Still Struggling with Weight? It’s Not Your Fault!

Did you know there are many billion dollar industries profiting off your body-dissatisfaction. But none more than the Dieting industry.

Dieting dictates that if you just had enough will power and discipline, you would easily keep the weight off. The underlying message is that if you were simply strong enough, you wouldn’t be overweight. This is the biggest lie perpetrated! But here’s the truth: there’s only a very small minority of women who can keep up this kind of rigor. And even for them, it’s an endless battle.

The real question worth asking is this: when it comes to your relationship with your body and food, how do you want to feel?

If you’re like me, it’s not enough to get down to a single-digit dress size. You’re ready to be done with the whole miserable trap! To give up the endless struggle, and finally find freedom and ease in your own skin. To feel normal around food – rather than guilty, bad or sneaking around.

Maybe you’ve attempted to accept your body the way that it is. But it still bothers you that you don’t feel as beautiful as you know you could. Or perhaps you can’t understand why you still feel the pull towards foods that are bad for you – like sugar and bread.

And you’re so tired of trying to dredge up the will power to restrict, only to lose a few pounds and then gain it back months down the road.

When I was locked in a vicious cycle of dieting and living by the numbers on the scale, I prayed for freedom from this whole paradigm. I knew there had to be a more intelligent and sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off.

I longed to be completely and utterly at ease with food, trusting myself to make empowered choices for my health and well-being.

And over many years, here’s what I learned: when you get to the real causes of what keeps you overweight, this is when you can finally let the whole thing go. And be free at last.

And I want you to know something else:

YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY HAVE A TRUSTING, LOVING, EMPOWERED RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY AND FOOD.

Really.

Years ago, when I still struggled with these issues, I wasn’t sure if it was possible for me.

I was always seeking out the next, best diet, food plan or “cleanse” in the hopes of being done with my struggles once and for all.

I would lose weight…for a time. But what I never found was a way to live with a sense of normalcy when it came to food and what I should be eating. I never found ease.

It seemed I was never able to
STOP WORKING ON THIS ISSUE…AND GET ON WITH MY LIFE!

Can you relate?

Maybe it feels like you’ve tried everything when it comes to weight-loss. Maybe you’re frustrated because you know you’re smart, conscious and spiritual, and don’t feel like you should be wasting your time on something so mundane.

Well, here’s something I discovered that changed my life, and you should know it too:

There are basically just two root causes that are keeping you overweight. And once you learn what they are, and how they’re functioning in your life, you will have the KEY to unlocking your bondage into a new-found freedom and ease in your body and life.

I would be delighted to share more with you about these two root causes that keep women overweight – and how these might be affecting you personally.

For the next week and a half (ending February 16), I’m inviting ten women to book a free 45-minute “Weight-Loss Wisdom” session with me. If you are committed to transforming your relationship with your body and food so you can finally let go, experiencing the freedom and ease in your own skin click here to apply now.

During our session, we’ll be looking at:
~ What your biggest weight-loss challenges are
~ What may be keeping this cycle going
~ How to takes steps forward to create what you most long for

I don’t often offer this program and am not sure if/when I’ll make this offer again.

Apply here for a call with me and let’s get your body and life back on track.

Sending Love and Support,

Carla

Reclaim your FEMININE POWER with Flower Essences

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

As women, we’re all searching for ways to heal.

And that’s because somewhere along the line, on some essential level, we’ve lost touch with our own power.

I’m talking about the great potential you’ve always sensed, deep in your heart – but has all too often felt out of reach.

Disconnection from our power source, from our wholeness…this is what causes dis-ease in the body, psyche and soul. This is the healing you’re ever in search of – the reclamation of your own power. And at this moment in history, there’s an unprecedented opportunity for all of us  – to fully find ourselves. This is the healing we’re ever in search of.

When it comes to women and healing, here’s what I know to be true: the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being can’t be separated. Misalignment in one area brings a global imbalance.

Just this morning, I was speaking with a client; an older woman who has been battling debilitating, chronic Lyme’s disease for years. She also happens to be in an emotionally abusive relationship with a narcissist. And not surprisingly, every time she leaves home, spending prolonged periods away from her marriage, her health radically improves .

You get how this works, right?!? Healthy situations begets health in all areas.

That’s why it’s so vital to ask yourself: where in my life have I lost touch with my power? Where do I feel impotent when it comes to creating change and health? You may be like my client and dealing with health issues that are manifesting as chronic illness, terrible periods, infertility or miserable menopause. And you may be feeling powerless about how you’re ever going to find relief. Searching for answers within our medical system can often compound the problem, because its’ basic view of health invalidates a woman’s wholeness.

Maybe you feel powerless in your relationship with food or body image, or around romantic relationships. Perhaps you feel stuck in your ability to generate prosperity or live in alignment with your true life purpose.

Wherever you experience powerlessness showing up in your life, that’s the perfect entry point for healing. I used to have a spiritual teacher that said, “Seeing (the issue) is 90% of getting free of it.” Once we can see and name the places where we feel powerless, we can open to support and guidance that will lead to true healing.

Over the past 20 years, my path to healing has more often than not, been ushered in by Flower Essences – the most powerful and elegant healer in Nature’s toolbox. They are the most exquisite remedy for women’s physical, emotional and spiritual health…as well as for reclaiming our power!

