Author Archives: Karena

When the End Becomes the Beginning

My head was pounding as loudly as my heart. I didn’t want to open my eyes and see my husband carrying Finn, our seven year old Golden Retriever, out to the open back hatch of our veterinarian’s Subaru. I couldn’t bear the thought of Finn leaving us. When I finally opened my eyes, I looked […]

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What Are You Ashamed Of?

Growing up, my mom often said “shame on you” when I did something she didn’t approve of. Back then it was a common phrase I heard from mothers all over the neighborhood. (As an added bonus, we also got the simultaneous index finger rubbing motion.) At the time, I didn’t really understand what the shame […]

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Trying Something New This Year?

This year I made a resolution…no more resolutions! Instead, I decided to try something different. I’d immerse myself and learn something new. So I signed up for a 30 day yoga teacher training course. Yep. Every day, all day, I’d learn the history of yoga. I’d learn Sanskrit and how to chant. I’d meditate for […]

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How Lovable Are You?

How lovable are you these days? Are you happy? Are you in love? Wishing for love? Feeling love? Spreading love? Or, do you wish Cupid would call in sick and they’d take Valentine’s Day off the calendar indefinitely? If you’re feeling blah about love, it’s time to be honest about how much you love yourself. We […]

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Blankets and Other Thoughts on Security

Not so long ago, I was a six year old girl who wanted a Star Wars sleeping bag for Christmas. I wrote Santa a letter asking for it. And just in case my letter got lost in the mail, I pestered my mom until she took me to Higbee’s department store to sit on Santa’s […]

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Lost Your Holiday Cheer? Here’s How to Find It

I haven’t felt like putting up a Christmas tree this year. It may be December, but I sure haven’t been feeling the Christmas spirit. I couldn’t help but wonder – where was my holiday cheer? This would be the first year I didn’t celebrate Christmas with a tree. Even in my busiest and most emotionally trying […]

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Younique 3D Fiber Lashes ~ For Longer, Thicker, Fuller Eyelashes

Do you want longer, thicker, fuller lashes without the harsh chemicals of lash extensions and lash tinting? Well then, Younique 3D fiber lashes are an absolute game changer if you want longer, thicker, fuller looking eyelashes. Before trying Younique fiber lashes, I tried everything to give my lashes that full, sexy look. But, the adhesive used in […]

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10 Black Friday Deals For a Smart, Sexy, Spiritual Holiday

It’s Black Friday, which means that the Christmas season has officially begun! It also means shopping, and I mean lots of shopping, for thee perfect gifts. So whether you’re buying a gift for someone else or you’re treating yourself, this list of 10 Karousing Black Friday deals will have you feeling smart, sexy, and spiritual. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts For a Happier Thanksgiving

The days before a big holiday can get crazy. We’re rushing around shopping, fighting traffic, and cooking. Add to all that, the cleaning and the prepping and the potential family drama that ensues. Here are a few dos and don’ts for a happier, more peaceful Thanksgiving. Do plan ahead. I like to make my grocery […]

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