HOLIDAY (ie. family) SURVIVAL GUIDE

Beautiful Woman;

It’s that time of year again…THE HOLIDAYS, which you may either love or hate.

But if the holidays are at all difficult for you, there’s often a very sound reason (generally rooted in childhood trauma.) And more often than not, has to do with difficult family-of-origin dynamics.

People often curse the holidays, but what’s not stated outright is that the hardest thing about this time of year, is being forced to sit in a room with family members that make you feel less than warm and cozy.

Yes, I’m saying that what mostly makes the holidays difficult is FAMILY. That’s right — those people that ignite inner feelings of conflict, and that are more easily avoided the rest of the year.

If you have difficult family members that you feel anxious and tangled up around…I get it! So often, we feel guilt or shame about how we feel about family members, and take it upon ourselves, wondering: what’s wrong with me? But these feelings are really your inner guidance system letting you know that these people (yes..maybe even your mother, father or siblings) are toxic.

If you have family members that are critical, judgmental, phony, bullying, blaming, disrespectful of boundaries, insulting, rude, needy, intrusive, fill in the blank…it’s NORMAL to want to escape them.

Listen…just so you know, this took me a VERY long time to learn. You are not alone here!

So, how to make it through family gatherings with grace, while maintaining your sanity in the process?

Here are a few tips that helped me sail through Thanksgiving this year, and I hope they help you too.

1) KNOW WHAT/WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH: This means mentally rehearsing how difficult family members are bound to act, and prepare yourself. Maybe this involves a clever comeback line to assert a strong boundary, or figure out how you’re going to consciously ignore them. Either way, prepare yourself for this difficult person’s predictable behavior, so that you’re armed and ready, rather than being caught off-guard.

2) TAKE ENERGETIC REMEDIES: Protecting your self with energetic remedies can be wildly effective. My favorites are Flower Essences–the power of which are unparalleled. Here are two of my most potent allies, both for under $20.00: Soul Support blend by Alaskan Essenceshttps://alaskanessences.com/products/soul-support-1-oz
and Emergency Protection by Delta Gardenshttps://deltagardens.com/products/emergency-protection?_pos=1&_sid=ca4786847&_ss=r

3)BRING YOUR OWN FUN: The most common strategy to make it through family gatherings is to grit your teeth, hold your breath, and/or anesthetize your self with too much dessert or wine. But there’s a better way! Instead, decide to change the course of the gathering, by bringing your own fun. For me, I love to sing, so this Thanksgiving, I brought my guitar, and my son played and we sang into the night. You can bring your own gifts to steer the course of how the gathering proceeds, rather falling prey to the energy of others. Some other ideas are bringing art supplies, games, stories or topics of conversation to engage the table in.

4)SET UP SUPPORT: Make a plan with a friend, therapist or healer beforehand, to have a phone date/face time to discharge emotions and feelings, for all the issues that are bound to arise.

What are your strategies for making it through the Holidays and family gatherings? I’d love to hear!

And, if you’re feeling the need for health and healing support at this time of year, please know I’m here to help.

Currently, I have a few openings for complimentary, 1-1 Healing Awareness Calls, and if you feel the need, I encourage you to reach out.

In this session, we’ll delve deeply into your areas of distress, while I hold space with deep, intuitive listening. From here, I’ll provide guidance and resources, to usher you into your next chapter of health and vibrancy. Simply click HERE to schedule your complimentary session now.

Over the last 16 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal from some of the most entrenched health and wellness challenges, through my unique system that gets to the root cause of an issue, and then proceeds to usher you into your fullest life. Simply click HERE to schedule your session.

Sessions fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you have an intuitive sense that I may be able to help, I strongly encourage you to take the step, and book your CALL.

And finally, finally, I’m proud to announce a new healing platform, in which I’ll be sharing my 25 years of health knowledge and healing gems!

It’s a FB Group: Where Goddesses Heal: Women’s Health Secrets Revealed! And I’d love you to participate: to receive support, knowledge and guidance. Come on over by clicking on the link below, and once in, click the “join” button, to get in on the action: https://www.facebook.com/groups/569516073872440/

Hope to see you there.

With Love and Healing 🌹

Carla

Juicy~Vibrance in the Peri/Menopausal Years

Beautiful Woman;

Here’s my sacred oath to myself at this phase of life: to make this chapter  the very best yet! To live fully into every last drop of my potential for brilliance, vibrancy and love.
And to fully soar…

Are you with me? Do you believe that it’s even possible at this stage of the game?

If you have a quiet but nagging doubt about this possibility, trust me, I get it!

When my marriage unexpectedly crumbled when I was 54, I was like, “WTF…….who will ever love me at this age? How will I ever achieve the life that I know I’m meant to live?” And the hidden but nagging fears, “Am I just over the hill? Am I all washed up?”

Who knew that I’d been SO f*cking conditioned by the patriarchy…and that deep down, I believed that I was less than beautiful, sexy, vivacious and had the power to create whatever desired, all because I was clear on the other side of my child-bearing years.

Perhaps, you too, secretly run some version of this outdated story.

Especially if you’ve been facing challenges with your health, relationships or work~ it’s hard not to give into the idea that your best years are behind you.

It’s hard not to give into the despair that you’ll never receive the gifts and visions of life that you’ve long dreamed of.

The notion that women are washed up after our child-bearing years has long been the message of the patriarchy. But I’m here to tell you that it’s a lie, and actually, it’s your time to rise….

To buy into the myth of the washed-up (peri)menopausal woman is like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Because within the fullness of your years, including all the pain, trauma, struggle, heartache and heartbreak that you may have amassed in healthy portions…there has been an equal measure of healing, wisdom and strength gathered, as well as the expansion of your  heart – all of which is pure gold, and that which you carry into this next phase of life.

You know who you are like never before. You know your strengths and weakness, desires, dreams and secret callings. And with this knowledge, you have the capacity to smash every limitation, and live full-out like never before.

