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Somebody loves you!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM

When my children were small we spent many delightful hours reading children's books and I still have a huge collection of them. One of my favorites has always been Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli.

 This book tells the story of Mr. Hatch, a lonely and miserable man who follows the same joyless routine every single day as he goes to work, shops at the market and eats his meals alone. One day Mr. Hatch receives a surprise gift in the mail: a heart-shaped b...

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What it takes to live a long life

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on January 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM


My Mom, Margaret Wyatt.

A few weeks ago my mother and her older brother died within one day of each other. Mom was 89 and died on a Friday of biliary cancer; her brother was 91 and died the next day from complications of an earlier stroke and heart attack. It seemed fitting that these two siblings died at nearly the same time because according to Mom’s stories they had been extremely clo...

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Grief after a suicide death

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM


The entertainment world was recently rocked by the suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams - an event which stirred up my own painful memories of my father's suicide. This tragedy will touch the lives of thousands of individuals who have not yet even begun to understand the depth of sorrow it contains.


Grief after a suicide death is  extreme...

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Learning to let go

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM


As I look back on the events of my life in 2012 I keep seeing one theme that has returned to me over and over again: I must learn to let go of my need to control things. I have had some major teaching experiences on this issue - like a bike accident that resulted in a concussion and broken clavicle, and a kidney stone that kept me doubled over in pain for a day. Each time somethin...

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Book Review: Mary Magdalene Beckons

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

When I was first asked by the author Mercedes Kirkel to review her book  "Mary Magdalene Beckons: Join the River of Love" a number of months ago I was intrigued by the subject matter, but not sure what to expect. To my knowledge I had nev...

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The importance of being wrong

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I just read an article on the internet about fifteen tremendously successful people who each experienced failure at some earlier point in their lives. In fact, some of them were told they would never accomplish anything and were advised to give up by well-meaning superiors who clearly misjudged their talent.


For example, Oprah Winfrey was fired from one of he...

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Coping with uncertain times

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM


Here in the last few months of 2012, we are facing unprecedented uncertainty on planet Earth. Some say that because the Mayan calendar comes to an end in late December, our existence will come to an end, as well. Others say this only foretells a great shift that is going to take place across the globe.

And right now in the U.S., critical elections hang in the balance, the outcome of which both major parties clai...

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Take a deep breath and improve your health

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

During the Medicine and Yoga Symposium in Copper Mountain, CO last August, Dr. Satkirin Khalsa gave the medical providers in attendance some surprising advice. She told the conference participants that there is one simple technique that could be used in the medical office to improve the health and wellbeing of every patient: deep breathing...

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How religion can help or harm spiritual growth

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on September 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM


Ever since I wrote a piece that asked the question “Is it possible to be religious but not spiritual?” I have been contemplating the difference between religion and spirituality and the impact that each of them has had on our society. I know some people personally for whom religion was the springboard to their spiritual growth, who may not practice the religion now, b...

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When heroes fall: forgiving Lance Armstrong

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 24, 2012 at 3:25 PM

This week the world of professional cycling has experienced both the best and the worst that the sport has to offer. Here in Colorado the USA Pro Challenge has been a huge success, providing thrilling feats of physical strength, intense competitive drama and jaw-dropping scenery to spectators and viewers around the globe. Not to mention the inspiration that is generated by the stories of these athletes who train with superhuman determination, battle injuries and limitations, and persevere aga...

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