pad so I can see your hand is up. When the time comes, I will unmute you so you can chat with us.

Looking forward to chatting with you and Chris Monday! Hope you can make it,
Dr. Karen

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Special Feature: “Relationships Only Thrive in Safe Space”

Posted on 08 September 2012 by Dr. Karen

Special Feature: “Relationships Only Thrive in Safe Space” 

an excerpt from the new book

THE LAWS OF LOVE: Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams

by Chris Prentiss

Published by Power Press

Reprinted here with permission.


The Laws of Love by Chris PrentissWhat kind of environment does your relationship live in? Is it a toxic environment where the slightest misstep causes fear and anxiety, and harsh words break as quickly as fine china?

It’s impossible to maintain a relationship in that kind of environment. What we should be doing, says author Chris Prentiss, is showering our partner with love and forgiveness exactly at the moment when they upset us the most.

It’s not easy to do, but it pays great dividends, says Prentiss, and he provides practical examples, what an eco-friendly relationship environment looks — and feels — like.

More information about the book, The Laws of Love, and author Chris Prentiss follows the excerpt.

Relationships Only Thrive in Safe Space
by Chris Prentiss

We find rest in those we love,
and we provide a resting place
in ourselves for those who love us.
— Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

Your relationship thrives, withers, lives, or dies in an environment. If the environment in which your relationship lives is harsh and unforgiving, a place where sarcasm, degradation, and anger is present and where forgiveness, thoughtfulness, and love are in short supply, your relationship will wither and die . . . painfully. It will die just as a garden dies without water, nutrients, and light.

Your generosity, understanding, good nature, supportive attitude, gentleness, and knowledge of the Laws of Love are the nutrients and the bonds of a strong, endearing, and enduring relationship. Blended together, they create the environment for a successful relationship: Safe Space.

Here is the heart of the Law of Love regarding Safe Space: In your eyes, your partner cannot make a mistake or do anything wrong. That is the ultimate condition of Safe Space. That doesn’t mean your partner will not make mistakes, do things you don’t agree with, or do things that are hurtful to you or someone you care about. What it means is that you will treat their action as if nothing wrong was done, as if what happened is fine with you.

You will not be harsh, hurtful, sarcastic, degrading, or even somewhat put off by what happened. You will keep in mind as you respond that you are talking to someone you want to love you completely, warmly, and sincerely. You are talking to someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. If you were able to choose how your partner would treat you, wouldn’t you want to be treated gently, lovingly, and with great tenderness and complete consideration no matter what you were to do?

The degree to which you provide Safe Space for your loved one is the same degree to which your relationship will blossom and the same degree to which you will find the love you seek in the eyes and heart of the one you love. The degree to which you fail to provide Safe Space is the same degree to which your relationship will diminish, tarnish, and die. If you do not offer a haven of Safe Space, your mate may become afraid of you and afraid to make mistakes, which will surely cause those mistakes to occur. If you would exist in that rarified world of relationship heaven where only a few have entered and even fewer have remained, you must fully embrace the condition of Safe Space.

When you live by the law that relationships only thrive in Safe Space, you do not become upset or angry with your partner over hurtful events caused by them because you know that, speaking in today’s vernacular, you’ve got to cut them some slack — in fact, total slack — if you want to be loved. Creating Safe Space requires nothing less than becoming the kind of person who looks with perfect equanimity on the shortcomings of your loved one — the kind of person who sees the seeming mistakes, omissions, blunders, failures, and even the intentional hurts and transgressions and makes them all okay.

~ Making Your Love Felt ~

At this point, there will most likely arise in your mind a myriad examples in your current or past relationships that you can point to and say, “Well, what about this or that — am I supposed to just overlook those things? Am I supposed to say, ‘Okay honey, it’s alright that you continue to lie to me.’ Or ‘Don’t worry, dear, about not paying the bills on time, month after month, and ruining our credit. I understand you were busy with your friends and I love you just the same.'”

Lying is not okay. Ruining your credit is not okay. Driving recklessly is not okay. Being disrespectful or nasty to you is not okay. Neglecting important things is not okay. Cooperation is not a sentiment; it is an economic necessity. If those transgressions and things like them continue despite your best efforts to help your partner correct them, they enter into the domain of “deal breakers.”

Before the above examples turn into deal breakers, when they are still in the annoying stage but have not become intolerable, it’s essential that you create Safe Space for your partner so you do not wind up appearing uncaring or difficult or making them feel as if you don’t love them. How you treat your partner during those occurrences will determine the degree of love and respect you will receive from your partner.

