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The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit Hardcover – November 15, 2010

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Nationally renowned for her ability to see the beauty in the world around us, Karen Walrond is the author of the photoblog Chookooloonks (www.chookooloonks.com/blog), which pairs striking imagery and inspiring words. Published online since February 2004, Chookooloonks was named one of the Best Adoption Blogs on the web by Adoptive Families magazine. She is a seasoned public speaker and has appeared on both local and national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her art pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She contributes to the collaborative Web site Shutter Sisters, a photoblog aimed at inspiring and creating community among avid women photographers. She is author of Through the Gadling Lens, a weekly column on the travel site Gadling.com, with tips and other information on travel photography.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bright Sky Publishing; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 252 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1933979968
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1933979960
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.88 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.88 x 0.88 x 8.75 inches
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Karen Walrond is a lawyer, leadership coach and activist. Her work has helped thousands of people around the world find purpose and meaning in their careers and lives. She has spoken around the United States and abroad to individuals and organizations on the topics of thriving through leadership development, the magic of creativity, the value of cultural and racial diversity and inclusion and the power of creativity. Her award-winning blog, Chookooloonks, is a lifestyle, inspiration and photography destination that enjoys over 10,000 pageviews per month, and is all about living with intention. Her highly rated podcast, The Make Light Show, has been described as a show that inspires listeners to become more of who they are and who they want to be. Her book, The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit, is an Amazon bestseller. She is also the contributing author to two additional books: Disquiet Time and Expressive Photography.

A former practicing attorney, Karen is currently a positive psychology leadership coach, trained with Wholebeing Institute, and uses the science of well-being to bring about greater satisfaction, purpose and fulfillment in her clients’ lives. In addition, Karen is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, having been trained in Brené Brown's work on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience and worthiness.

Her company, Chookooloonks Media LLC, is a member organization of the Houston Coalition Against Hate, and through her work, Karen is committed to fighting discrimination and bigotry, in all its forms, around the world. As a photographer, Karen traveled throughout Africa with the ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization committed to the prevention of extreme poverty and preventable disease, to share the visual success stories that arise when people of purpose and meaning put their minds together to create magic. Her advocacy work is a source of great joy.

Karen lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Marcus, their daughter, Alexis, and Soca the Wonder Dog.

Learn more at:

www.karenwalrond.com

www.chookooloonks.com

www.themakelightshow.com

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