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Body at Rest; Life in Motion

Body at Rest; Life in Motion

“You’re not healthy, unless your sleep is healthy.” – Dr. William Dement, called the Father of Sleep Medicine   This site is a haven for Wellness seekers; those desiring a healthy, more joyful existence. There is an active component to that—a pursuit. Maybe we are driven toward wellness by a past of ill-health or willfully [Continue]

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host The Christmas Sweater The screen went blue. I had clicked “End Test,” completing my National Counselor Exam. I had faced fear, self-doubt and 200 psychological questions but I really felt like I had rocked it. [Continue]

Swimming in the Stream

Swimming in the Stream

“Character develops itself in the stream of life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Statesman Much of counseling and parenting has been based around the belief that the power to live well is a thing instilled at birth. It may be fostered or frustrated by upbringing and the trials of life, but it’s something “we had [Continue]

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]

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