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About My  Journey

My Journey to Coaching ...
Now, I'm Excited to Help and  Empower Others

I will try to keep it short and not bore you with you too many details about myself, I promise, just a brief introduction.

​I attended Kean University directly after completing high school. I originally wanted to have major in both Fine Arts and Psychology, but in the end, Fine Arts won. So I graduated with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and went to work full-time 9 to 5, or should I say 7 to 5 job, which was not art-related. I know…what a surprise…

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Karen Mgerack | Coach and Owner 

While working, I felt like I wasn’t serving my true purpose and not really helping anyone.  So after about four years, I enrolled in college yet again and finally majored in Psychology at William Paterson University.

After graduating with my BA in Psychology, life took some unexpected turns, as it does for all of us, and I could not continue to graduate school.  So back, I was again working another 9 to 5 job.  I did enjoy it, at times.  I eventually began focusing on Marketing which allowed me to use my Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Psychology knowledge, and I took a few certification courses.  But like for many, at the beginning of 2020, when remote work started, my schedule turned into a 6 to 5 job with no respect boundaries for personal time. 

Throughout 2020 I took small steps to improve my health, but the stress of the job and other personal matters were unavoidable and began to really pile up.  I started to feel yet AGAIN that I wasn’t serving my purpose, and I could not see myself working in this type of industry forever.  So I started looking into my options, and I happened upon a coaching certification program and watched a few webinars. 

I won’t lie, I dragged my feet a lot out of fear, but by May 2021, I had enough of the corporate imposed stress, disrespect, drama, and really just absolute non-sense.  I decided it was time for a change! So, I made a fantastic investment in myself and enrolled in the Become a Health Coach Certification Program with the Health Coach Institute.  I also enrolled in the Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation Certification program with YogaRenew.

So here I am!  A Certified Health and Life Coach and Certified Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation Coach and founder of Desert to Bloom Wellness!

I am finally on the right path!  I am now blooming into the person and coach I want to be.  I am serving my greater purpose by helping and empowering individuals to take action, relieve stress, and improve their health so they can bloom and live their best life! 

I could not be more excited for the amazing journey ahead for myself and my clients!

Fun Fact!

I  love symbolism, so I chose the cactus as my visual because it symbolizes Endurance and Strength.

A cactus can survive in extremely arid areas of the desert. Even though the cactus may struggle through its life, someday it will produce and Bloom beautiful flowers.

It is a symbol for the people who face struggles and hard times in life but still have the endurance and strength that will allow them to Bloom!


  • Certified Health Coach - Health Coach Institute

  • Certified Life Coach - Health Coach Institute

  • Mindfulness & Mindful Meditation Certified -  YogaRenew

  • Certified YTT 200hr Yoga Instructor - YogaRenew 

  • Certified Diet and Nutrition Coach - Udemy 

  • Herbalism: Introduction & Medicine Making Certificate - Udemy

  • Stress Management Coach Certification - Udemy 


  • BA Psychology - William Paterson University, NJ

  • BFA Fine Arts - Studio - Kean University, NJ


  • Insured by BeYogi/Insurance Plus


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