Karla’s Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails Adjust Your Sails…. Elizabeth Edwards wrote, “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails”. Edwards was faced with more than her fair share of obstacles, life storms if you will and each time she chose to face the storms and figure out how to overcome them without losing herself in the process. Losing her son Wade at the age of 19 was just one of the life storms that could have destroyed her will to move on; to ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life The Roots of Life…. So there I sat alone in a secluded booth at Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for my dinner companions to arrive. I was a bit nervous as I had not seen them in quite a while. Sipping tea and scanning through social media to pass the time I wondered why it was that I was so out of sorts. After all I have known these two men my whole life. Glancing toward the door as they arrive I wave to catch their attention greeting them as they sit down across ...

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Saving Our Marriage

Marriage Quotes

Saving Our Marriage 5 Things I Fixed In My Marriage Dear Friends, I was thinking being the Real Advice Gal is a big job. It is my job to lay it out on the table and be truthful in what I feel, think, and have experienced in my life both current and past events. I decided that honesty is the best policy. I love my husband, but I felt like I wasn't in love with my husband. I kind of felt like I was going through the motions of being a partner but I wasn't feeling much like a wife. That ...

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Karla’s Korner – JUMP: Being The Best You Possible

Life isn’t about reaching our end destination; it’s about enjoying the journey.

Karla's Korner - JUMP: Being The Best You Possible JUMP: Being The Best You Possible Television personality Steve Harvey recently shared his thoughts about life and the importance of living it to the fullest. In his viral video, Harvey says that every successful person in this world has jumped. You cannot just exist in this life, says Harvey, you must jump into life, embracing the gift you possess and using it to achieve success and more importantly happiness. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Artful Living

Life is Art

Karla's Korner: Artful Living Artful Living…. Academy award winning actress Helena Bonham Carter once said “I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” Often we see art as inanimate objects, ...

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Karla’s Korner: On Being Different

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Karla's Korner: On Being Different On Being Different I heard someone recently say “It’s good to be different”. Those words have rolled around in my head since then leaving me to wonder what is “different” or rather what is “normal”? More importantly who determines which is which? We all have the notion that we are normal, regular people but how do we know for sure? ...

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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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