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How an Angel Named Safyre is Saving the World

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 12, 2015 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)



This week I have been following the story of an 8-year old girl named Sa’fyre Terry from Schenectady NY who was seriously burned in a house fire three years ago. That fire took the lives of her father and three siblings, but Sa’fyre miraculously survived because her father shielded her tiny body with his own.

 

Sa’fyre now lives with her aunt who helped her pos...

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Welcoming Our Refugees With Open Arms

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 7, 2015 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (1)


There is no doubt that the world is changing rapidly right before our eyes. Humanity is being stretched at both extremes of existence: propelled into the future by the exponential growth of new technologies in every sector and anchored to a bitter past by the proliferation of tribal wars and barbaric terrorism. And here we sit in the mid...

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The Butterfly Principle: Transformation and Growth Through Failure

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)


Failure is an outcome that most of us dread but it has actually become a “hot” topic in business recently. While some start-up entrepreneurs are writing about concepts such as “fail fast, fail often” and “fail forward,” I find that I still have a fairly negative relationship with failure in my own life and career.

 

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What the World Needs From You in 2015

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on January 14, 2015 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


This New Year has already started off with a rush of energy—can you feel it? The economy is recovering, unemployment is on the decline and marriage equality is spreading rapidly throughout the U.S. Yet there’s no time to celebrate these advances because the planet is still in a dire state of emergency with global climate change, political unrest, horrific acts of terrorism, worldwide poverty, a...

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Stuart Scott Didn't Lose to Cancer - He Transcended It

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on January 6, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The sports world has been overcome with grief since the passing of popular ESPN anchor Stuart Scott on January 4, 2015. He died at the age of 49 after a 7-year battle with cancer, b...

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5 Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Another December has arrived and once again we are busily preparing for the holiday rituals that will take place as the year winds to an end. This is a perfect time to stop for a moment and really think about the meaning of your own celebrations, so that you don’t end up spending a fortune in time and money with nothing real to show when it is over.

 

This is the year ...

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6 Steps to Rise Above Your Fear of Death

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 8, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)



Let’s face it: if you’re human you have most likely experienced a fear of death at one time or another in your life – or else you may have been in complete denial of your fear and repressing it. That’s because the fear of death is normal for us Earthlings – we have a survival instinct that motivates us to avoid death-inducing situations.

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Forgiveness: Your Most Important Spiritual Practice

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)


Forgiveness is a very powerful spiritual practice that is often very difficult to accomplish. Whenever we feel we have been wronged by another person, or society, or even life itself, it is human nature to carry anger and resentment with us, sometimes for many years. The problem is that such bitter feelings are destructive to us physically, emotionally and spiritually.


When we c...

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Between Hell and Heaven

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (3)

(Several years ago I worked with Matteo Bogue on a project to write a memoir about his skiing adventures. We worked on it for a few years, but because of his illness and events in my own life, we never completed the project.  Each chapter was going to begin with some of his favorite lyrics from the Grateful Dead. Here is the introduction as I wrote it, based on Matt's recollections.)


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Remembering Matteo

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 2, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)


On July 1, 2014, my friend Matthew Bogue - Matteo - left this life after a long and courageous battle with MS. I met him 10 years ago when I was asked to interview him and write an appeal letter for the local agancy that was providing care for him at home. Here is an excerpt from the piece I wrote that sums up the impact Matteo had on everyone he met. Fly free Matteo - now you have your o...

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