Karen Talavera

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Karen Talavera

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. Your visit makes my lifelong passion for writing possible. If you like what you've read here please subscribe to my blog The Accidental Seeker at http://www.accidentalseeker.com and follow me on Twitter or Pinterest @KarenTalavera. Here's a bit more about me: Simultaneously blessed and bedeviled with the writing itch, I direct it toward illuminating insights, awakening connections and embracing transformation via the mundane, haphazard, and even chaotic occurrences of everyday life. Through first-hand experiences and reflections I hope to help readers realize the sacred in the ordinary, our inextricable connectedness to one another, and that happiness and joy are our natural state, ever-present and accessible to all, especially often in the most unexpected of ways. Impassioned about conscious evolution and a more harmonious Earth, I enjoy being a catalyst for awakening and spiritual growth in simple ways. I love meditation, yoga, and just about anything involving mountains or oceans. I'm also a frequent, intrepid traveler - international and across the US. When not exploring the world I am deeply grateful to be laughing, loving, and soaking up the sun with my husband and daughter at our south Florida home.

Stories by Karen Talavera

I have to confess something few people know. For most of my daughter’s life I’ve been a reluctant mother. It’s not that I got...
There couldn’t be a better time to write the final chapter in the story of the Hobson Family, who exactly twelve months ago (and for several...
Continued from The Ultimate American Bailout: Us (Part 1) 2. Many Hands Make Light Work. I don’t believe in asking of others what you haven...
This is not the follow-up to A Thousand Dollars From Homeless I planned to write. The follow-up to the story of Debbie Hobson and family (who in...
For the last month, I’ve been writing about a woman who is now less than $1,000 and one week away from homeless. Her name is Debbie. She’...
My Brother’s Keeper Lest you suspect I am naïvely setting myself up for a huge letdown, let me set the record straight. I know that as...
Racial, ethnic, and gender biases are alive and well, yet not at the surface level you might imagine. Most of us don’t realize how...
Stepping into the Crack (Debbie’s Story Continued) It’s easy to read Debbie’s story and a) doubt its truth by suspecting she is...
Debbie’s Story: Slipping Through the Cracks Debbie answered my email faster than I expected. Only then did it sink in that I had written to a...
Here are the responses I received from list members: “Karen, Thank you for seeing it that way, which is also the way I see it to; Barack is...
Part I: The Beauty of Barack I’ve never been a political activist. I’ve never even registered with a political party. Over my twenty-...
There is a global phenomenon underway that is picking up momentum like wildfire and offering seeds of great hope for the future of humankind. Chances...
This year on February 14, that annual day of hearts, do something good for your physical heart. Visit the American Heart Association’s Go Red...
It has been well documented that expressing gratitude is essential to happiness. In several recent books published about happiness, such as Sonja...
It’s a small thing for each of us, but a huge thing when you add us all up. I refer to the impending departure of plastic bags from your...

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