About Me

I love the soothing tranquility of nature and the serene inner peace I feel when immersed in such beauty.  As a student of inner balance and being, I enjoy introspecting very much in such enviornments.  It is there where I discover my authentic nature.

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For much of my professional life, I was a world traveler.  Through freelance travel writing, I landed in the world international luxury hospitality. One thing led to another and I found myself bestowing stars and diamond ratings to the best luxury hotels and restaurants around the world.  During this time, I was based in NYC and also worked at The Carlyle, one of NYC’s premier luxury hotels, to learn the ins and outs of luxury hospitality.

Karen Lynn Dixon Carlyle Hotel

For a decade after I traveled and lived abroad throughout South America and in Beijing, China.

 

Many high-end hotels, fine dining establishments, resorts, and destinations were eager to join a world stage, enhance their service levels and to become more luxurious.  

Chefs of D'Galia Culinary Institute, Lima, Peru


 

 

My role with the award was very entrepreneurial.  I learned all kinds of life lessons working in many foreign cultures where there were always surprises and the ways of doing business changed in every country.  Through the years, I continued to contribute travel content and commentary throughout international media outlets, participated as a Cultural Commentator for China’s CCTV, spoke at events, conducted seminars about luxury service and also consulted various hotels and restaurants worldwide.  It was my real-life school of learning.

But all along this outward journey, despite the many exciting adventures, the high gloss glamor and the sheer joy of doing work that I loved, I suffered from many bouts of depression, anxiety, dark feelings and lots of inner conflict and confusion.  I often felt very unsure of my direction.

Over time, the extravagant luxury trips in these foreign cultures became a backdrop for my inner work.  At times I was immersed in so much luxurious decadence, contrasted by extreme poverty in others;  I deeply questioned my personal beliefs and philosophies about life.

As I searched for excellence around the world to award, I was also somehow connected with an array of spiritual ideas, religions, and people of many different practices, all of whom captivated my curiosity. I always wanted to know more about their different spiritual contexts and why they believed their beliefs.

 

I sat a ten-day Vipassana meditation course in 2014 and decided to return to work and live at that center in 2017 to deepen my practice and be of service to others.

I am still very much a student of inner peace, balance and being.  I try to live my life as much as possible in this present moment feel a purpose to share my evolving inward journey here, whether traveling or still….

Who knows where this is all going, what I am to share or even how I am to do it, but I do know that it’s never the destination that matters – so let’s see how we go!!

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Hola Magazine, Ecuador, Karen Lynn Dixon

Hola Magazine

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Summer Magazine, Ecuador, Karen Lynn Dixon

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China Business Journal, Karen Lynn Dixon, Six Star

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