Embrace Your Body, Be Your Brand

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This past Monday was the 5-year anniversary of my emergent hysterectomy. To say that I am grateful is a miracle.

It has taken me the past 5 years to live boldly into my body. Embrace my core truths. Express my vulnerable side. Embody my soul. And rise to my life’s calling to become my brand.

Some people need to weather the storm to see a bright shining day.

The old me has been shed.

I have let go of the anger that toxified my body. Each day I would dress to serve my body. The deep question I would ask is, “What do you need to feel supported today?”

This brings style into a whole new energetic realm. It serves my body’s needs with tiny micro-manifestations that will allow me to soar into the day with ease and grace.

It has nothing to do with how I look to the world and 100% about serving how I feel.

Along with this shift in focus and energy, my morning routine of meditation, journaling, and movement also serve my body. Style is your life and style. It’s all the choices you make to reveal your presence throughout the day.

My recent gratitude practice has up-leveled my daily experience of the whole world. It’s transformed how I anticipate an experience and brings deeper consciousness to my world.

Deep in your body there is a story. The story either harms you or helps you.
Which side are you on?

When you can live into the story that’s deeply rooted in your body, you have the freedom to rise to your true calling. You can begin to see life through the lens of powerful choice and abundance.

5 years ago, I experienced my biggest loss ever. I had spent 20 years trying to save my uterus.  I went through multiple medical treatments and 10 surgeries to have the opportunity to have my own child. Removing my uterus saved my life, and only time could help me heal.

I could have stayed in lack mentality…. “I don’t have the house, the husband, the kids, the overflowing bank account… the clothes, the car…” You name it. NOT ENOUGHNESS.

But I didn’t. I answered the call to step into my life’s work. To birth my true work in the world.

In my healing, a miracle happened. Every experience, every inquiry, every pain point, every transition served a purpose.  They showed me the way. And finally I had my lightbulb moment in finding true #loverecovery for this body and soul.

I became the woman I had always dreamed of being...but thought I wasn’t there yet. I started the practices that cultivate and soothe my body and soul daily. I answered the call to move to Europe (one I had denied myself for 18 years).

Yes, I teach women how to get dressed, but more so I teach them how to answer their souls’ true calling, step into their powerful presence, and become the women they dream of.

It’s all right there inside you.

Do you dream of shining brightly from the inside out and becoming a true success? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment down below.

You are loved!

Xo

Carrie

What’s your unique vibe?

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Hey, Beauty,

It’s no news to you that we all look different, right? But are you connected to the vibe you need to express to magnetize your world to you?

You are a beauty ready to shine for all the expertise you own. It’s time to drop the veil and show your true spirit. Let’s take your craft and create a powerful impact!

One of the biggest issues my clients come to me with is their identity. They don’t know what it’s supposed to look like. So before we even look at clothing or anything else, we go deep inside the body to check out the emotional landscape.

Style is an internal process that is expressed externally. So many parts of who you are, where you are, and what you do are taken into account.

If you live in Sarasota, Florida, I most likely won’t be throwing leather pants on you, but we will find a material that works for warmer weather and still has some edge. (I mean, who wants ass-crack sweat in leather pants? No, thank you!)

While we know the outer circumstances are important, diving into the internal world--well, that’s where the magic really is. Right there inside you!

Beauty, you are a miracle and the world is waiting for your impact to be made.

Tasting your timeless soul style will wake up your inner spirit, so you can craft a dream that will impact the way the world experiences your presence.

You get to design your reality. All your feelings create priceless experiences that lead you to your greatness, but only when you’re conscious of harnessing them! I teach you how to do this in my signature program, Create Your Soul Style.

Using your inspiration and work from the past two emails, Finding the Magic of Your Brand & Who Are You Influencing, dig in and find your value. Now, dream up: What does that look like in physical form? This is a game--have fun. There is nothing more creative and expressive than having fun!

Grab my Style with Soul Pinterest Guide. This will walk you through the delicate details of expanding your mind, your vision, and looking for clues that may be hiding in plain sight. You will become more intuitive and clear about the physical vision of your business.  There will be patterns that pop out at you that your subconscious will reveal. Trust yourself! Your vibe will begin to appear and take form.

You, my beauty, are a creative spirit ready to unleash your genius. I’m here to support you in getting there, to make your dreams come true, and to hold your hand as you glide onto stage for that first or thirtieth speaking gig.

Find out what you’re manifesting in your unique, mysterious presence. Leave a comment down below and share with me what you results are! I’d love to see your pinterest board.  

Kisses to the moon and back!

xxxx

Carrie


Who are you influencing?

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Hey, Beauty!

Deep down I know you’re ready to step into your true essence and shine. Building a dream takes some real focus, magic, and transformation. I mean, if you want to create something new, you can’t expect it to just happen on its own. 

First and foremost, what you need to build the magical life you want for yourself is clarity.

Since the last note I sent you was all about Finding the Magic of Your Brand, we are now at the next level of establishing clarity.

When you realize you are the fascinating visionary of your dream and you know who you want to serve, influencing or educating is the next step. It’s all part of the big-picture details.

You need to find the magical chemistry between you and the person on the other side. Who’s going to use your product or service?

Manifesting a tribe of raving fans doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a marathon, babe. Stick with me.

I intuitively feel you might want instant satisfaction. So let’s find the pleasure in the process. It’s truly a game of hide-and-seek or peek-a-boo. You seek them and see if they come calling.  Sometimes they’re like, “Hey, I’m over here.” Other times it’s like, crickets. You will never know unless you try!

Let’s get creative! I’m gonna lead you to find your aligned audience.

There are 2 areas you want to find your clients/customers: psychographics and demographics. One is about how they think and feel; the other is more factual details like age, location, etc.

While it’s important to know the demographics, you can break boundaries and tap into a whole new universe of communication when you look at the psychographics.

So let’s brainstorm: Who are you reaching to influence with your work?

Follow these steps:

  1. Choose one person who you dream to work with to focus on: their name, age, location, profession, and how much they earn.

  2. List the activities your dream customer engages in: dancing, yoga, bar hopping, CrossFit, meditation.

  3. What are their core beliefs? Do they believe in infinite possibilities? Are they stuck in a rut from self-limiting beliefs? Do they think they can accomplish anything?

  4. Who are their icons, mentors, or people they admire?

  5. Write out all the emotions of the person you want to help. Are they continually angry and down on the circumstances of their life? Tripping everyday over the pile of laundry they are 2 weeks behind on? Or are they filled with joy seeking new adventures that take them to unknown places to highlight how magical life is? (You get to guide them to the next level.) Write down what emotions bring them up and down.

