Behind the scenes photo shoot – preview of what will be available soon!

At long last my friends…….it’s been a long time coming but I will soon be taking pre-orders for merchandise.  Many of you have been waiting patiently and I thank each one of you soooo much!


I would like to share some behind the scenes pictures of a recent photo shoot we did in Oahu.  Special thanks to the lovely models who helped me and to the friendly Pipeline Lifeguard Crew who welcomed us to take pictures!




My initial product line will include expression shirts, journals, note cards and framed prints.  These products will be available in the store on my website.  Fun and inspirational messaging on the products, awesome and meaningful gifts for you or for someone else!  Feeling excited, feeling grate(full)…..


Together in good kinda changes,






Attention World: New word alert – “HAPPYING”!!!


“Experiencing the blissful state of happiness and joy”.

A joint movement, happily co-created by Caron Keens and Miss Harlow Jean


I’m not quite sure what the steps are for introducing a new word to the world?  I am going to try the social media route on behalf of myself and my partner, Miss Harlow Jean.


We have been collaborating tirelessly on this project so we are both very excited to share this new word with everyone.  Our new word is HAPPYING and it is a verb; we believe it is anyways and we are sure someone will let us know one way or another!


I would like to provide you with a bit of background on the history and origin of our new word – HAPPYING.  The first thing you need to know is that Harlow Jean is my grandprincess and she is 2 ½ years old.  She is really cute and very special and we have lots of fun when we are together.  It’s very refreshing to be around children as they are so full of innocent joy and playful wonder.  She likes to ask “what’s happening” (well, I prompt her with that question too).  While we were playing outside on my recent visit, she kept asking me this question over and over and over.  And then WOW, I had one of those “aha” moments and something resonated with me (and her too, I’m sure)! Something really special was happening……….and that was HAPPYING”.  This Harlow Jean, is “HAPPYING”; experiencing the blissful state of happiness and joy, without even thinking about it.  We did a fun happy dance, because that’s what we do when we invent new words!  So that is how our discovery started and we have been working on a campaign ever since that celebratory day.

You can expect to see lots of exciting advertising and publicity coming soon with this new word of ours.  We are in the process of having merchandise available so that the awesome message of “HAPPYINGcan be spread far and wide.  YAY!!!  Then we figure that lots of random people all over the world will be doing a fun happy dance, just like we did!  So this movement is just going to get bigger and better and more people will be happy without even thinking about it.  Oh how exciting…….then things will change in a good way.  For all of us!


With gratitude, faith & happiness,

Caron and Miss Harlow Jean

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Disclaimer:  We are not responsible for the spontaneous dancing you may suddenly perform or witness.  “Happying” really is that powerful.  Just go with it and enJOY!


Note from Caron to the world:  There will be a new word in approximately 2 years when I collaborate with grandprincess #2, Miss Summer Belle!

A new word – FOR YOU!

New word alert! 

These are the types of things that wake me up in the middle of the night.  Hence, my reference in a previous post (That Person is Someone – March 24, 2015) about having my journal nearby to capture these “thoughts passing through”.


Every one of us needs encouragement, to be noticed and to receive some kind (not to mention newly invented) words to keep us feeling great about ourselves and life and the all the interesting stuff that comes our way. 


So in the spirit of appreciation and acknowledgment, check this out.  Combining awesome and someone creates a really powerful and fun word:



 We all have challenges, fears, regrets and frustration at some point in our lives.  But we also have opportunity, hope and the power of choice.   We have more in common with each other than we tend to realize.  Be mindful of how you treat (and what you say to) that someone you see today – yourself included!


And from me to you, in case you don’t hear it often enough……



Together in a good kind of change,


In case you don't hear it often enough #awesomeone #awesome #someone (2)

What do we have in common….

Do you ever meet someone and say to yourself……….I have nothing in common with this person.  We are totally different.  And you’ve no doubt heard that we should surround ourselves with like-minded people.  I’m all for that concept and it’s helped me immensely in personal development.  But I have also purposefully challenged myself to think about and notice what I have in common with others.  It can be quite awesome to really think about some things we all share.  Consider that you and the person crossing your path/sitting beside you/in line behind you, your co-worker, the stubborn teenager, the unmotivated employee, the grouchy person on the other end of the phone, the estranged person looking at you, the pessimistic friend, the withdrawn family member, etc:

  • We have the same amount of time in a day
  • We look at the same moon
  • We need food, water, clothing and shelter
  • We have felt joy, love, friendship, happiness, excitement, gratitude, experienced kindness, received a smile, breathed a sigh of relief… some point in our lives
  • We have been afraid, felt alone, failed at something, been disappointed, hurt, frustrated, betrayed, sad… some point in our lives
  • We can choose the words we say to ourselves and others
  • We can choose how we treat ourselves and others
  • We need to belong and to have someone who cares about us
  • Right at this very moment, all of us are alive together on this wonderful & awesome planet of wonder!
  • We can choose what we think about and focus on
  • We can choose what we dream about

And……the same amazing sun shines on each and every one of us!

Please be kind and do some good,



The same sun. #common #same #shine #good #love #peace #sun #kindness (2)

I’m doing IT. Are you doing IT?

Over 2 weeks into the a new year of  infinite possibilities for everyone.   I’m not much of a “New Year’s Resolution” person.  I find it easier to follow the habit of learning, improving and leading a purposeful and inspired life on a regular basis.  Be a better person than I was yesterday or at least … Read moreI’m doing IT. Are you doing IT?

HAPPY (holi)DAYS….

Merry Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten; these are a very few versions of this greeting from around the world.   We are all surrounded by signs of the season to some degree right now depending on where you live in this “world of wonder”.  Celebrations and practices vary depending upon culture, … Read moreHAPPY (holi)DAYS….