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Can I Get Some Wooo-Hooo Up In Here?


What the heck, right? Well here’s the thing: I am realizing that there’s been too much boo-hoo in my life and not enough woooo-hooo! I don’t care how corny that sounds, it’s true.

It’s funny (not) how easily it is for me to go down that negative spiraling path. And it’s usually only in hindsight that I can see how bad it had gotten.

Clues? Excuses, whining, being critical of myself (and others), and (this is a key one for me) allowing myself to get sucked into people, ideas, and situations that trigger defensiveness in me. It starts to pervade my life from all angles and I find myself reacting from a place of needing or wanting to prove something, which, in turn, takes all my time and energy away from creating and being me.

Boo-hoo = defensive, resistant, fearful, worried, frustrated, panicked, dread, self-destructive, unfocused struggle, focused on what I can’t do, critical, bitter, overwhelmed, victimized, dishonest, in denial, reactive.

Woooo-hooo = flowing, natural, easy, confident, challenging (in a good “Karen” way), focused on what I can do, cheerful, exciting, fun, accomplished, thriving, creative, speaking my truth from a place of passion not opposition, proactive, love.

Now, I get that life can’t be wooo-hooo every second of every single day or else we wouldn’t KNOW that it was wooo-hooo. We can only know whooo-hooo relative to booo-hooo.

And so let this serve as a reminder to me of what boo-hoo feels like, and what woooo-hooo feels like.

We are all living proof of the concept that our words and beliefs create our reality. I am seeing that I’d not been using woooo-hooo words and I’d not been having wooooo-hoooo beliefs and my reality was starting to reflect it.


So give me some woooooo-hooooooo people!! And tell me what words you use to create your reality.



  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    You do realize how far you’ve come when you can catch this and correct it, don’t you?? That’s half the battle my friend! WOOO HOOO!

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Love, love the description of wooo-hooo life! That’s my aim.

  • Ellen Swercewski
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Karen, thank you for this blog. First, I love, love, love the song. It will be in my head the rest of the day. I grew up with negative thoughts…I’m too fat, I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough and the list goes on. It took many years to understand that what I put out into the universe is what will return to me. So, I work hard to make positive words my reality, but woooo hoooo wasn’t one of them… is now, thank you very much. My words now are, yes I will; yes, I can; yes, it will; I’m smart. Once a year I make a list of what I’ve learned in the past year. I’m amazed at me!!!

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I love woooo-hoooo! I’ve got a lot of boohoo, as it is the end of the school year. The kids are antsy and so are the teachers. Negativity can abound. But, really? It’s time to relish and savor the goodness of what has been this past school year.

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Wooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo! Love it! AND I am singing that friggin song! 😉

    You know, the hormones got me all up in the boo hoo stuff! I knew it all the time & at times I could just not stop myself.. hard crap!

    Me – I will keep trying! :-)

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I love this post! Thank you for the reminder. I am so trying to find my woohoo.

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    oh, you are not ready for the amount of WOO HOO i’ve got thrown in your direction. WOO HOO, girl! I love love love that you’re part of my life. Woo Hoo for ALL!

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Woooo hooooo – I’m joining in:)

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Major Woo-hoo! I’m not sure why we make life harder (and a whole lot less fun) than it has to be, but we do seem to do it. Isn’t it wonderful that you caught it and got it turned around!

  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Am trying to be woo-hoo-y as well.

    Reading your post I was reminded of the times I’ve had a BAD hangover (not in a while) or period pain or the like and you feel so crappy you cannot remember what it’s like to feel well. As you said, it’s almost like you need to feel crappy so you can remember what it’s like to feel good!


  • Posted May 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Woohoo for you! :)

  • Posted May 8, 2012 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Boo hoo is so much, I don’t know?, stronger, all-consuming? than woo hoo. I can try to talk myself into woo hoo but it doesn’t always work. I know some would say it’s a choice but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way.
    I do think happy music helps though, so thanks for the song!

  • Billy
    Posted May 8, 2012 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    My Woo-Hoo words are:

    and Be…

  • Posted May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Woohoo! I love this post!

  • Posted May 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Woo Hoo!! Fantastic!
    Hmmm my words – LOVE, acceptance, spirituality, openminded, authenticity

  • Posted May 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    This is a fantastic post. It is one to be bookmarked and read more than once. It is so important to get things straight in the mind before they will ever make it to the physical. thanks for this. And WOO HOO!!