Transformation · Transformation Posts

End Gaining Versus the Means-Whereby

This is a perfect topic for me to write about today.  It’s a stunningly gorgeous day here in Houston, Texas, and I have to admit, I would rather be outside enjoying the day than sitting here typing away.  Yet, I made a commitment to myself at the beginning of the year, when I started my… Continue reading End Gaining Versus the Means-Whereby

Writing · Writing Posts

Falling Down the Wrabbit Hole

Week before last, I masqueraded as a writer.  In a burst of inspiration a few months ago, I registered for Writefest, a weeklong series of workshops, lectures and panel discussions put on by Writespace, a new community for emerging writers.  Writespace is located in Silver Street Studios in Houston, a warehouse turned hive of artist studios, in… Continue reading Falling Down the Wrabbit Hole

Writing · Writing Posts

3 Stories That Blew Me Away

Since embarking on my creative writing journey, I have read a lot.  There is so much good writing out there.  In the past couple of weeks I stumbled on three stories that really moved me.  All penned by women, one of whom,  Joi Maria, was in a Writespace workshop with me this week. Twenty Minutes by Joi… Continue reading 3 Stories That Blew Me Away

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How my Sister Gave Carson Palmer and Me a Second Chance

It was summer 2006, and Bloomberg sports reporter Curtis Eichelberger sat on his sofa, wondering where his next story would come from.  It was the off season, and a story on television caught his eye.  Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, at the time the top paid player in the NFL, was rehabbing after a devastating and potentially… Continue reading How my Sister Gave Carson Palmer and Me a Second Chance

Mindfulness · Transformation · Transformation Posts

Taming the Monkeys: Unraveling the Mysteries of Meditation

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

Grieving · Transformation · Transformation Posts

Seeing the Light: Allowing with Intent

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

Transformation · Transformation Posts

Blind Spots and the 3 F’s

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