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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]

The Bully and the Mirror

The Bully and the Mirror

  “Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” -Zack W. Van, Author of Inanimate Heroes It was the week after New Years and I was terrified. Sure, I tried to smile and accept the praises of those around me, and those on [Continue]

Relationship Rejuvenation

Relationship Rejuvenation

 All pictures are of Hamanassett B&B and the grounds. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin, Journalist “Marry me,” she said, that enlivening mix of adoration and mischief in her eyes. “Where’s my ring?” I joked. Two months later, on the one year anniversary of the [Continue]

Life is a Casting-On

Life is a Casting-On

  “Our older population has paved the way for all of us to live the lives we live. They have served in wars, challenged political views, brought us out of unstable economies, looked out for us as children, created medications that saved our lives, taught us morals, ethics and values, taught us how to think [Continue]

Love is a Cat Named Firestar

Love is a Cat Named Firestar

  “I hate cats. I hate their attitude, I hate that they make me sneeze; everything.” -Me, Most of My Life And now, a love story… Once upon a time there was a boy who hated all things cat. Part of this hatred was due to a curse, an aller-geas put upon the boy by [Continue]

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

  “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” -The Great and Poweful Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz I’m always jazzed to see the interest in this site, and am especially excited by the bunch of you who make a point to come by every-other-week and see what’s happening. I always endeavor [Continue]

One Resolution to Rule Them All

One Resolution to Rule Them All

“It’s a Keith Karabin Christmas Peace on Earth and peace of mind With peace left over to write a piece online.” –Bob Searles, “It’s a Keith Karabin Christmas”   I had two really big Christmas surprises this year. I was recognized at the hospital for the work that I do with the kids. I would [Continue]

24HR Holiday Radio Show Behind the Music: The Magic of the Marathon

24HR Holiday Radio Show Behind the Music: The Magic of the Marathon

“What’s this? There are people singing songs… The sights, the sounds! They’re everywhere and all around What’s this? I’ve never felt so good before This empty place inside of me is filling up I simply cannot get enough. What is this?” -Jack Skellington, “Jack’s Lament” The Nightmare Before Christmas Every year it is a holiday [Continue]

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