For me this means accepting nothing less than authentic, giving and honoring relationships. It means living as the singer and writer that I always was inside, but remained closeted for much of my life. It means creating a beautiful living environment that’s a sanctuary. It means feeding myself only the best food with plenty of time for nurturing rest. These are some of the components of my best life.

How about you? What do you need to bring in for wellbeing, and what do you need to let go of…in order to live into your next, best chapter?

If you’re feeling stuck in any of these areas, I can help. One of my super-powers is seeing where your blocks lie, and then finding clear and effective solutions to help you break through them into thriving.

Currently, I have a few openings for complimentary, 1-1 Healing Awareness Calls, and if you’re feeling called, I encourage you to go for it…

In this session, we’ll delve deeply into your areas of distress, while I hold space with deep, intuitive listening. From here, I’ll provide guidance and resources, to usher you into your next chapter of health and vibrancy. Simply click HERE to schedule your complimentary session now.

Over the last 16 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal from some of the most entrenched health and wellness challenges, through my unique system that gets to the root cause of an issue, and then proceeds to usher you into your fullest life. Simply click HERE to schedule your session.

Sessions fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you have an intuitive sense that I may be able to help, I strongly encourage you to take the step, and book your CALL.

And finally, finally, I’m proud to announce a new healing platform, in which I’ll be sharing my 25 years of health knowledge and healing gems!

It’s a FB Group: Where Goddesses Heal: Women’s Health Secrets Revealed! And I’d love you to participate: to receive support, knowledge and guidance. Come on over by clicking on the link below, and once in, click the “join” button, to get in on the action: https://www.facebook.com/groups/569516073872440/

Hope to see you there.

With Love and Healing 🌹

Carla

Enlightened Approach to Depression~Anxiety

Beautiful Woman;

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly?”

Perhaps…but let’s face it, between the wintery-cold, the snow, and the holidays, it’s frequently a time that many of us experience depression and anxiety as a near constant companion.

Or maybe you’re in the peri/menopausal years, and these lovely symptoms are simply a part of the package. I know that when I entered menopause, my most intense symptom wasn’t hot flashes, weight gain or decreased libido…it was intense anxiety!

I also struggled with depression in my teens and early twenties, having come from a family of fairly, severe depressives, and therefore learned this coping mechanism early on.

But living in spiritual community with a steady meditation practice in my mid-twenties, taught me another habit of mind. Since then, I’ve very rarely experienced any depression at all, even in the midst of some terrible circumstances.

Here’s what I’ve learned about depression and anxiety through these experiences, as well as years of helping my clients to heal from mental health challenges the holistic way.

Clearly, depression and anxiety are integral with biochemical alterations in the body and the brain that make you feel like crap. The medical approach is to keep you on a psychiatric medication indefinitely, in order to “correct” these biochemical aberrations with synthetic chemicals.

But the problem with medication is that it does nothing to address the root cause of the imbalance. Think of the symptoms of depression and anxiety as the outermost layer of an onion. Treating with medication in an ongoing way to manipulate your biochemistry, while never getting to the source of the imbalance.

The enlightened approach to healing depression and anxiety is to peel back the layers of the onion, to find the place that these mental challenges began, took root, and then…to heal that place.

Now for clarification, I have nothing against medication (as a matter of fact, Valium has been a very good friend to me during a few distinct moments of crisis,) even though I also know of great and effective natural remedies that can be tremendously helpful.

I believe in having the wisdom to utilize the appropriate substance for the appropriate circumstance. But remember, whether you use a pharmaceutical or an herb, you’re still working on the level of the physiology.

But there’s a deeper truth, which is that mental health issues have an ORIGIN that underly these physiologic changes, and the enlightened approach is to discover that original source, the place where the imbalance took root, and heal from there.

This is how I help my clients to truly HEAL from depression and anxiety. What does this require? First and foremost, an open mind, because you won’t find these explanations in a medical text or the latest study. But if they pertain to you, they’ll ring true on the deepest level.

Here are some of the out-of-the-box origins of depression~anxiety that I’ve found with my clients, and have helped them heal from:

~History of Trauma
~Lineage Issues (this means that you’re unconsciously holding burdens for your ancestors.)
~Entity Attachment (weird…yes! But much more common than you’d think, and actually, an easy one to solve.)
~Birth Trauma (something you wouldn’t remember consciously, but it lives on in your body and causes issues.)
~Negative Self-talk (this can get brutal and exhausting!)
~Medical issues such as hormonal imbalance, low thyroid and Lyme disease & co-infections.
~Toxic Relationships

From here, we heal the biochemistry naturally with:

Dietary changes (hint: get off sugar!)
Supplements – 5HTP, Vitamin D, Magnesium, B Vitamins, fish oils
Herbs – St. Johns Wort, Damiana, Lavender
Essential Oils – I love the citrus oils here, but there are so many.
Exercise – cardio is the best!
Flower Essences – Gorse, Borage and others

I hope you’re learning new things that are useful. And if you’d like to learn more about how I help my clients heal Depression and Anxiety the natural, holistic, enlightened way…you’re in luck!

I have a few openings in my schedule this week for complimentary, 1-1 Healing Awareness Calls. In this call, we’ll delve deeply into your distress, while I hold space with intuitive listening. You’ll then receive wisdom, insight and guidance for the next steps in your healing journey. Simply click HERE to schedule your complimentary session now.

Over the last 16 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal from some of the most entrenched and difficult health and wellness challenges, through my unique system that gets to the root cause, and then proceeds to usher you into your fullest life. Simply click HERE to schedule your session.

Sessions fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you have an intuitive sense that I may be able to help, I strongly encourage you to take the step, and book your CALL.

Finally, here’s a prescription for the true and enlightened way to heal from Depression~Anxiety, and to live your best life:

~Take responsibility for all of your life, and EVERYTHING that happens to you.

~Know that you are powerful beyond measure.

~Believe that healing is possible in EVERY circumstance, with the proper support and remedies.

And finally, finally, I’m proud to announce a new healing platform, in which I’ll be sharing my 25 years of health knowledge and healing gems!