In the universal sense of the word, all events are part of the perfection of the unfolding Universe, part of your process of growth. By acting in accord with that truth and carefully adhering to what you have just read about Safe Space, your partner will revere you, love you, cling to you, and be forever grateful to you for being the loving, compassionate, and understanding person they have always dreamed of and longed for, either consciously or subconsciously. Your loved one will speak about you and think about you in the highest terms of endearment. You will have earned their love.

Providing Safe Space for another is, in reality, an act of complete selfishness. What you are after is to be totally loved by the one you love. You are, in fact, the direct beneficiary of your creation of Safe Space. First, you get to live with and experience the joy and love of someone who is free to grow and expand in the Safe Space you have created. Second, you get to experience what it’s like to live with someone who is not afraid of doing the wrong thing. That leaves you and your partner free to experiment as you move through life and removes fear from your relationship. And third, because your mate has experienced what it is like to live with a person who is generous and compassionate, they will therefore want to provide you with the same Safe Space you have provided them. As my wife, Lyn, says, “Partnerships allow you to love yourself and life through another.” To the extent that you have created Safe Space, your partner will have perfect trust in you. Your partner will “know” you — know you to be in love with them and know that they can trust you to be loving in response to any action they take, even actions that would seem to the world to be mistakes, bad judgment, or even intentional transgressions.

~ Removing Fear from Your Relationship ~

Here’s an example of how Safe Space manifests itself in a perfect relationship environment. Say your spouse takes the new car out to run an errand and smashes it. When you are committed to Safe Space in your relationship, your response will be: “As long as you’re safe, that’s all I really care about. I hope you’re not upset by it. I want you to know that I love you, and that you are my treasure. I was so worried about damaging our new car, and now I realize that the only thing that is important is that you are safe and sound. Cars are replaceable — you’re not!”

How do you think your spouse will respond to that? I know how I would respond. I would feel a surge of love and gratitude for being in the presence of someone who truly loves me, who thinks far more of me than of the banged-up car, whose first and main concern is my well-being. Wouldn’t you feel the same?

Here’s another example of how to create Safe Space in your relationship. Say you arrive at the airport, only to discover that your partner forgot to bring his or her driver’s license or passport as identification. Your response: “No problem, honey. We’re obviously not supposed to be on that flight. Since we can’t fly until tomorrow, let’s have a special celebration tonight to make the most of this unexpected bonus time. I’m actually glad we missed the flight. Something good will come of it. Do you know, I may have forgotten to lock the back door. This will give me a chance to check on it.”

Then, all during the rest of that day, find reasons to feel good about having missed the flight. Make statements such as these: “It would take a heck of a lot more than that for me to ever be angry with you.” “You’re such a perfect partner for me, and I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable, even in the slightest, for anything you do.” “Do you know, if we hadn’t missed that flight, we might never have discovered this great restaurant.” “If we had made that flight, you wouldn’t have gotten that important phone call from work.”

Safe Space relieves apprehension on the part of your loved one. We all know what it feels like when we know we are going to be scolded or punished for having done something wrong. Those feelings should be absent in your relationship. Making everything your partner does okay with you will remove most of what causes dissension in relationships. There’s really nothing quite like Safe Space for creating and maintaining a wonderful, loving, stress-free relationship.

Don’t forget about yourself too. Remember to create Safe Space for yourself as well. Don’t needlessly beat yourself up over things you’ve done that you wish you hadn’t. Be patient with yourself. Give yourself the right to be happy with yourself and your actions. Many a life has been ruined because of long-term feelings of guilt, regrets about missed opportunities, and the whole world of coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Chris Prentiss, Author of the Laws of LoveAbout the Author

Chris Prentiss is the author of several popular works on personal growth, including Zen and the Art of Happiness; The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure; Be Who You Want, Have What You Want; The Little Book of Secrets; and The I Ching: The Book of Answers. He is the cofounder of the world-renowned Passages Addiction Cure Centers. He has also written, produced, and directed a feature film. He lives with his wife in Kauai, Hawaii.

The Laws of Love by Chris PrentissAbout the Book

Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams
by Chris Prentiss
Published by Power Press
(ISBN 978-0-943015-73-6, 304 pages, $12.95)
Available through this site or through Goodreads.com

Great relationships are not an accident.

Having the relationship of your dreams does not depend on luck — on the roll of the relationship dice. It’s the result of knowing the right steps to take to create an enduring, fulfilling friendship with your partner.

