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The Power of Pictures

The Power of Pictures

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams, Photographer Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and today is about the pictures. Psychoanalysis and photography were both born in the 1890s, and they’ve been friends ever since. In fact, much like [Continue]

Overcoming This Year

Overcoming This Year

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher Happy Web-iversary, Everyone! It’s been another awesome year at KeithKarabin.com and we have you to thank for it. Readership, free subscriptions, public comments and private conversations are [Continue]

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha This weekend is one of my favorites; Family Rest Weekend. Once a month we write “family rest” on the calendar and that focus [Continue]

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” -Shirly Temple, Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion “Daddy, is there really a Santa Claus?” My daughter—feet fidgeting in her Christmas PJs, eyes wide, gazed up at me with a mix of [Continue]

I am Not a Winner

I am Not a Winner

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence…persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – President Calvin Coolidge   This Thanksgiving I crossed the finish line of a race that I started on June 14. Back then I [Continue]

Gratitude Sucks*

Gratitude Sucks*

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.“ – Oprah Winfrey, Daytime talk show host We’re all, again, soon to face the round-robin “What’re you grateful for?” death march around the Thanksgiving table. Aside from the family groans [Continue]

Happiness Overcomes

Happiness Overcomes

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” -Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Theologian and Philosopher The hope of a parent-to-be for their child is almost always the same; “Ten fingers, ten toes, a healthy, happy baby.” However, when that first hope, health, is not attained—when the baby is born with a [Continue]

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Dr. Victor Frankl I’ve been intrigued by Six Word Stories—simply conveying as clear a story as possible in six words—for years. There’s something about the challenge of [Continue]

On Hope, Hope On

On Hope, Hope On

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther, Preacher and Reformer It’s the first day of Acting 101, an elective that I elected purely to graduate college. We sit on mats, sprawled in disarray, in a beautiful wood paneled room—more yoga salon than classroom. The teacher asked her icebreaker, [Continue]

Super Self-Helping

Super Self-Helping

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley, Author You come here for many reasons; a laugh, a bright spot, a validation…maybe some crazy few come for a challenge. But it became clear during the site review that you come to this site, [Continue]

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