TKO – Episode 5 – Post Traumatic Growth and Brain Aneurism Surgery

Karen discussed her brain surgery and how she feels like she has gotten a bonus round in life. She is now very active in the Aneurism Society in Cincinnati and is bringing awareness to others about this powerful life experience. Karen has taken her experience and has used this negative as a very positive motivator for her life, her business, and her positive outlook. Her first indication of a … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 4 – The Little Blue House Part 2

Little Blue House

Several of our listeners asked questions about how Karen made her transition. In this podcast, Karen discusses what was actually going through her mind when she first got to the Little Blue House. The main thing she felt was freedom. She felt freedom from oppression, from VENM, and from the need to walk on eggshells. Karen’s current positive outlook on life, her ability to turn negatives into … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 3 – The Little Blue House Part 1

littlebluehouse

When Karen made the decision to move out of her marital home, she sought several options for a place to live. She had a very difficult time finding a place to go as she did not have any credit in her name, no savings of her own, nor even a friend she could live with as a transition place. She put out into the universe that she needed some place to go. She just wanted someone to give her a chance, … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 2 – VENM Abuse

VENM stands for Verbal, Emotional, Non-Verbal, Mental abuse. Karen explores the many ways that the power of words can be used to control, break down, or poison a person from the inside out. The longer you are in a relationship that has VENM in it, you even begin to think of yourself as deserving of this type of abuse. If no one is around to beat you up with their words, you end up doing it to … [Read more...]

TKO – Episode 1 – The Empty Wives Club

What exactly is The Empty Wives Club? This podcast discussion between Tom Lunney and Karen Oehm (below) will explain in great detail what this term means. Karen used to be a member of this club. She invented this term as she was going through her divorce and living in the Little Blue House (future podcast) by herself and for the first time in a long time not shaking. It is not unusual for women in … [Read more...]