In this wise and practical work, Chris Prentiss, author of the popular Zen and the Art of Happiness, shows exactly how to create the relationship you desire by working with 14 powerful “laws” of love — time-tested principles that for thousands of years have brought soul-drenching happiness to those who have followed them.

Prentiss combines compelling storytelling with empowering truths and targeted action steps that can help anyone create a loving, long-lasting relationship. You’ll learn important keys like:

  • How to create Safe Space

  • Who is attracted to you and why

  • The purpose behind your partnership

  • The power of your beliefs

  • How to heal unhealthy patterns from your and your partner’s past

  • How to save a troubled relationship or decide if you should move on, and more.

Even in the most challenging of times that come to us all, The Laws of Love will give you the tools to sustain a rewarding relationship.


“Prentiss’s lively book helps us understand what love looks like in action…. Filled with stories and action steps that suggest ways to put the Laws of Love into effect in our daily lives.”

— Spirituality & Health Magazine

“The Laws of Love is a self-help guide to cultivating strong, lasting, and loving relationships…. An excellent supplemental resource and tool for pursuing a healthy relationship.”

— Midwest Book Review

“Are you ready for what could be the most important journey of your life? Chris Prentiss, the author of the popular Zen and the Art of Happiness, discusses fourteen laws, which will take you along the journey of creating the relationship of your dreams…. The Laws of Love provides a pathway that shines light on the past and creates the future — including love, health, well-being, and creativity — that you desire.”

— Science of Mind Magazine

Copyright (c)2012 by The Prentiss Trust of June 30, 1998. All Rights Reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file as long as the contents have not been changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thanks!


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Choose Your Destiny, or It Chooses You

Posted on 17 July 2012 by Dr. Karen

I’m sharing this important e-mail about 2X Best-Selling author M.B. Tosi.

TODAY is the internet book launch for her second book, The Secret Path of Destiny.

The Secret Path of Destiny is the second book in M.B. Tosi’s Best-Selling series about Native America. Each book in The Indian Path Series stands independently and focuses on a different Native American tribe in a different location. Fictional characters are woven into the true historical events during the Indian Wars in the late 1860s.

If you like fictional books that are also spiritual in nature, then this book might be for you.


Not only have her books in The Indian Path Series become Best-Sellers at Amazon, but you have the opportunity to grab a copy of her book plus more than 50 FREE Bonus Gifts worth thousands of dollars.

Check it out and come back to this e-mail:



Here’s the exciting part: Historical-fiction-romance novelist M.B. Tosi has assembled an amazing array of FREE downloadable BONUS GIFTS from New York Times and Amazon #1 Best-Selling Authors, World-Renowned Leaders, Business Experts, and Life Coaches. Wait ‘til you see all these incredible gifts that could transform your life and even your destiny!


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Simply go to this link:


Click on BUY (a direct link to Amazon.com)

Purchase a soft cover copy of The Secret Path of Destiny

Return to the launch page and enter your RECEIPT NUMBER

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Still not convinced? Read a few comments about this amazing book . . .

The Secret Path of Destiny is compelling reading. M.B. Tosi weaves a fascinating story about how the power of love, faith, courage and trusting intuition guides and sustains during extremely challenging situations.” Margaret Paul, Ph.D., author of Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?


“M.B. Tosi’s geographic and personal descriptions allowed me to insert myself into the story where I experienced everything from laughter to tears. Grab a tissue or two before you start, and be prepared to not put the book down until you finish.” Sheryl Rae Cox, author of Beings and Doings


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Thank you! You’ll be so happy to discover 2X Best-Selling author M.B. Tosi for yourself!


Dr. Karen Kan

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Are you ready for personal empowerment and transformation?

Posted on 29 March 2011 by Dr. Karen

You have been subscribing to my newsletter for some time now and together we have been working on discovering the real meaning and purpose in our lives. However, to quote my friend and colleague Eldon Taylor, “Self-actualization begins by finding who it is that we seek to actualize.” His newest book, What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization, is not just a fascinating read but a transformational experience that allows your true self to flourish!

“Few are the authors who turn you inside out, who blow up your preconceived notions and cause you to become honest with yourself through and through. That’s precisely what happens when you read What If? I highly recommend this book to those who are unflinching in their journey to the Authentic Self.”

~ Michael Bernard Beckwith, ?author of Spiritual Liberation

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Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, What if everything I believed was wrong? What if you discovered that your beliefs weren’t even your own? Who would you be if you stripped away all of those fears and desires that are hiding the real you? Well, Eldon examines these questions (and many more!) in his amazing new release, What If? The Challenge of Self Realization. Many reviewers are saying that this book is a life changing experience. Full of thought experiments you can participate in in the privacy of your own home, this one book will assist you in uncovering the real you.

