Holistic Women’s Health ~ from the Medical to the Magical

Dear Natural Healing Tribe;

In our rapidly changing world, women are searching for a NEW paradigm for their Health Care. Why? Because the current system is steeped in centuries- old misogyny and toxic treatments that often leave you worse-off than before seeking help. Not to mention an archaic perspective on a woman’s body that is based on a patriarchal, mechanistic worldview.

But here’s what’s true about a woman’s bodypsyche, soul and healing:

1) The physical, emotional and energetic aspects of our being are ONE and cannot be separated. These various facets constantly communicate with each other, influencing the health of the WHOLE.

2) Women are deeply intuitive creatures that know(deep down) what our bodies are trying to teach us through our symptoms. Even if the meaning isn’t always readily apparent, and guidance is required to interpret the intelligence of your body’s message.

3) Women are searching for health care practitioners that have compassion, deep listening skills and are open-minded to various forms of healing including natural remedies, energy medicine and lifestyle changes.

So why then, is this so frickin difficult to find!?! Mostly because conventional medical care is based on a paradigm that inherently excludes all perspectives outside of it’s own. Not to mention the fact that it’s authoritative and hierarchically based.

Part of the role that I’ve played for my clients over the years, is to act as a bridge between the medical world and whatever it is that will bring you to TRUE healing. This includes explaining what’s truly relevant on the medical end of things, while creating a pathway forward – shifting into health and healing through nutritional protocols, lifestyle changes, flower essence therapy, wisdom counseling and energy treatments.

So…to that end, I have a big announcement that I’ve been brewing over for a long time, and have now decided to move forward with.

In order to help more women achieve true healing and transformation, I’ve decided to step into greater visibility with the full spectrum of my healing expertise by changing the name of my business.

From now on, I’ll be operating under the name:CarlaSavetsky.com: Holistic Women’s Health ~ from the Medical to the Magical. And my website is currently undergoing a renovation to reflect this change.

So from now on, you’ll be seeing my name in your INBOX, rather thanNatural Healing for Women.

I’m excited for the coming changes and want to extend a gigantic HUG and THANK YOU, thank you, thank you…for YOU, beautiful woman. You who are my soul tribe…the deeply sensitive, intelligent, open-minded Goddesses, who believe that true healing is not only possible, but your birthright…

Sending Love for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season,

Carla

 


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Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of women heal on the deepest level by getting to the root cause of their health problems. These may include hard to diagnose infections, hormonal imbalance, mystery illness, chronic pain and all the associated emotional, psycho-spiritual and energetic imbalances.

Right now, I’ve opened my schedule for Complimentary 1-1 Callsfor those in need of support.

If you’ve been pushing through lingering health issues that doctors don’t know how to detect or know how to help…

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

If you know deep down that you have the power to heal and need to get on with your life, but not sure how to proceed…then let’s talk.

The work I do operates at a the deepest level, beyond the realm of where most doctors and alternative practitioners think to investigate.

That’s why I’m offering a handful of complimentary 1-1 Health Consultations and if you’re interested, you should claim oneNOW.

Simply click HERE if you’d like to experience the type of support I offer.

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.

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 energy back? To get your full life back?

If so, I would be honored to hold healing space for you and get to the root of your issue, to help you find your way to the full life that you were meant to live.

With Healing Love,

Carla

Forgiveness Is Overrated…Here’s Why!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

In the current climate of #MeToo, when so many of us are coming to grips with those who have wronged us, I thought to share my meditations on forgiveness, and how to free your self from feelings of victimization.

I’ve seen so much written recently about forgiveness…it seems to be the trend of the moment within new age, spiritual thought circles.

And the particular bent on the subject  getting the most traction explains how forgiveness is not for the person you’re forgiving, but rather, for your own Self: to release the burden of resentment, anger and bitterness in your own heart.

Yes! I absolutely agree with this more enlightened perspective on forgiveness… in contrast with say, the image of Jesus on the cross referencing his persecutors, “forgive them Father, for they know not what they do…” In other words, the traditional notion of forgiveness as a selfless or altruistic act, releasing the other person from their injustices because you’ve decided to be the “bigger” person.

