I did it. I quit my job to pursue my dream of writing for a living. In a decisive blow to my ego and a major victory for my soul, I mustered the courage week before last to finally pull the trigger. I put time on my boss’s calendar for a “Quick Catch-up,” yet nothing… Continue reading Soul 1, Ego 0
As I sat on my hotel room balcony overlooking the turquoise waters and flaky white sand of Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach last week, I pondered what lies ahead. That’s so me, to be in a beautiful place, literally and figuratively, thinking not about the bird in hand, or in this case the black one… Continue reading Late Bloomers: Can This Grandma Moses Become George McFly?
Companies have advisory boards, why can’t people? Most of the companies I’ve worked for over the years have had either boards of directors or advisory boards, or both. Companies carefully curate a group of individuals with the knowledge and expertise they, the companies, need to be successful. This got me thinking. If I had a personal… Continue reading Who’s on Your Board?
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
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
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