Let the Olympics inspire your motivation!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Are you struggling to make some sort of change in your life? Do you have a goal you would sincerely like to accomplish but have given up on numerous times? If so, you are a completely normal person dealing with the natural human resistance to change.

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We are creatures of habit who are most comf...

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Why is it so hard to forgive?

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

(Photo Credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

One of the survivors of the Aurora theater massacre has told The Denver Post he has already forgiven the shooter, James Holmes, for wounding him. While the victim, Pierce O’Farrill (pictured above), was...

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Faith amid the flames

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on June 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM

This morning I sat in contemplation next to the Blue River, where just one year ago sandbags were piled to hold off the rampaging waters that threatened nearby homes. Today smoke rises on the horizon as parts of this state burn for lack of that water we once disparaged. I grieve for the loss of lives and livelihoods, wilderness and wildlife, homes and hope that has resulted from this scourge of nature &...

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How Western women can save the world

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM

In a speech at the Vancouver Peace Summit in September 2009, the Dalai Lama made a prediction: “The world will be saved by Western woman.” While that comment touched off an avalanche of commentary on Twitter and the blogosphere, the Dalai Lama’s words must ultimately be seen as a tribute to the tremendous progress toward freedom and equality that has been made by and...

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Ubuntu: Divine inspiration after a Good Friday full moon

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I awoke this morning feeling unusually energized after sleeping all night under streaming lightbeams from a full moon suspended in a cloudless backdrop of sparkling infinity. Before I got out of bed I casually checked my iphone for messages then opened my Facebook app just to see what was happening in the world. That’s where the inspiration started.

First, I was treated to an

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What we must learn from the Trayvon Martin tragedy

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American youth, at the hands of self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman has recently captivated this nation in controversy. Critics are upset about the way the case was handled by local law enforcement officials, especially the fact that Zimmerman was never arrested or charged with wrongdoing after shooting t...

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4 Things some doctors still get wrong

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 5, 2012 at 7:00 AM

One of the greatest benefit...

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Why the wealthy need to learn what really matters

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM

A new study conducted by Paul Piff and his colleagues at UC Berkeley reports that wealthy people are more likely to lie and cheat in order to win a prize or gain an advantage over others. The experiments conducted by the research team suggest that at least some wealthier people “perceive greed as positive and beneficial, … privilege themselves over othe...

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Let 2012 be the year you take a leap of faith!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Tomorrow is Leap Day and since that only happens once every 4 years (minus a few years here and there) it seems fitting to talk about the idea of taking a Leap of Faith: reaching out and stretching the boundaries of reason in order to grow.

In my own experience, growth happens when you get to the very edge of a situation – the place where ...

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The best treatment for depression: Give up your illusions

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

On Sunday evening, February 19, 2012, correspondent Lesley Stahl presided over a 60 Minutes episode entitled Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? The report centered around the findings of Harvard psy...

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