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Karen Rae, Founder & Creator of the Balanced Life Planner®, with daughters

How COVID-19 led to the Balanced Life Planner® by Karen Rae


My name is Karen Rae, I'm the founder of Balanced Life and creator of The Signature Balanced Life Planner®. I never set out to start a business or create a product but found my way here through a passion for helping others and what I like to refer to as divine inspiration. Now I’ve found my purpose in life, guiding others to find balance in their day-to-day. 

I am a single mother of two young daughters, a homemaker, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and business owner. Until the beginning of this year, my life was hectic. Shuttling kids to and from activities and school while also pouring my time into providing for my family. Like so many, I was busy but missing the bigger picture.


When life slowed down in March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the extra time at home was a blessing in disguise for my family.


One night, I couldn’t sleep and reflected upon everything that changed; how life had slowed down. I told myself that once things returned to “normal,” I didn’t want “normal” to look anything like it looked before the pandemic.


This inspired me to develop the Balanced Life Planner® in an effort to help others to renew their focus on what matters the most - Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, and Friendships.


“When I finished creating the first version of the Balanced Life Planner® I thought to myself – I NEED THIS. Then I thought, so do others.”


The Signature Balanced Life Planner® is a culmination of lessons and experiences I have gained over my lifetime and enriched with inspirational quotes and ideas from others. I want the Balanced Life Planner® to motivate others to live life to the fullest.


Now, more than ever, it is essential for everyone to focus on what matters most. This could mean reconnecting with a loved one, strengthening your faith or making healthier choices. I believe that by making little improvements each day, those using the planner will feel more confident and achieve their own personal version of success!

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