  6. Once you have the emotions listed out, narrow in on 6, then write out 6 scenarios for each emotion, much like a play. Visualize them in action, just like I did above when I described the laundry, but add as much sensory detail as you can. ! Maybe they’re feeling disgusted because the sour scent of their baby’s burping cloth is starting to waft into the air, or old gym clothes are starting to smell like urine. (I guess I’m a scent gal!)

  7. Now write out the problem you solve. How will you help this person overcome their problem?

At the end of this exercise I want you to be able to say….

“I help X do/be/have Y so that they can _____.”

I say, “I help thriving female entrepreneurs be more confident and embodied through personal style, personal development, and personal branding, so they can go out and be powerful movers and shakers making an impact.” 

Claim your impact, love. This is your moment to show the world how you can create new realities for your customers!

Leave a comment down below and share you insights! I’d love to hear your statement!

xoxo

Carrie

Find the magic of your brand

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Beauty!

Welcome to Q4. The home stretch of the year. You may be rock solid on target, or you may be way off the mark. The best thing to do right now is to recommit to your passion and purpose so that you close your year out with sparkles and unicorn flights.

Start now as the momentum will build and set you up for a banner 2020!  

So let’s dive in.

You are the magic of your brand. You are the unique driving force that channels the creative process for your business. Your commitment to your vision is what allows you to access the magical parts of you.

When I dive in with my clients, we look at all aspects of self and image. We take magic carpet rides into the realms of personal development to claim that unique, powerful, and impactful place for you to take a stand.

You may want to take a stand for women leading successful personal and professional lives like my client Amber Lilyestrom, Transformational Brand Strategist.

You may want to support women to create more health and wellbeing in their world like my client Michelle Cady, Health Coach.

You may want to support women stepping into the true healthy and wealthy self like my client Corin Hinderegger, Transformation Coach and Medical Intuitive.

You may desire to support women to grow their business, find their voice, and teach them how to share it with the world like my client Selena Soo, Publicity and Marketing Strategist.

Do you know what all these clients have in common? They are pristinely clear on their mission. They understand their purpose and share it boldly with the world.

Running your own business means you must manage many channels. There is working on your business and working in your business.

Working on Your Business activities:

  • Philosophy - Creating your core teaching philosophy or the service you sell

  • Marketing & Communication - Content development and strategy, such as blogs, newsletters, social media, email management

  • Manager - If you have a team, getting them to work in areas to help you buy back time and make more money

  • Publicity - Pitching media outlets (magazines, podcasts, and blogs) your ideas and vision

  • Networking - Creating strategic relationships that help your business grow, such as online summits, speaking engagements, masterminds, or other networking outlets

  • Systems Management - All the tools you need to create and execute your ideas

  • Accounting - Manage the money, baby!

Working in Your Business activities:

  • Coaching Calls - Group or 1-1

  • Speaking on Stage - Getting your message out and creating the content

  • Client Management and Care - Communication and project management or creation

Do you see the balance of the scales? The weight of needs to be taken care of versus the satisfaction and joy of executing your brilliance. I love The Big Leap as a reminder of what I desire to focus on most, and I bring in support for the other areas that are not my Zone of Genius.

There have definitely been times in business where all these tasks seem way too overwhelming and a defeat mindset will slip in. I know I’m not alone. I have many very successful friends that slip into the sense of lack, but the biggest game-changer comes when we live above the overwhelm and live into our passion and purpose.

That’s why I want you to take a moment and deep-dive into what you stand for.

I do this exercise every time I feel off mission or a little lost.

Here are the 5 steps:

  1. Put everything away, grab a pen and a piece of paper. Maybe light a candle and make a cup of tea. Turn on some soothing or inspiring music. (I use chakra meditations while I create when I know I am working on a specific area of activation in my body.)

  2. Go pie-in-the-sky, big picture and write down the essence you feel you bring to the world. Usually it’s the positive feedback that people tell you about yourself or how you feel while in an inspired place.  For example, for me, I am a passionate and innovative creator. I am connected  in a worldly and stylish way. I joyfully bring women deep transformative experiences, so they can experience a new sense of well being and power in their bodies to allow their true essence to shine.

  3. Ask yourself how this connects to your core story? What areas of your life have been impacted in the journey to become who you are today? What is the consistent theme? For example, you may not feel worthy. So your relationships and health are continually affected. Or maybe you feel a deep sense of not being enough, so your finances and career are continually stifled.

  4. Where do you desire to make an impact? Write down the area or playing field (a.k.a. which industry) you want to be a part of and what core skills you have to make it happen. For me 10 years ago I was on a mission to change the health industry and how we use nutrition to reverse chronic illness. As I depended on my personal and spiritual journey, I learned so much more about how our energy impacts our ability to be positive and perform. I adjusted my vision to help impact thriving female entrepreneurs how to develop their unique identity and a powerful presence to grow their business. 

  5. Lastly, why does it matter that you make an impact? Literally think about the saying, “Who cares and why?” Now, elegantly take a stand for why your essence and experience can make an impact where you want it to and why it matters.

Beauty, this exercise can feel hard and frustrating, but once you identify the deep inner conviction for why you are here, well, the hard stuff becomes more magical, aligned, and filled with ease. Your yeses become full-body and clear. Your nos just the same. There is a saying: “If it’s not a full-body yes, it’s a no.”

Trust your gut. Cuddle into your coziest blanket with your journal and answer these Q’s. I’d love for you to leave a comment down below and share with me your big results! This is your magic, sister. Claim it! Own it! Be it!

So much love!

Xoxo

Carrie

[Podcast] How to Honor Your Body and Build Confidence Through Style on Wellness Lately

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Hey Beauty,

I’m super excited to share this really fun & deep conversation about embodiment, style, and body love today over on the Wellness Lately Podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Why it’s important to embrace your life now, in the body you have, as opposed to waiting until you lose weight or look a different way

  • The difference between dressing for your shape, to support your body and project the vibe you want to project, versus dressing to hide your body or to look a certain way that’s not aligned with who you are

  • Why buying “one hit wonders” and shopping in a panic for specific occasions never ultimately helps

I had the honor to connect with two genius entrepreneurs, Bridget Shannon and Dana Barron of Wellness Lately, who are changing the way we think about wellness. We got real about what it takes to feel at peace with your body and mind.

Now, I’m thrilled to share our conversation with you!

Check it out here.

As always, comment below and share any insights you had.