It’s a FB Group: Where Goddesses Heal: Women’s Health Secrets Revealed! And I’d love you to participate, to receive support, knowledge and guidance. Come on over by clicking on the link below, and once in, click the “join” button, to get in on the action: https://www.facebook.com/groups/569516073872440/

I’ll be going LIVE this Thursday at 1pm ET, sharing remedies for Depression~Anxiety, and answering all of your burning questions. So mark your calendars!

Until then….

Sending Love and Healing 🌹

Carla

How I Learned Healthy Boundaries (the hard way!)

Beautiful Woman;

“Healthy Boundaries” has become something of a catch phrase in recent years, where you know that you’re “supposed” to have them…but do you really have them?? Do you REALLY even know what they are???

If you’re anything like me (for the majority of my life), as well as most of my clients…not so much.

Here’s the deal: If you have ANY relationships in your life that are continually: conflictual, draining, imbalanced, unsupportive, overly-needy, depressing, anxiety-producing, intrusive, disrespectful, mean, undermining, bullying or leave you feeling just plain BAD…your boundaries are less than stellar.

You may be thinking, “REALLY?!?” But all relationships have issues, right?!? And all I can control is my side of things, right?!?.

Well…there’s more to the story. This shit is SO tricky, because relationships are the stuff of LIFE — you can’t just give them up. Becoming a hermit just isn’t a viable option, if you want a happy, fulfilled life. The tricky part is that relationship dynamics are so unconscious, because the template is set when you’re still pre-verbal. And these same patterns are the dynamics that you bring into ALL of your relationships throughout your whole life. To be able to see the patterns that you’re bringing into your relationships, and how YOU are in fact shaping them, is like looking at your own face without the luxury of a mirror.

So for instance, if you learned to be an emotional caretaker to a needy or unstable parent, this set the stage for a life time of forgoing your own needs in order to receive love. Ouch!!!

This is no small thing ladies..this is a f*cking twisted conundrum to untangle! Let me tell you because I’ve done it, and lived to tell. But just barely…

My story is this: I got into psychology and self-help books in my teens (to help relieve the constant suffering and confusion), then therapy in college, and by the time I was in my early thirties, worked hard on painful relationship patterns –letting of friendships and romantic partners that felt unhealthy and unsupportive.

One relationship after the next, I shed and shed what felt to be unhealthy, and some were more painful than others. But the truth is, it took me two more decades to understand that those closest to me were in fact, the most toxic of all (ie, my husband – who was essentially, an energetic carbon-copy of a toxic parent, whose undermining behavior was extremely covert.)

What I learned was that my relationship patterns were basically the paradigm of this: ‘I give/You take’, and this felt to be the only way that love was available to me. Of course, this was all completely unconscious. So when family-life became challenging, I dug in my heels and worked harder and harder, ie, I simply GAVE more and more.

But what I’ve learned on the other side is PRICELESS and has ushered me into a whole new way of life. What I now know is that a toxic, unhealthy relationship WILL eventually show up in your body as ill health. So if you’re having any chronic or lingering health issues, it’s imperative to consider the relationships in your life at this time, and whether or not they are serving you. It takes great courage to do this exploration, but there’s also no greater satisfaction.

Because on the flip side of the coin, I’m now learning that a healthy relationship feels enlivening, an energizing GIVE-GIVE. In a healthy relationship, it actually feels good and life-enhancing to give, because the other person gives bountifully to you as well. It’s a win-win right now, at this moment in time — rather than waiting for the promise of future that will probably never come.

Here are the 5 pieces of wisdom that I’ve learned about HEALTHY BOUNDARIES:
🌹 Listen to Your Body: it always lets you know when something feels off. If you’re having continual pain, mystery symptoms or lack of energy, think about the relationships in your life, and how they may be negatively impacting you. Consider how you feel in your body when you’re around this person. If something in your body feels off, rest assured that there’s a boundary that needs to be erected.
🌹 HEALTHY BOUNDARY = NO.
Plain and simple. No means that you will NOT tolerate a given behavior. It doesn’t mean that you tell the person what your needs are, they ignore you, and you let it go. That’s NOT erecting healthy boundaries. That’s letting the other person trample your boundaries.
🌹 After you state your ‘NO’ let the chips fall where they will. This is the part that takes courage, because it involves RISK. You don’t know how the other person will react, and at the very least, there’s bound to be discord as the relationship settles into a new normal. But this is part of growth, and what leads to healthy expansion.
🌹 Commit to AUTHENTICITY: this is about learning to express your needs, scary as this may be. You see, it’s possible to change the terms of your relationship, if the other person is motivated as well, and capable of change. The risk is whether the other person will be able to meet you, and there are no guarantees.
🌹 YOU TRAIN THE UNIVERSE: in other words, you’re the ONLY person that can change the patterns that you bring to relationships. Yes, it’s hard work, but is there really any alternative?
Can you relate to any of this? Where do you tend to get stuck in difficult relationship patterns? I’d love to hear, if you’d like to write back. I’ll respond to any questions you have.

With Love and Healing 🌹

Carla


IN SEARCH OF TRUE HEALTH?

(including beautiful relationships & healthy boundaries…)

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal their most difficult health and wellness challenges, through my unique system that gets to the root of your problems…and ushers you into your fullest life! 

Simply click HERE if you’d like to experience this healing for your self.

Like my client N:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, and scared. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” 

NS, dancer and photographer. 

In this call, we will delve deeply into your body~mind~spirit, where you’ll gain insight and direction for your your next steps. Click HERE to schedule your complimentary session.

If you have a lingering health issue, or have been ignoring or pushing through mysterious symptoms that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried therapy, acupuncture, energy healing, seemingly everything – but NOTHING is really changing. I feel confident that my methods will bring the transformation that you’ve been seeking.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look. This healing goes to the root of not only your physical symptoms, but also the emotional and energetic underpinnings that keep pathology locked in place.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health and wellness, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards transforming your health and life on the deepest level.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, or curiosity about how I could help you to finally heal, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

Secrets to a Good Night’s SLEEP!

