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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What to do when things fall apart

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Life is tough, there’s no question about that. Sooner or later nearly everyone finds a time when nothing seems to make sense any more, life is going nowhere and there’s no clear path to follow. Maybe you hate your job or the relationship you’re in or you are just tired of it all, but you don’t know what t...

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Letters to the broken-hearted: number 2

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

“From the flames of suffering the soul rises,

a shimmering ray of light that illuminates the night.”

Dear friend,

Once again I am writing to you in your darkness, hoping to bring the faint light of a single candle to your midst. Hoping you will see, if only briefly, the thin thread of hope that ...

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End-of-life movie review - Death: A Love Story

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Death: A Love Story is a documentary film by Michelle Le Brun that was co-produced with her deceased husband, filmmaker Mel Howard. For this movie Michelle and Mel turned the camera on themselves as they traced t...

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Why you can't give up no matter how tough things are

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Life has been a little shaky for a lot of people these past few years. With high levels of unemployment, an unprecedented number of home foreclosures, rising gas prices, increasing costs of healthcare, more frequent natural disasters, and higher-than-ever rates of obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety, we’ve got a lot on our plates right now.

Suffering is at an all-time high in this country, not only for adults who must cope with all these difficulties, but also for the 20...

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Letters to the broken-hearted: number 1

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

“Though your mind overflows with questions put them to rest in the darkness and let the stars in the night sky be your answer.”

Dear Friend,

I know that your heart is so broken right now that you cannot ...

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Where was God on 9/11?

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on September 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM
As we look back to that fateful September day a decade ago that changed our world forever, each of us is able to recall exactly where we were and what we were doing when the tragedy unfolded. Indelibly etched upon our souls is the memory of the Twin Towers crashing to the ground while we were experiencing within us the disintegration of the twin beliefs behind our quintessential American swagger: that this country is infallible and invincible.

In the days following...
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Two months to live

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 12, 2011 at 7:20 AM
As I write this my friend has just left the doctor's office and returned to her part-time home in our community. She has learned in the last few moments that her cancer has recurred and is rapidly growing in her abdomen. For the next two days she will be packing up her belongings and loading the car for a long road-trip back home, where she will have to tell her family her shocking news: she is expected to live for just a few more months.

The calendar slips from he...
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My Stories WON'T Help You GET RICH or LOSE WEIGHT!!!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 28, 2010 at 2:45 AM

That’s probably why only a few people will actually ever hear them. They DON’T offer QUICK RESULTS, INSTANT SUCCESS, or 5 SIMPLE STEPS!!! In fact, in the judgment of the publishing industry: there’s nothing NEW about these stories. (But, there are 1,000’s of books out there that do offer all of those things. If th...

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