The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of . . .
The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. ― Alice Morse Earle New Year’s Eve has always been a day where I rarely make plans or carry on any celebratory traditions; I . . .
Goals are dreams with deadlines. ~Diana Scharf Hunt Yesterday morning, I spent the day after Christmas sitting on the sofa with a book, my coffee, and the dog. There is something special about having an entire day devoted to doing nothing except relaxing and nourishing the soul. As I sat in . . .
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. ~Jim Rohn Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and part is to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. At my doctor’s visit . . .
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from my younger son’s science teacher: Dear Karen, I wanted to reach out and let you know that C had a great lab day! He set the example for multi-tasking and working on the . . .
"Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality." ~Alfred Painter After my PE in 2013, I began to start each day with reflection and then follow up by jotting down three or four notes of gratitude on tiny slips of paper. The slips of paper would then be folded over once and . . .
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James This past weekend when I was driving down Burlingame Avenue, I saw the word “Merry” painted on the window in Pottery Barn. In the corner of my eye, I could see holiday colors and what looked to be a Christmas tree. “Christmas? . . .
One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. ~Sidney Howard People often ask me “How do you stay motivated?" when they hear I’ve completed over 1,000 classes at the Pilates studio or that I climbed Half Dome again and over the course of my life, many . . .
A brother is a friend given by nature. ~Jean-Baptiste Legouvé As my boys grow older, their schedules are more hectic, their calendars are filled with activities and dates with friends as well as work, Scouts, and homework obligations. I like the busyness but sometimes it feels like we are . . .
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. ~Francis H. Bradley This morning I woke up thinking about all the stuff my husband and boys would have to sort through if something happens to me. It is morbid to wake up with those thoughts and sadly, it’s not the first time. Having grown . . .