What I use to feel unstoppable + radiant

This is gonna be short + sweet.alive1

People ask me all the time what I use to take care of myself—supplements, exercise, skin care  products + other things.

The funny thing is, that I will share these things with people and then they don’t follow through or use them.

So, my advice is if you want it work, you gotta work it. In other words, if you want to SEE and FEEL the results, you gotta commit.

You have to CHOOSE healthy skin, radiant body, and energetic life.

Here are my must haves—

Supplements

  • Ubiquinol
  • Astaxanthin
  • Curcumin
  • Vitamin D
  • Krill Oil
  • Chlorella
  • Ashwagandha
  • A good multi vitamin.  I use prograde 25+

The brand I use for the first 6 products is Mercola and the Multi-vitamin, I get from a company called Prograde.

Skincare

  • Arcona—there isn’t a product of theirs that I don’t like
  • Skincueticals—I use their sunscreen, primarily, but have also used the CE Ferulic. It is really expensive though. There is a knock off brand, that some people swear is the same thing, called Cosmetic Skin Solutions

Exercise

  • I do a mixture of tabata, high intensity interval training and yoga

Spiritual 

  • This is last, but not least! I meditate at least 5 minutes a day and have some kind of regular spiritual practice. It can be committing to a book, something like A Course in Miracles, or being consistent about doing things that FEED my soul (nature, having fun, laughing, getting regular massages, etc)

If you want to feel + look healthy, you can try my list, or come up with your own.  Before I got into writing and being a spiritual guide + coach, I was a health coach, so I know this topic very well and have done a ton of research.

If you can’t afford all the supplements above, then just start with one or two and then rotate. My top 3 from that list would be a good multi, then ubiquinol or COQ10 and vitamin D. You could do that for a few months, then take out the vitamin D and ubiquinol and add in astaxanthin/chlorella… then just keep switching.

You can do the same with the skincare.  Just try a product here or there and then rotate new things in.

Anyway, this is how I stay healthy, both spiritually and physically.

And, health, like so many things in life—is a choice. It’s a choice to care for our bodies, or not. It’s a choice to commit to a daily meditation practice, which is, among many other things, free!  If you just did that one thing, alone, you would see massive shifts in your health and well-being.

I sincerely hope these things add value and radiant health to your life!

xo

Carrie

 

 

I AM ON A MISSION . . .

I AM ON A MISSION . . .i-am-ready-now

To show people how simple and painless is can be to manifest what they want in life. To feel beautiful, happy, healthy, abundant and free. I am here to be the spiritual spokeswoman for a little word, with big possibility—choice.

 Yes, that’s right, choice.

Being, having and doing anything in your life really does come down to a choice.  Or you could look at it as 2 choices—one choice being the one that keeps you in your zone, turned on, tuned in and a manifesting machine and the other choice being that one that keeps you stuck, spinning your wheels and frustrated.

I am on a mission to take the frustration and endless searching out of the quest to feel happy, loved, connected and passionate about our lives—and to start manifesting lives that light us up.

The simple and honest to goodness truth is that we make it MUCH too complicated—this living lives we love thing. Why is that?

Why do we make it so hard to just feel happy? Why do we hold ourselves back from experiencing our full potential?

Yep, it’s our parents!  It’s their fault. Or, of course, there is our ex, our best friend from second grade, our genetics, the town we grew up in, that thing that happened when we were younger. That______________(fill in the blank with your reason, excuse and story that you have used to keep yourself from your 100% deserved, divine happiness.)

I hate to break it to you, but the reason why you aren’t living the dream—is because you are still operating in an “old story.”   Your old story is the story you keep playing over and over again in your mind that keeps you separate from your awesomeness. It’s the story that, however true, valid and real it is for you—is holding you back.

Yes, it hurts. Yes, it is real. Yes, you feel it. But if you want to move into a different place of BEING in your world, then you have to ditch the reasons, the excuses, the stories and the justifications as to WHY you aren’t where you want to be.

You have to choose a new story.

How we feel is a choice. What we think is a choice. And what we do is a choice. No one forces us to think, believe and feel things. No one forces us to do things.

Manifesting is about getting what we want by being committed, aware and discriminating about what we choose to think, believe, do and feel.  And then all those things add up to an energy or vibration that we put out into the world. If we want a different result, we need to choose a different energy or vibration.

If you want to live a truly exquisite life, then start choosing your new story that lines up with that.

Choose positive. Choose truth. Choose love. Choose to forgive. Choose to dream. Choose to relax. Choose your passions. Choose to feel good. Choose a good cry. Choose to feel the anger, and then release it.

Choose your new, abundant life. Choose your new life story.

It’s waiting for you.

Xo

Carrie

Birthed + Bestseller!

Thanks to everyone who played a part in the birth of my first book, The 2 Choices. I am happy to say, the book hit #1 on Amazon in a self-help category.  02

I always felt that hitting number one was the goal and that I would somehow feel like ” I made it” or ” I did it!”

But the truth is—that isn’t what its all about. Sure, it’s a bit of confirmation and it feels good, but the bigger thing is the value + the meaning behind it all.

It’s not always what we think when we hit a goal or intention.

In fact, the saying that it’s the journey and not the end result is oh, so very true.

It is what we choose to learn along the way and then how we choose to integrate that into our lives.  It is about the value and meaning that any worthwhile venture and stretch beyond our comfort zones can show us.

It’s not all over, now that it’s all over (the launch). In fact, it is all just beginning.  To me, the book and this entire process wasn’t about hitting some goal, so my ego could be fed.

It was and is about adding value and quality to peoples lives.

I want to help people understand that living a life they love is as simple as a choice.

I want people to know that the answer to their health problem is a choice away.

