I’m No Superstar

I’m No Superstar is a blog for people like me who want to make a difference in the world but know they aren’t activists. Each post contains a social action idea that most of us could do, a book that’s worth reading, or a link to a website that offers other ideas. Oh, and it’s all introduced by a sometimes quirky story from my life.

A surefire way to wreak havoc

What is it? Expect everyone to be just like you. If we’re honest, we’ve often wished someone else (everyone else?) would behave, respond, feel, or think like we do. Whether it’s the guy at the office who hogs all the air time at meetings, or the kid who drags her feet and is late for

Nourishing Your Friendship with God through Journaling

How did you become best friends with your best friend? Did you study her LinkedIn profile and take notes? Did you stalk her on social media to figure out who she was by her posts? Did you go to discussion meetings about her with other people to dissect what those posts really meant? Of course

Carol’s Book Is Now Available!

I’m very excited to share with you that I recently published my first book: Finding Balance in the Circus of Life! Many of you are the reason this book came to be (and you’re even thanked in the acknowledgements) because you asked me to write it. Based on my retreat of the same name, the

Retreat Opportunity—February 19–21!

Are your New Year’s resolutions already out the window? Has life unraveled, leaving you feeling frazzled? Yeah, that happens to me too. Here’s a great opportunity to relax, recharge and regroup during this dreary month of February. Join me at Camp Hebron in lovely Halifax, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 19, through Sunday, February 21, for a

A Sneak Peek and a Treat!

What are we going to talk about at the Walk This Way Women’s Conference coming to Lancaster, PA, on October 17, 2015? Finding Balance in the Circus of Life! Life is a circus—we know it; we live it. And really, we know perfect balance is impossible. But there are ways to achieve more balance in

Two Fall Conferences—Join Us!

I’m speaking in September and October at two exciting one-day conferences open to all women. I would love to have you join us for one or both days. Here’s the info on the events and how to register: Ladies Fall Retreat September 19, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rosedale Camp Grove 1616 Vine St., Laureldale,

Celebrating Women the World Over—Including Lancaster

Reading Marie Curie and Her Daughters, by Shelley Emling, this week, I found out that Irene Curie, Marie’s daughter and a Nobel Prize winner in her own right, was the main speaker at an International Women’s Day event in London in the late 1940s. It resonated with me . . .

Are You a Christmas Clown?

I was determined to have a peaceful Advent season that was focused on giving and yet didn’t stress me out. Some things had to get put on the back burner. One was the blog. So now that my Christmas tasks are all done, I’m back with a post and a wish for a merry Christmas.

Do You Believe You’re Running Your Circus?

I spoke the last two weekends at women’s retreats. At both I gave my “Finding Balance in the Circus of Life” talks, although one was in two sessions and one in four. I begin by talking about the acts we often step into in the circus of life, acts where God doesn’t want us performing.


Have Carol Speak For Your Group

An accomplished and flexible speaker, Carol tailors her topics to fit the theme and timeframes of your meeting, conference, seminar or retreat.