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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On retreat

I struggled with this decision, but it feels right. I am doing some deep spiritual work right now and need as few distractions as possible - which is hard to do in the holiday season. So I am going to retreat from blogging and a few other activities in my life to devote my time and energy to this work. Wishing all of you a world filled with peace and love and joy and acceptance of one another's differences. May we each find this in our own hearts and our own lives. Till next year...

Blessings,
Karen

12 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

Enjoy your holiday season getaway. May you have a productive time of spiritual recharge.

Arlee Bird
Wrote By Rote

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - sounds like you're ready and will benefit hugely from the break ... giving you time to think clearly ... all the best and have a peaceful season - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We'll all be breaking soon. Merry Christmas!

Karen Walker said...

Thanks, Lee and Hilary
Alex, yup, I figured that - Merry Christmas to you as well

Stephanie Faris said...

Have a successful, restful retreat...and happy holidays!

Sharon Lippincott said...

Breaks are good. May you put down deep roots in winter darkness and blossom when light returns.

Karen Walker said...

Stephanie, thank you - same to you and your family
Ooh, Sharon, delicious image - thank you dear friend

Crystal Collier said...

I'm right there with you. See you next year!

Loni Townsend said...

See you next year. :)

Karen Walker said...

Crystal, good for you! Enjoy.
Lori, yup, thanks

Julie Flanders said...

Take care and see you in the new year, Karen.

Murees Dupé said...

All the best during your time of peace and reflection. See you next year!