During a long-overdue spa visit, Karen shared with the pedicurist that she had developed a callous down the center of her left foot. He examined it and asked a series of questions. 


“Do you do a lot of walking or wear high heels?” 

“Yes and yes.” 

“How often do you wear high heels?” 

 “When you take baths, do you use a pumice stone to smooth your feet?” 

“When I take baths? I don’t take baths anymore. I just don’t have the time.” 


Wife, mother and entrepreneur   Karen M.R. Townsend invites you to join her on the journey from chaos to calm. After juggling a schedule so hectic that she couldn’t even find the time to put on lotion, she stumbled upon a solution that will help you make a commitment to TiME: Time for ME! 

In this book, you will learn 

  • How to set boundaries so that others will respect your TiME 

  • Creative strategies for saying “NO!” to requests that drain your time and energy 

  • The importance of saying “YES!” to yourself 

  • The true meaning of “PMS” 

  • Fifty-two ways to put more balance into your life 


About the author:


Whether delivering presentations to corporate executives, conducting seminars for educators who are impacting the lives of diverse students, or encouraging busy women to make themselves a priority, Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D. is an inspiring speaker whose messages are timely and relevant.  As president of KTownsend Consulting, Dr. Karen works with leaders to create inclusive environments and build strong teams so that they can effectively meet the needs of their diverse clients.  Her goal is to equip professionals with the tools required to live and lead…confidently. 


Dr. Karen is founder of About My Sisters—an organization “on a mission to empower one million women and girls.”  For twenty-eight years Dr. Karen has hosted the annual Sister To Sister Conference which has been recognized as one of the longest-running women’s events in the United States.  



As an author and advocate for women, Dr. Karen’s first book was inspired by her own quest to find life balance.  It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion:  One Woman’s Journey From Chaos to Calm encourages women to “Take their TiME:  Time for ME!” Organizations across the globe are using “The Lotion Book” to support the professional development and career advancement of high potential women leaders.  

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