Karla’s Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My Heart A Letter to My Heart……. American author Elizabeth Stone wrote “Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” The longer I parent the more this rings true. I thought that somehow this whole parenting thing would become easier as time went on and the children grew up; it does not. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love Defining Love… It’s February, the proverbial month of love and I find it almost obligatory to share my thoughts on what I believe love is; or what love is not. The word love is defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. This little four letter word has a wide variety of meanings and is commonly used in everyday language as a means of affection. Love I believe is a multi-faceted, ever changing, a push and pull kind of ...

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Karla’s Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless On Being Careless… Tucked away in a quaint little bookstore in Covington, Kentucky I met a new friend to discuss writing, life and to get acquainted. Noting that our lives are relatively different but also similar in some aspects I soaked up and appreciated the time we shared together. It is evident that this newfound friend is a lover of life, who is willing to share his knowledge, wit and wisdom with others. As we parted ways we shared a brief hug and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind Resolve To Be Kind… Anglican pastor, theologian and co-founder of Methodism (now the United Methodist Church) John Wesley once said “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.” With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year quickly approaching it seems that everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions most of ...

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Karla’s Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine Let Your Light Shine… Author and motivational speaker Katrina Mayer wrote “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark”. Recently my husband and I went outside to see if we could catch a glimpse of the International Space Station flying overhead. Thinking it was a long shot we stood in the driveway and looked for what was described to be a bright shining light travelling at certain coordinates across the sky. Amongst ...

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Karla’s Korner – Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner - Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner   Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird In her book Pearls of Wisdom, Lailah Gifty Akita wrote “when the unexpected occurs never panic, by keeping calm you gain control over the situation”. Sitting quietly gazing out over the Atlantic Ocean waiting for the sun to break over the horizon I am intrigued by the man ocean birds and their seemingly normal morning routine. The ocean, while at times peaceful and serene brings about a fierceness and power as wave after wave ...

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Karla’s Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking Balance Seeking Balance Every once in a while I find myself in need of pulling out my proverbial “soap box; it’s every once in a while. For those who follow my writing know that I made a significant lifestyle change 23 months ago. That lifestyle change I believe saved my life and made me a better person physically and spiritually. Losing nearly 100 pounds in those 23 months has been nothing short of hard work, sacrifice and digging deep within my soul finding a degree ...

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Karla’s Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’

Karla's Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’

Karla's Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’ Can’t Never Done Nothin’ She’s three years old, and cute as a button. Every morning she walks in dragging her bigger than her backpack and exclaims “I can’t do it Ms. Karla” as she stands glaring at the hook on the wall; the place where her backpack belongs. “Try” I tell her, “use both hands, one on the bottom one on the top”. “I just can’t Ms. Karla, please help me.” Continuing to encourage her I insist that she try and up until this past week ...

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Karla’s Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season Tis The Season…. While traveling along one of my favorite stretches of a rural Virginia roads this week I noticed shriveled brown stalks of corn filling the fields where just a few weeks ago tall green ones stood in their rows pointing toward the summer sun. In a matter of what seems like a blink of an eye the lushness of summer has been replaced by the fading shades of fall. There’s a crispness in the early morning air and multi-colored leaves have begun ...

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Karla’s Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt…. Australian author Markus Zusak wrote “Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” American writer Amy bloom wrote “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” And American comedian Ellen DeGeneres said “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.” More than a year ago I wrote about beauty and ...

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