XO,

Carrie

P.S. On the Pod, We Discuss:

  • Why it’s important to embrace your life now, in the body you have, as opposed to waiting until you lose weight or look a different way

  • My story, the physical challenges I’ve handled throughout my life and how I got into the work I’m currently doing

  • My own body image struggles and how I moved through the negative self-talk to a more somatic experience in my body

  • The difference between dressing for your shape, to support your body and project the vibe you want to project, versus dressing to hide your body or to look a certain way that’s not aligned with who you are

  • How the process of getting dressed to serve your body’s needs can help you manifest what you want in life

  • How to apply elements of the styles you love but don’t feel like you can wear, and work them into clothes that works for your body

  • Why a tailor is your best friend in a market that produces clothes for the masses

  • The issue with body positivity and why it doesn’t always help us feel better in our bodies, and why the real problem lies in absurd beauty standards

  • The different style archetypes/identities (there are nearly 1,000!) and how Carrie simplifies the process to narrow it down and help people feel the way they desire to

  • Spiritual misconceptions and why we can’t change our own distorted stories (and change our lives) until we bring them to the surface

  • The four steps of my system for finding your signature style

  • Why buying “one hit wonders” and shopping in a panic for specific occasions never ultimately helps

  • Why seasons (pregnancy in particular) can be tough for style, and how to consciously shift your feelings

  • How I incorporates energetics into style and how dressing based on the chakra centers can elevate your vibe or support how you need to feel

  • The parallels between Human Design and dressing for our energy centers

  • Why female entrepreneurs are among the most common people that I work with

  • Sustainable vs. fast fashion and my opinion on both

  • And much more

THE HEART & SOUL OF STYLE

COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Cultivate your style and presence with this new meditation.

 
 
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Do You Want to Look Good or Feel Good?

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Hey Beauty,

We just spent the past 10 days in the Cotswolds UK with my family riding horses and chillaxing together. We went back to our roots, I grew up in London and spent my weekends in the countryside (the beautiful Cotswolds Hills) riding.

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There’s something magical about visiting your past with a renewed spirit. I’m gonna be honest, as amazing as my childhood was, there were some events that had a lasting, traumatizing impression on me. I’ve spent years reclaiming my body. This was the first time my mother, brother, and I have been here together since 1986. *hand over mouth*

The most beautiful part of the whole experience was bringing my 11-year old niece to the place where my family had amazing memories. She got to experience everything we did as a child. All the empowering experiences of being on a horse in the pure, fresh, open air (she’s been riding for 3 years) and taking the risks and adventures we did.

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I saw her grow and evolve in ways I never imagined, overnight. To me, she embodies more independence, strength, self assurance in her body. I watched anxieties melt away and I knew when I needed to give her a mothering hug (her mum was back in Vancouver working). I got to play Auntie, my favorite Otherhood role!

My favorite quote of the week was, “I can’t go to the party looking like this.” My niece knows self care!!

We had a moment of frustration when she couldn't find her ankle socks, you know the ones that don’t show when you where sneakers and shorts? Then she went straight into a melt down spewing, “I have nothing to wear!” and 3 outfit changes later,” I asked her, “What’s really going on?”

She said, “I miss my Mom.”

I gave her a warm smile and that mothering hug she really needed. We just sat and breathed.

Now, my niece knows how to get dressed, she just needed some attention and affection.

Post hug, I asked her, “How do you want to feel?”

She said, “Elegant, feminine, fun, and relaxed.”

Okay, I can work with this! And we got dressed! Simple jeans shorts, Vans slip on sneaks, and a striped, shoulderless, Zara shirt. It was a dress up, dress down look!

It got me thinking, the way we were taught to dress is all wrong. It’s so disconnected from how we feel and how we want to feel. Trends take over and we often try to just fit into the latest threads that are being sold all over the marketplace. Or, we give up and claim our style from a time in history and stay there, grasping at how it used to be.

The way we break down style in our world is so confusing. When I used to search for clothes for my clients, I sometimes think how the hell do people know what to buy? There is sooooo much out there to choose from.

What is style really?

Style is about communicating who you are to the world. It’s where your inner world meets the outer world.

  • I believe personal style is about curating your life's preferences, needs, and desires.

  • It’s a feeling that speaks for itself.

  • Words cannot describe it.

  • Personal style comes from knowing yourself and what feels beautiful to you.

  • It’s a form of communication.

  • It’s a visual representation of who you are.

I am committed to creating a SOUL STYLE REVOLUTION & so much more in the coming months. I want you to look good, that’s for sure, but as a woman who cares deeply about the experience of humans here on earth, I want you to feel good, too.

Look good vs. feel good, that is the question here.

So, let’s try something. When you get dressed, check in with your needs for the day.

Do you want to feel more go with the flow?

  • Then put on a flowy dress.

Do you want to feel strong and confident?

  • Then throw on a great, structured shirt, your favorite jeans, and a great pair of pumps. GO, rock it!

Do you want to just relax and let go?

  • Then grab those sweats and some sneakers, go for a walk, shake it off, and give your body some space.

The biggest secret to having your own SOUL STYLE REVOLUTION is found inside your body. Yes, your body knows all your secrets that desire to be expressed. Find them, feel them, set them free. Don’t get trapped in a style rut by wearing the same thing every day. Find your spot of freedom of expression.

Let’s get back to the basics here.

I am creating a SOUL STYLE REVOLUTION. I want you to join me.

As I write this, I’m curled up at my friends house in the countryside. My body is relaxing and resting. My body wants to cuddle up with a cup of tea and a good book.

I have on my high waisted jeans (that have a little extra stretch in them), a soft cotton tank top, cozy warm socks (it’s raining), and a great velor hoodie!

I want to hear from you. How is your soul style going to make you feel today? Leave a comment below. I can’t wait to learn more about your soul style and celebrate you!

Lots of love,

Carrie

THE HEART & SOUL OF STYLE

COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

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Your Power Trifecta: did you know you needed this?

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Hey Beauty,

Did you know there is a magical triangle of power waiting for you to embody?

Over the past 5 years, I’ve specifically helped women step into their true authentic version of themselves through personal development, personal style, and personal branding.

My clients who did the work transformed completely from the inside out.

Don’t you want that… radical, and self-loving full transformative expression of yourself?

What these ladies have experienced is:

A massive growth in business -

My clients are magnetized to me.  I walked into a networking event and booked $16K of new business.

A sense of peace -

I am so comfortable in my skin that my business moves forward steadily, my family is calm and happy, and my health has improved incredibly.

A renewed sense of confidence -

I am so confident in my ability to go out and thrive in business and life.

Want to feel this way?

Here’s the magic.

I use personal development, personal style, and personal branding as a fierce trifecta to tap into the powerhouse that you are.

Look, if I were to just get you dressed, while I have dressed many a lady, you wouldn’t have the true awakening that you need to rise in business and life.

It takes stamina to thrive.

It takes drive to thrive.

It takes focus to thrive.

Are you curious about how to embody this transformation??

I’m opening up a few spots on the calendar to connect with you, so you can get clear on what you need to thrive in the next level of your business and life.  We’re stretching beyond style and integrating your whole world to create the most epic version of you.

Ready to embody your next best self? Grab your spot here to chat!

I can’t wait to connect you to your power!

Mwah!

XOXO,
Carrie

P.S. Don’t forget to book your free call here.  We’ll get clear on the next big step you need to thrive.