“Personal empowerment just took a quantum leap in this astonishing book by Eldon Taylor. What If? consists of a series of thought experiments that will move you out of the rigid beliefs you did not even know you had, into a way of life that allows you to fully express your amazing uniqueness and gifts. I highly recommend it.”

~ Crystal Andrus, ?bestselling author of Simply…Woman! and Simply…EMPOWERED!

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Have your ever felt just a little off? Sensing or experiencing a sort of discontent—the kind that leaves you disquieted? Or how about those feelings that life is going by and somehow you are missing something or that just around the corner there lurks a sure and certain peril? Are you addicted to consuming, dreaming of how you can obtain more, more of everything—money, power, fame, esteem, and so on? Have you tried self-help only to be disappointed in its bandaging effect? These are some of the signs of what Eldon calls Falsophrenia—a new Global Pandemic?

If you relate to any of this then What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization is something you must read!

“This book should come with a warning. It’s a black belt in how to discover your true essence. It turned me inside out and chopped me on the head! Don’t get this book unless you are really willing to find yourself where you can’t believe you are. What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization is too soft a title for this book. Reading it is living it and you must prepare yourself for the challenge.”

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“Eldon Taylor has broken the mold of most self-help writers as he tackles face on many of those taboo questions. Bold, forthright and most certainly profound, What If? takes the reader on a number of thought experiments to expose how much of our power we have given away. The lessons in this book are vital if you wish to experience what it is to be free to reach your highest level of self-actualization.”

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Check out what I had to say about this book by going to the link above.

If you’re truly ready for transforming your life and growing to the next level, this book will help you. Enjoy!


Dr. Karen Kan


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The Best Kept Secret About Love is Out!

Posted on 11 January 2011 by Dr. Karen

What if you could feel like you’re in love EVERY DAY of your life? And what if you could dissolve any heartache, pain, or emptiness and experience the ecstasy of an open heart?

You can. . . by learning how to Love for No Reason.

In her extraordinary new book Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love, my friend and colleague Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author, shows you how to experience a deep and lasting state of love that doesn’t depend on another person, situation, or romantic partner. You’ll be able to:

Open your heart and become a magnet for love

Enjoy more fulfilling relationships with others AND yourself

Turn off your body’s stress response and turn on your body’s love response for better health and well-being

Experience more success and satisfaction

Help your family, community, and the world

Marci’s onto something BIG. I’m heartily recommending this breakthrough book to everyone, giving it two VERY enthusiastic thumbs up! I loved her book Happy For No Reason, and Love for No Reason is just as wonderful. Marci and I are on the same page – she enthusiastically endorsed my eBook Creating Your Fairytale Love Life – this new book is one a GREAT compliment to it if you really want to have a lifetime of love ahead of you.

Get it TODAY, and you’ll also receive the exclusive “Love For No Reason Gift Package” as a BONUS. Click here: http://www.thelovebook.com

Dr. Karen

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How to Ignite Your Intuition from Dr. Judith Orloff!

Posted on 01 March 2010 by Dr. Karen

We are far more than we allow ourselves to be. “Second Sight” helps you understand this.
—Louise Hay

My talented and daring colleague Judith Orloff MD – a UCLA psychiatrist, intuitive healer, and New York Times best-selling author – is a pioneer who bridges mainstream medicine with intuition, energy medicine, and spirituality.

Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting launch of her new book “Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom.” A riveting story of Dr. Orloff’s exile between two worlds—intuition and mainstream medicine—SECOND SIGHT reveals Dr. Orloff’s journey from an intuitive child, alone with confusing abilities, to an esteemed intuitive psychiatrist who dares to come out of the “intuitive closet” to defy medical taboos. She also teaches you empowering, practical techniques to awaken you own intuitive powers to transform your health and life! (This is the new Three Rivers Press edition.)

Today Dr. Orloff is treating you to an incredible book-launch, one-time offer with a special “Act On A Hunch” gift collection from herself, and friends Michael Beckwith, Dr. Daniel Amen, Shirley MacLaine and many more. Plus receive Judith’s first lesson from her new “Emotional Vampire Course” from the Daily Om!

To purchase the book and receive your special gifts go to:



Dr. Karen

P.S. – Remember that the entire “Act On A Hunch” gift collection is yours absolutely FREE with your book order … but ONLY when you grab it before the cut-off. Don’t miss your chance!



Dr. Karen

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