|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on January 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
Another New Year has arrived and though this is traditionally a time to assess our goals and aspirations for the future, I prefer to focus my attention and intentions on the present moment. In reality, we can only make changes right here, right now in this instant in time. So as I look at what is most needed in my life and on the planet at this moment, I have chosen forgiveness as the act I bel...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 14, 2015 at 9:30 PM|
As the host of End-of-Life University, an online interview series, I have had the privilege over the past two years of speaking with a number of experts on grief and loss. These individuals have all traveled their own journeys through the perilous territory of loss and trauma and now help others who are de...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 12, 2015 at 2:15 AM|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 10, 2015 at 8:35 PM|
Another holiday season has arrived in the shadows of recent tragedy. Once again we put up strings of lights and hang decorations, we display Advent wreaths and Winter solstice greenery, we light menorahs and kinaras, and deliver gifts to our loved ones. But this year many of us are engaging in our traditional festivities with heavy hearts, laden with fear and uncertainty. Indeed it seems difficult to find joy i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 8, 2015 at 11:25 AM|
Admittedly, seeing the words “death” and “holiday” in the same title can be a bit jarring. But the reality is that during this season of joy and love many people are dealing with either the approaching death of a loved one or grief over a loss that has already occurred. For these individuals there is little “jolliness” or merriment to be found in the month of December.
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|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 7, 2015 at 12:55 PM|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM|
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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|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM|
Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives as human beings. But the mistakes we make out of carelessness or neglect can be the most painful, because we know in our hearts that they could have been avoided if we had just made a different choice. In these cases we must bear...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on June 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM|
The Beatles said it best: “Love is all you need.” But do you feel you have enough love in your personal life? According to a 2010 survey by the Fetzer Institute, 68% of Americans say they need more meaningful love in their lives and 95% believe that we need more love in the world....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM|
Have you ever felt inspired to go on a pilgrimage – to travel to a faraway sacred place to find inspiration or healing? Throughout human history various cultural and religious groups have conducted pilgrimages: journeys of faith to sacred places for the purpose of healing, penance, thanksgiving, worship or enlightenment.
All major religions and many in...Read Full Post »