Posts Tagged ‘Overcoming’

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

“The whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – Dr. George Sheehan, Senior Athlete “You’re the only one who’s really been training for this thing, Keith, so you’re crossing the finish line—and I want no [Continue]

Good Men Unchained

Good Men Unchained

“You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin Udall, As Good as it Gets   From Al Bundy to Homer Simpson to Peter Griffin, it’s easy to see that the modern view of what it means to be a man and a father has shifted in the media from the days of [Continue]

Surviving Suffering and Thriving

Surviving Suffering and Thriving

“If suffering is accepted and lived through, not fought against and refused, then it is completed and becomes transmuted. It is absorbed, and having accomplished its work, it ceases to exist as suffering, and becomes part of our growing self.” – Eric Graham Howe & Lilian Le Mesurier, The Open Way Like the bumps we [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]

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]

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]

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]

The Wise Pickle Said…

The Wise Pickle Said…

“The ‘in trouble’ meaning of ‘in a pickle’ was an allusion to being as disoriented and mixed up as the stewed vegetables that made up pickles…circa 1440. The figurative version of the phrase, meaning simply ‘in a fix’…arrives during the next century.” – The Phrase Finder   Oh, the salty-snap, the crisp-sweet crunch, the rush [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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