Writing

I’m passionately devoted to helping others find their voice, and therefore reclaim their inner power and live happier and healthier lives – the way it was originally intended!

Hand Me Down

I met my husband, Dave, during a low point in my life. I was in a long-term relationship that ended, somewhat suddenly, with plenty of emotional damage to go around. Despite years of personal development and coaching prior to this breakup, I couldn't figure out why I...

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38 Things I Know to be True

After one of my keynote speeches last month, a conference attendee discussed an exercise she does each year as part of her self-care regimen. She makes a list of things (number of things dictated by her year in age) of all the things she now knows to be true - some...

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Drowning in Someone Else’s Lies

"Karly, did you hear me? I said Amy was murdered." I remember when I got the call. I was in the middle of hosting a work event. To this day, I still don't remember who called me. I only remember what the voice on the other end said. Amy died at the hands of domestic...

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Growing Pains

Today, my oldest son turns 11-years-old. I brought him lunch at school, like I've done every year since he's been in school. Honestly, I didn't want to go. I had a raging migraine and could hardly get out of bed. However, I didn't want to break tradition. We have very...

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One Year, Six Months, and Five Days

It's been one year, six months, and five days since I said goodbye to my longest-known and dearest friend, Brian. There are moments in your life when they occur you're convinced even if you succumb to Alzheimer's you'd still remember. Everything from that night,...

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No More Hiding

It's been a year and a half since I wrote with any consistency. A lot has happened since then: I lost my best friend/quasi-brother, I had a difficult pregnancy with an even worse postpartum recovery, I bought and moved into a house  (during the height of summer and my...

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Personal Development Recommendations: Q4 2016

Greetings fellow developers! Here's a great lineup of books to check out as you ring in the New Year! I was a ferocious reader this quarter, as you probably guessed from my lack of posts! In this case, when the seasons in our lives change, don't fight it, just go with...

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Be a Good Human

I believe it's a perfect time for a friendly reminder on how to be a good human. The short and simple version is: love yourself, love your God, and love each other. For those of you choosing to stick around for the longer, in-depth version, here you go...and thank...

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5 Tips for Self-Care Success

When I think about the term "self-care" this is what I imagine: I wake up on my own time with no priorities, make myself a healthy breakfast, savor a nice jog, before I head to the spa, where I'd eat a healthy lunch and indulge in an afternoon of pure relaxation and...

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