THE HEART & SOUL OF STYLE

COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

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Waking the Style Tiger

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Hey Beauty,

A few years ago, I was out of touch with my body.  I was so disconnected. It was hard to stay present, grounded, and comfortable in my skin.  As I created the Somatic Dressing Method™ and connected more deeply to my body’s needs and answered them with my clothing choices on a daily basis, I had an awakening.

I realized that in order to improve your life, you have to express your whole self. We, women, have a hard time understanding style. That’s the clothes we show up to business meetings, interviews, and dates in. We feel guilty investing in our wardrobe, yet our first impression is the very thing that brings home the bacon.

That’s because we’re so disconnected to our bodies.

It’s hard to realize how worth it we are. Instead we fixate on magazines and Instagram to tell us what to wear. That’s where we’ve gone wrong.

I lead women on a journey to the heart and soul of their style.  We wake up their style tiger that was sleeping underneath all the wrong clothes.  I lead them to a place where they can sensually feel their bodies and feel safe.

Do you know how you want to feel in your body?

Deep down your body craves to feel expressed.  It craves to feel present. It desires tenderness and connection. It loves the sensation of fulfillment.
Yes, all that is the feeling of being satisfied inside and out.

Do you feel satisfied?

Many times on the journey to reach your heart’s desires, we go on a rollercoaster ride.  We soar high and then come crashing down. This up and down can be exhausting, but it’s also part of the human condition.

We feel deeply.  

We feel the good things and we feel the bad things.  When you learn that your negative emotions are just your body’s way of recognizing that you have a deeply positive desire and the contrast you feel means your desire is not met.

You can change this sensation by connecting with your body and serving it in micro ways to guide yourself towards your dreams.

I do this with style.

Inside… body, emotions, energy.

Outside… body, vibe, presence.

How you feel can’t be hidden, so learn to cultivate your vibe with style.  Learn to embrace your body and express your soul. Wake up your style tiger.

Activating your style tiger means feeling in and learning to express yourself with clothing, your true style.

Grab your free Heart & Soul of Style Guided Meditation.  Get started on waking your style tiger.  Feel into your body. Let go. Let your body guide you to the fit & feel it needs to be as effective and powerful as possible!

I love helping women uncover their true soul style. It’s been there all along. Together, we tune into your magical essence, so the world can see the amazing woman you’ve become.

Stay tuned for new convos (aka The Podcast Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery) coming soon! We’ll continue the conversation on style and the most dreaded question of all: “What do I wear?”

xoxo,

Carrie

THE HEART & SOUL OF STYLE

COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Cultivate your style and presence with this new meditation

 
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Swing into Summer Style

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Do you feel the warmth of Summer air on your face?  Up here in the northern hemisphere, we are in full swing of Summer.  The days are longer. The light is glowing gentle, soft, breeze kisses your skin.  The sunsets take your breath away as you melt into moments of peace and exhale the energy from the day.

Flow is a feeling that becomes an action.  

Many times I tell my clients that when they feel pent up, frustrated, and tense, well, it’s time to train the body to let go. For someone who experienced a bundle of trauma, I need all the support I can get. This practice helps me stay calm.

When tension builds in the body, there is most definitely a resistant sub-conversation happening in your mind. And guess what? The resistance can block you from EVERYTHING YOU DESIRE.

So, how do you train your body to swing into summer style? To feel more free and fun wearing your favorite maxi dress and strolling in a place you love. For me, the beach is my happy place. I love dipping my toes in the water and letting the waves wash over me.

Summer is liberating.  Summer is external. Summer is adventuresome. So, your style can be too!

Let go of what anyone ever told you about how your style should look.  Feel into your body. Each morning, ask it what is needs to feel as effective and powerful as possible.  THIS, my love, is a game changing way to create an irresistible essence about you.

You are energy.  Let’s let the world feel your VIBE and how much fun you are!

Grab my new guided meditation: The Heart and Soul of Style.  As you listen to my words, you’ll tap into what it takes to get dressed in the most aligned, open, free, fun, and heartfelt way. Best part? What you dream about will start coming to you!

Let your body feel the freedom of Summer and go with the flow in style.

For all my loves celebrating independence day in America tomorrow, rock your red, white and blue!

xoxo,

Carrie

P.S. Tag me on IG @stylebymonty or FB in a photo of you with your outfit and let me know your biggest takeaway. Use hashtag #HeartandSoulofStyle

THE HEART & SOUL OF STYLE

COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Cultivate your style and presence with this new meditation

 
Click here to grab your FREE guided meditation
 

Freedom to be You

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Hey Beauty!

It’s my birthday and I have a gift for you!  

Inside this sparkly gold box is a piece of paper. In black script, you’ll read the words:

You+have+the+freedom+to+be+you

I mean TRULY be ALL of your magical, wild self!

Today, I’m at Mel Wells’ Self Love Summit. When you embrace the path to personal liberation through ANY WAY POSSIBLE (meditation, Soul Style, traveling), life will transform for you. All the health, purpose, and relationships you’re craving will start to flow your way.

A few years ago, I turned my nose up to the phrase “SELF LOVE.”  I lost faith that I could transform anything by saying, “I love you!” in the mirror. I mean, could I feel more free and alive through affirmations?

The words Self Love made my skin crawl, because I thought it was something outside myself. I thought some guru or author had to fix me.  Ultimately, I had an unhealthy belief that I was broken. Which reaffirmed that I couldn’t be fixed. :(

When I created my Transformational Style Coaching practice, it was born out of a desire to heal myself.  To take bold action without second guessing myself. In my process to accept my body where it was, I started applying everything I learned on my healing journey.  Things like guided meditation, EFT, and affirmations.

My Soul Style clients gave me the opportunity to teach them how to apply techniques to feel at home in their bodies. As I worked through the process, I taught, and taught, and taught.  

It’s the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. Taking all the wisdom, skills, and experience to create a way to teach women to journey into their bodies, witness their current energy thermostat, create a desired new state of mind through getting dressed, so they could create their dreams.  

I hold hands with my women. I listen to their souls and keep their burning desires alive, so they can experience everything they’re dreaming up. Whether you want to create your first online course, speak on stage, or write a book -- it’s all possible when you hold the intention and dig deep.

My approach is spiritual. Learning how to marry your inner and outer expression with ease, grace, and beauty will light you up, give you energy, and transform the way others see you. You’ll go from a turtle hiding in her shell to fanning your indigo peacock feathers with pride.. Being a Soul Style Mentor fills up my heart and soul.

Soul and style are the pinnacle of freedom.

I remember being 18 and coming out of my reconstructive spinal surgery, I saw life in a different way.  I knew there was something out there beyond my body. I’ve spent 25 years journeying to learn more and integrate it.

