Posts Tagged ‘Change’

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

“Autopilot is great for driving a car, but no so great for emotional functioning.” – Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D   Each human is unique, from their fingerprints to their irises to our very DNA, we are born of personal patterns. In terms of our wellness these patterns can also be seen in how we behave; [Continue]

We All Bake The Cake

We All Bake The Cake

“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012   We know that building a living wellness and overcoming our barriers (occasionally with a self-administered butt kick) is a [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]

A Small Death; A Global Voice

A Small Death; A Global Voice

  “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -Thomas Campbell Back in April, as a way to put my small, small words behind a project (and a Kickstarter) that I dearly believe in, I interviewed Jessica Vale about her time in Liberia working on the documentary Small Small Thing, which [Continue]

I am a Patient Boy…

I am a Patient Boy…

    The words, innocuous—even inviting—leapt off the page and hit me like a viper’s nest in the face. “Meet the Treatment Team,” it read. The paper had been photocopied so many times that the edges of letters were worn and blurred, like windblown hieroglyphics. They set off a Bobby Brady firework explosion in my [Continue]

Operation Habit: The Do Over

Operation Habit: The Do Over

It’s been two weeks and there hasn’t been profound interest in The Operation Habit Challenge despite the chance to try something life changing, and the motivation of a prize. That’s not too surprising, since I firmly believe that change is on a continuum and if you’re not at the point where you want to change [Continue]

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza have come and gone, leaving us many welcome gifts, and potentially one unwelcomed one; guilt. Eat too much over the Holidays? Drink too much? Sleep too much? Smoke away your frustrations at Holiday shopping? Curse away your frustration at Holiday driving? Gossip about family?   Well [Continue]

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