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

There are times when even the most seasoned of travelers can become deeply homesick. Today is one of those days for me. It doesn’t...
Recently, this story about a journey crossed my path. You may have run across it yourself; it's often read at funeral and memorial services...
As you know if you’ve traveled yourself or read my other outer journey adventures every new journey reveals a special gift otherwise...
My tales from the outer journey continue. I thought after meeting Daniel in the foothills of the Chilean Andes it might be a while before I ran...
Personal development. Spiritual exploration. Conscious awareness. It’s 2012 and it’s all in vogue. Yet despite my own inner journey, my...
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...
We agreed Kelly should stay in the shade while I scrambled up a nearby rise to spot either the trail or a way out. Up I went, still unable to gain...
They say persistence accounts for 90 percent of success. It’s the reason successful people leave a trail of failures in their wake. While most...
On the final Thursday of September 2008, instead of feeling pulled to my 7:00 a.m. yoga class, I felt called to the beach instead. Living fifteen...
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...

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