Category: Empowerment

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

Have You Just About Had It?

How are you currently handling the barrage of media information? I lived through the Ronald Reagan years in California when President Reagan was governor of that state, as well as remembering his presidency. Suffice it to say I have a pretty good idea of what it was like to...

Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect?

Success Mini-Course Lesson Four “Practice” A special, six-week series of "Making Sense of Life" by Terry Drew Karanen Congratulations! You've gotten through half of our six-week course! Please let me know if you've experienced positive changes from the readings and exercises. And, if you're having any issues with something...

Are We “Wasting” Time?

How to Use Time Wisely to Create Fulfillment Have you ever heard someone say they wished they had the time to learn a new language, clean out the garage, or meditate regularly? My Grandma Esther would have said, “If wishes were horses all beggars would ride.” We live in...

Are You a Clickabator?

Self-Abuse in the 21st Century Do you feel stressed out? Do you feel like there’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve written in the past about our increasing need to stay connected with everything and everyone...

Hurry Up and Wait!

Long-term Results in an Instantaneous World Can you believe how impatient we’ve become? I just made myself a cup of hot chocolate, with miniature marshmallows, of course. No, I didn’t heat the milk in a saucepan over the stove. I stuck it in the microwave. Less than two minutes...

How Successful Do You Want to Be?

I Believe In You Do you believe in yourself? I mean, do you trust your decisions, and feel that you have control of your direction in life? It’s not wrong to doubt ourselves. In fact, self-doubt can work to our benefit by exposing attitudes we still have that no...

It’s Time to Take Action

What’s Stopping You From Being Magnificent? Last week ago, a group of teenagers in Florida decided to take on the federal government, lawmakers – Republican and Democrats, alike – the judicial system, the President of the United States and the National Rifle Association. It took courageous, pissed off high...

Speaking Out About Parkland – “Making Sense of Life” Special Edition

Guns in America We have a problem in America. In fact, of all the countries in the world, the United States has the most pronounced evidence of this situation. And, yes, it involves guns, but that’s not the complete problem, nor is banning all guns tomorrow the perfect solution....

Pick a Side!

Are You Your Labels? How are you personally dealing with the polarization going on in the world? Have you noticed how if we are for one thing that we are often expected to be against something else? There are those who still believe we live in a black/white, gay/straight,...