My quirky feet are happiest barefoot and second happiest in minimalist shoes that stay out of the way and let them do their own thing. Unfortunately, shoes that feel best on me tend to have minimal-to-no treads and my quirky heart is happiest out in the woods where treads come in handy. I spent aContinue reading “New Shoes 😊”
Why did I struggle to stick to a regular meditation practice then? Knowing it was great wasn’t enough for me to meditate with any kind of consistency. After years of “should”ing myself into one unsuccessful daily routine after another, I found it! The answer was, of course, sitting right in front of me.
How long can I bask in exploration and indulgence? I’m coming up on the 6-month anniversary of retiring from my full-time job. The length of time it took me to adapt to not working at TVCC was a good night’s sleep. It felt natural from the moment I woke up on Day 1. What aboutContinue reading “The Answer Is 5 to 6 Months”
I was trying to be SuperMom and SuperDirector and SuperKaren, only to end up SuperSick.
Yesterday was my last day at work for an organization I’d been with for more than 30 years. I’d counted down to that day for a long time, not wanting to wish time away but eager to move into a phase of my life where I’d have more time. I had charts and checkboxes listingContinue reading “Freedom 55”
After almost two years of rarely leaving my house (okay, neighbourhood), I am making it official: 2022 will be my year of adventure.
I not only struggle to know what day (or year) it is, I also wonder what time I should be counting: Am I counting down? Counting up?
Past Karen was intimidating the heck out of Present Karen, so I found a few ways to get over that. Plus there’s photos of cute kids and cats.
I was feeling sorry for myself about an obvious (though petty) injustice and replayed the offending scenario over and over again in my mind, making it clearer each time that I was the victim, and linking it to all the other times I’ve been mistreated
Mental and emotional clutter is holding me back from the calm stillness where I can grow, expand, and refresh my spirit, so I’m giving myself a retreat.