Karla’s Korner: Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Karla's Korner: Having an Attitude of Gratitude On Being Thankful: Having an Attitude of Gratitude Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Thanksgiving is this week and while it is important to recognize the day and give thanks for all that we have I believe it is equally important to ...

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Karla’s Korner: Living Life in the Present

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Karla's Korner Living Life in the Present Living Life in the Present: Lessons From a Friend He’s 16, a high school junior and unsure what he wants to do when he “grows up”; he is my son. In a recent conversation about graduation, college, what he wants to study and a possible career choice, Christopher threw his hands in the air and said “I just don’t know mom. I have no idea.” Taking a deep breath trying to gather just the right words of assurance for him my heart broke a little bit. As ...

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10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity

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10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity The holidays are here! I don't know about you but I love everything about the holidays! I love the sights, sounds, smells, and the shopping! I'm an avid Black Friday shopper, and I love finding the perfect gift for my family and friends. With all the wonderful things about the holidays, there are some stressful things about it. Beating the crowds, setting a budget, and keeping your sanity during a very busy time of the year can be hard. ...

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Twelve Months of Weight Loss Journey

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Weight Loss Journey Twelve Months: My Journey to health, wellness and renewal Twelve months. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525, 600 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. One year ago today (November 11, 2013) I made the decision to take control of my health, wellness and lifestyle. I accepted the gift of the 24 day Advocare Challenge kit from my friend Amee and was ready to start the challenge. Stepping on the scales that Monday morning I choked back the tears, shame and deep sadness as the number stopped at ...

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Karla’s Korner: Be the Light

Be the Light

Karla's Korner: Be the Light Be the Light St. Francis of Assisi once said “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” Sitting in the quiet early morning hours with the flickering light of a single candle breaking into the darkness allowing the warm glow to penetrate and ignite my spirit deep within my soul I reflect on this quote and wonder what it all means to me and the world around me. With each flicker of the tiny flame that dances in the darkness of ...

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Chore Charts Create Successful Children

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Chore Chart Ideas I need help. I mean my kids need help. I have three of them. They are all different ages and they are at different skill levels. I need a chore chart that will evolve with their skills and let me add seasonal chores to their list.  I needed chore chart ideas.  That lead me on a hunt like no other. I really wanted to find an easy to use system that provided the support I needed . I think people believe that you need a chore chart to make sure your kids do their job. I ...

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Karla’s Korner: Reflections, Life Lessons and a Promise Kept

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Karla's Korner: Reflections Reflections, Life Lessons and a Promise Kept… He was a relatively small man, bald and not a tooth in his head. With his dark rimmed glasses, painters hat and carpenters pants he shuffled along in his own slow gimpish little way. As a young child I never realized that his drinking was as severe as it was; that came years later. There was always a lit cigarette in his hand or within reach, often times lighting one right after another in between the many cups of ...

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

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Black Friday Shopping Tips I know it's not even Halloween yet but those of us that are on a budget are already thinking about holiday shopping. Black Friday is one of my favorite "holidays" of the year and we have a lot of fun with it every year. I know some people lock there doors and wonder how the rest of us do it but my family goes out on a 10 hour shopping spree and we have a lot of fun doing it! Now, I'm not saying it's not stressful because it is, ha! But with a little planning and a ...

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Karla’s Korner: Looking Beyond the Fog

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Looking Beyond the Fog Looking Beyond the Fog: Working Toward Meeting Our Life Goals Her name was Florence Chadwick and at the age of 34 she wanted to become the first woman to swim from Catalina Island to Palos Verde on the California coast. It was July 4, 1952 the water was frigid and the fog hung on the water like a thick curtain shielding her from seeing anything around her. She was tired, cold and despite the encouragement from her trainer and mother who were in a boat next to her she ...

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How to Save Money on Beef #KnowYourBeef

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post courtesy of The Motherhood and Beef It’s What’s For Dinner, but all opinions expressed are 100% mine. How to Save Money on Beef Have you noticed just how much grocery prices have risen? It seems like everything I buy for my family has gotten more expensive. I try to add a variety of different foods and vegetable to each meal, but beef has always been a family favorite. We love burgers, steak, meatballs, pot roast, pretty much anything made with beef is ...

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