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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve and support you by providing programs and resources that transform your life and bring you joy, freedom, and peace. We guide you along creative pathways to develop your awareness of possibilities that may exist, which will make your life happier and more content. You will discover how to minimize self-defeating behaviors. Ultimately, our mission is to inspire you to make choices that help you orchestrate your life with integrity, purpose and joy.

How Does This Apply to Me?

There’s an old saying, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.”

The only way to get unstuck is to change the way you perceive the world, and your place in it. This is not a rose-colored glasses or Pollyanna program. Instead, it is a program of succinct strategies that will significantly improve the quality of your life by helping you manage overwhelm, minimize negative inner dialogue, and recognize self-limiting behaviors. We help you assess where you are now, where you want to be, and explore creative ways for you to get there. This is a real plan for moving forward right now, not six months or a year from now.

 About Karolyn Vreeland Blume

 Karolyn Vreeland Blume was born many years ago in New York City. She started her professional life as a lawyer with a successful general practice including litigation, real estate, divorce, business and estates. As a lawyer, Karolyn encountered many diverse situations involving a wide variety of issues and people. She represented Fortune 500 corporations, mom and pop businesses, and everything in between. She has vast experience navigating the treacherous waters of local, state and federal governments, as well as representing neglected and abused children. She helped spouses separate with integrity while maintaining a stable environment for their children. In her estate business she offered her clients compassion and understanding as well as excellent legal representation. She is empathetic, compassionate and gives of her expertise beyond expectation.

After 25 years, she decided there had to be a better way to resolve disputes than beating each other up in a courtroom. For Karolyn, that better way was mediation. She founded Conflict Resolution Services (, which is a full service mediation, facilitation and arbitration firm. With over 300 hours of training – both receiving and presenting – she has helped hundreds of people and businesses resolve conflicts peacefully and amicably. She handled a wide range of cases in the areas of business matters, divorce, elder issues, family disputes, real estate, medical malpractice and class actions for individuals and businesses.

Believing that all conflict has its roots internally, she has taken her practice deeper to focus on where our pain begins and how to address it. She started Parallax Living – Life Through A Different Lens to help professional women explore alternatives to a stressful, unhappy and unfulfilling life, and help them get unstuck by going from “this is what is” to “this is what could be.” Karolyn provides a safe space to look at your current life, and helps you create your best life.

Karolyn is a known and respected international speaker, consultant, coach, facilitator, mentor and teacher, whose presentations are filled with valuable information and engaging humor. She is an expert problem solver and gifted strategist.

She served as an adjunct faculty member for Penn State University, Muhlenberg College, and Cedar Crest College. She moderated a live, call-in program for PBS television, and is active in many non-profit and charitable organizations. She is a Founding Member of Mediators Beyond Borders International, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who of American Women. She is the author of Eat the Elephant: Overcoming Overwhelm.

Come explore why so many people respect Karolyn as an expert problem solver, gifted in helping you find clarity, and see that, believe it or not, you have more choices than you think.

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