Live a Great Life Anyway …

“When Life Gets Tough, What Spills Out” …?

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Hmmmm … isn’t THAT a humbling question?  When life gets tough, what spills out of you?

And, although my ”spillage is much less toxic than it used to be … and … much less frequent that it used to be, there are still times when I am not proud of what is spilling out of me.  Gah.

Tavelling?  Nothing like an airport and public transportation to invite a spill or two.

Workplace issues?  Yep. Certainly cause for a spill or two.

Wounded people?  Yep.  Hurt people cause spillage of global proportions.

Social Injustice? For sure.  Lots of spilling.

Family Breakdown? Perhaps the spilly-est place on the planet.

Yes.  There are many invitations for us to spill.  And, when we do, let’s take notice of what comes out of us.  It can be such a great reminder of where in our inner worlds we still have some work to do.

May we all become more aware and conscious of whether our spillage is contributing our contaminating our surroundings, Karen

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Remember this: You are the flames … not the ashes!

Hmmmm … how differently would we approach our days if we consciously remembered that we are the flames not the ashes!

Let’s all burn brightly, Karen

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Chin Up …


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Each and every one of us is offered countless invitations over our lifetime to hang our heads in shame … to rake ourselves over the coals … to accept the ‘story’ that tells us we are not good enough, not love-able enough, not important enough, not smart enough, not skinny enough … blah, blah, blah.

But here is the thing … we don’t have to accept every invitation we get!  Just because we have a thought … doesn’t mean it is true. We do not have to accept the invitation to believe that thought.

Instead, we can simply look for the lesson in the moment, make any amends if/where necessary to clean up the mistake (including to ourselves!) … and then … chin up!  Falling and failing are essential parts of being human.   A ‘fall’ can’t define us … unless we  neglect to get back up.  Let’s not forget that things turn out the best for those who make the best of how things turn out.  Only always.

So … the next time you catch yourself accepting an invitation to let your head down, just take a quick peek at your shoes instead.

Upward and Onward …  Karen

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Where the magic happens …


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Isn’t THAT the truth?

Everything that has sparked the most delight in my soul has also triggered more fear than I can begin to articulate!

May we all have the courage to step outside our comfort zones and collect the magic that awaits us there!

I’ll meet you there … Karen

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And may you blossom gloriously and unabashedly into your fullest potential …


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And may you blossom gloriously and unabashedly into your fullest potential … ❤

May we all, Karen

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Are you cultivating a pearl … or … cursing the pain?

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It’s a choice … we can choose to make the most of the mess, to turn the grit into gold … to be better not bitter.  But it is a choice.

May we all find ourselves growing glossier not despite our experiences, but because of them, Karen


You may have made your bed … but …

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When I was growing up, I often heard the old adage “You made your bed, now lie in it”. I never liked it then and I don’t like it now.

Yikes … the things we chose to think, believe, say or do ten years ago, ten weeks ago, ten days ago or even ten seconds ago … might not fit for us anymore.

And so … we get to change our minds … and reassess the situation.

So go ahead take a look around your life.

Edit where you need to … because, after all, you are creating a masterpiece!

With eager enthusiasm for all the shifts you will make, Karen


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When you just don’t fit in …


I LOVE this perspective.  I really LOVE this perspective.  And … I give thanks to all the brave and courageous souls who have embraced their ‘differences’ and endeavored to carve out space in our world for themselves AND all those authentic and unique spirits to be honored, acknowledged, embraced … and eventually, with enough advocacy … celebrated.  Yes, differences can be celebrated … not … merely tolerated.

Celebrating all the unique possibilities yet to unfold, Karen


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