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Kara Gorski, Ph.D.
Kara Gorski, Ph.D. is a wife, mother, and breast cancer survivor. She inspires a community of women who are seekers and givers of GRATITUDE, HOPE, TRUTH, HAPPINESS & LOVE at With wit and humor, she writes the stories of our lives as women, from the kitchen to the boardroom to the carpool line, inspiring us all to choose our own happiness and let go of what no longer serves us. Enter to win Kara's HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

Entries by Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

How 22 Inches of Snow Has Changed Us

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 6:05 PM

We're on day 6 of the SNOW-IN. It's been life altering for our family. Here's how.

1) We make homemade chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa with marshmallows for breakfast.

2) I have purchased stock in Nintendo. And, also heavily invested some cash over at the eSHOP.

3) I go...

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Top 25 Things on My Gratitude List This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Do you keep a gratitude list? Because, I don't. Not regularly anyway. And with good intentions this month to write one thing down a day that I'm grateful for, I did not. Because by the time I get the kiddos to bed, I'm too excited to sit on my couch...

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On Haters and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Gather round, my fellow sisters, for there is something dear to my heart I must share. The month is PINKtober and it spurs a whole fury of emotions in us all. No matter if you are a survivor yourself or a friend, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, daughter or cousin of...

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7 secrets que je ne dévoilerai pas à mes enfants

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 4:10 PM

Vous gardez-vous de tout dire à vos enfants? Bien sûr que oui... nous le faisons tous, quand nous jugeons cela préférable.

Voici mon top 7!

7. J'ai un préféré. Et il change constamment selon les moments magiques que je vis avec chacun de mes enfants...

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7 Secrets I'm Keeping From My Children

(59) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Do you have a few secrets you keep from your children? Of course you do. We all do. I keep some gems hidden quietly in my heart -- mostly out of love, but sometimes for my own survival.

Here are my top seven:

7. I have a favorite child....

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Why Turning 40 Is Better Than Christmas Morning

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 4:56 PM

I love Christmas. It is my favorite time of year. The celebration of birth and life. The joy that radiates from the face of my children. Making our way through watching all of our favorite holiday movies, new and old. My home just feels warmer. And, my oven smells sweeter....

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How Forgiveness Once Saved The World

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:32 AM

I use FORGIVENESS a lot in my life. And, by use I mean practice. Because truly, it is not often that I am successful at forgiveness, but I attempt it regularly. (I am a mother after all.) Being able to forgive someone for something they did or said takes work...

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Surviving Summer Vacation - Week #1

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:53 AM

It's summer and The Boys (ages 6 and 8) are home for good. They're not leaving.

On our way to the pool this afternoon - the only place I can take them to get some work done or relax because they won't be following me around asking me for stuff,...

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What's a Woman Worth? How I Discovered My Value

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 5:20 PM

Many years ago, I knew a woman who was a total rockstar at the office and on track for a major promotion -- her second in just four years with this particular company. She had been on maternity leave earlier that year, but knew that wouldn't be a consideration. After...

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Surviving the New (Not So) Normal

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 12:07 PM

I've been doing a lot of "surviving" over the past four years. And while surviving a cancer diagnosis and treatment is unquestionably the most difficult thing I have ever done, surviving life beyond it isn't always a picnic in the park either. Don't get me wrong -- I'm extremely blessed...

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My Top 2 Personal Favorite Life Lessons From Frozen

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 7:12 PM

If you're a mom like me, you probably have the Frozen soundtrack playing in your head on repeat and shuffle all day, and you've probably seen the movie about a gazillion times since it became available on DVD a few weeks ago. You know I'm talking to you....

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Finding Sisterhood: braGGs Reconstruction Bras & BRCA

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 4:42 PM

I have not always been a very good sister. The youngest of two girls, I took liberties with our relationship. Because I could. Five years between us was enough for me to be irresponsible with our sisterhood and for her to be motherly. When our mother passed away at age...

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Thirty Years of Remembering

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 4:58 PM

My mother lost her life to breast cancer exactly 30 years ago on March 20th. A little girl at the time, I have since had difficulties remembering her. The images that come to mind when I think of her are those captured in a few old photographs and cemented in...

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Here's to Your Health: A Non-Scientific 'Study' of Cancer and Healthy Lifestyle

(3) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 2:00 PM

It's already February and where have your New Year's resolutions gone? Eating healthy and exercising regularly often top the list of New Year's resolutions, but easily fall by the wayside. According to Time Magazine, "60% of gym memberships go unused and attendance is usually back to normal by...

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Giving Presence

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 1:14 PM

Disease has taught me to live in the moment. Something which, as a chronic planner, I had never previously done. Even now, two years since hearing those seemingly incomprehensible words "you have cancer," I have yet to entirely master the skill. And sometimes, in months like December, I fail miserably...

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From Condemnation To Inspiration: Surviving Cancer As A Child And A Mother

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 1:04 PM

Cancer is a despicable disease. You are forced to bear the utterly unbearable. And to do so, something must pull you through it. That little spark of inspiration is different for everyone -- it can be something that instills hope, anger or even fear.

When I discovered my own...

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