I’ll tell you, I’ve always had a problem with the idea that we need to forgive those who has wronged us, because I think that the focus is misplaced. And I’m here to say that you don’t need to forgive anyone in order to let go of the burdens associated with mistreatment.

If you have feelings of resentment towards someone who has wronged you…I get it, and know the feeling well! And that’s why I know that you’d probably love to find a way out, because it’s no fun to be plagued by resentments and the obsessive loops that play out in your mind over and over.

But the paradox is this: even though it feels so awful to harbor hurt and resentment, it may also feels impossible to shake. If it were easy to let go, you would have done it a long time ago, right?!?

So the problem I have with all I’ve seen written on the subject of forgiveness is that there’s still no explanation for HOW exactly to accomplish it. Because here’s the thing: you can no sooner will yourself into forgiving someone whose wronged you, than you can will yourself into swallowing a 20-pound bag of dirt. It’s not going to happen. And you can’t “think positive thoughts” your way into it either. True forgiveness is a profound letting go that occurs as a deep spiritual release.

I’m going to try to help you do just that, because I know how painful emotions can get stuck in your body, and actually create ill health. Yes, illness can stem from the harboring of toxic emotional baggage: resentment, bitterness, stagnant grief and prolonged rage. It’s imperative to to release these blocks from our heart and cells in order to keep the body and psyche in optimal health. So, how to find a way out of resentment and let go???

Okay, here’s what you need to know:

Letting go of anger/resentment is a process that must be committed to. It has it’s own rhythm, and is definitely not linear. It may feel like one step forward, two steps back, but that’s okay as long as the energy of anger, resentment and hurt continues to move. Ways to keep this energy moving is through journaling, talking with trusted friends and therapists, moving your body through exercise, yoga or dance, singing, making art…you get the picture. As long as you’re not denying the existence of your painful feelings, but rather allowing them to move through you by utilizing one of these outlets, you will continue to release in your own timing. And very importantly, you need to celebrate yourself for your efforts, because it’s not easy but you’re doing it!

Your anger needs to be honored because it serves a vital function. Anger acts as a boundary saying, “NEVER AGAIN”. It’s a placeholder between the strength you’re learning to possess, and the part of you that was taken advantage of. Until you’re solid in your stance and no longer feel vulnerable to this person and others like them, anger creates a definitive line that tells others they may not cross. In this way, anger serves as your protector. You can thank your anger for functioning for you in this way, supplying you with strength and grit. I want you to actually show your anger some love, and then…watch it soften and shift.

Here are the 3 insights that I’ve learned along the way that have been the most helpful for me:

1) Let go of the belief that you need to FORGIVE the person that’s wronged you. That’s right, it’s actually unnecessary, and a waste of effort. Instead, you can decide to leave that person to their own devices and their own karmic mess. That person does not need to be a part of the equation of letting go of the pain you hold around them. What IS necessary however, is to acknowledge your own feelings and where they are held in your body. Tune into them, claim them as your own and understand that they are existing within you, devoid of who they are connected to. Make a decision to work on letting go of these painful feelings in order to reclaim your freedom. Then…

2) Trace your hurt back to an earlier injury, or as my therapist says, “Go Early.” This means that karmic themes tend to repeat themselves throughout our lives, and whatever situation or painful hurt we find ourselves in often reflects an earlier wounding stemming from your family of origin. Most of us are walking around with buried hurts that have occurred in our most formative years, and are still unresolved. Commonly, we find ourselves in relationships that mimic these original hurts. You can actually appreciate the painful situation at hand, if it enlightens you to an earlier trauma that you can now work on releasing. When you’re able to trace your pain back to the original wounding, the current person or situation at hand often loses significance.

3) Know that Justice is not in your hands. We often hold onto resentment because we fear that if we were to let go, its akin to letting this person off the hook, and then justice will not be served. However, unless you’re actually bringing this person to court, know that you are not the force that brings the offender to justice. Rather, you can let go, choosing to trust in a higher law of justice and surrender it all to this Higher Power. You can think of this power as Divine Justice, Karma, Right Order or God/Goddess. It doesn’t matter. What matters is your acknowledgement that bringing this person to justice is not in your hands, and holding faith that there is a force in the Universe that oversees karma and has a greater intelligence then you. It’s the acknowledgement that you can’t necessarily see or understand the larger picture in the moment. So, even if this person appears as though they’ve gotten away with murder, you can’t know the truth of their reality or how they’re faring. But you can have faith that everyone gets their karmic due.

