Karla’s Korner: Concrete Strength

Karla's Korner: Concrete Strength

Karla's Korner: Concrete StrengthConcrete Strength…Inner strength is defined as “integrity of character, resoluteness of will; mental resistance to doubt or discouragement”. Every once in a while I find myself intrigued by everyday ordinary things that most would overlook, ignore or simply not notice. The wanna be writer in me is always searching for inspiration, seeking ideas from my surroundings. Every once in a while if I pay close attention inspiration trips me up like a crack in ...

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Karla’s Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your SailsAdjust Your Sails….Elizabeth Edwards wrote, “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails”. Edwards was faced with more than her fair share of obstacles, life storms if you will and each time she chose to face the storms and figure out how to overcome them without losing herself in the process. Losing her son Wade at the age of 19 was just one of the life storms that could have destroyed her will to move on; to ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of LifeThe Roots of Life….So there I sat alone in a secluded booth at Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for my dinner companions to arrive. I was a bit nervous as I had not seen them in quite a while. Sipping tea and scanning through social media to pass the time I wondered why it was that I was so out of sorts. After all I have known these two men my whole life. Glancing toward the door as they arrive I wave to catch their attention greeting them as they sit down across ...

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Karla’s Korner: Finding Ourselves in the Quiet

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to be.

Karla's Korner: Finding Ourselves in the QuietFinding Ourselves in the Quiet….Sitting in my quiet spot, the corner where I allow my thoughts to flow through my head and heart like a creek flowing through the mossy floor of the forest I find myself inhaling a bit deeper embracing fact that I am alone on Easter morning. The circumstances of my personal life lately have not been what I would have ever imagined but none the less it’s mine and I must own it. One of the most welcome yet ...

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Karla’s Korner – JUMP: Being The Best You Possible

Life isn’t about reaching our end destination; it’s about enjoying the journey.

Karla's Korner - JUMP: Being The Best You PossibleJUMP: Being The Best You Possible Television personality Steve Harvey recently shared his thoughts about life and the importance of living it to the fullest. In his viral video, Harvey says that every successful person in this world has jumped. You cannot just exist in this life, says Harvey, you must jump into life, embracing the gift you possess and using it to achieve success and more importantly happiness. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Artful Living

Life is Art

Karla's Korner: Artful LivingArtful Living….Academy award winning actress Helena Bonham Carter once said “I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” Often we see art as inanimate objects, ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dealing with Bad Days

Karla's Korner shares with us some important lessons on dealing with a bad day.

Karla's Korner: Dealing with Bad DaysYou Had a Bad DayEvery once in a while I find myself staring at a blank screen on a late Sunday afternoon wondering what it is I have to say and share with my readers this week. Every once in a while I find myself at a complete loss for words or motivation. Every once in a while I just want to say screw it and give up, because well, life ain’t easy. Bad days, even bad weeks come around every now and then. Acknowledging that it’s supposed to be that ...

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Karla’s Korner: On Being Different

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Karla's Korner: On Being DifferentOn Being Different I heard someone recently say “It’s good to be different”. Those words have rolled around in my head since then leaving me to wonder what is “different” or rather what is “normal”? More importantly who determines which is which? We all have the notion that we are normal, regular people but how do we know for sure? ...

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Karla’s Korner: Degrees of Love

Karla's Korner: Degrees of Love

Karla's Korner: Degrees of LoveDegrees of Love … F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice”. Often love is thought of as romantic, filled with passion, physical desires, excitement and lavishness when it, is more often rather than not found in the ordinary often mundane-ness of life. The little things done in the name of what I call “lower case” love make up the big things in “capital letter” Love. When reflecting on the many great ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My HeartA Letter to My Heart…….American author Elizabeth Stone wrote “Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” The longer I parent the more this rings true. I thought that somehow this whole parenting thing would become easier as time went on and the children grew up; it does not. ...

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