Style is beyond just the clothes you wear.  Yes, clothes are part of the expression, but there is truly a way to integrate HOW YOU FEEL now, with how you desire to feel and use clothing to manage the energy to get there.

Subconsciously, I did this for years to manage chronic pain. It was after my last surgery (the 13th one) that I become acutely conscious about this connection.  Deep down in my heart, I wanted to change how women felt in their bodies. Now ...

I help transform a woman’s sense of self, so that she can effortlessly answer her life’s calling.

I mean, who wants to live in constant panic, fear, and anxiety? I don’t and my birthday wish is for you to find your freedom Freedom to stand up for yourself. Freedom to do your great work. Freedom to wear the clothes you admire and feel confident in your cells.

I invite you to connect with me if you’re looking to uplevel your life. If you desire to have clarity on your vision and know how to get there, let me hold your hand.

I’ve opened up some spots on my calendar for July. Grab a Soul Style Chat on my calendar.  I’d love to help you find what’s blocking from embodying your success.

We’re going to tap into what you’re heart and soul needs and how that looks.  Partnering with your imagination is so important to bring your dreams to life.  

Unlike my other invitations, this isn’t offered anywhere else but this blog. A Soul Style Chat is a personal, step-by-step system to go from feeling insecure in your body to feeling confident in your skin that helped my work be featured on Super Soul Sunday and the cover of Maine Life magazine.

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You can access a complimentary spot on my calendar within days. Just click here and find a time. Everything I know about embodying your sexy Soul Style is organized and easy to do.

Interested?

Claim your Soul Style Chat -- available for a short time.

I hope this helps you feel more free in your body, so you can express your soul’d calling.

Let me guide you.

Can’t wait to hear what you’re up to!

Carrie

The Heart & soul of style

comes from the inside out.

Cultivate your style and presence with this new meditation

 
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The Heart and Soul of Style

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A few weeks ago I was walking down the street in Milan with two of my bestie girlfriends, Marta and Lara (I love that they are sisters).  We had just celebrated the birthday of one’s partner. It was a night filled with laughter and dancing.

We started talking about style, trends, stereotypes, and vibes.

We each had our own phases in time

I went from a baby punk, to a hippie, to a club girl, to a professional… each identity change was a whole new wardrobe, a whole new look and feel to me.  I was expressing what was going on in my life at that time. What my values were. What my lifestyle was about. How I was spending my time.
These are stereotypes.  That why we have them. A collective of people all make a somewhat subconscious agreement that if you live this way, that’s what it looks like.

Marta went on to say all her different style transitions went from her edgier side, to her bohemian side… and then she said, but that not what it’s about…

“It’s really about having fun.”

This is the truth.  Fun, pleasure, experiment, play, express, be where you are.

Now, more than ever, we’re able to cross lines of certain stereotypes and just play with how we feel and what we want to express.
But here’s the deal.  It can get really confusing when you have no idea how to get clear on how you feel and express that in a physical form.

Don’t worry, I got your back. I made a new meditation for you: The Heart and Soul of Getting Dressed. It’s a way for you to make decisions about what to wear daily for your body. This is The Somatic Dressing Method™️. 

If you’re looking for more conversation on your style come join us in my new Facebook Group Getting Dressed.

Can’t wait to see you there and support you, whatever style phase you’re in.
XO,

Carrie

The Heart & Soul of Style

Comes from the Inside Out.

Cultivate your style and presence with this new meditation.

 
Click here to grab your FREE guided meditation
 

Authority of Your Body

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I’ve been steeped in conversations lately with women all over the world. We’re talking body, business, and soul. The last one was with Jillian Bollanz for her podcastMorning Sunshine!

We hit home on the deep meaning of alignment and trusting yourself.

It’s not an easy journey to get there. You’ve probably been knocked down a few times, got some scrapes and scars, but you keep trucking along until it clicks.

You might be saying, “I’m exhausted with this journey. When is my time to shine?”

Beauty, it’s your time, everyday.

Yikes! “Say what?”

Your time is now… Yes. And it’s totally up to you.

First things first, you must be in touch with your body. That means emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Yes, I’m a recovering rocket seat ejector who never spent a moment in her body, because it was just too damn uncomfortable. I had no authority over my being.

I handed it over to healers, doctors, friends, men, my family…

I didn’t know how to relax and own my own presence without it backlashing in some painfully negative way.

Authority is not some strict power. It’s actually a sense of comfort, confidence, and inner knowing or a deep ability to own your presence.This takes shape in all forms. From how you speak, stand, move, walk, dress, dance, eat. There’s a level of consciousness brought to the equation.

When you master this, being in your body becomes magical. When you stand clear in your own inner authority without force, you glide into a room with elegance and grace. You know how to laugh at the trip that almost made you fall flat on your face. You move towards the dreams that make realities change for you and the world around you.

Do you see the one center fold in all of this is YOU? Knowing how to take care of your energy will instantly shift the way the world sees you … as powerful as ever.

Take a minute and honor yourself. Go for a walk or jump in the car for a drive and plug into this amazing conversation between Jillian and I. This lady is up to big things, so you’re gonna want to keep following her journey! Especially since she has a great event coming up True You Live.

As always, email me to leave a comment. I’d love to hear your insights!

XO,

Carrie

Birthing a Positive Body Image

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This is one of my all time favorite interviews with the AMAZING, Cassandra Shuck.  We dove right into the juicy bits on body, soul, style, and biz! 

You’ll learn:

  • How my first surgery birthed my spiritual journey and through many surgeries, my life’s work was born.

  • How I was always drawn towards creative avenues and realized that clothing and getting dressed every morning was a vital part of my identity.

  • How my business transformed from small in-person styling, to an online movement.

  • The Somatic Method of Dressing is a mindful way of getting dressed that takes your emotions and experiences into account. This also creates deep inner trust when it comes to your relationship with your body.

  • Instead of looking to others for security, you should look within yourself to find answers and be your own advocate.

You can listen in right here!

SOME QUOTES:

  • “You’re learning to accept who you are when you start to learn about your emotions… it’s about accepting and understanding that it’s OK to be right where you are.”

  • “My curiosity for the outside world is a little bit less, and my curiosity for the inside world is much greater.”

  • “I want to support any and every woman that is struggling with how they feel inside their body.”

Have a listen and share with me how you see your body in a positive light!

XOXO,

Carrie

How to Manage Your Vibe

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Have you ever woken up, pulled the covers over your head, and decided it’s best you stay in bed? We call that a *Vibe Off* day here in Carrie Montgomery world.

On the flip side, you have days when you spring out of bed ready to play with the adventure of your life. You’re bright, You’re free, You’re light, You’re ready… this is a *Vibe On* day.

Many people swing from Vibe On... to Vibe Off like the rollercoaster you dare to ride at the amusement park. Sometimes you love the dip and rise in your tummy. Sometimes you grip and hold on for dear life.