Just trying them out brings empowerment because they are so safe and easy to experiment with – with instant and amazing results! Here are a few essences that you might consider trying:

Centaury – this is the essence I use more than any other in my practice. Doctor Bach discovered its’ healing properties for this personality imbalance: those dominated by others, people-pleasing, in positions of servitude. I think of it for those who put other’s needs before their own. It will help you to find inner strength and healthy assertiveness. (Flower Essence Society or FES)

Easter Lilly – for those who feel sexually “impure” or have a split between their sexuality and spirituality. I have found it useful for women with herpes and other STIs who feel emotionally devastated by the diagnosis. (FES)

Hau – this is an essence I made with another woman’s healer in Maui. It helps with all feminine health issues including fertility, hormonal imbalance, menopause and sexual abuse recovery. It’s also indicated when birthing new aspects of ourselves. (DeltaGardens.com)

Weeds Mariposa Lilly – Connection to healthy maternal energy. For women who have toxic relationships with their mother. (EssenceAlchemy.com)

Motherwort  helps us to be connected with our healthy “NO”. Helps us to effortlessly erect healthy boundaries. I often use this essence in combination with Centaury, described above. (DeltaGardens.com)

Green Jasper – a gem essence, helps women connect their bodily rhythms with the Earth’s rhythms. Helps us connect with the wild feminine, restores sensuality and healthy sexuality. I’ve found it great for menopausal women complaining of low libido. (AlaskanEssences.com)

“Goddess Within” – pretty self-explanatory. A combination formula, it helps us connect with our inner divinity. (GiftoftheFlowers.com)

So take a stand for your healing and order an essence or two that you feel pulled toward, and then start experimenting. That’s how I got started, and it’s been a powerful love affair ever since.

With Great Love and Healing,

Carla


The FLOWER ESSENCE JOURNEY: a Healing Program to Reclaim your Feminine Power

  An Adventure into healing & growth

This is a 1-1 program, where I’ll guide and support you to step into the truth of immediate possibilities, growth, and the power to break free of dis-ease and constriction. Flower Essence Therapy is one of the most expedient routes for moving out of old, entrenched patterns, and stepping into the power to live life based on your deepest desires.

Over 6 months, we’ll meet once monthly, and I’ll guide you into areas that call for support and healing. One step at a time, I’ll provide intuitive guidance and hold space for deep and permanent transformation, ushered in by the a monthly flower essence formula and Wisdom Counseling.

If you’re intrigued about how this might work, I’ll give you an example of a recent client, Sarah, who signed up for the Flower Essence Journey. During our first session, she told me she was “losing her mind” as a caretaker to a mother with dementia and a child with special needs – with no space to breathe. She didn’t see any way out of her current misery. After our session, I made her a flower essence formula and gave her some meditative and practical exercises to work with at home.

At our next visit only 4 weeks later, she shared that her life was in a completely new place. She felt calmer, happier, and new opportunities were opening for work. She realized she needed to get back to making art, and started reengaging with old projects that she’d long abandoned. This is the magic of flower essences in action! And I’m so excited for our next visit when we’ll peel back the next layer, and I’ll help her see through her fear of failure. That’s how this path of growth and transformation proceeds.

If everything that I’ve shared has created a stirring inside of yourself, listen to that inner voice and take the step to reach out and learn more.

Because I’m dedicated to making this Program available to all those who feel a deep resonance, and believe it’s your time to step fully into your power, I’ve done my best to make it affordable and accessible.

If interested, please reach out today, as I only have time in my schedule for the a limited number of new clients. However, if you’re feeling a pull, I have a strong sense one of these spots is yours!

Send an email to: carla@naturalhealingforwomen.com to set up a time for a brief phone chat to get all the details for stepping into your power.

Peri/Menopause & SEXUALITY – what’s True?

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Here’s my question: is the stereotype of the sexless peri/menopausal woman true…? If there’s ever been a moment to question this long-held cultural view, it’s now! Especially because there’s not an age-related correlate for men – it’s understood that a healthy man’s sexuality persists pretty much till the grave.

The truth is, there’s no consensus on why, or even if a woman’s sexuality wanes at menopause, accompanying her falling hormones. Isn’t it interesting that we’re getting close to colonizing Mars, but still in the great mystery around the most elemental aspects of a woman’s being.

I haven’t cracked the code on this issue, but I want to share a few pieces of wisdom I’ve gathered along the way, both personally and professionally. This is a topic that has long intrigued me because I’ve known, somewhere in my heart of hearts, that the common wisdom was wrong.

As women, sexuality is so much more than a physiological phenomenon, right? It lives in the realm of the emotional, psychological, spiritual and potentially in the realm of the sacred. Western culture may attempt to medicalize a woman’s sexuality, but it doesn’t work. Perhaps easier when it comes to male sexuality, as evidenced by the popularity of the drug Viagra…but not for us 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?

Far and away, I think the biggest issues around women and sexuality are relational — meaning the relationship with your significant other, but even more importantly, the relationship you have with yourself. Because if you’ve spent most of your life taking care other people and neglecting to nurture this most vital aspect of your self, you may well feel unsure if it exists.

