Just a thought…

Use what you don’t like about your life and turn it into something beneficial.

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Struggle

IMG_1181Are you at an impasse?

It may take a while to move forward and you may be frustrated, but don’t give up. I know, I know you’ve heard this before, but have you heard it recently, just when you needed to hear it?

So this task, project or situation seems insurmountable. Maybe you don’t have the tools to complete it, naturally or emotionally. If you’re clear on one next step, just take that one. Trusting that once you do, the other steps will unfold before you.

It’s Wednesday, you can do it!

Trouble in paradise

So, if you’re having trouble in your marriage today. Can you just take it easy a minute? If the two of you have reached an impasse in your communications, give the conversation some breathing room. Step away from the dialogue if it’s at a fevered pitch, and return to the conversation later.

Ladies this is especially for you… If your husband has shut down and won’t discuss the issue anymore, please don’t press in on him with insistent conversation. This won’t work. Back up and allow him space and time to process what has already been said. Tell him this is what you’re doing, then ask him to let you know when he’s ready to discuss the matter. Wow! That was a mouthful right there. Doing this will require self-control, which is necessary in a healthy marriage. If neither of you have self-control in a discussion, now is a good time to begin cultivating some. When you’re both rested and agree, re-open the dialogue in a neutral setting (a place where you’re both relaxed) with intent to resolve the matter.

Take a peek into my devotional for some pure fuel for your marriage journey: http://www.karlautaylor.com/

Thanks for your comments. I love hearing from you😎.

What happens when…

What happens when you didn’t get what you needed as a child, teenager or young adult? Now you’re an adult, but something’s missing.

Take a peek at my book. You may find something inside to aid you in your quest for fulfillment.

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And be sure to drop me a line if you discover a healthy path for yourself. I would love to hear from you :).

 

 

 

 

Well, its finally here!

Fourteen years after the call to write a book.
Two and a half years after my last formal assignment.
It’s not a bird or a plane…. Get where this is going? Lol.

It’s the book! 🎉👏🙌

Yes, One A Day Nuggets For Success is available! I hope it speaks to you. I want it to make you think: “Who am I? Why am I here? Am I fulfilling my purpose? How do I start? Do I have to be what they say I am? How can I move from where I am to where I want to be?” and much more.

This book is why I got a Master’s degree. It’s why I got a license to counsel. Yes, I’ve used those credentials for other reasons. Those reasons all worked together to produce this book.

It’s an e-book,… for now. Yes, I’m still evolving also :).  So let’s journey together. Starting today, and for the next 365 days, take my nuggets One A Day and let’s see where we end up!

http://www.karlautaylor.com/

Love you all,

Karla
#Counsel4Living

Seek and keep seeking

2015/01/img_1167.jpgThe other day my husband and I purchased a new mat for our mud room. The recent snowfall coupled with multiple trips in and out from the garage made it necessary to transition from our decorator half-moon mats to a heavier utility one.

We settled on the charcoal grey one with deep geometric grooves to help knock the snow off our boots when entering the house. Perfect! At home, our new mat is useful and attractive. There was just one thing. We could actually use another one in that same room. So yesterday I headed back to the store to pick one up, and wouldn’t you know, they were all gone!

I stood there looking at the empty slot where just days earlier there had been a half-dozen of that same mat… Big sigh! I just stood there, as if standing there with strong desire would fulfill my wish. I looked at the information tag beneath the vacant shelf, thinking of checking another location of the same store, when an assistant walked by. I beckoned him and requested a search of inventory for the mat. He told me he was off for the day but would send someone to aisle 10 to help me locate the mat, I waited. Determined to get that mat, I waited some more. After a while, I left that aisle and strolled over to the next one, where there were totally different area and utility rugs. Nothing in this aisle suited me. I scanned the patterns and textures (I’m the kind of shopper who knows exactly what I want) and there! At the bottom of the next aisle mixed in with totally different carpets and misplaced, was the mat I sought!

Yay! I reached for it and just as I did I could hear another assistant in the aisle I had left asking a woman over there if she had requested help finding a stock item? I called to her from my aisle “No it was me, and I found it!” As I pushed my cart to the register to checkout, I pondered how my persistence had paid off.

I didn’t give up! Though the thing I sought didn’t readily avail itself, I eventually got what I was looking for.

It’s a simple story, surrounding a basic life event, with a moral for you today.
Are you looking for something specific? You know what it is, you’ve seen it…. Don’t give up. Hold fast to your desire. Seek and keep seeking. #Counsel4Living

Out this month: One A Day Nuggets For Success.

Where to start?

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Happy New Year everyone! 🎉

Ok, so here we are in 2015. Let’s start with gratitude. If you’re reading this, it means you’ve been selected to continue something this year, so let’s be good at it!

Last night I saw a lot of cheers, jumping up and down, toasts and kisses to greet the new year, and God bless them all! I took a quieter approach, with great contentment.

Now that it’s January 1st, for at least the next thirty days there will be much talk about resolving to do this or that for the rest of the year. I believe resolving to do something for a whole year in advance is a big chunk to chew. Instead, I’d rather set smaller achievable goals in increments throughout the year. If doing this suits you as well, we can start here and build on our goals all year-long.

There are some prerequisites that must be laid in the foundation of any solid goal. I’m starting here today:

1. Know thyself.
2. Do others no harm.

You’re welcome to join me!

For support with your 2015 goals, download my Counsel To Go app on GooglePlay:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Counsel4living&c=apps

And watch for the release of my first devotional One A Day Nuggets For Success out this month.

Grace and Peace to you and yours this year. #Counsel4Living