It’s only fitting that I began my meditation practice in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Meditation is about letting go. Oddly, Tuscaloosa has become my place to let go. In August 2014, I left a piece of my heart there, when I dropped off my only child at college. Three weeks later, at Parents Weekend, I left my… Continue reading Taming the Monkeys: Unraveling the Mysteries of Meditation
I’ve reached that age where I fantasize about writing my younger self a letter. Now that I’ve done some living, I wish I could somehow impart some of my learnings, ok, my wisdom, on my younger self. I have thought about all the things I could have done differently, yet I have few regrets. (There… Continue reading Right Here. Right Now.
It’s been an exhilarating two weeks. I started my blog with an intention but not much of a plan. My intention was to write, regularly, and to share personal stories about my life experiences. If you read my initial post, you could envision what Karen v1 would have done. I would have had a plan.… Continue reading Seeing the Light: Allowing with Intent
My first encounter with a blind spot coincidentally happened while riding in a car. I was T-boned, from inside the car. It was around 1995 and my husband at the time, Tony, and I were arguing. Tony was driving. We were traveling west on I-10 (the Katy Freeway) in Houston just outside The Loop in his… Continue reading Blind Spots and the 3 F’s
My 44-year-old sister’s violent death in 2004 at the hands of a drunk driver rocked my and my family’s world. At first, I went about my business as marketing director of a Houston-based software company, thinking I was OK. But after a few weeks, I realized I was really, really not OK. I realized my… Continue reading Waking Up Without a Wake-Up Call: Transformation Without Tragedy