I desire to help people live their truths, walk their paths in life and just learn a simple way to feel better in each and every moment—with simply making choices that line up with those things.

Your life is a result of your choices and how you want to live depends on you—no one else.

I invite you to get on board with the simple little word that can have a massive impact in your life—choice.

It is a gift. It is power. And it is your absolute 100% way to live a life you love.

Choose love. Choose happy. Choose forgiveness. Choose play. Choose to let it go. Choose your life. Choose now.

Here is the promotional video for the book and a link to my Amazon page.

Love to y’all!  (gearing up for my move to the south!)

Carrie

 

Increase overall joy + success by doing this one thing

Ever have those days when you just want to press pause?  Like you just want to freeze everything for awhile so you can bask in quiet, peaceful and serene energy?chill

There is so much going on and the word “busy” has become the new anthem or badge of honor in our society. How many times do you hear from people how busy they are?  More often than not, I am guessing.

We are all so busy. Busy, busy, busy. It’s almost like a sickness or something.

I mean I get the reality, that we all are truly busy! We have kids, jobs, to-do’s etc.… Trust me, I get it.

The busy I am referring to, is like we go on autopilot and shut off. It’s that busy that feels disconnected, rushed and without a sense of meaning. It’s like we bounce from thing to thing and don’t really get anywhere.

Sometimes it feels to me, like if we aren’t busy, or don’t feel busy, then it’s almost like we don’t feel useful or productive. What will people think of me if I am not busy? If I don’t have a big to-do list? If I have idle time? OMG, idle time? But isn’t that lazy, unproductive and useless?

No, not at all.

I am here to tell you that the EXACT thing you must do, if you want sanity, clarity, health,  joy and increased personal success in your life—is to choose to take quality down time in your life.

Here are a few guidelines to consider when choosing your down time.

  • Commit to at least one hour of down time a day.
  • Eliminate distractions! During this time, shut off your phone, don’t be on the computer and make this YOUR TIME.
  • Create a sacred ritual for your down time. Walk in nature, have a connecting talk with someone, meditate, do a yoga class . .  anything that gets you feeling relaxed and more connected to you. This is not a time to cross something off your list. This is time for you to make a commitment to stop being busy and start being present in your life.
  • Consistency. If this is just another thing you read and don’t actually implement, then there is no point. If you truly want to feel better, be healthier, wealthier and happier, then it’s critical to get off the busy-mobile and on the feel good bus. Feeling good raises your vibration and attracts more good things into your life. It’s universal law.
  • Honor yourself. You are worth one hour a day!  And if one hour is too big of a stretch, then start with 30 minutes. The point is to get in the habit of slowing down and being centered. The point is to be able to get quiet and still enough to hear yourself through all the self imposed “noise” that we create in our lives through being busy.

Learning to stop the habitual choice to be busy, is a critical step in really learning to master your life and your choices. Once you make a commitment to slowing down and savoring your down time, you will start to notice something. You will start to feel again. You will start to have ideas and more energy. You will get clarity about problems. You will feel a sense of freedom and lightness. You will attract more wanted things in your life.

If you want to live a truly satisfying life–one with peak health, success, love and happiness—you will need to make it a point to slow down, enjoy and go within on a consistent basis.  This always works for me and it when I forget to take this down time, I get a very quick reminder. Things start to feel out of sync when I forget to commit to choosing me.

We are meant to enjoy—not spend it being asleep in a state of busy-ness. So take time for you slow down and savor your life.

I am gonna go chill out..

Peace,

Carrie

 

The Myth of Feeling Good all the Time

The Myth of Feeling Good all the Time

In the quest to manifest things—to get what we want in life by learning to use our energy to attract things to us—we often hear that we need to just feel good.             feelreal-default

Ok, so that can be a bit confusing, because the fact is—there will be times when it doesn’t feel good. 

There will be times when it is confusing, sad, scary, uncomfortable and challenging.

In the quest to go for your dreams, live true to yourself and manifest your desires, the soul will experience some growing pains.

You may not want to write that blog post, change your eating habits, react differently to people who trigger you or have that difficult talk with your spouse. But in the end, by doing these things and moving through the intital discomfort, you may get closer to a deeper sense of feeling good. 

Does it feel good to get on stage and overcome your fear of public speaking? No!  But in order to achieve that next level you may want to go to in your life—it may be necessary to go through that fear and come out the other end with an increased confidence.

You willingly go through the discomfort to reap the reward on the other side. 

Having the healthy body you really want may require that you give up some bad habits to get the result you want. It may require you change your diet, exercise more and change your beliefs about health. You may have to sweat a bit (literally) to get to that better feeling place in your life. 

Would it be easier to sit on the coach and eat potato-chips? Mmmm….maybe in that instant. But on another more conscious level, you know that what would be better for you would be to get your butt off the coach, go for a walk, choose something healthy to eat and ditch the junk food.

Where many people get off track with this idea (to just feel good no matter what) is that they confuse feeling good from a short-term, instant gratification viewpoint, with a long-term, more conscious, deep level of feeling good. Or they believe that they have to fake how they feel and force being happy. This isn’t about faking it.

Be real about how you feel, then move towards raising your vibration by feeling better. 

The point it—it’s not always easy, and it doesn’t always feel good.

We resist change. We fight it. We tend to want to do what is easier. Do we want easy, or do we want lasting joy? Do we want easy or meaningful? 

Struggle is not a requirement, but it may be a part of it when you are pushing up against some big goals, changes or intentions.

Keep the focus on feeling real and feeling better. Just keep reaching for ways to feel better that will serve you long-term and support your goals and intentions.

Choosing our thoughts, feelings and actions is what it’s all about. Having choice is what gives us creative freedom in our lives. If you want something that isn’t coming to you—choose differently. That is all it takes.

In gratitude!

xo

Carrie