"Aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been." -David Bowie
It has been said that “youth is wasted on the young,” which leads me to wonder…
What would your wiser Self tell your younger Innocent one?
Stuff happens--all the time--in life, in relationships, and in business.
Just the other day, I was on top of the world. I was in New York City having some amazing business meetings and heading to a lunch meeting with one of my spiritual mentors, Marianne Williamson, when I received an unexpected phone call. BAM! I was stopped in my tracks.
Months ago, I received a text message from one of my closest friends. She’s the godmother to my girls, the kind of heart friend who’s walked miles beside me through the ups and downs of life. Lots of life. (College, love and marriage the births our kids, divorce and death--yup, we’ve done it all together. And, now, this too.)
My home sits on top of a knoll in parts of John Muir’s exploration territory in the east bay of San Francisco. It’s a rural valley, and people move out here for the peace and quiet to retreat from the world. Our neighborhood doesn’t even have real neighbors; we are all spread out with land around us. Sometimes, it feels like I’m the only one who lives here---yet sound does travel reminding me that just isn’t so.
It’s often the people closest to us that are the most difficult to love unconditionally. It could be a sibling that triggers you constantly, a child who is disrespectful, a wavering, taciturn teen, or a boss who is critical. There are any number of people we may be constantly annoyed by, but instead we are called to love.
I knew that Richard’s death must count for thousands of lifetimes of growth to my soul. It had to be because his presence as the love of my life changed me and grew me into being the woman I am. It was a miracle to be loved so unconditionally and healed by that love.
Self-care is an essential practice to living a vibrant life.
The key is to self-care is intentionality. Self-care is a decision and choice to be wholly responsible for your mind, body, and spirit and choose more of what makes you feel good and happy.
I recently did an interview with Women of Distinction magazine. It was such an honor to be asked and I loved getting a chance to talk about my life and career from the beginning to today.
I’m excited to share the interview with you.
I recently spoke with a medium, (a psychic to spirit world) and Richard came through. He was right there—accessible— by my side. I often feel him in subtle moments…crossing the street or walking the footpath at our coastal home in Sea Ranch, California or sitting with me in bed as I write.
A modern-day goddess is the divine feminine incarnate with Gaia. The energy of the earth mother’s womb is carried forward in the essence of all light beings. It is abundant. It is brilliantly intelligent. It is nurturing, contractive, expansive and constantly moving in a spiral creating the vortex of transformation—creating the momentum of change.
I find it interesting that when you look up the most commonly searched question about me on GOOGLE, you get “Has Kristine Carlson re-married?”
I don’t consider that the gauge for my healing from loss. I always say, “we don’t move on from our losses, we move forward.”