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Well, I have a special invitation for you.

No matter where you are, we all need tools to make it a Vibe On kinda day sometimes. Shooting for your ethereal stars, let’s you create hope and a big vision for your life.  At times, the tasks to create the vision can be challenging or draining.

That’s when you need to talk to your body.

The story, the feeling, the expression; it’s all right inside you. There’s no need to ask someone else for advice. You hold the answer, inside of you.  It’s about developing the dialogue with yourself and trusting your inner voice, so you can take action.  

When I started styling, it was about creating an outfit for a client that made them feel and look good.  In order to embody confidence, it’s much more about feeling-good than the looking-good.

It’s all about the VIBE you put out there.  Cultivating your vibe is a bio-individual process.  

You must polish the energy you’re sending out into the world, just as much as you’d iron your top.  Want the magical secret? When you witness yourself right where you are and support yourself; you own your VIBE (the energy you put out).  This is revolutionary when it comes to personal style and personal presence.

Yes, I can help you pick sexy looks, but my love, the conversation inside you is more important than the top, or dress, or heels you wear.  When you learn to decide what to wear based on your energetic needs each day, you’ll be seen as the beautiful goddess you are.

What does your body need to be as effective and powerful as possible? Soul Style is your missing piece.

Join me for a free online class on the 4 Keys to Uncover & Embrace Your Soul Style for Success.

Hiding your true Soul Style is blocking you from success, happiness, and more importantly denying you your power. This makes it much harder to get noticed and earn money.

Knowing how to get dressed for your energy is essential, which is what I’ll be teaching in my free training. If you’re like most women I meet, you’ve likely tried these things:

  • Downloaded free guides to Capsule Wardrobe - where do you even start?

  • Bought trendy clothes and expensive handbags, because they’re supposed to make you feel confident (then felt guilty that you wasted money)

  • Invested in nice clothing for events and not everyday life

I get it, Name.

It’s tough to know how to dress for success. So many emotions swirl in our mind about how you feel about your body, and what you think you should look like. It’s draining.

On the bright side, you have a choice.

You can keep trying to figure your style out on your own, or you can use my strategies (for free) and start feeling successful in a few weeks.

Click here to sign up for my free “4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success” online training.

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and connect with me on the call.

See you there! :)

xo,

Carrie

P.S. Sign up here!

This is My Dream for You

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You’re always on your path. I know it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I know it feels like you’re still searching. BUT, if you just enjoy, feel good about each step of the way, more of the good stuff will come.

You’re brilliant.

You’re bold.

You’re powerful.

You’re magnetic.

How did that feel?

Do you believe me?

Right now, I’m understanding, more than ever, how much each and every thought makes a difference.

I know I tout style. Yes, how you look when you get dressed. But really, I want you to know, that your soul style doesn’t feel right and fall into place until your beliefs are clear.

How to find clarity?

It’s you being good, happy, and satisfied with your life right now. That’s it. Keep your feet on the ground and look towards your dreams.

Often we can feel off track, in unknown conflict. Conflict is just a positive and negative force, or thought coming into your mind, and creating confusion to what you actually desire.

Since I have started playing deeply with this body, style, and soul stuff, my clients have shown me the way.

I’ve taken in each soul, looked at their desires, and helped them embody the energy to make them come true. We can’t just think that way. We either need to take inspired action, or a reflective pause. Sometimes make a BOLD MOVE.

There is nothing more frustrating than having a dream and feeling like you just can’t create it. Whatever’s in your heart, please don’t give up. I’m here cheering you on. It’s all possible. Your day will come.

When I claimed my work and put my stake in the ground for what I truly wanted, things turned around for me. In the past, I’d complain about not having the business I wanted for so many years. That wasn’t serving me. It wasn’t perfect and it took consistent refining and fine tuning to create more and more flow (and I always seek more flow, more ease, more abundance, more connection), I know I am satisfied along the way. This is paramount.

Say it with me…

“Today is a good day. Today good things are going to happen. Today I’m excited about the adventure to come. I am at ease with the unfolding of life. I feel safe and am ready for what the Universe has in store for me. I feel good. Today is a good day.”

Your thoughts become things. The way you think about your body, beauty, and business affect how you show up, how you present yourself, and ultimately your style.

Because all your style is, is your vibe, and how you express your vibe to the world.

Embracing your body, your dreams, and your story to open up your BIGGEST VISION is my dream for you. Claiming your identity to clear out all doubt, so you’re clear about exactly who you are and your inherent value is my dream for you. Expressing your emotions in a precise, confident, clear, and aesthetic way is my dream for you. Knowing how to sustainably source clothing that enhances your vibe and elevates your vision of yourself is my dream for you.

Carrie, the time to light up the world with your positive thoughts, your big dream, your inspiration is now. Don’t let it go because of doubt.

I’m here for you. Ready to see you transform. Book a connection call with me now. I’m ready to walk hand in hand with you on the journey to success. Let’s play together and make it happen.

xo,

Carrie

She Got the Man, the Dress, and the New Archetype

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Style is so much more than how you look. It’s why I created a system to walk you through a full transformation inside and out.

NO one likes showing up to a party knowing they’re wearing the wrong outfit. You just feel awkward and uncomfortable.

I’ve spent the past month reconnecting with some clients that found me a year or even 2-3 years ago. I noticed a change in myself and I wanted to check in with them.

It’s true, your clients can be a mirror of what’s going on with you.

Across the board, each one said they noticed changes in how they appeared in the mirror. What used to be a challenge and comfort zone was no longer hard or working for them.

They desired new colors, new heel heights, their weight had dropped… now these ladies have been doing my work on steroids and have been practicing and implementing. I mean, that’s how you get results right?

They’re in the “I’m cool with being visible phase.” Well, actually they no longer want to hide, they are ready to show up, they know how to modulate their energy to meet their desires.

The most amazing mindset change they experienced was they were no longer making themselves wrong for who they were when an outfit didn’t work out, but realize they desired a shift in their energy with a different heel height or cut of dress.

They stepped into a new, empowered version of self.

Each one had accomplished their vision and were ready for the next level phase of their big vision. So, we shifted their archetypes.

One went from a Rocker Maven to a Rocker Alchemist. Her edge is still part of the leading image, but her goal of claiming her expertise in her work is met and she can not embody the true spirit of the alchemy of being an astrologer.

Another went from an Elegant Shadowdancer to a Chic Shadowdancer. Doesn’t seem like much of a difference, right? But it’s the aligned embodiment that matches the refined desired. A more clean line that has a sense of structure and brings a sense of ease to her presence. She can still be elegant in the chic, but the chic is leading the focal aesthetic and embodied sensation.

Do you see how these tiny little adjustments that bring your body into alignment with your vision?

