The recipient of the 2015 Toronto Single Mother Award
I moved to Toronto from Ottawa in 2001 with nothing but my young son at my side, a few dollars saved in my bank account and unemployed. I hopped in a U-Haul Truck to start my new life, to find myself and to follow my dreams of conquering the fast paced, bustling city of Toronto. My journey living in Toronto was overwhelming yet I managed to thrive. I landed a permanent job, got married, and started a beautiful family with my husband and 2 sons. It was the typical dream. Unfortunately, ten years later, on my 10 year anniversary honeymoon getaway, I faced a challenging divorce which left me to rebuild my life once again. Sigh. What a huge mountain to rebuild, depression, anxiety, excessive stress and crippling exhaustion. However, It was at this moment in my life that I knew I had to search deep in my soul and find my light in the darkness with the guidance of the Lord Almighty. Two years after my devastating divorce, I have healed and grown so much. Now it’s time take it to another level. So decided to launch “Karen Carrington”. My official branding which includes My Motivational speaking at events, workshops and conferences, an upcoming book and online boutique. My branding encourages others. It’s my passion.
My Public Speaking
“My Life is finally in order, and no longer in mental disorder” ~ Karen Carrington
How I survived and healed. How I inspire others. My ministry, my story…
I have been invited to share my story with the City of Toronto Community Centres for youth, in local schools, The Nikki Clarke Show, Motivational Mondays on Carib 101 Radio, The New Fit and Sexy Show with Susan Hart in Atlanta and at Conferences including A Sound Mind Conference with the BHA of Toronto and BRFB Canada.
I boldly told my story, I had to heal, I had to let go of my past and walk in confidence, today I released my weakness and grabbed hold of my strength.