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7 Ways to (Truly) Relax and Recharge During a Vacation

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Wellness | 0 comments

7 Ways to (Truly) Relax and Recharge During a Vacation

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. Have you ever said: “I need a vacation from my vacation?” I hear this statement a lot from clients, colleagues and friends. Why do we over-plan, over-schedule, and overdo our vacations? These are the two common reasons: We have a fear of missing out and we are used to over functioning in our regular lives, so we take this same energy on our vacations. As a result, we create lengthy itineraries, schedule many locations to see, and try to visit too many people. But what we often need is less,...

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Start your year off in Mexico! Women’s Retreat

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Featured, Mindfulness | 0 comments

Start your year off in Mexico! Women’s Retreat

IMAGINE…A beautiful ecolodge that is alone on its own beautiful beach, fresh organic mexican food served from the local farm, beachside access and views accessible from your room, daily yoga, massage services, mindful eating and cooking classes, healthy comforts, amazing teachings, personal growth and transformation, dance, laughter, play, connection, and the healing power of female community. About the Retreat Start the New Year off right in Mexico! Join us January 17th – 22nd, 2016 in this powerful and transformative week in the...

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New Blooming Lotus Online Program- July 2015!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Featured, Wellness | 0 comments

New Blooming Lotus Online Program- July 2015!

Blooming Lotus is a year-long online program and community aimed to support self awareness, confidence, ignite self-love, nurture well being, authenticity, and transformation. There will be learning, accountability, intimate connections, new tools and practices, supportive community, and coaching with Carley.  The private forum offers easy access to the community and practices on a daily basis. Additionally, there are 12 monthly calls and lots of bonuses. Who is this course for? Men and women who are interested in personal growth, have read...

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Simple Tips to Build Self-Confidence

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Emotional Well-Being | 0 comments

Simple Tips to Build Self-Confidence

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. Have you ever had an experience where you were excited about a new relationship, a new opportunity, or learning something new, and all of a sudden your feeling of excitement turned into a feeling of fear? We all have. In my work with clients and teaching on the subjects of mindfulness and behavior change at Stanford University, I have found there are typically four hindrances to confidence. Do any of these sound familiar?   Read full article...

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Mindfully Nourished Online Course- Next Class Feb 2016

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Mindfully Nourished Online Course- Next Class Feb 2016

When you look at this picture, what do you see? I see clouds in the image of a magnificent horse who knows where she/he is headed and knows what they want.   It is a symbol to me of the power we all have in taking full commitment for ourselves and our lives. What if this moment is an urgent calling from your soul to choose more powerfully between who you are and who you are meant to be? An amazing practice I have been working with is taking full responsibility for my life and my choices. My mantra these days is “I am 100% committed...

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The Surprisingly Powerful Motivator You’re Leaving Untapped

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

The Surprisingly Powerful Motivator You’re Leaving Untapped

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. “Its odd,” Samantha said, “but whenever I am nervous about an upcoming event where I know I have to be on and present, my focus goes straight to the size of my belly. Is my shirt too tight? Do I look fat? You would think instead I would be thinking, did I prepare enough on my presentation or will I have something interesting to say and talk about.” I nodded and listened. I hear this type of comment from clients and students a lot (male and female). Usually when I ask a client if she/he...

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What Are You Hungry For?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Healthy Nutrition | 0 comments

What Are You Hungry For?

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. What does healthy eating look like? In the famous words of Michael Pollan, “Eat Food, Not too Much, Mostly Plants.” Knowing what to eat doesn’t need to be more complicated than that, right? So why in the US do we have a growing obesity epidemic? And why is the rate of Type 2 Diabetes continually rising? The answer is, we are not paying attention. We aren’t paying attention to when we feel hungry or full, how we feel during and after we eat certain foods (I feel really sluggish after I eat...

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Holiday Consumption: Be Mindful

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Holiday Consumption: Be Mindful

  Are you living the holidays like me? As soon as Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas songs start playing on the radio and I am bombarded with Black Friday emails of Sale!, Sale!, Sale!. I didn’t think I needed anti-aging face cream made in Australia (Jurlique), but now that its 50% off and only lasting for the weekend, I might need to have it?  The desire is overwhelming and my finger is lingering over the add to cart button, but Wait. Lets pause here…..Breathe…. I want to share with you the cause and the solution to...

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Stress Sabotaging Your Health Goals? Try This!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Stress Sabotaging Your Health Goals? Try This!

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. Mindfulness is often referred to as a consciousness discipline. It is a way of training the mind, heart, and body to be fully present with life. Although often associated with meditation, mindfulness is much more than that. It is a way of being, a way of living. Mindfulness is about presence—being here, now, completely. The practice of mindfulness has great implications for our happiness, resilience to stress, and our health. Regardless of how hard we are working at the gym, or how planned out...

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Create new habits in 4 easy steps

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Emotional Well-Being, Mindfulness | 1 comment

Create new habits in 4 easy steps

Do you have a habit that you can’t change no matter what you have tried?  There 4 easy steps are going to change your habits and your life forever.  Are you ready? What are habits anyway?  Habits are behaviors, which are performed automatically because they have been performed frequently in the past. This repetition or automaticity (lack of thought) creates a mental association between the situation (cue) and action (behavior).  When the cue is encountered the behavior is performed automatically.  For example:  You have a fight...

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