When I was in my 30s and practicing gynecology in NYC, I was always interested to hear about sexual activity from my patients who were in their menopausal years. And the truth is, many of these stories weren’t hopeful. So many menopausal women reported being in sexless marriages, or happily single but feeling “dead down there.” 

However, there were definitely the exceptions which gave me hope! I was captivated by the women in later years who reported having a robust sex life. I remember one such gorgeous woman close to 70 – with long black & silver hair, straight spine and aquiline nose. When I asked about sexual activity, she said, “yup, I never lost that.” And then we exchanged a knowing smile.

I remember another glowing woman in her 60’s. She told me thatshe’d recently fell in love for the first time in her life. And she actually became so juicy, so hormonal, that she got a period!This is a true story! That’s the hormonal/emotional link I’m always talking about.

But here’s what I really want to say. Yes, we all know that biologically speaking, sexuality is about procreation. And the common wisdom states that once our bodies no longer have this potential –to bare young– this part of ourself…our sexuality, quietly withers. Interestingly, this belief also fuels a certain “pass” that men receive around roving sexuality in their later years — because they can still procreate.

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 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 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 intimacy and the need to be revealed, seen and loved.

As humans, we are wired for connection and love. 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 with another human being that our 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 needs, what she craves. Maybe she needs some self-love and self-pleasuring. Maybe she needs the touch of another. Deep listening will bring you to places that may be long buried.

Here are some practical tips I share with my clients in their postmenopausal years:

1) Moisturize your vulva and vagina every single day. That’s right ladies – it’s not just the face and neck area that needs moisturizing. Here are a couple of my favorite products that are so pure…you can eat them.

Avena Botanicals : Yoni cream
Woodland Essence: Love Butter Balm

They also make great lubricants during sex.

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.

And I love to share my feelings and outlook on vaginal dryness in the menopausal years. The common wisdom of vaginal dryness feeds into the metaphor of the menopausal woman as “dried up.” But I like to think of my vagina in this phase of life as reverting back to what it was like as a girl, before entering the reproductive years, before my vagina was primed with estrogen. This takes it out of the realm of “crusty”, and into the realm of “perfect.”

4) Exercise – so important to stay limber, keep pain levels low and to remain embodied.

5) Beauty/feeling attractive – this depends on not only appearance, but those activities that bring joy. There is no woman as beautiful as the one who is genuinely in her joy. This may involve gardening, spending time with a close friend, singing on stage or nurturing a child.

These are my thoughts for today. And for now, wishing you a beautiful and fulfilling relationship with your sexuality, no matter what age you happen to be.

Sending blessings for health, healing & peace – today and always,

Carla


What do you need for YOUR HEALING…

Offering a FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique and specialized system that gets to the root of underlying issues that contribute to illness. These may include hard to diagnose infections, as well as  emotional, psycho-spiritual or energetic imbalances.

Right now, I have some time, so I’ve opened up my schedule for 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 seemingly EVERYTHING – herbs, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out, 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 investigate!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations this Friday, and if your interested, you should claim one now.

Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to experience the type of support I offer.

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 that goes untreated with no clear answers from doctors or other 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 insight resources, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply 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 energy back? To get your full life back?

I’m here for you!

With Healing Love,

Carla

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

Chronic Health Challenges? HEAL in 2018!!!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Sending so much love and light as we enter this brand new year, full of possibility.

I always relish the sense of a fresh start, and a moment to reflect on all that’s been and all that I desire spanning into the future…the sowing of seeds that will bear fruit in the seasons to come.

But I also know what it feels like to be stuck in health challenges that prevent you from living your fullest life. I know the frustration of spending years and countless resources trying to figure out how to find the right help, but with no end in sight.

If you can relate, my mission is to help you. That’s why I’m taking you on a little journey into the anatomy of healing, to show you what it takes to truly heal, no matter what type of health, emotional or life challenge you’re dealing with.

Because sometimes, rallying your inner resources and anchoring into an inner resolve is the only thing that’s going to take you where you need to go.

Here’s what HEALING requires:

Commitment: Get determined! Know that once you focus your energies on making great change, (no matter how impossible it seems) all of Life will organize around your success. You don’t have to know the answers, rather open your field of awareness and see what resources are presenting themselves to you. You may feel a spark of hope or curiosity when reading a magazine article, or by something a friend shares. Follow these leads–your intuition is always there, guiding you towards exactly what you need for success.

Clarity: I once heard the late Steve Johnson, creator of Alaskan Flower Essences say, “you can’t truly heal from something until you get all the education out of it.” This statement never ceases to blow me away. It points to the ways in which our ailments are our greatest teachers. But it’s also a reminder that in order to heal, you need to know what you’re dealing with. And for many of my clients, mystery symptoms have been plaguing them for years. In order to heal, you need to know what’s at the root of your issue, what’s keeping it suspended and not allowing for health to proceed.

Support: Ideally, support will help you uncover what’s at the root of your issue. It includes the guidance of loved ones and professionals, as well as finding the RIGHT remedies that will be truly healing for YOUR body. This is where you can waste so much time and money, trying a little bit of this and that without much success. With the right support however, healing comes clearly into view.

