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About Karyn

About Karyn

Karyn is an author, blogger, proofreader, wife, mother, grandmother, and breast cancer thriver. She writes and blogs to share encouragement and tools for unlocking joy and meeting life’s challenges.

She shares the tools which helped her move forward after losing a sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident, and, more recently, a breast cancer diagnosis. Her faith in God’s wisdom and healing guided her to take a natural wellness approach to fight her breast cancer. She writes about healing the body from within, and she is now cancer-free!


“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” Joseph Campbell

How Do I Choose Joy?

We experience many sorrows in life and bad things happen to all of us. Our circumstances can go south in an instant and rob us of our happiness.

We may grieve the loss of a loved one, face the fears and effects of illness, or lose our security when we lose or change jobs.

How do we choose joy in the midst of painful changes and challenges?

Good News!

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.” 

Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

This is good news! Joy does not depend on circumstances. We are free to choose how we react to our challenges and disappointments.

As believers in Christ, the Holy Spirit equips us to lean into our faith and choose JOY!

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12 NIV

OpenYourTreasures is a place for you to find comfort and encouragement to meet life’s challenges “looking up” as you learn ways to unlock JOY!

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” —Carlos Santana


Karyn has experienced the unspeakable grief of her son’s death and the challenges of beating breast cancer.


Everyone meets bumps in the road of life. Karyn reminds us how to lean on our faith and thrive in the midst of challenges.
Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief is an open window into the heart and soul of the life-changing events that took a mom’s sixteen-year-old son’s life in an early morning car accident.
Young Living essential oils, nutritional supplements, and toxic-free household cleaning products have been instrumental in Karyn’s recovery from breast cancer!

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