You’re Not That…

Imagine being sentenced to death or life in prison.  Now imagine that you didn’t commit the crime you’re accused of, that you have dozens of witnesses that support your innocence, and they’re ignored and not allowed to testify.  Your reality is that you’re faced with a system that targets you, based on your race, socioeconomic classContinue reading “You’re Not That…”

Calm in the Midst of Chaos (Seven Points to “Pushing Your Edge”)

Guess what? I went white water rafting.  Again.  Last year, it was an 8-day white water rafting trip down the Grand Canyon.  This year a 4-day trip to Canyonlands, Utah.  Somehow, I think I’m an adventurous thrill seeker.  And then I get out there, thrill seeking, and remember that I’m not. I know what you’reContinue reading “Calm in the Midst of Chaos (Seven Points to “Pushing Your Edge”)”

Acceptance – The Final Frontier

I know what you’re thinking, “Hasn’t Karen written something else about acceptance?”  Yes.  I have.  Your next question, “Why should I read another blog about the same topic?”  Well, because this one is different and you’re looking for freedom and peace (again, I know you🙂). This blog just might help you understand the key to gettingContinue reading “Acceptance – The Final Frontier”

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 relationship.  He’s no good for her.  Will you work with her?” Then I have an honest conversation with the person who called.  Although her friend’s situation is tough, she’sContinue reading “Are You a “Fixer?””

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 every time I would start to drift off, I was pulled back into thinking about presence…which I was obviously struggling with. Presence. Being here. Experiencing this moment. Being inContinue reading “Finding Presence…Simple, Yet Complex”

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, you deflect from your discomfort and start to look around.  What do you see?  Magazines with huge, bold, dramatic headlines…typically a headline about a famous person in some formContinue reading “Clickbait…Cut the Crap”