Beautiful Woman;

If there’s one issue that almost every woman whose struggling with health issues or peri/menopause contends with, it’s the need for a good night’s sleep!

There are so many sleep formulas and remedies on the market, not to mention pharmaceuticals like Ambien and Sonata – and you may have tried them all!

But there are reasons for poor sleep that are generally glossed-over and little discussed. In this article, we’ll look into these rarely addressed causes, so that you can take the appropriate steps to get great sleep, on a near regular basis.

The first issue that needs exploration, is the most obvious, but also the most overlooked — definitely the elephant in the room when it comes to sleep problems.

WORRY

The most universal, yet ignored reason for poor sleep — perhaps because there’s a sense that nothing can be done about it. But hey…we all have worries, and that’s most likely not about to change as long as you continue to participate in this game of Life. So the question becomes: how to avoid carrying your worries into the bedroom? How can you create a special container for sleep, leaving worry for your waking hours (when you can actually take action-steps and do something about it.)

Here’s an exercise I find helpful:

Before bed make a list of all your worries, and number them. Then, next to each worry, write a one-sentence action-step that you’ll take the following day to deal with the problem. This can help set your unconscious mind at ease, in the knowledge that your problems are being dealt with. Try it as an experiment, and let me know what happens. You may choose to make it a habit.

BEDROOM or SLEEP SPACE

This is another overlooked area when it comes to a good night’s sleep. The biggest thing to consider here, is whether or not your bedroom is a peaceful place that allows your nervous system to relax and let go.

Do you do your work on your computer or phone in your bedroom? A good rule to follow is to keep all work-related items and electronics out of the bedroom. Yes, this includes your phone. Also, for really sensitive individuals, having electric outlets behind your head can be really disruptive to the nervous system.

Other things to consider: does your sleep space have adequate quiet and darkness? Apartment living can be a challenge in these areas. Solutions such as black-out curtains, a good pair of earplugs and white-noise machines can make the difference. I’m also a fan of Apps that play nature sounds, which can be peaceful and conducive for sleep.

BED-FELLOW CHALLENGES

A bit of a touchy subject, but can be a real problem when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. Is your bed partner a loud snorer, or toss & turner?? Or, perhaps, you’re having difficult emotions towards your partner for this reason or that? In either case, you may need to create an alternate sleeping situation temporarily or longer, as you’re working things out.

BEDDING

Is your bedding cozy and comfortable? Think about your mattress, pillows, blankets and sheets, and consider if they are causing any distress. Have you ever slept in someone else’s bed and felt as if you experienced their thoughts and emotions? I have! And it taught me so much about the way that mattresses hold energy. So, if you have gone through a very traumatic time, or have recently split up with a partner, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. When I left my marriage, I told my Ex that he could take the mattress. I didn’t want that stale, old energy!

Another important consideration is the fact that most mattresses are made with all sorts of toxic chemicals that you may have a sensitivity to. I’ve been pleased to see that Organic Mattress Companies have become more common, and the price has come down in recent years. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you may want to look into organic options.

HERBAL REMEDIES

The category of herbs for sleep are called Nervines, and include: Valerian, Chamomile, Lavender, Hops, California Poppy and Passionflower, amongst others. The important point to consider when it comes to herbal remedies is to find the right one for YOU, which may take a bit of experimentation. I’ve found a teabag of lavender and chamomile, (there’s a good one made by the company Traditional Medicinals) to be very potent. You can steep for 20 minutes, and take a few sips an hour or so before bed, and then again if you wake in the middle of the night.

Another point to consider is that if you have Adrenal Depletion, you may actually need adaptogenic herbs to help with sleep. This may be counter-intuitive, as adaptogenic herbs generally give us energy. However, you actually need enough Chi to be able to sleep. A wonderful herb for to this end is Ashwaganda, which is both building for the adrenals and relaxing.

SUPPLEMENTS

Over the years of experimenting with many different combinations, my favorite “cocktail” for sleep is a combination of Melatonin, Magnesium and CBD oil. I love the DaVinci brand Melatonin spray. You can take it before bed, and if you wake in the middle of the night, to help get back to sleep.

In conclusion, I will say that there are times when it’s actually helpful and appropriate for your unconscious to be actively waking you in the middle of the night. If there are some big issues in your life to contend with, this time between waking and sleep can be a really useful window to work things out. If this is the case, try not to fight with it. Rather, welcome the wisdom that your subconscious is trying to bring through.

And tomorrow, Thursday the 14th, I’ll be going LIVE on my FB page at 1pm EST https://www.facebook.com/naturalhealingforwomen/, to discuss SLEEP, and taking all your questions!

I’ll be sharing all my favorite brands for supplements, tips and tricks, and I hope to see there.

Until then, wishing you a good night’s sleep, tonight and always….

With Love and Healing,

Carla


 

IN SEARCH OF HEALING?

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique system that gets to the roots of dis-ease and gets you back to living your fullest life!

Like my client N:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, scared and hopeless. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” 

NS, dancer and photographer. 

I desire to help you heal in your body~mind~spirit, and achieve this type of healing for your self. This week, I’ve opened up my schedule for complimentary 1-1 Calls for those needing my help.

If you know that a health issue, or if you’ve received a disturbing diagnosis, or have been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried therapy, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal rather than continually living with a chronic health condition, but not sure how to proceed…

 …then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations, simply click HERE if you’d like to experience this type of support.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health issues, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life for good.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings is:

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address these issues that take up residence in our cells and deplete our life force energy, we won’t truly heal.

Are you ready to get your vibrancy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you! Click HERE to schedule your spot now.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

I so look forward to helping you uncover your unique road back to the full life that calls. Feel free to email to learn more. Simply press HERE.

 


TRAUMA LIVES IN YOUR BODY

Beautiful Woman;

Rare is the woman who has not experienced trauma. Are you aware of a trauma that continues to trigger strong reactions of fear, rage, grief or helplessness – on a weekly or even daily basis?

