“Hello, my name is Carrie, and I help women with autoimmune disease reclaim their health.” This is how all the business training events I attend want me to introduce myself. It’s good, I think, though probably not as slick as it could be. But I still have a problem doing it. It’s not that the statement is… Continue reading What the heck is a health coach?
Take Your Power Back: A 21-Day Guide to Healthy Living with Lupus When I was sick, I felt so powerless. I would wake up with a funny feeling and not know if I was having a flair or if it was nothing. And maybe that’s you. Your doctor tells you to control your stress,… Continue reading Online Course
Like some 40% of humans, I have an MTHFR gene mutation. This means, among other things, that when my stress response gets turned on I have really hard time turning it off. This means that I take my stress management very, very seriously. But sometimes the pressure from the outside gets to be too much. Like it did… Continue reading What if we just trusted ourselves?
Tonight I was getting in bed, more or less on time, when I realized that I hadn’t prepared Day 2 of my awareness exercise for some of my newsletter subscribers. Yes, I’m well aware of the irony. Today I allowed myself to scroll endlessly through repeating headlines on our latest mass murder. Yes, I think,… Continue reading I am absolutely aware of the irony
If you’ve been aware of the wellness world for any amount of time, you have probably seen a good share of “superfoods,” “miracle detox,” and “all natural cures.” You have probably heard some amazing claims made about this supplement, that combination of everyday ingredients, those weird berries, and all the fragrant oils. Each and every one… Continue reading Beware the magic bullet
Last week I did some things I know don’t work for me. On Friday I ate gluten; it was an emergency situation. But the gluten I ate on Saturday had nothing to do with “have to” and everything to do with “want to” and “I already screwed up so…” Health coaches are humans too. That… Continue reading Fear and failure because Lupus sucks
Warning: I’m going to talk about current events. If you are in a phase of your journey where you have more than enough on your plate with just waking up every day and have no desire to know whats going on in the world, stop reading here. You do your journey and don’t feel guilty for… Continue reading Having Lupus doesn’t mean the world gets less crazy. How to deal
I’m ramping up to do a blog series on alternative healing modalities like massage, acupuncture, and CranioSacral therapy and how those therapies can contribute to our healing. But before I started all that, I wanted to acknowledge the costly elephant in the room of autoimmune disease: being chronically ill can be pricey. From missed time at work… Continue reading A few of my favorite (free) things
I started out this week rambling to a bunch of elementary students…um…er…I mean I took part is this year’s career day. It’s always a fun event, but this year my head was just not in the game. For one group, I would ramble on about how I write blog posts to inspire people, and… Continue reading How about that perfect body?
I’m am so excited to introduce my first 90-day online program to help you lose weight, get your energy back, and take control over your stress. This is indeed a 90-day transformation! This is an intensive 90-day course in which you get my full time and attention, which means I’m only taking 10 clients per… Continue reading Hurry up! The 90-day Transformation Program starts soon!
I’ve got a simple tip for helping you move from being a sedentary person that aches, holds on to weight, and has no energy to one that cultivates movement as a way of life. But first… You know that weight loss advice that says “just take the stairs” or “just park farther from work.” Well, I have a… Continue reading Cultivate a mindset of movement
How I got here I have had a broken relationship with my body since I was a little girl and I got it into my head that I was fat. This lead to eating too much of the wrong kinds of food as a kid and then eating little to no food as a teenager while… Continue reading Bio
“Hello, my name is Carrie, and I help men and women transform their health after years of disappointment.” This is how all the business training events I attend want me to introduce myself. It’s good, I think, though probably not as slick as it could be. But I still have a problem doing it. It’s not… Continue reading What’s a health coach?
We bought our kids a trampoline for Christmas. This serves two purposes: 1.) to keep from adding more clutter to our tiny house and 2.) to have fun! (Because trampolines are just really, really fun.) They love it. My oldest races home from school every day to jump, and it has ended our arguments about… Continue reading Go play!
A few weeks ago I wrote about how important mindset is to our overall health and provided some easy ways to begin shifting your mindset by shifting where you put your attention. But sometimes we need to do a little more work to change our default thought pattern from negative to positive. While this may… Continue reading Snap out the negative thoughts
The holidays have become synonymous with gluttony. It’s as if we don’t know how to celebrate without feeling like bloated slugs when its all over. But you don’t have to “celebrate” like that! Before you close this page because I sound like some crazy killjoy, I want you to know that I love holiday food —… Continue reading Avoid the holiday bloat!
As we round the final bend of 2016 I want to take a few seconds to reflect on this year and how important our mindset is to our health. The very witty ornament pictured above pretty well sums up how the world felt this year. Deaths of icons, a stressful election season, and injustices of all… Continue reading Mindset matters
Hi there. I’ve been thinking about how our bodies are just amazing, so well designed. Now you may be thinking, “I feel like poop, I can’t lose weight, and I have three diagnoses from three different doctors telling me that my body is definitely not amazing, in fact, my body is broken.” I get that.… Continue reading Shush, your body is trying to tell you something.
Today in the United States it’s election day…in case you hadn’t heard. To say it’s been a little stressful for the country would be an understatement. In fact, I’m supposed to be writing about adrenals today, but that’s just not going to happen because it’s not what’s happening in my world. What is happening in my… Continue reading How to protect yourself from election day
Since dedicating myself to the mission of helping others live the life they are meant to live, I’ve gotten pretty concerned with how I appear to people. What will people think if they see my kid eating sugar? What will people think if they see me eating sugar, being stressed out or one of the many other… Continue reading I’m not perfect and thats ok