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It’s all about the light

Light has this incredible way of making the ordinary super extraordinary.
That’s just one of the things I love about it.


Growing up in an environment that valued silence and stoicism over sharing anything meaningful, I spent many years of my life with an unsettled and uncertain feeling deep inside me. As a young adult, I felt out of place, unworthy and fearful of the future. Everyone seemed to be pointing the way to some vague road toward guaranteed happiness. A path set out by others long ago that if you are a “good” girl and did your perfect best you will marry a “nice” man and live happily ever after with your 2.5 children and dog.

I quite naturally set myself out on that same path, however when I dared to look closely at the people around me, except for a few beautiful rarities, they mostly seemed seriously dissatisfied, fearful and were neither happy nor fulfilled. And in fact, many seemed to be self-medicating their way through life hanging on by a thread. It wasn’t until I lost a very much-wanted baby through miscarriage that I realized that one’s happiness in life shouldn’t be pinned on the hope of something outside of ourselves.

I’ll be happy when…” we seemed to all be saying.

I tried to bravely move on, but this simple question about life led me to begin a quest of well-being, truth and understanding that would dominate the years that followed. I began yoga and mediation. I started to consume knowledge on the mind-body connection between health and happiness. I became fascinated by other religions and philosophies old and new. I listened to and read everything I could get my hands on.

As a new world began to unfold for me, I began to feel even more out of place in my own life.

In a Hail Mary pass effort of understanding,
I set fire to my comfortable life as a way to begin again.

Years later it hit me – the way out was actually to go within. What I was craving wasn’t something outside of me. I already had everything I needed inside me, I just had to learn how to access it. I credit my many years of dedicated meditation practice for allowing me the courage to look deep inside myself in an honest and truthful way with love and compassion. It gave me a nurturing space of forgiveness – not only for others, but most importantly for myself. Through meditation, I was able to rewire my thinking and dissolve my limiting beliefs. It helped me to understand and connect with my deepest fears, instead of running from them.

Acknowledging the truth of who I am and embracing the radical responsibility that comes with loving myself anyway ignited a massive shift in my way of being in the world.

This type of truth feels a lot like light.

Beautiful, bright transformative light.
This is where your own discovery can begin –
by listening to the truth of your own heart.

Now I’m passionately dedicated to helping others explore the threads of their own discovery and transformation by sharing useful tools, skills and knowledge that will empower them to live their best possible life.

 Carolyn xo

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“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

Brene Brown

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