Curve balls come in spite of us.

It’s hard to believe, as I hobble around on a cane these days, that I was golfing three times a week, doing yoga twice a week and an exercise class twice a week too, just over a month ago in Naples. Our return to Minnesota for the summer has presented […]

My retreat at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center:

The Journey to Peace Is a Daily Commitment  7 p.m., Friday, July 28–noon, Sunday, July 30, 2017. This retreat focuses on the Twelve Step tools we have all come to embrace, enhanced by basic principles from A Course in Miracles. Peace is the ultimate goal of the course, and peace […]

Back in MN. May 23rd. Rain and more rain. . .Occasional sun.

Dear friends. How glad I am that at least some of you have weathered the storms with me these last few months. Along with being off the grid as far as my website has been concerned, I have been a bit out of sync with much that has always kept me […]

Peace Begins With Me

I remember as though it were yesterday the first time I heard “The Peace Song.” It was at the close of a Sunday service at the Unity Church in Golden Valley, MN. I was just a few months sober and had gone to Unity at the suggestion of one of […]

By April 26, 2017 2 comments Uncategorized

Back up and running!

Thanks to the able mind of my web host, I am functioning again. It’s truly disheartening when someone takes over your site and prevents you from connecting with your friends. Some folks have cold hearts I think. They deserve our prayers, however. Everyone deserves our prayers actually. Even though I […]

Acceptance is the key to peace of mind.

I remember reading a small blue pamphlet titled Acceptance a few months into my recovery from alcoholism. I was struck by its simplicity. And its gentleness. But I was even more impressed with its effect on my mind. After the initial reading of its amazingly loving message, I could pick […]

A virus alert!

I got the proverbial “screaming” virus alert erupting from my computer screen when I tried to go into one of my online accounts Friday afternoon.  “Call this number! Don’t leave this page! Call this number!” And pop ups proliferated. Immediately I turned the computer off, regardless of the admonishments not […]

By November 6, 2016 0 comments Karen's Musings

Gratitude. Need I Say More!!

I have said in more than one place that I was going to write more blog posts, Facebook messages, and explore other social media during this down time when I am not in the midst of another book. I need the structure of writing and I need the connection to […]

By November 2, 2016 2 comments Karen's Musings

Time is slipping through my fingers. Once again.

Perhaps it’s simply a sign of old age. Mondays quickly become Fridays. My “to do” list gets longer and longer and fewer things get checked off. And right now, I am actually not as busy as in the months that have recently passed. As of this past Saturday, I have […]

Another birthday has come and gone.

And what a birthday it was. I’m actually proud to share my age with others. I never thought I’d feel so good and be so content at this age. In case you didn’t read it on Facebook, I am now 77 years old. Yikes. When my grandmother was this age, […]

By August 1, 2016 2 comments Karen's Musings