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TO KNOW OR NOT TO KNOW…THAT IS THE QUESTION…

(Photo courtesy of Pinterest)   To know or not to know…we are curious creatures, both in the sense that we are interesting and unpredictable, as well as curious about everything. I remember an episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show entitled, “The Curious Thing About Women,” in which Laura could not contain herself when it came to unopened mail and packages that were addressed to her husband. She eventually labeled herself a, “pathological snoopy nose,” which I thought was a great term. Curiosity, although it “killed the cat,” is in all of us. We all want to know what is in the box we are not allowed to open for one reason or another (hence “peeking” at Christmas time). We all want to know what is going on in our neighbors’ or friends’ lives or yards. We all want to know who is on the other end of the phone when someone we are with is talking on the phone, or texting. In general no harm usually arises from the small curiosities we have…but it can arise when becomes so grea

MAY I QUOTE YOU...

Anyone who knows me knows that I love quotes. I love searching for them, quoting them, comprising them, etc. What are quotes anyway but a few beautiful words of wisdom? I love to take the quotes that really speak to me and use them in my art. I recently constructed a large “Dream Board” in which I utilized several of my favorite quotes as they are generally things I strive for in my own life.  As I was surfing the net   today I happened to discover some more wonderful gems at www.Lifehack.org , entitled “10 Funny Life Quotes, That are Surprisingly Profound,” by Vincent Nguyen . These are awesome…and so true:   1. “Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.” –Murphy’s Law 2. “Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.”  -Mignon McLaughlin 3. “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” -Brian Gerald O’

I JUST CAN'T DO IT...

(c) 2016 - Kimberly's Insanity (I took this picture of the bridge in Bridge, Oregon, on our way back from the retreat this past weekend. Isn't it beautiful...) Whenever my grandma asked me to do something and my response was,  "I can't, " she would always come back with, "Can't never could. ..but do it anyway. "  I loved my grandma. ..she was such a force to be reckoned with. There are so many ways to use the word "can't," most of them negative. I say most  of them because there are times it actually applies to a situation. I have brought two of the ways up for discussion in the following paragraphs, but if you think of more that would apply, please leave them in the comments section as I would love to compile a list of them. I find it interesting that more often than not, when we don't want to do something as per someone else's request or suggestion,  our response is usually, "I can't," instead

ORIGAMI OWL...

I must apologize for the lapse in posts...I have been gone since last Thursday to a retreat with the featured artist and a dear friend until last night. I had SO much fun and in the meantime became a distributor for Origami Owl. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this company and I hope you will check out my new website for the distributorship at: kimberlyskarmicbling.origamiowl.com I promise by the weekend to have more posts us and running and thank you so much for following me...you are all so awesome!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment by clicking on the word "comments" below. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Please respect the copyright/trademark rights of the artist's work. Copying and using any work posted here is forbidden without express permission. Happy blogging.

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO MAGIC??? 3 STEPS TO TEACH YOURSELF TO MANIFEST...

(c) Kimberly's Insanity Having been fortunate enough to have grown up in the 60's and 70's, I got to watch first-run shows of series like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. Those of you who grew up watching these shows a well (or have watched them since in syndication) know the deep desire to have been able to perform magic as easily as Jeannie or Samantha. One day, not so long ago, it hit me...we can and we do...often. The power of manifestation is just that...a power...a magic, if you will. When you use positive thoughts and phrases in your everyday life, right down to your subconscious mind, you create your reality...literally. People often mistakenly think that life just happens as you go along but what most people don't realize is that life is a product of what you do, what you say, what you think and how you view things. An example of this would be the person who complains regularly about how hard his/her day is...every day...the same complaint after wo

7 WAYS TO BUILD TOLERANCE...

(c) 2016 Kimberly's Insanity Tolerance is one of those necessary skills to have in your arsenal of coping skills because, let's face it, we can't always pick the people we spend time with (i.e., work, public settings, etc.), and we can never pick who we are related to. Tolerance, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries, is, "The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with."  The important thing about learning tolerance is this...without it we end up feeling frustrated, unsettled and often angry at people and situations that are beyond our understanding and control. As humans, we are wired to need people in order to feel alive and whole, (which is why solitary confinement at prisons, etc., is a punishment, not a reward) and we generally choose who we want to spend quality time with and who we want in our personal lives (outside of family of course). Do we always get

A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME...IT'S A HOUSE...

Throughout time people have referenced the phrase, "a house is not a home," and I have to admit that for the longest time I had no idea what that meant...until recently that is.  The other day I was feeling a bit lost, for lack of a better word...sort of unsettled if you will, as though I didn't have a place to live. I found that to be quite an odd feeling at the time because I live in a very nice house (see picture above) and I live there with people I love. The more I tried to come to terms with this feeling and bring it to the surface and into my conscious mind, the more I was able to define its root...it was my mom. Now, I wasn't feeling sad or lonely per se, it was more that I was feeling displaced and no matter how hard I tried that day, I could not get comfortable...not really. I thought maybe if I took a day trip I would feel better, but that didn't help. I thought maybe I'm homesick for the place I grew up, which I am, but that wasn't it eit

THE KEY TO THE REWARD IS THE WORK INVOLVED...

One thing I notice quite often during my coaching sessions with clients is that there are so many people who want to change for the positive but, despite the help that is offered them, they just aren't willing to do the work. The key to change is that you must do the work. You can read and research and study all you like, but until you make a conscious effort to get your head in the game and really apply what you've read, researched and studied every waking moment, your chance for change will be slow if not non-existent. I work with people every day who want so badly to develop a positive outlook on life and to bury their old, negative habits but, despite all of the help they receive, they continually revert back to their old habits and then come up with excuses as to why these changes aren't working out. Excuse my language here but I have to say this, and we all know this to be true, excuses are bullshit! We all have a million reasons as to WHY we can't make chang