If you put a lobster in a pot with tepid water and gradually increase temperature, the lobster will be lulled into a sense of security and not realize it is slowly being suffocated to death. Abusive relationships are a lot like that. I am now coming to terms with the realization that I spent over […]
“I am 45 with two failed marriages!” my friend asserted while in a full self-pity spiral. As if the number of years she has been on the planet plus the number of times she has believed in a relationship somehow means she will never find love or be worthy of respect again. I couldn’t believe […]
Sometimes parenting is just what happens when you are doing other things. We snap “Put that down!” in the grocery store. We spell words for emerging writers while making dinner. We manage to squeeze in meaningful conversations while driving. But if we want to practice mindful parenting, it is good to have some phrases at […]
Freedom is a beautiful thing I think we can all agree that women are under a lot of scrutiny. A lot. We are almost always too fat – unless we cross over and become “disgustingly thin” or a “skinny bitch”. We are expected to behave, and we hear these commands all the time: “Smile!” “Sit […]
Karen is an outspoken comedian, writer, artist, teacher, speaker, podcaster, Mom of seven children, and an adventurous thinker. She is a strong advocate of mindful thinking, asking for what you want, and living an empowered life. Karen speaks with expertise and humor on gender issues, parenting, homeschooling, autism, co-housing, sex and sexuality, positive self imagery, and being ridiculously happy and super-cool.