May 18, 2018

I Blame my Parents

I called my Mom this morning.  It’s her birthday today.  She’s 81.  She gave me an order a few days ago to NOT send her a […]
April 30, 2018

Are You a “Fixer?”

The conversation typically goes something like this, “Karen, my friend has an alcoholic boyfriend.  She’s unhappy and I think she needs to get out of the […]
April 23, 2018

Finding Presence…Simple, Yet Complex

These thoughts kept me awake last night, which was interesting as they took me away from restful sleep.  I couldn’t be present with my sleep and […]
April 16, 2018

Clickbait…Cut the Crap

Let’s start with an analogy.  You’re standing in the grocery store checkout line.  You’re bored and impatient and just want to move through the line.  So, […]
April 9, 2018

Authenticity – 8 Steps to Rediscover Yourself (Part II)

Last week I published the first part of this topic and, as promised, am continuing the conversation.  For a quick refresher, we’re talking about authenticity and […]
April 2, 2018

Authenticity – Finding & Reclaiming Yourself (Part I)

I love talking about Self-Acceptance and believe it’s what we’re all seeking.  The key to self-acceptance is authenticity…accepting, showing up and being exactly who you are.  […]
March 26, 2018

Mental Illness is Not Black & White

How do you feel when you hear the term, Mental Illness?  Are you so far removed from it that it doesn’t affect you and you don’t […]
March 12, 2018

Stop Giving Your Power Away

Does anyone have the power to control yours?  How about when you get mad and say, “He makes me so mad!”  Does “he” really make you […]
March 5, 2018

Finding Balance…Off the Kuff

I had what Oprah would call, a “lightbulb moment” this week.  Actually, that phrase doesn’t do it justice.  A sledgehammer?  I’m not sure.  What I do […]
February 26, 2018

The Importance of Self-Talk

You’re in luck…this week’s blog is going to be short.  That’s enough celebrating…I didn’t know you’d be this happy.  I must suck at this blogging stuff […]
February 19, 2018

The Serenity Prayer’s Wisdom…

The Serenity Prayer…three simple sentences that encompass a deeply profound blend of acceptance, courage, and wisdom.  Don’t let its simplicity fool you.  Grasping and embracing the […]
February 12, 2018

Do You Trust?

So, do you trust?  Completely?  Or is there a little voice inside of you that doesn’t allow you to step in, at least not totally?  Do […]
February 5, 2018

What Stops You?

We’re going to spend some time today by getting curious.  What gets in your way of going toward your passion?  In other words, what stops you […]
January 29, 2018

The Drama Triangle…

Today we’re discussing my interpretation of the relationship triangle, or what is lovingly referred to as the “Drama Triangle.”  By gaining some awareness of these roles […]
January 22, 2018

Catastrophic Thinking…

Does your thinking mind sometimes take you to worst case scenarios?  Why does it focus on tragedy, without evidence that tragedy is occurring? Does three days […]