Karla’s Korner: Soul Food

Karla's Korner: Soul Food

Karla's Korner: Soul Food Soul Food….. A soul is defined as the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body. The soul is our energy force, the thing that we see when we take time to really notice someone; it is I believe what makes us beautiful. It is the soul that reflects our energy, happiness and is the “light” that we shine on the world around us. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure Digging for Treasure… A treasure is defined as “a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until it’s rediscovered.” Quite often when we speak of a treasure we refer to material objects such as precious metals and gems often accompanied by a treasure map with “X” marking the spot. In searching for various definitions of the word treasure I stumbled upon a beautiful poem titled “What Is Treasure” (written by T. Lee). In ...

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Karla’s Korner: Lessons from the Beach

Lessons from the Beach

Karla's Korner: Lessons from the Beach Lessons from the Beach….. As I sit down to write this week I find myself curled up in the corner of a hotel suite sofa with the sun setting on my final night of vacation; Myrtle Beach has been good to us. Having spent the last several days “tooling around” town with my husband taking in the local flavor I wanted to share a few lessons I’ve learned from our beach experience: ...

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Karla’s Korner: Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness

Karla's Korner: Choosing Happiness Choosing Happiness Saturday morning 7:30 a.m. I find myself standing outside on my deck wearing a t-shirt, athletic shorts and barefoot. The rain is gently falling down around me splattering in the small puddles at my feet. Having been awaken by the heavy rains in the night I gather that the gentle drops falling now are the leftovers of the night’s storms leaving behind refreshed earth and all that lingers in the tree tops and bushes. Life at this point ...

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Karla’s Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers

Karla's Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers

Karla's Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers Life and Lemon Crackers… My grandmother used to make lemon crackers when I was a young girl. Not really a cracker, more like a round lemon shortbread cookie with little holes from the tines of a fork pressed gently into the top of each one, she made these delicacies several times a year. At the time I had no idea just what an tedious process it was to make these tasty treats; I always thought it was just another cookie. While the ingredients were ...

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Karla’s Korner: Opens Minds…Open Hearts

Open Minds..Open Hearts

Karla's Korner: Opens Minds…Open Hearts Opens Minds…Open Hearts Author Steve Aitchison once wrote “Open minded people do not impose their beliefs on others. They accept that we all have a different perspective on life and do their own thing in peace without judgement.” Having read this particular quote several times this week as it circulated on social media in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide I pondered what it ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses A Letter to the Joneses…. We all know that one family who somehow manages to make life seem perfect. Social media is saturated with pictures of exotic vacations, kids perfect grades, new cars, houses, lavish shopping trips; the list is endless. And if we admit it we have all found ourselves feeling a bit envious and try to keep up with them from time to time; they are the “Joneses”. Having had several conversations about “The Joneses” recently and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Living Contently

Living Contently

Karla's Korner: Living Contently Living Contently Driving through rural back roads in what some would call “country” roads I caught a glimpse of a cow attempting to eat the grass on the other side of the fence. Pushing her nose through the hole in the fence as her long slippery tongue reached for the green grass on the other side she struggled avoiding what was right in front of her; green grass. How often are we like the cow on the other side of the fence longing for something just beyond ...

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Karla’s Korner: Out of the Shadows

Karla's Korner: Out of the Shadows

Karla's Korner: Out of the Shadows Out of the Shadows….. Award winning author and life coach Vironika Tugaleva wrote “You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.” The idea of pretending to be someone other than ourselves is nothing new, as a matter of fact make believe is a vital element of a child’s development. Pretending to be something or someone else is often encouraged as make believe games broaden the imagination and enhances creativity. “What do you want ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dusty Memories

Karla's Korner: Dusty Memories

Karla's Korner: Dusty Memories Dusty Memories…. She was strong, tough as nails, sometimes loud, opinionated and on occasion ornery. She was funny, faithful, determined and if she loved you she loved you with everything she had; she loved me. She was my grandmother. Today (June 1) would have been her 93rd birthday; oh how I miss her. I remember how she and my grandfather were always there for us, not spoiling us with things, rather taking time with us, talking, sharing stories or a ...

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