Informed Action Steps: This final step circles right back to where we started: Commitment. It’s not uncommon to lose faith right at this point. You may think: Will these remedies really work? Is this hopeless? Is healing possible? Success may feel like something that’s reserved for everyone else but you. But this is when you need to step up to the task even more, following the recommendations and remedies with great effort. You need to show up and do the work in order to see real change.

And from here, healing will proceed. Balance is your natural state. The body and mind will find normalcy with the necessary commitment, clarity, support and action steps. I’ve been through this process so many times personally, and have supported hundreds women through the process as well.

Here’s to finding your healing!

Sending blessings for health, happiness & peace – today and always,

Carla


For YOUR HEALING…

I’m Offering a FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique and specialized healing system that gets to the root of underlying issues that contribute to illness. These may include hard to diagnose infections, as well as  emotional, psycho-spiritual or energetic imbalances.

Right now, I have some time, so I’ve opened up my schedulethis Friday for 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 seemingly EVERYTHING – herbs, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out, 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 investigate!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations this Friday, and if your interested, you should claim one now.

Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to experience the type of support I offer.

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 that goes untreated with no clear answers from doctors or other 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 insight resources, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply 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 energy back? To get your full life back?

 

I’m here for you!

With Healing Love,

Carla

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

End-of-Year Savings Special!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Here’s the truth: this has been one of the most challenging years in my life – with the death of my father, the ending of my 20-year marriage, and needing to move out of my home – all within a period of three months! So you can imagine how ecstatic I am that we’ll soon be coming into a brand, new energy and reality.

The winter solstice happening tomorrow marks the return of the light, and new year’s day will usher in the beginning of a brand new cycle. Hurray!!!

Over the past 20 years, I’ve relied heavily on Flower Essence Therapy to guide me through my most difficult transitions – with grace, fortitude, grounding and surrender. Frankly, I’m not sure how I would have weathered some of my roughest patches without them. But even more importantly, they’ve helped me to grow, heal and transform in ways beyond anything I could have imagined.

That’s why I feel so passionate about offering Flower Essence Therapy to you in a way that’s affordable and accessible. For the remainder of the month, I’m excited to be offering a discount on these services, so that every woman that longs for growth and transformation can have this powerful experience. 

The power of the work with the flower essences has been a big surprise for me. They work in such a subtle way, but on such a deep level. Changes have occurred in my thinking, in my relationships and in my body, with old patterns just dissolving away. Some of these shifts are so profound I’m shocked when I think of what’s happened, yet they happened with such ease.

— Susannah H., Writer, New York, N.Y.

I have no idea how she concocts the vibrational elixirs in those little blue bottles of hers, with names like “Insight,” “Rightful Place” and “I AM Love.” But they feel like precious gifts from the Universe. And I’m even beginning to feel like maybe I am love!

— Rosie R., Translator/writer, Paris, France


The FLOWER ESSENCE JOURNEY
A 6-month Program for deep healing and transformation

 

I’m dedicated to making this Program available to all those who feel a deep resonance, and have done my best to make it extremely affordable (each monthly session + individualized flower essence formula ends up equaling less than $150.)
 
I love to witness my client’s as they gain the freedom to let go of old, stuck, entrenched patterns and trauma. This program will help you step into the next phase of your life with clarity, ease and empowerment – based on your deepest desires.

Over 6 months, we’ll meet once monthly,  targeting areas of your life that call for support and healing. One step at a time, I’ll provide intuitive guidance and hold space for deep and permanent transformation, ushered in by Flower Essences & Wisdom Counseling, as well as other tools and processes to guide you into greater wellbeing.

If interested, please reach out today, as I only have time in my schedule for the a limited number of new clients. However, if you’re feeling drawn, I have a strong sense one of these spots is yours!

Simply hit “Reply” and let me know you’re interested. I’m happy to speak with you to learn more.

How to Clear TRAUMA with FLOWER ESSENCES

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

 TRAUMA…it’s a misunderstood term. If you google it, you’ll find many definitions, like the one I found in Collins Dictionary:

“A very severe shock, or very upsetting experience which may cause psychological damage.” 

I think of trauma as any event or knowledge that overwhelms your psyche to such an extent – it can’t be fully absorbed and processed at the time.

That’s why your mind may fixate on seemingly unrelated matters, getting caught in loops of obsessive thinking. Or you may experience a low-level anxiety or maybe even panic attacks. These are signs that there’s trauma caught in your system…calling for acknowledgement and release.

To be able to fully acknowledge and process the trauma is key. 

Studies have shown that people in fires and other natural disasters who “took it on” – rushing into flames to save others, rising to the immensity of a calamity – these were the people that escaped long-standing psychological damage. Isn’t that fascinating?

Confronting a life-threatening situation and moving through the fear is the antidote to the long-lasting effects of trauma.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the skill-set to save people from a burning building, or deal with a trauma that occurred as a young child when we had few self-help resources.

Or even as an adult, if you were completely shocked and blind-sided by an event that felt as though it compromised your very survival – these are the traumas that get stored in your body with lasting repercussions for health and wellbeing, and will only clear with the proper support.

If you have trauma stored and frozen in the energy system of your body – how can it be cleared – to be free of mental anguish and perhaps even a chronic health condition?

Your trauma needs to be shaken off by moving through the fear, leading to release and lasting freedom.

