Upcoming Events

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

Kari Little with Lydia Barber, Organizer for the South Alabama Walk

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Join a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring 'hope' to those affected by suicide. 


Sunday, October 14th, 2018

1pm - 4pm

Daphne, Alabama

Support Kari's Team 'Little Lights'  as they walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness South Alabama Walk by clicking this link here https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/Little

Your donations and support are needed and appreciate! Thank you!

Past Events

Mental Health America 2018 Annual Conference

Washington D.C. June 14 - 16

Live Now LLC was honored to be a part of the 2018 MHA Annual Conference: "Fit For The Future" in
Washington D.C. June 14 - 16, 2018

Kari Little, Drue Metz and Frances Miyamoto conducted an interactive workshop on "Becoming Better Mental Health Advocates and Teachers", where they identified tools, resources, and holistic methods that can be applied personally and in the workplace.

Suicide The Ripple Effect Screening Event

On April 2, 2018 we had an amazing turnout for our screening of the documentary film by Kevin Hines, Suicide The Ripple Effect.

Original Song by:  A.V. Mitchell feat. Victor Smith - Be Here Tomorrow 

A Must See Film That Shares a Message Of Hope

It was an honor to be a part of bringing Kevin Hines' film Suicide:The Ripple Effect to our community. The film has been released nationwide! Watch the trailer here. 

Go to www.suicidetherippleeffect.com to find a showing in a theater near you! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY - THIS IS A MUST SEE FILM!!

NOTE: This is a special screening so tickets will NOT be sold at the theater. You must PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE ONLY!

2017 Event Highlights

October 2017 Event | Santa Monica, CA.

Listen while you watch our Focus Forward event in Santa Monica, CA unfold. 

Photo Credit: David Erickson Photography

Music Credit: Laurie Anne Armour with LA Armour Music.

"The Love Effect" Trailer

Watch Here

Enjoy the trailer for the film "The Love Effect" that we shared during our Focus Forward Event at The Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica! "The Love Effect" is a story of empathy and friendship in the face of loss (winner of Best Short Film and Best Director at the 2016 Santa Monica Film Festival. 

Drue Metz | Director.Writer and Tyler Atkins | Actor.Writer gave an interactive Q&A at the end of this amazing film that was absolutely magical!  

Meet the Trainers

October 2017 at The Annenberg Beach House

Kari Little || Entrepreneur.Speaker.Trainer

Kari is the founder & CEO of Live Now LLC, speaker, trainer, mentor, and wife.

Kari has 30+ years of business experience. Her background includes sales, consulting, project management, and entrepreneurial experience. There have been successes and losses during these years and she chooses to view the losses as 'lessons' learned and growth opportunities. 

She has suffered tragedies involving family, friends and business colleagues and these have been her greatest challenge. However, her personal development work and healing have given her the passion to reach out and help others overcome their own stories of loss.

She created Live Now LLC, to share her wisdom and insights through compassionate workshops and training sessions. Her mission is to encourage others to share their stories, provide tools to overcome adversity, learn, grow, and empower people to Live Now Not Later

"It's never too late to create a plan and reach your biggest dreams and goals."        ~Kari Little~  

Sarah Monares || Counselor.Speaker.Mentor

Sarah is a counselor, speaker, coach, and  consultant.  In addition to running two successful businesses, she is also a wife and a mom of two.

Sarah has worked with women for over 12 years and is an expert in personal growth and development. Her education and personal experiences, coupled with her work with women, make her a point person when it comes to smashing through barriers and creating the life you desire.  

She has created a supportive, educational, and strength based platform to help women grow and expand within the deepest sense of themselves, to achieve their greatest potential. 

Her mission is to empower women with the clarity, confidence, and direction required to become truly happy and successful in personal and professional life. She is motivated by the belief that we all have gifts and talents to share. We are made to uplift, connect, and share our gifts with others. She has a strong desire to help women fully embrace those gifts, and who they truly are, to live their dreams with confidence and fulfillment.

"One of the most powerful forces in the world is a woman who walks in her purpose, knows her worth, and is determined to rise."   ~Sarah Monares~

Jessika Loving || Coach.Entrepreneur

Jessika Loving is a life coach, wife, mother of two, and entrepreneur, dedicated to helping you live your most fulfilled life.

10 years ago, Jessika gave up the security of a 9-5 and built her first multi-six figure business from the ground up - a fitness company. The blood sweat and tears was shared by her clients in their efforts to lose weight and get in the best shape of their lives. As a certified life coach, she helped them obtain lasting results and truly transform their lives. Since then, Jessika has built multiple businesses and help others do the same. 

Whether you’re stuck in your business or in your personal life, Jessika will help you get exactly where you want to be.

"Life is short. You deserve to live it to the fullest and that is what I am here to help you do."   ~Jessika Loving~

The Love Effect Crew | Film Awards

Drue Metz || Director, Co-Writer, Executive Producer

Drue has been writing and directing his entire life. He has trained at some of the best films school in the world (CSULB, UCLA, USC) and has written, directed, produced or contributed to over 60 films and videos to date. He has directed branded content for APPLE INC, PERSOL SUNGLASSES and has received numerous awards for his short films and screenplays.    

Recently, Drue directed part of JAMES FRANCO'S feature film adaptation of DON QUIXOTE. Metz is currently directing commercials and music videos for production companies Swanky Flicks & Replay Collective and just finished directing and co-writing a television pilot for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia’s SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS. 

Tyler Atkins || The role of TOM and Co-Writer, Executive Producer

Tyler is an Australian actor, surfer, raw food chef and yoga teacher, embraces with spirit and joy his youth and beach culture, with an earthy, fit and healthy attitude to life and living, being at one with the earth, nature, sport, lifestyle.   

In late 2013 Tyler scored his first acting role on the award winning new drama Puberty Blues, which has been one of Channel 10’s best TV dramas. This role embraced his surfing lifestyle and was targeted to a youth audience. Since then Tyler has recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting dream and in just a few months Tyler has already booked roles in US TELEVISION & FILM. Tyler also signed with powerhouse agent Justin Deanda at ICM PARTNERS. 

Tyler was diagnosed with a kidney disease in late 2010, where he spent a year and a half in hospitals, over five operations, during which he turned his life around to healthy organic eating, and a fresh, positive and strong outlook. Learning to overcome fear, being comfortable in solitary times, soul searching, becoming more conscious, dropping alcohol and gaining insight and clarity, Tyler's new journey in the second part of his life has blossomed. 

The Love Effect || Awards

Winner GRAND JURY PRIZE 2016 Santa Monica International Film Festival  


Nominated for Best Lead Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography  

Winner BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - 2016 Malibu International Film Festival  

Winner of BEST ACTOR - Tyler Atkins - Hollywood Short Film Festival 

Nominated for a 2016 SAMHSA Voice Award  

Official Selection: 2016 NYC Mental Health Film Festival  

Official Selection:  2016 Green Bay Film Festival  

Official Selection: 2016 MHA Mental Health Film Festival   

International Premiere:  Sydney, Australia - TBA  

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