Karla’s Korner: The Importance of Relationships

The Importance of Relationships

The Importance of RelationshipsThe Patchwork Quilt of Our Lives: Combining the Past With the Present to Make Our Future.Hunkering down in an overstuffed chair to write, I caught a glimpse of two framed photographs sitting on the table in my living room. Two simple wooden frames containing photographs of me and a friend sit side by side to remind me of time spent together. To some these pictures are ordinary, but to me each one represents a very important piece of my life. As I stare at ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Importance of Saving Relationships

Saving Relationships

The Importance of Saving RelationshipsSaving Relationships Life, Relationships and Duct Tape Have you ever had a relationship that ended and afterward you wished it hadn’t? Have you ever found yourself looking back and wishing you had not lost contact with someone or that you had not walked away from a relationship because it was just too difficult to deal with? Have you ever wondered “what if?” about long lost relationships and wished you had another chance to make it work? Unfortunately, ...

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Karla’s Korner: Love Quotes


Love QuotesLove Quotes Defining love and putting it to action…. Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is approaching and there are “signs” of love everywhere. Heart shaped boxes of chocolate line store shelves next to mounds of stuffed animals and dozens of roses will cost you a small fortune. Commercials for jewelry stores claim that every kiss begins with them or every love story starts with diamonds, fine gems, fancy food and romantic strolls in the moonlight. Love, according to much of ...

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Karla’s Korner: Seasons of Life

seasons of life

Seasons of LifeSeasons of Life: Staying focused, finding happiness and seeking peace It’s Friday afternoon and as I stare out my bedroom window remnants of this week’s snow still sit in clumps along the outer edge of my yard. The week has played havoc on me emotionally filling me with questions, concerns and deep prayer. I welcome the weekend with open arms hoping that it creeps by a little more slowly than usual. When I stepped on the bathroom scale this morning my heart sunk a little ...

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Karla’s Korner: Unconditional Love Lessons from Sweetie


Karla's KornerUnconditional Love…Lessons from SweetieHave you ever met someone so full of grace and selfless love that in spite of their own hardships or physical discomforts they think of others first? Someone who lives life based on faith and love of their Creator not for recognition but because it’s in their soul? It’s a rare and beautiful gift to know someone like this; my friend Sweetie (Carole) is that person; a gift to so many. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Motivation to Change Your Life

Motivation to Change Your Life

Karla's Korner Motivation to Change Your LifeMotivation to Change Your Life Taking Chances; Accepting Challenges and Reaping Rewards A little over four years ago I took the chance and began writing “Karla’s Korner”. A year into the project I was asked to review movies for Lifetime. I had always loved Lifetime movies and jumped at the opportunity to review them and share my thoughts. I enjoyed my little writing job; it became quite therapeutic for me. Two years had passed and an email ...

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Karla’s Korner: To the Beautiful You

To the Beautiful You

Karla's Korner To the Beautiful YouOn Being Beautiful…..Sophia Loren once said “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical”In today's society it seems that beauty, or the idea of beauty is everywhere. The most beautiful people show up in advertisements for everything from hair care products to antacids. It’s as if one’s physical beauty is their most important asset. As someone who has struggled with self-acceptance my entire life, I ...

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Karla’s Korner: Winter Time Blues

winter time blues

Winter Time BluesWinter Time Blues Wrestling With Winter: Living With Post Holiday Let-Down Change is good. Change is inevitable. Be the change…blah blah blah. I've written about it. I've tried to be the change and yet recently I found myself sitting in a pool of self-pity, sadness and tears and not having an idea as to why. For the past 57 days I have followed a healthy eating plan, been to the gym practically every day, have lost a significant amount of weight and my physical body feels ...

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Karla’s Korner: 2013 Lessons Learned in Life

lessons learned in life

Lessons Learned in Life2013 Lessons Learned in Life: Ahh Haa Moments, Memories and More…. It’s early morning; my house is quiet as I sit in the final glow of Christmas 2013. A few open gifts remain scattered under the Christmas tree; left behind are for me to put away like socks and books. The important things have been put away or packed into a duffle bag to return to college and the normality of life. It seems that just a few days ago life was filled with the excitement and anticipation ...

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Karla’s Korner: Beautifully Flawed


Beautifully Flawed I watched a movie this week while on the treadmill that left a pretty big imprint on my heart. The movie, October Baby, showed up in my “recommended for Karla” list on Netflix. I find that watching movies while walking an hour every day makes the time pass quickly and makes the exercise more tolerable. Without spoiling it for those who want to watch it, this movie is about a young girl who finds herself in a situation filled with self-doubt, self-loathing and an uncertainty ...

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