I love this one as her manifestation since we started to work together in 2017 has been EPIC. She had it all planned out. I’m not much of a big planner, as the say ‘God’s laughing while you make plans.’ We used her feminine essence and more graceful embodiment by claiming the Elegant Heroine. It gave her a little edge outside of classic and preppy and she found a sense of ease.

The masterful part is she has written a book, launched and did a book tour, she got engaged (just as planned), and is buying a house just as desired. Her visions stayed on target and on track. She truly has mastered her world inside and out.

When she came to me saying I can’t wear black anymore. What’s going on? I need new heels? I don’t want to hide in my shirts. She exactly what she wanted to embody and be visible and confident doing it.

She’s ready to take off the edge that powered her through the past two years of productivity and is now embracing her Sophisticated Goddess Style Archetype.

These transformations, these alter ego’s, these embodied women are on track to creating the world they desire to live in. They are powerhouses of their destiny.

I just help guide and curate for them.

The power of a Style Archetype allows you to notice the sign posts in your fine tuning process.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

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  • You don’t know what you’re supposed to look like for your current role in life. It’s time to get it sorted, click here to join.

  • You’re sick of not feeling confident about who you are, what you do and how it looks in the world. You’d love to snap your fingers and have your business and life feeling powerful. Just click to get the latest.

  • You’re tired of looking in the mirror and not feeling as beautiful, confident and powerful as you desire. Discover how to up-level your inner and outer game.

Let Your Body Be Your Guide

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How often do you look in your closet and have no idea what to wear?

You think,

“This doesn’t fit.”  

“My belly is bloated, I can’t find anything to cover it up.”

Or whatever the thought is that makes it so hard to adorn your body.

Let’s get real.

The problem is really you may be angry at yourself for the extra slice of pizza, or that you didn’t make it to the gym, or you didn’t sleep enough. You haven’t cared for your body in the way it desires.

There is a way to clothe yourself in the way your body needs.  First, check in with how you feel.

Tired and tense?

Throw on a pair of high waisted jeans and your most relaxing top.  One that makes you feel at ease.

Flirty and free?

Wear a long flowing maxi dress with a statement necklace and sneakers!

Sad and anxious?

Wear your most elegant wrap sweater or hoodie, get cozy in your most comfortable, elasticated waist pants, and if you need to walk it off, throw on some moto boots.

The point is to acknowledge your body’s needs.  When you say yes, you become more in alignment. It’s a micro service to your body.

When you get real with what is going on right in front of you, the complications and chaos inside start to quiet.

You want to feel:

At ease…

Full of desire…

Inspired…

Lighter…

Softer…

Stronger…

These little desires are your bodies big ASK to LOVE YOUR LINES.  All you need to do is embrace your body right where it is. Exactly how you woke up.  And serve it.

By serving you give yourself what you desire and you learn a little more about what you need to step into yourself.  It brings you one step closer to your true desires. It’s tiny lite nudges to your heart’s desires.

More loving life.

More loving your curves.

More compassion to your tired eyes.

More compassion to your sagging bum.

More enthusiasm to treat your body better.

I’ve created a brand new masterclass to help you break through your blocks and rock your soul style.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

Dressing Room Drama

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Are you a rebel who has never followed the rules? Or have you been playing it coy inside the lines going unnoticed and sticking to the rules?

Getting dressed can be damn hard sometimes.  Standing in front of the mirror can be devils play.  You have an event to go to and you have 30 minutes to look your-damn-best.  Then you notice the dress you thought you were gonna wear is just not fitting around your belly.

You think…”Damn apple pie.” That belly pouch got you.

Now, what the heck do I wear?

Panic ensues and within minutes you’re on tears on your closet floor with no freaking idea what you have pulled out, but it’s a hot mess.

For a moment, you think, “I shouldn’t go.” But you know this event is going to make good connections in your business and well it’s time to get out from behind your computer and show face.

Not the shame face, but the proud; I feel awesome face.

I never want this scene to happen to you again.  I want to give you the tools to set your life in positive powerful motion.  Oddly, that means getting dressed MUST BE EASIER.

You beauty are worth every penny of joy you give yourself.

You may have neglected your style or your appearance in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s set you free and break the dressing room drama.

We’re going to rewrite everything you know about how you get dressed and make it really practical.

I know over the years, pre personal brand styling career, I was caught in the chaos of style rules.  I would follow them, then feel uncomfortable, and break them. I got good at breaking them and found my own way.  Now I teach that!

I help entrepreneurial women breakthrough to the next level of success in their business by unlocking and connecting them to their own unique style so they can embrace their body and soul to feel beautiful, strong and endlessly confident.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break it all down so we can demystify that dressing room chaos and find out how you truly desire to show up.

One big secret, it’s your identity!  Even more so it’s who you are, where you’re going, and how you communicate that!

Feel free to hit reply and tell me your funniest dressing room drama moment!  I’d love to cheer you along in creating the next epic vision of yourself.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

I will show you how to bust through all your blocks and rock your soul style inside and out for massive success.

Much love,

Carrie

The Game of Love

The Game of Love

Today, I’m sharing with you the 6-month transformation from my move to Spain and the miraculous shifts in the body and heart.

As I went through the exit plan from America, it took 3 months to truly commit to leave, put the call out to the Universe (aka friends & vision), pack up my life, and get the visa. The toughest part was deciding not to renew my lease (in a place I had just moved in 9 month prior, ironically signed a 9 month lease (yay, wise mind!)). This was before I even had the visa in hand, found a new place to live or, had a clear plan.

Anyone that knows me knows I’m a planner. (You know that gal that produced many photos shoots). I love setting a timeline and hitting targets and seeing the creative flow come to fruition. This time, Nikita and I took a massive leap of trust.

They say get clear, shift your energy, your focus, your intention, and it’ll all fall into place. Well, it did.

Arriving in Ibiza, I was filled with a lot of old emotions. Fear was predominant. I just couldn’t quite get settled for the first month. Even though my living situation was perfect, I still had a lot of digging, releasing, curiosities to satisfy, and rebuilding to do.

It became very clear to me that I came to Spain to soften my broken heart. Not the, “he hurt me,” kind, but the deep disappointment of not living out the dreams of leading the international life I had dreamed of from a very young age.

See, my family raised me in England, we had a very international life up until my 20’s. As life got more complicated and as my health became a major focus for over 20 years, I lost the vision of living as a global citizen. I fell out of contact with my nomadic spirit.

I remember heading to London at 15, my mum and I were going back to where I learned to ride horses in the Cotswolds. We were driving on the M-30 (on the other side of the road) and we started talking about my career. She had hopes for me to work in the UN, so I could continue continent hopping. That intimidated me.

I went in a very different direction. Film career, self employed, and a nomad.

Over the years, my career evolved from film producer, to sales and marketing expert, to coach, to stylist, now transformational style coach.

