Karla's Korner: Silence

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Silence…. While sorting laundry and checking pockets, I pulled out a tiny piece of paper from the … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner: The Search Within….

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! The Search Within…. Five months ago I decided to take on my food addiction. As daunting at the … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner: Kindness Counts

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Kindness Counts….   There has been a common theme running throughout the thoughts of my … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Second Chances

Second Chances… I’m sitting here staring at a blank screen with an empty head (there are those who will tell you that happens quite often) and absolutely no idea what to write about this week.  My dog Spankie wanders over and plops down at my feet.  Spankie came to live with us in September 2009 after a brief stay in the state maximum security women’s prison.  So how in the world does a dog end up in prison?  Good question.  Let me explain. In March 2009 I had the opportunity to meet a … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Letting Go

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I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Letting Go… After spending a considerable amount of time trying to come up with an idea for … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Going Home Recently my family and I packed the car and headed to North Carolina for a belated … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Love

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Love: It’s February, the month of love. I decided that since Valentine’s Day is right around the … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner: Soup

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I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! AMEE Soup… Sitting alone in my kitchen with a fresh bowl of homemade vegetable soup and a handful of buttered saltine crackers, my eyes filled with … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Lessons learned from a little boy… As I sit down to write this I am sitting in a classroom with ten … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner: Happiness

Happiness, defined by Webster’s Dictionary, means a state of well being, contentment and joy. As I reflected on the meaning of happiness I couldn’t help but think of the people in my life who are truly happy and who could find many reasons to choose to be otherwise. Now some would argue that we can’t choose to be happy or unhappy, that incidences in life make us happy or unhappy. I have several examples of some amazing people who have chosen to live their lives happy no matter what their … [Read more...]