Dr. Kari Allen-Hammer is committed to the art of living a uniquely, and purposefully tailored life suited to one’s own inner vision. Her work involves assisting others with recognizing/discovering that vision and then making a way to embody that vision.

She has recently completed an empirical study (2018) using a classic grounded theory design that captures this process in the three-stage theory of Personalizing Wellness.

An earlier piece of work included the design of a weekend retreat aimed at helping mental health professionals transform feelings of burnout and fatigue in Embodied Practice for Health and Wellbeing: A Healing Retreat for Mental Health Professionals Experiencing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue (2012).

Dr. Allen-Hammer's other interests include principles and behaviors of dynamic systems, ranging from organizational to ecological systems of life.