The most massive shift I felt from living in Spain is I found joy in the flow of each day. And when I’m not, I stop all things and realign. This looks like: starting my day over, sometimes changing my outfit, movement, mediation, writing, clean food, and positive connections.

While re-educating myself on my daily flow. Yes, I can sleep till 9am or 10am, and I’m giving myself space from late night chatting with sisters all over the globe. I’ve found new space for positive connections with communities globally and the women who are creating their soul style.

My heart can connect more openly with people as I’m no longer strapped with the trauma of the health journey. I’m no longer a victim to my body and situations, I no longer feel like I can’t fulfill my dreams.

I am still committed to healing my physical body and continually learning new ways to do it outside of just western medicine.

This is #LOVERECOVERY. It’s about bringing your heart forward in the most pure, elegant, open place. The amazing thing you learn is boundaries are absolutely necessary to keep your heart open.

Setting new boundaries is up to you and your desires. It’s 100% about what feels good to you.

It may be saying no to many things that you have FOMO about, but know that you don’t have the energy for. You may have to walk out on a date. You may have a hard conversation with someone about how your dynamic is playing out. But beauty, boundaries will change your game. It’s all about knowing how you feel and creating a new set point for yourself.

As I began to find my new rhythm, beach walks with Nikita, women’s circle on Sundays, hike’s into the depths of the forest on the cliff’s of the sea (it’s vast and beautiful here), I found more and more peace inside myself. I found the slow roads to take in the scenery and fresh air, leaving behind traffic jams filled with tourists and construction.

These are all small things and daily habits. Stepping into feeling okay with where I’m at in life, more joy has seeped into my body.

You’re here to experience the fullest most beautiful adventure you can dream of. Step into your rhythm, and set the tone on your terms. Sounds selfish, but it’s the most unselfish way to exist, because you are becoming solely responsible for yourself.

I’ve gotten really good at letting go of resistance and pivoting to a new focus that was more pleasurable. That thing or obstacle that had my panties in a twist would naturally resolve itself, or I realized that I needed to shift my perspective.

That’s all it takes, look at life through a new lens.

Be grateful for what you have. No one can tell you what you need. It’s your job to fulfill your own desires and then show up to serve yourself and naturally you will serve the world.

Easier said than done. So often, my anger about unfulfilled dreams would slap me in the face. I would fall down a dark hole and struggle to climb back into a good feeling place.

Honestly, I don’t think I ever really felt that “good feeling place” living in America. Yes, of course, there were moments, but there was always this voice saying, “It’s time to go.”

I used to think I was running away from something, but now I know I was always walking towards the life I always envisioned for myself that I had as a young woman.

Each day, I embrace my new life. Amazing, beautiful people have shown up in my world. Building new community is a skill my parents taught me at a young age, but it still doesn’t dissipate the anxiety of meeting new people.

It’s here, I witnessed how much I was afraid of the engagement of others. I was actually afraid of people, of YOU. There still was a sinking feeling that I was not “GOOD ENOUGH” to lead, to build, to support, to grow, to have all that my heart desires.

I am a true cancerian looking for her home, but I no longer feel homeless. I’m here with you sitting in this chair writing this love note to you with my hearts desires and holding a light to yours.

There are no words that can explain the fulfillment and satisfaction I feel each day I wake and go to sleep. It’s 100% a sensory experience. And when it’s off, I use my Somatic Dressing Method™ to track to where I need to shift my set point.

It’s pretty easy. For me, I look for flow of activity, engagement, and creativity. I forget about FOMO. I make choices in the moment of inspiration. I move towards joy and away from pain. I seek conscious positive connection. I look for fun and laughter.

If you need a little inspiration, grab this songComfortable.

I thought people were joking when they said how pleasurable and joy filled their life is.

So, here’s to living out your dreams and playing the game of love. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyways?

Hit reply and tell me what your big dreams are right now!

So much love and admiration,

Carrie

P.S. Raise your hand if this is you:

  • ️You crave freedom - with your time and your finances.

  • ️You only use natural nutritionals, skin care, and makeup.

  • ️The idea of working when you want from wherever you want sounds like a dream come true. (How about poolside with a glass of green juice?)

  • ️The thought of linking arms with powerhouse women who coach each other to new heights excites your heart.

We’re growing a wellness team. If you’re interested in learning how to build your own beauty and lifestyle brand with an incredible sisterhood, let’s chat. This month, I’m helping my sisters accomplish their goals. Wanna join us? Email me and we’ll connect.

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

There is pure magic in collaboration. Creating strategic aligned partnerships and alliances. When Amber flew me home to speak at her mastermind retreat in February, I had a wild awakening. I desired deeper connection with women who desire to build residual income.

I’ve worked with multiple social marketing companies over the years, but know they were a one hit wonder. I had to use multiple companies to meet my needs and it was overwhelming.

As I sat in the audience at Amber’s Accelerator Mastermind Retreat over 3 days and spoke with Rachel Camfield (Amber’s bestie, you have to see her speak at the Summit), I felt totally turned on to the opportunity to work closely with Rachel, Amber, and my goddess sister, Meg Haines. It wasn’t just them, it was the products they RE-introduced me too.

I saw the light. I saw the big picture. I birthed the vision!

The vision was ignited by these ladies to support women globally as they embrace their bodies and align their beauty & self care rituals.

Recently, I created a partnership with a beauty and wellness company to help you feel and look like your best version of self.

A little unknown secret about me: I used to be a Lifestyle Medicine Consultant, teaching doctors nutrition and lifestyle therapies to reverse chronic illness. AKA I taught them how to use supplements to heal their patients.

I’m all about the cleanest, the best, and the most natural products to support me.

Arbonne Products CarrieMontgomery.com

Firstly the nutrition line had no adverse effects on my tummy like many other commercial products. I was in just for that. But then I started washing my face with the skin care line and POW years of build up started peeling away.

My skin is transforming from the inside out and the new layers are glowing. It’s really something to be able to say at 42 years young!

Last week my photographer came over to do a shoot and she brought me the MAKEUP! Can I get a hell yes? I’ll do a comparison video for you of my vegan gluten free products vs. Arbonne soon.

Let me just say this product is light, breezy, soft and so subtle. It lasts all day and feels amazing! It’s a total game changer on the daily routine.

One thing I know, to feel true inner and outer beauty, there is a balance of daily self care habits, supportive nutrients that help you get to the outer results and masterful mindset.

You my beauty, are a full package deal!

My desire is to support you to get there. I’m looking for 4 women who want to have a rise in their own sense of beauty inside and out. Women who are seeking success, stability, and residual income based on meeting their lifestyle needs. If this feels like you, let’s connect. Just email me and we’ll get you set up for a convo.

I’d love to connect and birth a dream with you.

xo,

Carrie