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Mainly, I learned I like sitting on the beach for 9 days. FullSizeRender-8

But it certainly didn’t start out that way. I was checking my phone, fidgeting and just generally struggling to relax.  I was also REALLY judging that guy with the selfie pole. Who created this? Lord help us. 

It honestly took me about 3 days to settle into vacation mode and sort of just let my body, mind and spirit unwind a bit. 

And it got me thinking (shocker, right?) that I think for most of us, it can be a challenge to settle into vacation mode when we spend most our time in “get it done” mode. 

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Excellence is a habit, just as much as a lack of excellence is a habit.

But what is excellence?

In my world, which is a world based on a strong connection to the divine (God, Source, Spirit, whatever word you choose)—excellence isn’t so much about the stuff you have, the letters after your name, or the tax bracket you are in.

And it is for sure not about being perfect.

It’s about the quality of life you have.

Excellence (in The 2 Choices world)—is about how you feel and how connected and in love with life that you are. It’s also about feeling a sense of inner success—that you’re on track, pointed in the right direction and feeling generally super ON FIRE about your life.

Good Apple/Bad Apple

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I love pictures. They really are worth a thousand words. This picture is one I considered using for The 2 Choices—because to me, it really does a pretty good job of eliciting a response.

One apple is looking good, the other is looking oh, so sad.

One is bright, full of life, healthy and tasty. It’s gonna taste good and most likely, will be an overall good experience.

The other, however, really doesn’t look too appealing. It probably isn’t going to taste that good and may even get you sick. It’s not nice to look at and, well, the one on the left is going to be the most obvious best choice—in most cases.

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If you didn’t catch a glimpse already—here is the link to my recently featured article in the ever so amazing Elephant Journal. 

It’s aptly called — “Choosing to feel good in the middle of a sh*t storm.”  

Aptly called that—because that is what we do here.

We don’t survive. We thrive. 

We thrive no matter what comes our way + we learn, we grow, we get back to the truth of who we are, underneath whatever armor and self created walls we have created (and lovingly, and innocently, to protect our hearts. 

Happiness-5This will be short, sweet + succinct.

Brevity . . . . ah . . . . . my FAVORITE.

If you’re reading “me” for the first time, I write about spiritual stuff, the power of choice + living lives that seriously curl your toes, put a zip in your step and make you tingle all over. 

Great, big, tingles. 

But what about when shit goes down that doesn’t feel so tingly? When things aren’t lining up for you? When the sparkle has left the romance, the deals aren’t going through, the happiness isn’t happening and those pounds aren’t staying off?

If I stumbled across this heading, I would probably be like . . . no way!

Get outta here. Only two?

No one is gonna tell me I only have two choices! I mean come on, we live for our choices, don’t we?

This one is gonna be good!  

It’s about re-invention.

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I LOVE RE-ANYTHING!  IT SIGNIFIES A  FRESH START.  It means we get to re-do, re-claim, re-focus, re-learn, re-love, re-choose + re-member.

Want better health, more wealth, that hunky love partner, or world peace? You get to reinvent what that means for you now. 

Dear Souls . . . there is truly no need to EVER freak out or be worried about things. Worry is not a vibration that attracts what you want.

Worrying isn’t high vibration (and plus it feels horrible)

The Top 10

Carrie’s Top 10 List—The Big Kahunas (the things that have impacted my life on a grand + top10spectacular scale)   

 

  • Commitment to awareness. This has to top my list, because without this in the lead—there wouldn’t be a list. I wouldn’t really think about it. I would be largely unaware of my life. In the past, I “lived” life asleep on so many levels. Asleep and numb to how I really felt, what I really wanted and what was truly possible. And when I made the choice to step into being committed to being aware (of my feelings, my thoughts, my reactions and the overall vibe of my life)—I began to get way more tuned into what truly mattered to me. Once you know what you truly desire—you are one step closer to receiving it.