If so, you’re in good company. Or perhaps you’re unaware of a particular trauma, but grew up in a household of neglect or abuse, and only know that your body and world have never felt like a safe place to reside. Personally, I can relate to both of these scenarios – and trauma has always showed up in my body as physical symptoms.

Here’s how this works: a traumatic event from the past causes triggers in the present, and these triggers create a chemical cascade of stress hormones that flood your bloodstream and tissues. In time, these chemicals wreak havoc on the health of your cells and decrease immune function, which leads to an overall decline in health. Over years of helping women heal from all kinds of chronic health conditions, I’ve found that trauma often lies at the root of many dis-ease processes.

So what constitutes trauma? Trauma is defined in different ways, but here’s my definition: an overwhelming experience that renders you helpless and/or hyper-vigilant, or a consistent reality that feels out-of-control and unbearable. Trauma can disrupt  your system to such an extent, that a part of your consciousness splits off and remains frozen in time, while protective mechanisms such as denial, rationalization and avoidance kick into high-gear, to guard your consciousness from terror, shock, grief or other overwhelming emotions.

And here’s one of the main problems that persists: trauma that resides in the body may rob you of a sense of freewill, keeping you stuck in a painful past, and not being fully alive in the present.

Have you ever wondered how many psychiatric diagnoses may actually be attributed to trauma? Anxiety disorder, depression, Bipolar, OCD, even ADD. So many people are given drugs for these conditions. But drugs cannot cure trauma – only dampen a physiology that’s reacting to fear and overwhelm, based on an event from the past.

How many chronic illnesses have at their root trauma? Autoimmunity, cancer, persistent infection, ovarian cysts, infertility, inflammatory bowel disease – these are just some of the health issues that I’ve seen with trauma at their root.

If a person is unable to identify their feelings because they are too overwhelming and painful, they may show up in the body as migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS, back pain or fatigue. These are just some of the ways that  trauma manifests in the body.

In the seminal book, The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD, he states, “trauma robs you of the feeling that you are in charge of yourself, of what I will call self-leadership. The challenge of recovery is to reestablish ownership of your body and your mind – of your self. This means feeling free to know what you know and to feel what you feel without becoming overwhelmed, enraged, ashamed or collapsed.”

I would also add that healing from trauma gives you an opportunity to overcome the addictions that you’ve used to numb your consciousness. Intolerable feelings are often habitually masked by food, alcohol, screen-time or shopping. This is how your addictions function for you – keeping you from experiencing painful or overwhelming feelings in the moment.

Van Der Kolk also states, “It is especially challenging for traumatized people to discern when they are actually safe and to be able to activate their defenses when they are in danger.” This points to how trauma, can keep you enmeshed in very unhealthy situations. And I love the following statement of Van Der Kolk, which I find both poetic and tragic: “Trauma can turn the whole world into a gathering of aliens.” For those of us who have been traumatized by family members and those who were supposed to love and care for us, it can make all of humanity feel unsafe.

So how do we heal trauma that resides in the body? What does this look like? To start with, it’s a matter of recovering of a sense of safety, and learning to tolerate your difficult feelings without becoming overwhelmed.

If you’ve been effected by trauma, you need to learn to befriend the sensations in the body that feel threatening. Yoga, massage and other somatic therapies are great for this. Physical self-awareness is the first step, which is the basis for trauma therapies like Somatic Experiencing –  where trauma is accessed and discharged via physical sensations and habitual gestures. Flower Essence Therapy is another wonderful tool that I’ve used with my clients for over 18 years. It is a gentle yet powerful catalyst for releasing trauma at the root.

Ultimately, humans are social beings, and traumatized people recover best in the context of relationships. Trusted relationships help us to tolerate and process the reality of what happened to us. Having a strong social support is the most powerful healer when it comes to trauma, says Van Der Kolk: “Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”

Recovery involves reconnecting with others that are safe, learning to tolerate your feelings without becoming overwhelmed, and ultimately integrating the aspects of your self that have been split off, and remain frozen in time. Integration also means putting the traumatic event into its proper place in the overall arc of your life.

One of the most powerful therapeutic tools for healing trauma is sharing your story in the presence of supportive people, and turning it into a narrative to be shared. If you’ve been hurt and victimized, it’s vital to acknowledge and name what’s happened to you. Feeling listened to and understood actually changes your physiology, which further helps you feel safe. Without language and context, your awareness may be limited to a vague sense of fear unconnected to the appropriate source.

I love to utilize and recommend artistic expression: journal writing, music, dance, and something I call “rage dumps” – where you use your imagination to play out the rage you feel towards a person that’s wronged you. It can be amazingly cathartic and freeing!

Telling your truth and the story of what happened to you is a powerful stance that changes you on a cellular level. To this end, I’d like to invite to come over to my FB page, to share your story of trauma: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhealingforwomen
I will respectfully read and hold space for each and every sharing.

Identifying what you feel in your body, sharing your story, releasing it, and then finding new ground – this is the pathway out of trauma…the pathway out of living a life on repeat loop and feeling trapped. This is the pathway to freedom.

I’m wishing you this complete freedom and healing from trauma…today and always.

With Love and Healing,

Carla


Clear Trauma and HEAL

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique system that gets to the roots of dis-ease and gets you back to living your fullest life!

Like my client N:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, scared and hopeless. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” 

NS, dancer and photographer. 

I desire to help you heal the trauma in your body, and achieve this type of healing for your self. This week, I’ve opened up my schedule for complimentary 1-1 Calls for those needing my help.

If you know that a trauma continues to cause you harm, or if you’ve received a disturbing diagnosis, or have been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried therapy, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal rather than continually living with a chronic health condition, but not sure how to proceed…

 …then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations, simply click HERE if you’d like to experience this type of support.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health issues, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life for good.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings is:

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address these issues that take up residence in our cells and deplete our life force energy, we won’t truly heal.

Are you ready to get your vibrancy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you! Click HERE to schedule your spot now.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

I so look forward to serving you, and uncovering your unique road back to the full life that calls. Feel free to email to learn more. Simply press HERE.

