Karen Laing, MS, RN, DipACLM, HWNC-BC, CHES, is a Clinical Nurse for HeartAware/Health Promotion at Bon Secours Mercy Health in Richmond, VA, where her focus is on primary prevention and early detection of cardiovascular disease. She is also the owner of All Heart Coaching, where her clients are those at risk for heart disease who are ready to tweak their daily routines to avoid medications and a heart attack. Karen graduated with her BSN from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and is a member of the Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. She completed a Master’s in Health Promotion Management at Marymount University, Arlington, VA, and became a Certified Health Education Specialist. Later Karen became a Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified, a Health and Wellness Coach Board Certified, and a Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a student in the DNP program at the University of South Florida (USF). Karen is the President of the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at USF and was the recent past secretary of the RN/APRN Member Interest Group at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She was honored to co-author two chapters in the Lifestyle Nursing: Principles and Practice textbook. As the mother of two teenagers, Karen’s current hobbies include Friday night high school football games and traveling to her daughter’s university campus for family events.