Posts Tagged ‘Living Well’

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]

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]

Change is Overrated

Change is Overrated

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses, Folk Artist It’s time for me to be honest; I hate change. I hate the word’s baggage, I hate the fake finality, and I hate the dismissiveness. “Change is hard, change is good, and change is unavoidable…” we have a [Continue]

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

“Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.” -Ellen Notbohm, Author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You [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]

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]

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

This website was born way back in May of 2010. Every year in May I look back and assess the year’s articles first, to ensure I’m providing the value that you guys deserve and second, as a means of reflecting on the work itself, my life and the themes that lurk within. Some years there’s [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]

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]

Darkness Weathered

Darkness Weathered

“I owe our successful weathering of #Nika outage to the wisdom of my Dad, The Colony, Survivorman &, of course MacGyver.” ‏@KeithKarabin ·Feb 11 (via Twitter)  I’ll never forget the sound of the wind for those five nights. It wasn’t particularly strong or loud, that’s what made it all the more disturbing; it was that [Continue]

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