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What Are You Ashamed Of?

Growing up, my mom often said “shame on you” when I did something she didn’t approve of. Back then it was a common phrase I heard from mothers all over the neighborhood. (As an added bonus, we also got the simultaneous index finger rubbing motion.) At the time, I didn’t really understand what the shame […]

You’re Never too Old to Be a Rockstar

Last week, my husband went online to purchase a recreational fishing license. He had the option to buy a lifetime license, which he thought would be the most economical. When reading the fine print he discovered that the lifetime fishing license was only good through the age of 64. Looking perplexed, I asked him what was […]

Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

Are you a…lover…mother…painter…ice skater…map maker…doer…giver…decorator…food lover…champagne drinker…island hopper…reader…writer…dreamweaver…or believer? “Whatever you are, be a good one.” I ran across this Abraham Lincoln quote the other day. Although I’ve seen it before, this time I stopped and gave it some thought. Of course, we all want to be good at something, and most of us strive […]

Do It Faster & Ride More Elephants

When I heard that Gloria Steinem is celebrating her 80th birthday this week, I couldn’t believe it. About twenty years ago, I was a college student and Gloria Steinem was my hero. You see, I was a feminist – a real feminist – not your everyday, run of the mill, bumper sticker feminist. (Although, my […]

My Oscar Speech

“Me? I won? Did they really call my name?” I stumble out of my seat, kiss my adoring husband, and after what seems like an eternity, I finally make it to the stage steps. “Don’t fall,” I tell myself repeatedly. Chances are if I did, I wouldn’t look as graceful as Jennifer Lawrence. And truth […]

Big Thoughts for a Big New Year

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But when January 1st rolls around, I am big on doing a spiritual tune up to make sure I’m feeding my soul. Here are a few ideas that have inspired me to spruce up my inner framework in 2014. All IS possible, including me finally cracking open the […]

It’s November. What Are You Grateful For?

It’s no coincidence that I launched Karousing in the month of November, the month of gratitude. Being thankful is the number one way you can fuel your own happiness. The number one way. On my journey, I’ve learned that if you aren’t grateful for what you currently have, it won’t matter what God or the Universe […]