That’s where Flower Essences can so powerfully work to heal trauma and bring health into the system. Flower Essences deliver the healthy, vibrant energy of Nature into the energy system of your body. 

When you take a flower essence, its’ healing properties awaken the remembrance of health and vibrancy, leading to the establishment of a healthy, new terrain within the energy system. Within this new terrain, trauma may be kicked up into conscious awareness, opening the way for processing and release.

This processing can come in various forms, including dream-time and through confronting current life challenges. Or it may be processed more directly through emotional release, artistic expression or a recovered memory.

And here’s the really amazing part: Flower Essences also provide the strength and support to help you confront your fears and difficult feelings. They can provide the fortitude to examine a trauma that has felt too overwhelming otherwise.

If all of this sounds too good to be true, or too easy…know that clearing trauma is not an effortless endeavor. In my experience, it’s come through the willingness to dig deep, along with the assistance of Flower Essences and the support of a trusted advisor who understands the issues I’m dealing with.

One way or another, true health starts on the energetic level of our bodies. Flower Essences are an unmatched ally for bringing health and vibrancy into the system on this level. From here, even the most difficult issues such as trauma, can be confronted, moved through and released.

I’m wishing you this release into profound freedom…today and always.

With Great Love and Healing Light,

Carla

* Most of my knowledge about trauma is informed by the brilliance of David Dalton (DeltaGardens.com) and Peter Levine (“Waking the Tiger”). Please check out their incredible work for more information.


HEALING TRAUMA with FLOWER ESSENCE THERAPY & WISDOM COUNSELING

A few times a year, I offer a life-changing Program called:

The Flower Essence Journey 
In this program, you’ll gain the freedom to move out of stuck, entrenched patterns and trauma, and step into the next phase of your life with clarity, ease and empowerment – based on your deepest desires.

Over 6 months, where we’ll meet once monthly, and you’ll travel into areas of your life that call for support and healing. One step at a time, I’ll provide intuitive guidance and hold space for deep and permanent transformation, ushered in by Flower Essences and Wisdom Counseling.

If interested, please reach out today, as I only have time in my schedule for the a limited number of new clients. However, if you’re feeling drawn in, I have a strong sense one of these spots is yours!

Simply hit “Reply” to set up a time to chat, to see if this program is right for you. I’m happy to speak with you to learn more.

Sexual Violation & YOUR Feminine Health…What’s the Connection?

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Our culture is finally waking up to the pervasive issue of predatory sexual behavior and the deleterious effects it has on a woman’s psyche and spirit.

The sad truth is that dealing with sexual harassment is practically a rite of passage for most women in our culture, as demonstrated by the #metoo  phenomenon on Facebook.

But what’s not at all understood is the effect that sexual violation can have on a woman’s body — meaning her reproductive health. This has been my greatest interest for over twenty-five years, as I’ve helped women heal their bodies from a deeper level.

Because I learned early on while practicing medicine that women store emotional pain and trauma in their bodies. As one of my mentors says, “the 2nd chakra is the storehouse of our emotional past.” And of course, the 2nd chakra is the energetic center in the body that corresponds with the pelvic organs.

The very reason that I began studying alternative forms of healing such as Flower Essence Therapy and Maya Abdominal Massage was to address these underlying emotional and psycho-spiritual ailments that no pharmaceutical medication or surgical procedure could touch.

So…sexual violation and your feminine health…what’s the connection?

Everything! I know that you know that sexual violation has strong repercussions for your feminine health, even if you didn’t know that you knew it. But now that I mention it, I wouldn’t be surprised if you can feel this truth tingling in every cell of your body.

Because here’s another sad truth: most women in our culture have some kind of feminine health issue that plagues her: terrible periods, hormonal imbalance, chronic vaginal or bladder infections, infertility, cervical dysplasia, painful sex, fibroids, ovarian cysts, the list goes on and on.

Now think about the pervasiveness of sexual predatory behavior and the fact that sexual harassment, threat, abuse and even unwanted male attention has an impact in your body…especially with the most seemingly mundane things that may occur on a daily basis.

I know that as a young woman living in NYC, I encountered cat-calls on the street every single day, which on an energetic level is perceived as a threat and invasion that requires constant vigilance to repel.

Sexual violation can come by way of construction workers and bosses, but it can also come through those much closer in: brothers and fathers, husbands and boyfriends, and there doesn’t even need to be malicious intent.

If those creepy, icky, difficult feelings of sexual violation don’t have a channel or outlet, they will be stored somewhere inside. Because most of us were never given tools to express or release the feelings that we didn’t even know we were entitled to have! If you were never taught how to deflect unwanted attention and invasion of energy, you probably learned your best strategy was to absorb the discomfort.

Over the years, I have worked with hundreds of women that have absorbed sexual violation in their bodies, leading to dis-ease and imbalance. Here are a few such cases:

My patient with chronic vaginitis that nothing could cure, until she learned that her husband had been having affairs for years. She only got better after she finally found the strength to leave him.

My patient with endometriosis that had been sexually abused by a family friend at six years old, and yet it’s never been acknowledged by her family. Her pelvic organs are still “flaming” over it.

My client with horribly painful, heavy and nauseating periods that wiped her out, only to improve after she stood up to the ex-husband that was continuing to harass her.

