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Kari Henley
Kari is a writer and thought leader in the areas of personal development, business strategy, and balancing healthy families. She is currently the co-founder and CEO of Henley Development Inc. a boutique IP technology transfer consulting firm in bioscience, medical devices, and aesthetic medicine.

Kari is a professional speaker, writer, and an expert in instructional design. She creates depth, warmth, connection and community in all her programs, and has become a sought after host for online events. She has worked for nearly 20 years with corporate, non-profit and public audiences. Past clients include Yale Medical School resident program, Fed Ex, Hartford Hospital, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and the CT Mental Health.

Kari has been a featured contributor to the Huffington Post for over six years, as well as Follow her on Facebook, or Twitter @karihenley

Entries by Kari Henley

The 5-10-5 Parenting Game Plan: Brake-Gas-Break

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 4:59 PM

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with a lovely young executive at a well-known organization about how to manage "motherhood in the workforce." She had discovered after the birth of her second child, that balancing work and parenting was not as easy as she thought it was going...

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Facing Our Mortality: The Stomach Flu of the Soul That Sets Us Free

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:25 PM

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. Not a fun topic, but one rich with interpretations, nuances, fears and murky voids. Our mortality is perhaps the singular most pressing, omnipresent issue we prefer not to think about. I've decided mortality is sort of like digestion. We may carry...

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Start Me Up Fort Collins -- A Native Finds Her Way Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:18 PM

I grew up in Colorado in the 70s and 80s. It was a great place to call home. We lived in Lakewood -- near Red Rocks, and I still remember looking out our window at night, and seeing the few twinkly lights of Denver in the distance, as well as...

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CNN Student News: Broadcasting Gut-Wrenching Stories of Sandy Hook Tragedy Directly Into Classrooms

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 8:49 AM

Every parent in America is on edge this week. As we drove our sons and daughters to school, or put them on a bus, many of us choked back the tears as we continue to collectively grieve for the tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and pray our children...

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Natural Disasters Are the New Cancer -- How Do We Cope With Incurable Weather?

(9) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:51 PM

Just like knowing someone with cancer, almost everyone has either lived through a natural disaster or has a relative who has in the past few years -- whether a hurricane, fire, drought, tornado, flood, earthquake or hail. Very few places are left that have not felt the wrath and devastation...

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Whole Foods vs. Super Walmart: The Highs and Lows of Grocery Shopping

(9) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 3:05 PM

My family and I made a big move this year from the provincial and quaint charm of New England to the high plains and big sky of rural Western Nebraska. It is different. The cultural and geographic changes between the East or West Coast and the Midwest can feel even...

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How Does 'Waiting' Keep Us From Living?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2011 | 8:29 AM

Last week Americans were waiting for the super committee to figure out our budget woes, and save us with a plan. No luck. They didn't bother to even meet during crunch time, but instead went on talk shows to admit there was no possibility for creating a deal. As automatic...

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Inspirational Teachers Vital for Generation Net

(8) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 4:08 PM

In this new era of digital kids, what inspires the socially networked youth? Is it a great YouTube video, Skype chat or a MeetUp on FourSquare? What inspires them in school? Kids are pressed to perform on standardized tests, losing electives like art or music due to budget cuts, and...

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Summer Reading and a Balanced Budget: The New Oxymorons

(9) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 3:46 PM

Summertime often harkens back the memory of reading dime-store novels, plowing through the "Harry Potter" series with the kids, or cruising the fiction bestsellers while lounging by the pool. Read anything good lately?

Most likely, if you are reading this article, you are one of the few mutants left...

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Should Kids Be Using Facebook?

(4) Comments | Posted June 5, 2011 | 9:49 PM

Two years ago, I got my first Facebook account, and wondered if Facebook friends were real friends. It was one of the most requested articles I have written for reprint. I then wrote about Facebook and our youth, and wondered if their brains were equipped to handle social...

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Anxiety: A Modern Underworld for Youth and Adults

(41) Comments | Posted May 29, 2011 | 11:41 AM

I have just re-emerged after a hiatus of several weeks to rejoin my HuffPost family. I've missed you. As a parent, I have been swimming in the underworld with one of my adolescent children, suffering from sudden anxiety and severe panic attacks. As all parents know, when a child is...

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Need Healing from Grief? Tell Your Story

(67) Comments | Posted April 10, 2011 | 1:21 PM

Have you ever noticed that not a single hour of news on TV goes by without at least one story of death blaring in HD across the screen within the first five minutes? The local news crisply delivers the drive-by shooting, suicide or kidnapping, and the national news shows no...

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What Seeds of Change Are You Planting This Spring?

(18) Comments | Posted March 20, 2011 | 12:23 PM

The first day of spring is Monday. From my little corner of the world on the East Coast, it has been the longest winter on record. Just hearing the birds chirp again was startling, and the sight of grass was a shock to the eyes. Not only has the winter...

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International Women's Day: Honor the Oldest Woman You Know

(31) Comments | Posted March 6, 2011 | 11:06 AM

Have you ever heard of International Women's Day? I hadn't, until last year, and I have been interested in women's studies all my life. The holiday is widely celebrated in Europe, Africa and Russia -- complete with parades, fanfare and gifts of acknowledgement for the women who make...

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How to Start a Movement in 3 Minutes

(8) Comments | Posted February 27, 2011 | 11:17 AM

There is something powerful about collective energy. It is the reason we love to go to live concerts in the summer. The beer is awful, the sound system sucks, but the sensation of being swept away with thousands of other people to the tune of a favorite song is magical....

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How to Make Valentine's Day More Authentic

(5) Comments | Posted February 13, 2011 | 10:19 AM

One of the most obligatory holidays is upon us. Love it or hate it, St. Valentine is back in the picture.

How often does Valentine's Day truly live up to the romantic expectations? Most agree that it is the worst night to go out to dinner, with rush pre-set menus,...

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Inane Conversations: The Power of Talking About Nothing

(18) Comments | Posted February 6, 2011 | 12:47 PM

This post is dedicated to my "coffee girls." For the past eight years, I have met with the same group of women at a local bagel joint on Thursday mornings. Having met when our children were in the same preschool, we have seen each other through divorces, job changes, my...

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Mommy Bloggers Are Going to Rule the World

(73) Comments | Posted January 30, 2011 | 12:12 PM

I am turning 44 years old in two weeks -- officially a dinosaur. Despite entering into my third year of weekly writing for The Huffington Post, the world of personal blogging and social networking is still somewhat mysterious to me. I am on the cusp of generations who did not...

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When Tragedy Inspires Love

(14) Comments | Posted January 23, 2011 | 11:26 AM

Gabrielle Giffords smiled, Sargent Shriver was honored in a memorial service Saturday, and our nation is experiencing a wave of open-heartedness that offers such a refreshing change from the exhaustive finger-pointing of politics and the black cloud of recession depression. Those moments are easily swept under the rug, but they...

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Do You Approach Change as a Turtle, a Rabbit or a Hummingbird?

(44) Comments | Posted January 9, 2011 | 3:30 AM

An astrologer friend of mine told me the month of January is an excellent time for moving forward. Apparently all the planets are aligned with our natural instinct to consider January as the month for making positive changes in our lives. The local gyms are packed, carrot sticks are replacing...

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