 

MYSTERIOUS SYMPTOMS? Answers Inside…

Beautiful Woman;

Do you have mysterious symptoms, that no doctor or practitioner has been able to explain or get to the bottom of? Have you tried way too many remedies and therapies, but seem to end up back with the same old issues?

If so, you’re not alone. As a sensitive, spiritually-evolved woman, symptoms show up in your body and behave differently than for others. Doctor’s assessments, lab tests and medical studies often don’t pick up or understand your bodily symptoms. Why? Because these tools are so much grosser and more limited than your body is at FEELING things.

FEELINGS are your super-power! And often times, you can feel things in your body, long before they become evident on lab tests or to a doctor’s perception.

Just because you are able to feel things which may be too subtle to be picked up by medical science, doesn’t mean they’re not valid (even if your doctor looks at you like you’re crazy!) On the contrary, your physical symptoms are pointing to something off-kilter in your system, and need to be deciphered and understood.

This is how your body, (psyche and soul) gets your attention. And it’s critical to take these symptoms seriously, understand their message, and then take action to bring about resolution.

Fatigue. Bodily Pain. Headaches. Sleeplessness. Food Intolerances. Bloating, Constipation/Diarrhea. Menstrual issues. Etc….

Below is a small sampling of CAUSES, of where your mystery symptoms may stem from:

Hard-to-detect infection (viral, fungal, parasitic, bacterial) that hasn’t been tested for, or is hard to pick up on lab tests,
environmental sensitivities, hormonal imbalance, gut toxicity, vitamin/mineral imbalance, history of trauma, emotional stress, spiritual or energetic issue, MTHFR and other clearance problems. And SO much more!!!

Half of these things the medical community doesn’t even believe in! The other half can be very difficult to decipher. That’s why it’s vital to look for answers outside of the mainstream box.

And…what to do if your symptoms are rooted in trauma, emotional or spiritual realms? That’s where energy work, trauma-resolution and other insight-methods come into the picture – the realm where I love to help my clients find answers.

I’d love to hear from you, if you deal with mystery symptoms, and have trouble finding answers. You are meant to get to their root and truly heal, so you can get on with the life that you were meant to live.

With Love and Healing,

Carla


Needing Support to HEAL a Mysterious Health Issue?

If so, I’m here to help.

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique system that gets to the roots of dis-ease and gets you back to living your fullest life!

Like one client who writes:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, scared and hopeless. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” 

NS, dancer and photographer. 

I can help you achieve true healing too. I’ve opened up my schedule for several complimentary 1-1 Calls this week, for those needing my help. Simply click HERE to schedule.

If you’ve been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal rather than continually living with a chronic health issue, but not sure how to proceed…

 …then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations, and if your interested, you should click HERE if you’d like to experience this type of support.

 

I want you to have the experience of being truly heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain with no clear answers from doctors and alternative practitioners.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health issues, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings is:

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address these issues that take up residence in our cells and deplete our life force energy, we won’t truly heal.

Are you ready to get your vibrancy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you! Click HERE to schedule your spot now.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

F*CK CHRONIC ILLNESS – YOU CAN HEAL!!!

Beautiful Woman;
Okay, maybe this title is a bit inflammatory, but I got somewhat  triggered recently, after seeing a famous health and lifestyle coach, leading the charge for those, “living with chronic illness.”

Don’t get me wrong…I’m certainly in favor of empowering any marginalized group, such as those living with a chronic illness. Lord knows, I’ve spent much of my life in this category! However, I’m also aware what a slippery slope it can be, to take on this   definition and make it a part of your identity.

Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. And it is generally agreed that they are on the rise. The CDC states that 6 out of every 10 Americans have a chronic disease, and 4 out of 10 have two or more chronic diseases.

These statistics are pretty shocking right, and say something really important about the spectrum of health and illness in our culture, including the phenomenon that illness breeds more illness.

Is it any wonder? Our medical system and culture at large enables disease by labeling it as “chronic”, and sticking patients on medications indefinitely, without any projection of renewed health, or the understanding for how real healing takes place.

You see, the diagnosis of chronic disease and prescription drugs go hand in hand, ensuring ongoing dependence on a pharmaceutical industry that’s driven by profits, more than health or helping those in need.

Depression, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Autoimmune disease, Back Pain, Diabetes, Cancer, Fibroids, recurring UTIs, Cervical Dysplasia. All of these ailments are looked on by conventional medicine as a progressive process that will get worse over time unless medical intervention keeps the process static.

In my opinion, there’s been a massive cultural brainwashing around the progressive and ongoing nature of illness that’s taken place over the last 50 years, dictating the reality of Chronic Disease, and the need to spend your life dependent on a drug that keeps your physiology permanently altered, in order to keep your symptoms and disease process at bay.

It wasn’t always this way. For instance, my grandmother, who came from the “old country”, lived to be 100 years old, and never spent a day in the hospital until the last year of her life. She was never on any medications, and always healthy–which she attributed to her daily intake of wheat germ! This, in sharp contrast to my parents, who took handfuls of daily medication, prescribed for their chronic diagnoses.

What disturbs me about the term, “living with chronic illness”, is the reinforcement of the concept of it’s permanence, as though illness or disease is ever static or incurable, or something that we need to learn to live with gracefully. I don’t believe this…not for a minute. I know you can HEAL! It’s a process yes, and it may take time and effort, but it’s what your body was built for.

What gets me even more riled, is the helplessness that this view of illness breeds, dictating a profoundly disempowering relationship with your body and health.

But I’ll bet that somewhere inside yourself, you don’t believe this concept of illness either. And you know why? Because it’s not true! It’s a lie you’ve been sold by those who stand to profit by it. Not to say that your doctors evil…she’s as much a victim as this system as you are—a system that knows NOTHING of the body’s ability to heal. But somewhere, deep in your bones, you haven’t forgotten, knowing that there’s got to be a better way. You have not forgotten the truth of HEALING.

