Karla’s Korner: Motivation to Change Your Life

Motivation to Change Your Life

Karla's Korner Motivation to Change Your Life Motivation 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 You On 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 Blues Winter 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 Life 2013 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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Karla’s Korner: Tearing Down The Walls of Solitude


Tearing Down The Walls of Solitude… Ever have one of those days where you want to crawl back into bed and pull the blankets over your head and avoid the outside world for a while? It’s a feeling that happens to me every once in a while and when it does I am not too sure what it is that makes me feel that way. Some might suggest that it’s just those middle aged hormones wreaking havoc on my emotions while others might think it’s just me searching for attention. Either way when it happens I feel ...

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Karla’s Korner: Be The Change


Karla's Korner: Be The Change Be The Change…. Mahatma Gandhi once said “You must be the change you want to see in the world”. I had seen this quote numerous times throughout my life but until this week I had not really thought about it. I have a huge file of quotes, short stories and scriptures stored in a file on my computer and this quote by Gandhi is one of them. As I read these profound words today I wondered what was I able to change to make a positive difference in the world; after ...

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Karla’s Korner: On Being a Friend

Being a Friend

On Being a Friend…. On Being a Friend…. Four years ago this week I sat down in front of my shiny red laptop and started out on a writing journey that I had no idea would still be going strong four years later. Now, I’m sitting in front of my shiny red laptop entering into another year of sharing my thoughts and my heart through this column. The person who started this column is not the same person who writes today; and that’s a good thing. When Amee (The Madame) asked me to start writing ...

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Karla’s Korner: Removing the Mask


Removing the Mask… Several weeks ago I was given the opportunity to start making a change to my physical body that would in turn affect my emotional well-being. Fifteen days ago I accepted the opportunity of taking a healthier living challenge that included the product line known as Advocare. My dear friend Amee (Madame Deals herself) invited me to participate in an AdvoCare  24 day challenge that would cleanse my body, and set me on the path to a healthier lifestyle and physical body. Feeling ...

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Karla’s Korner – Focus: Finding Clarity and Purpose


Focus: Finding Clarity and Purpose This past week I took my daughter to the eye doctor for a routine exam. While I had been to this eye doctor before, this was her first time there. She was immediately set at ease when the friendly staff welcomed her and made her comfortable. As I attempted to wait patiently for her I caught glimpses of her as she went from one room to the next for various procedures; she finally came out and sat down next to me. She had just had her eyes dilated and was unable ...

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