Posts by Keith Karabin

Emerging From COVID

As my clients and I consider re-emerging, I’m beginning to notice a set of anxious, even grief-type thoughts and emotions are also rising. Out of necessity I now describe this set of thoughts and emotions as “re-emergence stress.”

3 Keys to Loving Yourself Today

Today I give three keys to loving yourself right now in this 2021 moment, because I bet I’m not the only one who needs them. Can’t say the “L Word” to yourself, yet? You’re not alone. Self-love is hard in our culture. In psychology we talk more about self-compassion and self-acceptance than self-love, but they all make up a valuable practice.

The Six Word Story of 2020

2020, a year that no one expected, warrants closure. This one took many drafts and more thought than some, and may take more unpacking as well, but, in the end, for me, it fits. I truly encourage you, try it this time.

25 Hour Holiday Radio Show 2020: The COVID-19 Marathon

“If I were to skip one, this is not the one to skip. This is maybe the most important one,” Jon said, then shocked himself into silence. He came to grips with his answer in pauses. “I need to think about that for a while. Yeah, maybe this is the most important—I don’t want to set the bar to high, Jeez,” he said, smiling at himself.

Six Word Summer 2020

In these new times, with new practices, is even more vital to keep up traditions. Hence, my annual six word stories of the summer.

Ten Year Holiday Marathon

Ten years, ten articles, ten themes. Read on, reflect, and perhaps think of your own holiday traditions. How they started, what they mean, and why they’re so important every year.

Can’t. Be. Grateful.

I wonder how many of us struggled to find something to say we were thankful for yesterday. I wonder if there were some who just faked it or said “pass” because they felt they had nothing. I’m sure there were, just as there were others who may have chosen to stay home or had no place to go which makes gratitude a significant challenge. We all struggle to find something to be grateful for at times. It’s a painful place to be. The way out is to let go.

Let’s All be Unstoppable Raccoons

“It Took This Raccoon 30 Seconds to Break into a Raccoon-proof Green Bin!” may agree.The headline, one of many in Toronto newspapers, referenced video proof. This was great news to the skeptical raccoon expert. “I am firmly on team raccoon, I think that’s pretty clear,” MacDonald said.

30 Hours, for Goodness Sake

“So be good, for goodness sake!” – Santa Claus is Coming to Town Thirty years. Thirty years. With his first...

Counseling: Luxurious Taboo

Counseling is most assuredly a luxury, when approached from the healthiest point of view, and one I encourage everyone to try. Call your insurance company. Ask them if they cover spas, chocolate and champagne. Then ask for a list of counseling providers in your area. It’s luxury that we already pay for, we can all always benefit from and we may just start to change the mindset of our society with our little indulgence.