My heroes are those who are busting this cultural mythology, letting us know that our body, psyche and soul have the capacity to heal in full, in order to thrive in life. Actually, your body is constantly trying to achieve balance and health. The spectrum between health and illness is a dynamic process always working in your favor, if allowed to take it’s natural course, and assisted by the appropriate remedies.

Doctors such as John Sarno, Mark Hyman, Christiane Northrup and Joe Dispenza are some of my heroes/heroines at the forefront of busting this myth. But there are all kinds of amazing people leading this charge as well. Just the other day, I met a woman at a party, who has a business around helping people come off of their psychiatric meds. She wrote a book, “Freedom From Psychiatric Drugs” that you can find on Amazon or on her website, www.chayagrossberg.com. Thank goodness for these meds when needed, for sure. But our medical system gets stuck there, never remembering that there’s a level of health and wellness unassisted by medication.

Honestly, I don’t believe in chronic illness, at least not in the way that it is perceived by our culture at large. I believe that your body is ALWAYS ready to create health and balance, even if there are deeper levels to investigate, in order to heal in full. It may require delving into the emotional and/or energetic roots of your ailment, in order for your body to find true balance. But this is the healing journey — that which brings not only physical health, but also empowerment and integration of your whole being.

This is the type of health and healing that I wish for you, today and always.

With Love and Healing,

Carla


Needing Support to HEAL a Chronic Health Issue?

If so, I’m here for you.

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique system that gets to the roots of dis-ease and gets you back to living your fullest life!

Like one client who writes:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, scared and hopeless. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” 

NS, dancer and photographer. 

I desire to help you achieve this type of healing too, and so I’ve opened up my schedule for several complimentary 1-1 Calls for those needing my help.

If you’ve been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal rather than continually living with a chronic health issue, but not sure how to proceed…

 …then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations, and if your interested, you should click HERE if you’d like to experience this type of support.

 

I want you to have the experience of being truly heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain with no clear answers from doctors and alternative practitioners.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health issues, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings is:

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address these issues that take up residence in our cells and deplete our life force energy, we won’t truly heal.

Are you ready to get your vibrancy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you! Click HERE to schedule your spot now.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

Juicy~Sexy Peri/Menopause: Recipe Inside!

Beautiful Woman;
It’s so exciting to be living in a time when we get to rewrite the rules of what it means to be a woman in the Peri/Menopausal years.

I wholeheartedly believe that the stereotype of the dried-up peri/menopausal woman is a misogynistic myth that’s so over and done. Isn’t it laughable to think that you reached your peak some 10, 15 or even 20 years ago? I for one, believe that my most amazing years are ahead of me, and right here at this incredible moment in time.

The truth is, there’s no consensus on why, or even if a woman’s sexuality wanes at menopause, accompanying her falling hormones. This topic has long intrigued me because I’ve always intuited that the common wisdom was wrong, and neglected to factor in the complexity of a woman’s being, especially in relationship to her body, emotional landscape and sexuality.

As women, sexuality is so much more than a physiological phenomenon. Our sexuality lives in the realm of the emotional, psychological, spiritual and sacred. That’s why our culture’s attempt to medicalize a woman’s sexuality has never worked. Definitely easier when it comes to male sexuality, as evidenced by the popularity of the drug Viagra. But there’s a reason that there’s no correlate for women.

Decreasing hormones. Hot flashes. Dry vagina. Feeling old and unattractive. Does all of this add up to a death of your sexuality? Or does your sexuality just go underground for other reasons? What do you think?

Over years of listening to women’s stories, I’ve come to believe that the biggest influence on a woman’s sexuality is relational. Meaning, not only the relationship with your significant other, but even more importantly, the relationship with your own body. Because if you’ve spent most of your life care-taking other’s needs, and neglecting to nurture this most vital aspect of your self, you may well feel unsure if it still exists.

When I was still in my 30s and practicing gynecology in NYC, a question on the intake-form was around sexual activity. And, I was always interested to hear from my patients in their menopausal years. The truth is, most of these stories weren’t hopeful. So many peri/menopausal women reported being in sexless marriages, or happily single but feeling, “dead down there.” 

However, there were the intriguing exceptions! I was always captivated by women in their later years who reported sexual satisfaction. I remember one such gorgeous lady, close to 70, with long silver hair, straight spine and aquiline nose. When I asked about sexual activity, she said, “yup, I never lost that.” And then she flashed a mischievous smile.

I remember another glowing woman in her 60’s, who’d recently fell in love for the first time in her life. She actually became so juicy and hormonal, that she got a period! That’s the power of love, and the hormonal/emotional connection I’m always referring to.

Of course, biologically speaking, sexuality is about procreation. And there’s a long-standing cultural view belief that once our bodies no longer have this potential –to bare young– that your sexuality quietly withers. But is this true?

After working in reproductive women’s health for over 20 years, I still had questions about all of this myself. But then, something really interesting happened for me. Quite unexpectedly, my long-term marriage came to a screeching halt at age 53 — when I was already post-menopausal. And the most amazing thing happened — my libido shot through the roof! Here’s what I’ve learned through this journey, and have now come to believe about sexuality in peri/menopause.

That even more than procreation, even more than the aspect of pleasure that sex brings…the most vital aspect of sexuality is about the need for connection. It’s about the most basic human need for connection and intimacy: to be revealed, seen and loved.

As humans, we are wired for connection, love and pleasure. And this part of ourselves never grows old. It’s always present, even if we dis-acknowledge it. Even if we feel too unattractive for it. Even when our partner feels too far away for it. It is always there. Waiting…

Until the day we die, we have the need for connection with other humans, deep connection, intimate connection. As women, this is the most fundamental aspect of sexuality in our menopausal years. The deep sense of connection, pleasure and joy, shared with another human being, that our hearts and bodies yearn for.

So, if you’ve been questioning if you’re just too old for sex, or feeling that you’re sexuality’s dead…think again. Spend some time with your body and ask her what she longs for. Maybe she needs self-love and self-pleasuring. Maybe she needs the touch of another. Deep listening will bring you to places that may be long buried.