Do you see how this works? Here’s another important piece to understand: our bodies REMEMBER. And this remembrance can even be passed down from generation to generation. Our bodies hold issues that may span back through our female lineage that never had an outlet for release.


Here’s my question to you: what have you stored in your body as a result of sexual violation? Is there a corresponding health issue that’s continued to plague you?
 If so, how will you reclaim your health by coming to a deeper understanding of that which needs to be expressed and released?

Answering this question requires so much self-love and compassion. It also needs to be placed within the context of history – back through time and centuries of patriarchal rule.Your current struggles can’t be separated from the ways in which we’ve collectively lost touch with our power and internalized the position of subordinate. For most of our history, this role has been linked to our very survival, which is why it’s continued to have potency.

Never before  in Western civilization have women had the opportunities to live on our own terms in the ways that we do. This gives us enormous responsibility – not only for our own lives but also for future generations.

If past or current sexual violation has taken root in your body, the massive sea-change in our culture is letting you know that it’s time to heal. It’s time to find the source of your ills, followed by true expression and release.

Know that there is a great gift in this healing — the gift of finding and reclaiming your Self on a deeper level. The gift is in learning about your heart and mind and maybe even your lineage in ways you never imagined.

Ultimately any feminine dis-ease can be traced back to the ways in which you’ve lost connection and identity with the Goddess…your own divinity. 

Here’s to the collective reclamation of your divine nature, standing in the fullness of your feminine power…today and always.

With Great Love and Healing,

Carla


YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALING

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique and specialized healing system that gets to the root of underlying emotional and psycho-spiritual issues that contribute to illness.

Right now, I have a bit of time, so I’ve opened up my schedule this week for 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 seemingly EVERYTHING – herbs, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing.

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out…

 …then let’s talk.
The work I do is deep and so powerful, beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners go, so much that it can be hard to describe in words!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations this week, and there are still a few spots to be claimed.

Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to claim one of them!

I want you to have the experience of being truly seen and heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain that goes untreated with no clear answers from doctors or other 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 insight about where the energetic blockages are, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings, and what’s so important to know is,

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address those 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 energy back? To get your full life back?

I’m here for you!

To the power of healing within you,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations are filling up on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have even a spark of hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, hit reply and let’s schedule a time to talk!

1-1 Call with Me!

An OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALING

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique and specialized healing process that gets to the root of underlying emotional and psycho-spiritual issues that contribute to illness.

Right now, I have a bit of time, so I’ve opened up my schedule this FridayMonday for complimentary 1-1 Calls for those who want my help.

If you’ve been ignoring or pushing through lingering health issues that you know need attention, but that no doctor seems to be able to detect or know how to help…

If you’ve tried seemingly EVERYTHING – herbs, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition – but NOTHING is really changing…

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out if given the opportunity and the appropriate support…

 …then we should talk.
The work I do is deep and powerful, beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners go.

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations between now and Monday, and there are still a few spots that are yet to be claimed.

Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to claim one of them!

I want you to have the experience of being truly seen, heard and understood – because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain that goes untreated with no clear answers.

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 and understanding. I’ll then provide insight about where the blocks to health are, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings, and what’s so important to know is,

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address those 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 full health back? 

If so, I’m here for you!

To the power of healing within you,

Carla

Simple tips for BREAST HEALTH: Year-Round!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re any less afraid…for your breasts, your hair – and every other way that breast cancer can decimate a woman’s life.

Almost everyday we hear about another friend, or relative, or friend of a friend, or celebrity that’s been diagnosed. It breeds a sense of helplessness and inevitability that can be hard to shake.

If you can relate to this insidious, background noise of fear around breast cancer, here’s the most important question to ask yourself:

How can I feel EMPOWERED when it comes to my breast health? What can I do right now that really matters and makes a difference when it comes to prevention and protection?

I want to make it super simple, and so narrowed down the topic of PREVENTION to 4 key areas to consider, when it comes to making simple changes in your life or routine. Here we go:

  1. Immunity – Cancer cells cannot thrive in the presence of a robust immune system. Why? Because a healthy immune system scavenges rogue, abnormal cells before they accumulate into a cancerous growth, threatening the system as a whole. Is your immunity is less than optimal? Are you getting many colds and viruses? Is your immune system working over-time, in the case of an autoimmune disease or allergies? Either way, the question remains one of bringing health and balance to your immune system. Here are three simple supplements to incorporate into your health regimen to boost immunity.

Vitamin D3 – it’s now clear that most of us are deficient or have insufficient levels in our bloodstream, as well as the incredible immune and anti-cancer benefits of this vitamin. Make sure to have levels tested through a blood test and to supplement if accordingly.
Fu Zheng Formula – this is a traditional Chinese herbal formula to assist with healthy immunity. It’s chock full of medicinal mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs assisting the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
Trace Minerals – such as selenium, zinc, magnesium and iodine. I like to take a combination formula from Pure Encapsulations to make sure I’m getting the minerals that are depleted in our soil and food supply.

  1. Hormonal Balance – If you are unsure if this pertains to you, here are questions to ask: Is my period irregular? Do I have abnormal growths in my uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes such as fibroids, cysts, polyps or endometrial plaques? Has my period become increasingly heavier and more difficult in recent months or years? Has PMS gotten worse over the years?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it may indicate that your female hormones need balancing. Seek out the help of an herbalist or acupuncturist. Download the free PDF on my website for how to eat for healthy hormonal balance.

