About Me



authorpic-no-red-earWho is Karyn?



Karyn wrote and published her #1 Amazon bestseller, Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief, a heartfelt story of twelve faith-based treasures she experienced before, during, and after the death of her sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident.

Have you or someone you know lost a child? We never want to face the death of our children. We don’t know what to feel, how to keep going, and how to keep our passion for living. Her book gives faith-based answers to these questions, and it offers ways to comfort others in their grieving process.

Her daughter, son-in-law, and their four children (two boys and two girls) live in Texas. She treasures each one of them and relishes the time she spends with them when she travels to Texas.

Karyn and her husband of five years thought they would move to Colorado to retire, but life held different plans. She teaches second graders in Olathe, Colorado, blogging, writing, and editing.

Her fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Grubbs, ignited her passion to teach children, and she has treasured her twenty-eight years in the elementary classroom. She finds joy and fulfillment in motivating her students to learn more about their world and themselves.

When she is not writing, editing, blogging, or teaching, she enjoys snow skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and playing with her cat, Minnie.

She invites you to read her encouraging and inspirational blog posts and to sign up for her email list to find out more about her book, Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief, and her next book project.



If you are new to this website…

Why explore? Why come back?

  • Unleash your CONFIDENCE
  • Unleash your POSITIVITY
  • Unleash your TALENTS

Karyn Almendarez created this website to encourage and inspire you to OPEN YOUR TREASURES using:

  • your faith
  • positive energy
  • compassion
  • love
To RIDE THE WAVE of life and stay on top!

Life throws curve balls at everyone…usually when we least expect them! Our failures, heartaches, and losses may paralyze us, depress us, affect our relationships, and eat away at our confidence.

We can

  • duck and HIDE to avoid getting hit
  •  swing and miss getting ANGRY
  •  or strike out and QUIT

Or we can    

  • keep swinging until we CONNECT with the ball
  • PRACTICE hitting until we get better
  • Help others learn how

Why did I start this website?

I am passionate about writing. It is never too late to learn a new skill, mark something off of your bucket list, or gain a new perspective on how to live the rest of your life. I want the content and resources to encourage you to:

  • Unleash your confidence
  • Unleash a healthier mind, body, and spirit
  • Unleash your TALENTS

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Karyn teaches second grade in Olathe, Colorado. She loves Wordpress, blogging, writing, and cats. She is the author of Tragedy's Treasures, A Mom's Journey Through Grief, her raw and personal account of how she got through her sixteen-year-old son's death in an early morning car accident. Click here to learn more about her newest book!

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