Gratitude can nurture a good attitude.

I was the moderator for an on-line meeting this morning and the topic was the above statement.  I do know that when I am in a cranky mood, I need to take stock of all the good in my life.  And were I to list it, I’d fill more than […]

Just do the next right thing . . .

How many times daily are you faced with a situation where you aren’t sure what the right action or decision is?  No doubt multiple times.  At least I’d have to admit to that in my life. And yet, when I pause, even for a moment, I feel nudged in one […]

A new puppy? Really?

My husband and I bit the bullet.  For years we talked about getting a dog.  Everyone who had a dog said they are wonderful.  And they also said they are a lot of work.  We are finding out what an understatement that is.  Her name is Nellie and she’s a […]

By June 23, 2015 8 comments Karen's Musings

Another twist on success . . .

After writing the last post I was reminded of all the folks I have known in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous who didn’t meet with “success” on their first attempt at sobriety.  And many of them simply got up, brushed themselves off, and tried all over again.  Failure to stay […]

A twist on success . . .

I recently read a great quote attributed to Winston Churchill: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” I have yet to meet anyone either “in the rooms,” or outside of them who doesn’t fret about failure.  Somewhere in our past, perhaps at the dinner table […]

Cleaning and sorting . . .

Perhaps this seems like an odd topic for a post, but sorting through the “stuff” of my life has garnered my attention since returning from Naples.  And it feels good.  I think approaching 76 has given me reason to pause.  What more do I need to do?  How do I […]

Settling in . .

The last three weeks have flown by.  That seems to be the case when aging is factored in.  And I have become more aware of aging since my recent trip to Annapolis, MD.  I suppose some of you saw my Facebook post about my excursion and subsequent fall in that […]

Mastering a new tool is life sustaining.

About a month ago i was scheduled to do a women’s retreat in Mount Pocono, PA.  It was a group I had done retreats for a few other times.  I was looking forward to the experience, as is true of every retreat or workshop experience I contract to do. Leading […]

We meet again. . .

How very sorry I am that I have been away so long from blogging.  I periodically get caught up in other avenues of my life and let this connection with you slide.  It’s not because I don’t care about this activity.  I love writing, of all kinds, in all settings. […]


“Wow!” supposedly was the final utterance of Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, according to his wife.  Whether that’s true or not, I choose to believe it.  The affirmation that there is something beyond this world, something worthy of a wow, pleases me.  I already believed it but we seldom get a […]