  1. Toxicity – Do you ever wonder why some people can drink and smoke into the night, and then get up bright and early for work after a coffee and donut? Meanwhile, you’re wrecked if you don’t get a solid 8 hours sleep on an organic pillow, with a gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast and green tea? There are some bodies that don’t detoxify as well as others. Why? Due to a very common gene mutation called the MTHFR gene mutation, which impairs the process of methylation – a vital step in detoxification. If you have one copy of the mutation, it means your ability to detoxify is about 40% less than the average person. If you have 2 copies of the mutation, it means your body is 70% less able to detoxify. Testing for MTHFR gene mutation is a very simple blood test that any doctor can order through a mainstream laboratory.

Other things to consider when it comes to toxicity: think about your environment. Is there electromagnetic pollution in your vicinity? Think cell phone towers, power plants, even the electronics in your bedroom. Is there an outlet behind your bed with devices plugged into it? This could be disturbing your sleep and ultimately your neuro-endocrine health.

Do you have a chronic infection in your body due to Lyme disease and other tic-borne illness, yeast or mold, or virus? If so, the continual microbial die-off creates an ongoing toxicity in your system. These infections need to be treated with plant-based and energy-based methods until your own immune system is able to contain them.

Lastly, please consider the interpersonal relationships in your life that may be toxic. Think about your relationship with giving and receiving. Are you generally on one side of that equation but not the other? Many of the women that I work with in my practice are ultra-sensitive, empathic types that often attract narcissistic personalities and partners. They may have narcissistic parents. This is a cycle that is not easy to break, but vitally important for your health! Check out the amazing work of Melanie Tonia Evans on relationships with narcissists and how to break free: melanietoniaevans.com

  1. Nurturing your Heart-Light – this is my favorite prescription of all. It’s more elusive but no less vital for the overall health of your system, specifically breast health.

What brings joy and aliveness into your life? Is it music, art, romantic relationships, children, Nature, spiritual connection? How much of your life is currently engaged with these activities?

This is so important to consider when it comes to nurturing your heart-light – the energetic center where your breasts and heart reside. This is not airy-fairy bullsh*t. It has such real implications for health.

Do you have emotions that are stuck and circulating around and around that you just don’t know how release? Think grief, rage, fear, anxiety. Do you have trauma lodged in your body that keeps you in a state of anxiety?

Again, these things have real fall-out when it comes to breast health. A good question to ask yourself is: Do I feel trapped or stuck in my life situation..? If so, you probably need support to find your freedom. Look into somatic therapies such asSomatic Experiencing or Flower Essence Therapy to assist in letting go of old, stuck patterns that are no longer serving you.

Empowerment around breast health comes through honestly assessing areas of weakness or imbalance, and then implementing change or seeking the appropriate support to make the necessary changes for health.

It’s important to know you’re not alone and you have options. More than ever, it’s vital to remember the freedom that’s accessible for you, and to know that NOW is the only time to act.

With Great Love and Healing,

Carla


OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALING

FREE 1-1 Call With Me 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level, through my unique and specialized healing system that gets to the root of underlying emotional and psycho-spiritual issues that contribute to illness.

Right now, I have a bit of time, so I’ve opened up my schedule FridayMonday for complimentary 1-1 Calls for those who want 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 seemingly EVERYTHING – herbs, acupuncture, energy healing, nutrition, etc. – but NOTHING is really changing,

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out…

 …then let’s talk.
The work I do is deep and so powerful, beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners go, so much that it can be hard to describe in words!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations between now and next week, and there are still a few spots that are yet to be claimed.

 Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to claim one of them!

I want you to have the experience of being truly seen and heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain that goes untreated with no clear answers from doctors or other 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 insight about where the energetic blockages are, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings, and what’s so important to know is,

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address those 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 energy back? To get your full life back?

I’m here for you!

To the power of healing within you,

Carla

p.s. These 1-1 Complimentary Health Consultations are filling up on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have even a spark of hope or curiosity about how I could help you heal the most unexplainable of symptoms, hit reply and let’s schedule a time to talk!

Why the Pink Ribbon Elicits My Gag Reflex…Again!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

Last week I sent out this very same blog post, and here’s what happened: my website crashed, my computer stopped working, and the internet in my home went on the fritz. It’s taken me over a week, many hours with service people, and a great deal of patience to get all of these things back on board!

So I figure there must be some really powerful mojo in these words..which led me to decide to post it again! (Not to mention the fact that I didn’t have a computer or internet over the past week, and wasn’t able to write a new post.) But for those who didn’t have the opportunity to read it the first time around,

Here it is…

Ladies… it’s that time of year again when the pink ribbon – the symbol for “Breast Cancer Awareness” gets to claim it’s very own month, promoting early detection through mammogram as your best protection against breast cancer. I’m heartened that so many women are questioning this stance and thinking outside the box when it comes to their breast health and wellbeing.

In order to share my feelings about it, I thought to resurrect an earlier post that’s a bit inflammatory, but hopefully you’ll get something out of it. And I’d love to hear your opinions on the BLOG.

