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Nikki Karis - The GodDogger

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About Me and My Inspiring Projects

Author of the Goddogs series, Nikki Karis …

for those visitors to my site who don’t know me, I’m Nikki Karis, dubbed the Goddogger. My given name is Nikki Marie Kavouklis, and I reside on the West Coast of Florida with my rescue cats and dogs, who inspire me as I create and write.

Prior to launching my inspiring projects, I was a practicing personal injury attorney for twenty-eight years, having my own law firm with six locations at the height of my practice. During the pandemic of 2020, however, I decided to take a leap of faith and finally (and fully) pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a published author and inspirational speaker, uplifting others via my empowering books and merchandise.

Thus, throughout 2020 and 2021, I made preparations to launch Karis Brands, my merchandise site, along with T1 Rise, a super-brand of eight social activism risings, and Tail Life, devoted to uniting humans and their animals around the world. These projects, along with many others, will begin launching the beginning of 2022 and beyond.

For pleasure, I enjoy reading, traveling, rescuing animals, collecting art, and decorating my circa 1925 home. I also love exploring the world and hope to grow Finding Zeni, Inc., the holding company for my inspiring projects, into a successful, caring, and compassionate company with a mission to uplift and empower others. My future plans include building a home and an animal rescue center on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where I frequently retreat to write.

Stay tuned for more information, as I’m set to release the first book of my Goddogs series on February 21, 2022, and finally market my other series, Escape the Swamp (formerly The Toad Chronicles series). Also, check the Karis Brands shop for my other series, Becoming Grace, available in paperback, e-book, and audio formats, as well as my inspiring Karis Brands products. Love and blessings to you always, Nikki Karis

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Explore My Inspiring Projects

Since first beginning work on my Escape the Swamp series (formerly The Toad Chronicles series) in 2009, I’ve penned thousands of inspiring messages, affirmations, and other writings and have produced hundreds of videos, all inspired by my amazing rescue animals.

My words of inspiration find their way to my audience through my various web and social media sites including T1 Rise, which is a super-brand of eight risings.

To learn more about my projects as an inspiring speaker, click on the icons below.



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These InsFURations will uplift, inspire, and empower you to become the best version of yourself. Together with the animals, we, the humans, who are the guardians of the planet, can create create a virtual Heaven on Earth for ourselves, the animals, Mother Nature, and the world as a whole. Let’s all rise together, as ONE!

Head over to Pet Souls Messages page under The Sanctuary tab and enjoy my heartwarming messages, all dedicated to the animals.