Storytelling On Things That Matter

Kara Kavensky

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A born storyteller, Kara loves sharing inspiring stories. She has written thousands of personal interest stories, op-eds, and features on fascinating people to local and national magazines and news outlets.

In addition to storytelling and public relations, she consults on strategic storytelling concepts to humanize businesses, which facilitates amazing results.

Kara’s debut memoir, FINDING JOY, is a result of one of her interviews. Release date TBD.

Listen to podcast episodes of Finding Joy with Kara and her newest podcast series, Record Scratch with Kara!

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A memoir about a transformational journey filled with miracles and second chances.


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Recent contributions and personal musings.

The Timeless Work of Shel Silverstein

One of the assignments in my fourth grade class was to select, memorize, and present (in front of the entire class) a Shel Silverstein poem from his collection, Where The Sidewalk Ends. I chose the timeless classic, “I’m Being Eaten By a Boa Constrictor“:  “Oh, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, by a boa […]

Letters From Love: the backstory

In early December, 2023, my daughter Alex and her girlfriend Morgan were in town for a wedding. Our dear friend Iva and her beautiful mother Nadia also came for a visit. Alex said, “Iva, you should be on Liz Gilbert’s Letters From Love!” Iva replied with a wink, “December 24th!” This was the first time […]

Moving [forward] with Grief

In the aftermath of 9/11, I vividly remember the story of a young widow who would pile her small children in her SUV with a mass of dvds and road trip to visit her sister in Colorado. Within a couple years, she moved to the Rockies. Control freakiness is a very common side effect for […]

Let’s Close the Void

In Steve!, a Steve Martin documentary, Martin’s friend and artist Eric Fischl says, “[Art] comes from that deep awareness of the void — and the nature of the drive of art is to close that void.” Steve’s documentary is a beautiful love poem to his daughter (this is my interpretation after viewing it during several […]

Notes on Self Love

In my former Pilates studio, the chiropractor with whom I shared an office placed a scale in the hall. I was mortified and immediately created the sign above.  This message, “This scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, character, purpose, possibility, strength, […]

Dan Wakefield, A Tribute to a Friend

Dan Wakefield didn’t swear on Sundays. He hadn’t owned a car since an accident in Miami over fifteen years ago. He enjoyed good company, excellent conversation, and readily expressed aggravation towards technology — his nemesis. Dan was my mentor, my friend, and Chief Curmudgeon in my life for over a decade. One evening, while Dan […]

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