So here’s the deal: I couldn’t keep it down anymore! I needed to let you know how “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” has ruined the color pink for me.
And let me be transparent. I’m writing this post to help myself answer the question of  ‘why’….why do I find the pink ribbon so viscerally offensive? So much so that I have the urge to defile public property.
Let me explain. In my town there’s an outdoor exhibit that runs in October (otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month) for a mile-long stretch along the main road into town, from the local hospital down through the college area.
Large pink bows decorate oak trees, and at their base are signs citing statistics about breast cancer…. and screening.
I want to rip those signs out of the ground, and spray-paint the ribbons black!  So I have to ask myself, why would this seemingly innocuous exhibit, created in the name of bringing “Health Awareness” to women, awaken my inner vandal? It must have something to do with the fact that my inner bull-sh*t meter is ringing off the hook.
And this is what it’s telling me: the pink ribbon extravaganza has NOTHING to do with empowering or educating women. Rather, it has everything to do with selling a product and promoting fear.
To quote Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, in her 2013 article in the Huffington Post:
Few people realize that Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was launched by Astra Zeneca, a pharmaceutical company that sells cancer treatments on the one hand and carcinogenic pesticides on the other. So BCAM has all along been one big marketing campaign — arguably the most successful marketing campaign of the 20th century.
Upon closer inspection of the above-mentioned exhibit, what becomes clear is that it’s sponsored by the Mass General Cancer Center, and is little more than an advertisement for their mammography services, with messages such as,
1 out of 4 women treated at Mass General Cancer Center is under age 50
So what does this teach me about health? These “facts” are worthless when it comes to empowering women with knowledge about how to deal with or prevent the very terrifying reality of breast cancer. And with a lack of substantive information promoted by the “experts”, the underlying message is that there are no answers to the epidemic of breast cancer, so your only hope is to get your yearly mammogram.
And let’s not forget the campaign, “Early detection is your best prevention” which has been very effective in cementing the notion that mammogram equals prevention.
The problem is, it isn’t true! Detection isn’t prevention. Prevention is prevention. AND NOBODY IN THE MEDICAL MAINSTREAM IS TALKING ABOUT PREVENTION. It’s been erased from the discussion, and there’s a thick, pink fog around the real questions of cause and prevention.
And while we’re in the process of waking up, let’s not forget that mammograms are ionizing radiation. This is one of the few known substances that we definitively know causes cancer. I’ve been intrigued to hear medical experts in other countries voicing concern about the cumulative effect of the radiation in mammography over many years.
Now, the American Cancer Society is finally caving into the studies that have clearly demonstrated that the risk of yearly screening mammograms outweigh the benefits. (Predictably however, the governing body of obstetrics and gynecology (ACOG) in this country is sticking with the yearly recommendation in light of the evidence.)
There’s a mass, collective UN-consciousness around the very real issues of the epidemic of breast cancer, and I believe that it’s been nailed into place and perpetuated by women’s very understandable fear, and sense of helplessness.

To me, the pink ribbon is the symbol of this mass unconsciousness, this bait and switch of the realissues with the distraction of races and pretty pink ribbons.
To have a real discussion about breast cancer, let’s talk about what’s really going on. For instance, why are record numbers of younger and younger women being diagnosed? Why is no one talking about this?
And mostly, let’s talk about the CAUSE, because without that, how do we have a meaningful discussion about prevention. Understandably, cause and prevention aren’t on the agenda of the pharmaceutical companies and the mammogram industry, so let’s not look to their campaigns of “awareness” for real answers.
A real discussion about breast cancer would focus on the carcinogenic BPA in plastic water bottles, xenoestrogens in the environment, the toxic pesticides polluting the food supply, and the myriad of industrial chemicals that have been isolated from human breast milk.
Show me a pink ribbon, and I’ll help you trace it back to an advertisement for an organization that’s profiting off of the cancer industry. The pink ribbon of Breast Cancer Awareness is more aptly the symbol for a Breast Cancer Industry that profits from the lack of a real discussion about prevention, while the majority of money raised gets funneled into “awareness” campaigns that do nothing to eradicate this very real epidemic.

Next week, we’ll be diving into true preventatives for breast cancer. Plus, I have an exciting announcement to share, so I hope you stay tuned…

 

With Love and the Spirit of Awakening,

Carla


  The Transformational Healing Journey

And right now, I have a few spots open for new clients.

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

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

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal from the inside out…

…then let’s talk.

The work I do is deep and so powerful, beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners go, so much that it can be hard to describe in words!

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations between now and next week, and there are still 3 spots that are yet to be claimed.

Simply hit reply and say “schedule me!” if you’d like to claim one of them!

I want you to have the experience of being truly seen and heard and understood, because I know how frustrating it can be to have symptoms and pain that goes untreated with no clear answers from doctors or other 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 insight about where the energetic blockages are, and a pathway towards eliminating your symptoms and transforming your health and life.

Hit reply to claim your complimentary, no-strings-attached phone session.

One of my favorite sayings, and what’s so important to know is,

“The issues live in the tissues.” 

Until we address those 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 energy back? To get your full life back?

I’m here for you!

To the power of healing within you.

Simply hit reply to claim one of these 1-1 calls.