Karla’s Korner: The Power of Music

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The Power of Music The Power of Music… Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote "Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body". Quite often I perform my not so great musical talents in the shower, car or in the solitude of my bedroom as I sit and write. There’s something about music that like Holmes expressed bathes our soul; it reaches beyond the depths of anxieties, worries and stresses and touches our soul in a way that mere … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: My Gym Sister

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My Gym Sister…My Inspiration As I sat down this week to write I took a detour to check the latest “news” on Facebook. Flipping through numerous posts about ice bucket challenges, birthday posts for friends, college moving in pictures and more, one particular post stuck out. Staring back at me on the screen was a post written by my gym sister Angel. She had just completed 7.01 mile run. My heart was filled with pride for Angel knowing just how hard she has worked to get to this point and what an … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Dreaming Big

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Dreaming Big…… Henry David Thoreau wrote “Go confidently in the directions of your dreams” While putting school supplies away in my classroom the other day I noticed those words on the wall and found myself wondering what they really meant. What does Thoreau mean and why am I struggling to figure it all out? And why am I trying to figure it out now at 46 years of age? What are my dreams? What direction are those dreams taking me; if they are taking me at all? Quite often I think we find … [Read more...]

Daily Quotes of Inspiration

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  Daily Quotes of Inspiration  This is the year that I decided I would own the fact that I inspire others. I know that is pretty brash to say you have the power to inspire. The truth is I have Klout. I used to be a teacher in the classroom but now I have expanded my reach. I using my gift to help my children grow, my marriage prosper, and my readers become the people they want to be. I am not about fluff in fact I have been told I am blunt. I guess some people like the wrapping paper but … [Read more...]

Inspiration: Jenny Lawson

One of the bloggers that I admire is Jenny Lawson. I admire her candor. I am not a fan of the language she uses but it fits how she expresses herself. She is open and honest and direct. I enjoy her rants about daily life and her ability to create change. I do not have a red dress but I have red lips more often than not. I do not struggle with depression but at times I struggle with everything I have to do. I am sure we all struggle at some point. I like the way she united people and gave them a … [Read more...]