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Karen Fitzgerald
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Karen Fitzgerald has had a richly varied career as a keynote speaker, actress, singer, writer, mother, corporate consultant and former wife, who weaves all of that experience into her humorous tales about life and the spiritual journey. With her solo show comedy about her trip to India, Hot Mama Mahatma, her speaking and performing, she encourages people to take the leap, live large and step into their own spotlight.

Having moved to New York City from New Hampshire 8 years ago, she knows something about that, which landed her this year in two books about fearless women, In Her Power by Helene Lerner, and Mary Ann Halpin’s photo book, Fearless Women, Visions of a New World. With her television pilot script written and pitched, she is currently at work on her memoir. Her website is

Entries by Karen Fitzgerald

It's Impossible!

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 2:55 PM

I've had this song, "It's Impossible" running through my head all week. It's an old school one from a singer my mom loved, Perry Como. Actually, I loved it too. The first lyrics are: "It's impossible, ask the sun to leave the sky, it's just impossible..."

That word "impossible"...

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Feminism: That New Word?

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Katy Perry has declared she is a feminist. I guess it's a good thing. Lots of young women follow her and she herself has sent out some good messages via her music. Miley Cyrus and J-Lo are evidently trying on the word too. Since so many of the younger generation...

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'I've Been Gifted With an Alcoholic Father'

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 1:56 PM

Recently, a People Magazine cover caught my eye, not because Kim Kardashian's pregnant fashion choices are national news, but because Cory Monteith checked himself into rehab. Given that I am a musical theater performer, I love the TV show in which he stars, GLEE, and I was saddened for him...

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Scrambled Eggs and Friendship

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 10:54 AM

Sometimes you get lucky enough to have a friend on the same path as you at the same time. As I went through my divorce ten years ago, my friend Carrie went through hers. Given that I was recovering from a lifetime of trying to heal addicts and she was...

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My Hero in the 47 Percent

(26) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 6:07 PM

He was eight-years-old, and the oldest of five little children when his father died of cancer. It was the Depression. With no other means of support, his mother baked bread and sold it to her neighbors in Buffalo, and this little redhead delivered it in his little red wagon.

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A Pussy Riot in the Media

(6) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 3:12 PM

This title shocked me. Pussies in a national news outlet? Evidently, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams caught on. The Russian punk band "Pussy Riot" has made that happen. They are using it to name a revolution of freedom. And that freedom is not just political.

There were pussies on parade...

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Fifty Shades of...Hiding!

(6) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 1:36 PM

I missed the sexual revolution. Oh, I was the right age, but somewhere between being a good Catholic girl and trying to heal my alcoholic family, there just didn't seem to be time.

Although I was reading Our Bodies, Ourselves like it was the Bible and it gave me permission...

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A Tribute to Katie Couric - Bust a Move, Katie!

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 11:28 AM

When my adorable daughter wants to shake it up, either on the dance floor or in her life, she says, "Mom, I wanna bust a move." She gives the same advice to me, and like her, she knows I have busted many moves, including the move to New York City...

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You Can't Do It Wrong

(8) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 9:25 AM

This came to me in meditation today. Now when I say meditation, I use the word loosely. Before I sat, I had to dance and sing around the room so I wouldn't doze during it. When I wore myself out, I sat and started quietly breathing into it, and here's...

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