And here’s my view on vulvo/vaginal dryness in the menopausal years. Vaginal dryness generally feeds into the idea of the menopausal woman as “dried up” and crusty. But I like to think of my vagina in this phase of life as reverting back to that of myself as a young girl, before my vagina was primed with estrogen. Your vulva/vagina is just as perfect now, as it was then. Just as sweet.

Here are some fabulous recipes for keeping yourself feeling sexy and juicy in your peri/menopausal years:

1) Moisturize your vulva/vagina every day. That’s right ladies – it’s not just the face and neck that needs moisturizing in this phase of life. I love to make my own moisturizer with organic oils and cocoa butter. Just smoothing it on feels so damn lovely! Or, you can purchase these natural products below, so pure, you could eat them. They also make great sexual lubricants.

Avena Botanicals : Yoni cream
Woodland Essence: Love Butter Balm

2) Green Jasper gem essence from Alaskan EssencesThis remedy will help you get back in touch with your inner “wild woman” and with your natural rhythms.

3) Replenish Compound by Herbalist and Alchemist This herbal formula is chock-full of herbs to help with lubrication and juiciness.

4) Regular Exercise – the great health panacea! It’s so important to stay limber, keep pain levels low and feel good in our bodies.

5) Beauty/attractiveness – I’m definitely a member of the “Beauty At Any Age” movement. I think that beauty is part of our birthright as women, which comes from the inside/out, and depends on so much more than clothes and makeup. There is no woman as beautiful as the one who is genuinely in her joy, which may involve gardening, singing, spending time with a close friend or lover, or nurturing a child.

These are my thoughts for a beautiful and gratifying relationship with your body and sexuality–no matter what age or phase of life you happen to be.

Sending you blessings for health, healing & beauty – today and always.

With Love and Healing,

Carla


How’s Your Peri/Menopausal Wellbeing? Need Support? 
(or with a Chronic Health issue)?

Offering a FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique system that gets to the emotional and energetic roots of illness and dis-ease, and all that keeps your difficult symptoms from resolving.

Like one client who writes:

“When I first called Carla, I was emotionally overwhelmed, disoriented, scared and hopeless. With her exquisite support, I’ve developed a deep understanding and connection to my personal truth. I’ve found safety in my body, healed my relationship with my mother, let go of a romantic relationship that wasn’t right for me, and lost the incessant noise of anxiety and insecurity constantly in the background. Now, I feel more at peace and powerful than ever, and have arrived in my own flow. And…my latest ultrasound found that my uterine fibroid has completely disappeared! In short, this investment has given me greater returns than is possible to quantify. At my own pace, and with such patience and kindness, Carla has guided me toward a life of deep meaning, unconditional love, trust, and true happiness.” N.S., Photographer and Dancer

Currently, I’ve opened up my schedule for several complimentary 1-1 Calls for those who need my help.

If you’ve been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that no doctor seems to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal rather than continually living with a chronic health issue, but not sure how to proceed…

 …then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep, powerful and beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners even think to look!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations, and if your interested, you should click HERE if you’d like to experience this type of support.

 

I want you to have the experience of being truly heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain with no clear answers from doctors and alternative practitioners.

In this one phone call, we’ll have the opportunity to talk in depth about your health issues, while I hold space with intuitive listening. I’ll then provide resources, insight and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Click HERE to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings is:

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address these issues that take up residence in our cells and deplete our life force energy, we won’t truly heal.

Are you ready to get your vibrancy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you! Click HERE to schedule your spot now.

With Healing Love,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations will fill on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have an intuition, hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, click HERE and let’s schedule a time to talk!

Peri/Menopause: the Best Kept Secret!

Beautiful Woman;
If you’re currently suffering with hot flashes, sleeplessness, weight gain, low libido and other agonizing symptoms of Peri/Menopause, you may be wondering what I could possibly mean, referring to peri/menopause as, “the best kept secret.” But trust me…on the other side of all these symptoms, there awaits an oasis of calm and fluidity that you never dreamed possible in the height of your reproductive years.

Why? Because during the reproductive years, a woman’s body is constantly CYCLING: meaning your hormones are rolling up and down, up and down, like a roller coaster at the 4H Fair. And guess what’s cycling right along with your hormones…that’s right, your EMOTIONAL landscape!

This may be beautiful and poetic and all that it means to be a woman, yada, yada yada. BUT, it’s also an incredible energy drain that you’re probably not even aware of, because it’s such an integral part of your reality.

However, there’s another phase to your life, the next phase of your life, or the one that you’re currently pushed up against the wall of, that is free of this constant up and down, up and down, dizzying motion. There is an smooth, placid, stream of energy that awaits, and this is the beauty of Menopause.

Like any transition, it may feel scary or difficult or down-right intolerable. Change is generally not without it’s challenges. And…I’ll clue you in on a little secret: if you have a history of sexual trauma, mother wounding, birth trauma or other 2nd chakra disturbance, this transition is going to feel even more dramatic. Why? Because, uncomfortable symptoms are how your body gets your attention! This is how your inner wisdom gets you to stop, take notice, and finally do the deep healing that will bring full resolution, and therefore, health and wellbeing to your entire system.

Another reason menopause can be scary is because our culture dictates that women dry up in this phase of life, and lose their sexuality altogether. But is it true? In my experience of working with women over 25 years, decreased libido IS a normal part of the transition. However, on the other side, the nerve endings in your “pleasure-machinery” are just as exquisitely sensitive and alive. It may just take the right support, chemistry and connection to get things going.

I’m very excited to share more with you about this topic (especially the sexuality piece…) I love teaching women about how to grow more alive and vibrant in this phase of life.

So if you’re needing support or inspiration to find your balance in this phase, or to truly get healthy at this moment of life, you’re in luck!

I’m offering a handful of Complimentary Healing Awareness Callsto teach how to embrace this sacred transition, in order to become more whole, vibrant and alive.

But you’ll need to contact me today, because space is limited. Simply CLICK HERE to schedule your spot.

 

With Love and Healing,

Carla