Celebrate Your Wins

Rock Your Holiday Shuffle

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Can you believe it? We’re in the first week of December.  I don’t know where the past two months went.

Well, I do. I was settling into my new home.  Getting acquainted with life in Europe, specifically, island life.

With the holiday season upon us, it’s always filled with fun while connecting with others, a few tears while reflecting on the year, and inspiration as you peak into the new year.

I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m still angry at times about the sequence of events in my life. Many things were out of my control, but if you believe in co-creation and universal alignment, well, guess who’s staring you right in the face.

Yup, you… (me too).

Building a business, a brand, an experience for others to participate in takes focus, grit, and determination.  At times, I haven’t had that. Stepping into a new version of yourself isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes depth, awareness, a willingness to experiment, an ability to accept what is & a need to embody a new vision.

Let’s talk about all the emotions that come up during transformation.  (And the holidays. Can we say Bridget Jones might come out to play?)

You may start with hope.

  • A true desire and clear vision for a new sense of you

There will be fear.

  • What if it doesn’t work?

  • What if I can’t change?

And then anger & sadness sets in.

  • A blood curdling feeling of injustice

  • A heart wrenching ache of sorrow that can kill all hope

Emotions are an internal storyteller.  When you can’t feel them, breakdowns happen. It’s part of the process.

When we’re not living our truth and doing what we REALLY want to do, our bodies create illness. Symptoms that plague your focus.  They dominate your perspective and your commitment to keep going. They influence your actions.

And, then you pause, because there’s a decision to make.  “Do I stretch into the new me or do I stay here drowning in fear, doubt, and frustration?” Believe it or not, when it feels like your back is up against the wall, you have a choice.

That choice can be your deadlines, your body, your family, but please consider your body first. You’re nothing without your health and livelihood.

So, what does this have to do with style?

You know that woman who walks into the holiday party and you can’t stop staring at her?

She’s so put together. Her nails, hair, and outfit look beautiful. It’s not the attire that you’re drawn to. It’s her vibe. She flutters about the room, smiling, with sparkly clutch in hand -- introducing herself to everyone with ease.

She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.

You don’t have to wait until the New Year to make your style a priority.

The key to sashaying into the holidays feeling good, is to focus on your style before you feel ready.

On Friday, December 14th at 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST, I’m going to present the Entrepreneurs Guide to Holiday Style: How to Step Out of Your House Feeling Cozy & Confident without Wearing Your Cozies.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the fashion industry isn’t on your side and how to make peace with it

  • My spiritual practice to discovering your Style

  • How your clothes can create more connections and confidence to make it through holiday celebrations and breakdowns

Join us here!

Please don’t sleep on this.

To provide you with extra time to do a Q&A at the end, I have to hold space for only 20 women.

I cannot wait to empower you with this information!

Cheers!

Carrie

P.S. Here’s that link to sign up again.

Style from the Inside Out

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Your journey to style can be soulful and connected.  It can bring you to new heights and experiences with your own body.  Maybe you’ll step on stage in your elegant fit and flare dress, or cozy up fireside in your Uggs with a sherpa robe, sipping on warm cocoa.

We all have a different style and it’s hard to navigate exactly what you need to wear to feel your best. How can you make smart choices when you’re bombarded with millions of commercial deals out there?

Buy THIS for 80% off! OMG, that’s a deal, but in reality it’s a shitty piece of clothing that you’ll only wear once.  The ultimate impulse buy was covering up a true need for rest and restoration.

Finding your soul style isn’t a straight road.  It’s hard to figure it out by yourself. That’s why I love helping women step into their own true sense of comfort and confidence by listening to their body.  Confidence goes beyond the labels you wear. Clothes are a tool to help you feel as good as you look.

Recently I was chosen to be the COVER WOMAN of Maine Women Magazine. Yes, that’s how I got the text. More like this…

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It was a moment for me.  Completely unexpected. I had a casual conversation with the creative director. She said she’d pitch me. At that time, I was honored by the idea, but didn’t attach too much to the outcome.  I was thrilled to just have my work featured in the magazine.

I sat at my friend’s restaurant, with my new friends in Ibiza, and we soaked up the good news. The four of us, a modern mix of worlds coming together to celebrate life.

For me, being featured in a women’s magazine was a celebration.  Have a look at the story in Maine Women Magazine.

Take a moment. Acknowledge if you’ve celebrated your work.  Have you honored the hours of blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve put into your creation?

If not, I highly recommend you take a moment to decide how you want to celebrate YOU.

XO,

Carrie