In essence, letting go of the pain of victimization is a practice and a discipline. But it’s vital work because painful emotional baggage can lead to mood disorders, chronic pain, and even serious disease. Make a commitment to let go of these burdens as an act of self-love…for your own health, sanity and general flow with life. From the stance of Self-Love, you will find your power, your strength, your softness and ultimately release.

Sending Love for Health and Healing..today and Always,

Carla

 

Single Sessions Available – Limited Time Only!!!

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

I hope you’ve had an incredible summer. Mine has been amazing, life-transforming, deeply rejuvenative and FAST! I’ve given myself so much quality time for healing – physically, emotionally and spiritually…and it’s gone very deep. I look forward to sharing more about my healing journey in future blogs posts.

But for now, I wanted to let you know that it’s that time of year again… where I open my practice up for individual, one-time sessions, to help you unravel a frustrating, confounding or frightening health issue.

As you probably know, I usually only work with women in 3 or 6 month programs, due to the fact that healing takes time and commitment. But there are those moments when a single session can be the very catalyst you need for igniting your path to health.If interested, simply click HERE, shoot me an email, and tell me a bit of what’s going on for you.

These sessions usually fill up really fast, so let me know asap if you’re interested, and I’ll find a spot to get you started on your way to a new level of wellbeing. Together, we’ll uncover the root cause of your health problem, carve out a path to wellness, and then I’ll create a protocol of nutritional supplements, herbs, a flower essence formula and other healing wisdom specifically for yourbody, psyche and soul. Just click HERE to let me know.

Over the past few months, I’ve had many women reaching out requesting singular health consults – for holistic help with issues such as cervical dysplasia, endometrial hyperplasia, chronic vaginal infections, osteoporosis, peri/menopausal symptoms and chronic lyme disease, to name a few. If you’ve got a stubborn issue going on, don’t hesitate to reach out HERE.

If one of these sessions is meant for you, I so look forward to serving you at this time…so that you can move beyond your health problems, and embrace the life that you were meant to live, in all it’s bounty.

Until then…

Sending Love for Health and Healing..today and Always,

Carla

 

Is a Toxic Relationship Making You Sick?!?

Dear Natural Healing for Women Community;

It’s been a long time since I’ve connected with you, as I’ve been deep within the cocoon of healing and self-nurturance after the ending of my 20-year marriage, and all of the rupture that accompanied it.

But I have to say, there’s NOTHING like intense suffering to accelerate spiritual growth! And I’ve been on a very accelerated path of transformation this past year, coming face to face with my oldest traumas and demons in this life time – welcoming back all the parts of myself that I’d banished, disowned and wasn’t even conscious of.

Which leads me to today’s topic, because it’s all about hard realities that can feel really difficult to face. Our closest relationships are generally the prisms through which we define ourselves and our life. They are what we depend on for our very survival – emotionally, psychologically and practically.  And, they are so close in, they are often very hard to see clearly. However, if your closest relationships are less than supportive and nurturing on a daily basis, they could be negatively impacting your health.

I know you’re aware of the hazards of environmental toxins – chemicals in the water, air, soil, cosmetics, cleaning products, building materials, etc. You may be so health-conscious in fact, that you wouldn’t dream of drinking unfiltered water, or eating conventionally raised poultry.

But when was the last time you took inventory of your closest relationships – the people surrounding you on a daily basis? If these relationships have a toxic element, they may actually be compromising your health worse than any synthetic chemical, and causing your lingering symptoms or an actual disease process.

Because your bodily ills – whatever they may be – are reflective of an imbalance going on in your system: physically, emotionally and/or spiritually. Your symptoms are your teacher… if you have the ears to listen.

So what constitutes a toxic relationship? Here’s a short list to consider when thinking about a close relationship in your life that you may have suspicions about.

Is this person: manipulative, controlling, violating of boundaries, energy-sucking, critical, insensitive, withholding, crazy-making, ungenerous…a good deal of the time? 

Are they self-absorbed with either their accomplishments and grandeur, or (equally as soul-sucking) with their own pain and suffering? Do you have a sense that this person twists the truth? Has this person ever betrayed your trust?

