Author: Terry Drew Karanen

A Life Review – 4 Questions for Happiness

Are you getting what you want out of life? The self-righteous metaphysician might reply, with a slight smirk to indicate her superiority, “Dear, It’s not what you get out of life, but it’s what you put in that counts!” That’s true. It’s also as annoying as all get out...

Are Failures Really Success?

I love it when great advice seems to come from out of nowhere. Divine mind is always at work for us through universal principles, but there are times when a thought or answer comes through an unexpected channel. That gives me that “cosmic giggle” feeling. Every so often one...

Is Being Aware Being Careful?

What do you think of that title? Stop for a moment and think about this:  Is being aware of our surroundings the same thing as being careful? The answer to that question can be argued either way, and both would be valid positions. Here are a few thoughts that...

Are You Ticked Off?

It’s Your Life – What Are You Doing With It? “What would your life be like if all obstacles that seem to be stopping you from being magnificent were removed?” This is a question I use in my current talk when I share my musings on the subject with...

5 Ways to Daily Self-care

Is your life out of balance between what you give and what you receive? You know the old saying, “It’s better to give than it is to receive.” But the statement is of little comfort when we’re the one who has been giving all day, we’re exhausted, and those...

Jesus, Take the Wheel!

Is It Time to Let Go of Something … or Someone? How many times in say, oh, I don’t know, the past three years or so have you said, “I can’t take this anymore!” Once? Twice? Monthly? DAILY?!? We are living in interesting times, no doubt about that. My...

The Unexpected Consequence of #MeToo

I’m going to go way out of the comfort zone here for most people. We are living in a world that seems to WANT to believe every slight is discrimination, every touch an inappropriate act, and every compliment has a hidden double meaning. I fully support the original intent...

You Are TOO Kind!

We can allow ourselves to be trampled on by idiots who are out to use us or submit to passive aggressive a-holes, but that’s not a result of being too kind. It’s the result of not respecting ourselves and willingly allowing others to abuse us. I don’t believe we...

Blessed and Highly Favored

There is no better way to understand ourselves than to immerse ourselves in other cultures. I have that opportunity annually as a chaperone for my husband’s High School Model United Nations group when we take them to New York City every March. This year, our 52 students joined over...

What the F*&k is Happening?!?

Here’s a question I got from a reader this morning: What the fuck is happening to our world Terry? Apologies for the language! Everything that is happening, well, seems to be taking us backwards and further away from love and humanity. I am truly struggling to stay at peace...