2016: Year of the Guest

2016: Year of the Guest

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before…” – Neil Gaiman, Author   Back in May, on the anniversary of the [Continue]

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

“We still find comfort in thinking that there is a time of year set aside when peace and happiness are achievable. The music of the season is part and parcel of this…” – Bob Searls1, Indie Musician, performer of “Jon Solomon’s Christmas Eve Marathon”   It’s a week before Christmas and all across the nation [Continue]

Let’s Get Excited!

Let’s Get Excited!

  “As a kid, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn’t sleep at night from anticipation.” – Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist   It’s December 2nd and all across the world families of many faiths are getting more excited every day propels them closer to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and all the joy [Continue]

Just How Thankful Are We?

Just How Thankful Are We?

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell, Journalist and Author “Grateful people are happy people, research shows,” says the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California (Greater Good, 2015). [Continue]

The Gratitude Engine

The Gratitude Engine

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward, Inspirational Writer   We love gratitude at KeithKarabin.com. We’ve written about how it doesn’t suck, and last year we wrote about how even when it sucks, it is still an awesome part of [Continue]

Halloween Reality

Halloween Reality

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’” – Dexter Kozen, American theoretical computer scientist and songwriter   You dare to return after the article on Halloween Fantasy?! You must be courageous, intrepid reader, or one of the many who actually enjoy being frightened, as revealed in [Continue]

Halloween Fantasy

Halloween Fantasy

“This night belongs neither to one year or the other and is, as it were, free from temporal restraint. It seems that the whole supernatural force is attracted by the seam thus left at the point where the two years join, and gathers to invade the world of men.” – Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Celtic scholar The [Continue]

Wellness When We Suck

Wellness When We Suck

“Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.” – James H. West   We all get exhausted maintaining a daily wellness habit. Every one of us. There is no shame [Continue]

Six Word Summer 2016

Six Word Summer 2016

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James, Classic American Writer The feeling is there in my heart; that joyful reminiscence–that bright, full, heaviness, of another season of life closing. I bet it’s in your heart, too, that “What a summer!” feeling. [Continue]

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

“Park…visitation soared after 9/11. The experience of nature confers a sense of sanity. It bestows a spiritual calmness that helps people cope.” – Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks   This article will go live while we’re packing the cars for an annual family camping trip (thank you technology!) and that yearly sojourn has [Continue]

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