If the answer to any of these is “YES”, then it’s really important to get honest with yourself about how your health and wellbeing may be negatively impacted by this relationship. Especially if you have an on-going health issue.

But here’s the tricky part…it can be so hard to acknowledge these issues in our closest relationships. Why? Because in our closest relationships, it may feel impossible to separate us from themNot to mention the fact that we may be dependent on these relationships for our every day survival and/or emotional needs.

And…what happens when this person is your mother, or your child…or your beloved life partner? This may well feel like an impossible situation to free yourself from, and despair may dissuade you from even allowing yourself to examine these areas.

However, if you’re resonating with this on any level, and you’re starting to sink down into your chair… know that there’s good news too!

The truth is that YOU have the power to make profound changes within your SELF, that translate into changes within your outer reality…including your relationships.

Your whole world will shift when you find the inner resources to stop tolerating the status quo, and make the necessary changes to arrest the unhealthy dynamics in your relationship.

I’ve experienced this so many times personally, and seen it play out with so many clients, that I no longer have doubts about the power of this type shift. Over the years, I’ve watched my clients erect healthy boundaries within toxic interpersonal dynamics, and create real and lasting changes with their children, partners, parents and bosses. And you can too!

Of course, this type of inner work also involves risk. The risk of loss that change can bring. Only you know if you’re ready for this. However, your body may be speaking so loudly, that you have no choice but to listen.

Either way, let your symptoms or disease process function for you, as a wake-up call to stop tolerating unhealthy behaviors from those closest in your life. Learn to create healthy boundaries around behaviors and situations that feel soul-sucking or diminishing. 

When you truly learn to honor your own needs and put them at the forefront of your world, that’s when healthy, healing energy floods back into your system. This is when you’re on the road back to health and wellbeing.

Wishing You Great Health and Healing..today and Always,

Carla


    HEALING INSIGHT SESSION   a complimentary call to ignite vibrant health & healing

 

If you’re needing support and guidance for a stubborn health issue, emotional problem or relationship dynamic that you you’re really ready to let go of…don’t hesitate to reach out for a complimentary Healing Insight Session.

In this 45-minute call, I’ll guide and support you into brand new awarenesses – which is the bedrock of all healing, as well as practical prescriptions for resolving your issues once and for all.

So many women have told me that this one session has helped resolve major issues for them! And my speciality is in helping women who have spent years searching for help in all types healing modalities, but haven’t found resolution elsewhere.

Simply send an email to:[email protected]om to set up a session time.

Please include your time zone, and best times during the week. I will get back to you right away to set up a session.

I look forward to connecting with you on the call!

My Secret Struggle with Weight

My Secret Struggle with Weight

Underneath every struggle is a story – a story that’s waiting to be revealed, honored and understood. A story that’s in search of resolution…and hopefully a happy ending.

I want to share my story around the struggle with weight and food, because I want you to KNOW that if I can overcome this problem…anyone can!

My parents were chronic dieters and also heavily weighed down by depression. Dieting held the promise of a fresh start, a new body and improved life.

I went on my first diet at 13, even though I wasn’t overweight. However, I developed breasts and hips earlier than the other girls, which made me very self-conscious. And so, watching my curves diminish through dieting provided relief and a sense of accomplishment.

Like my parents, I learned to live on salads and “diet” foods. I learned to count calories and run laps. But all this was before one event that changed everything.

When I was 15 years old, I was at a party where there were a bunch of rough, older guys. And after a bit of flirtation with one of them, he carried me up to a bedroom, held me down and raped me. I had no words to express what happened to me, so I kept it buried deep inside.

Over the next months I stopped going out with friends, sat in front of the television and devoured entire boxes of mac and cheese. I gained 15 pounds in a matter of months, and this began years of starvation diets, binging, yo-yo weight, diet pills, laxatives, and by the time I got to college, a very severe case of Bulimia (after a girl who lived in my dorm taught me how to make myself throw up.)

And still, every part of my struggle was in secret. No one in my life knew about the Bulimia. My one saving grace was that I started taking psychology classes and became fascinated with the unlimited potential of the mind. I studied Eastern religions and different forms of spirituality. I spent a summer at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and immersed myself in new age and somatic therapies.

My struggles with my body and food continued however, and went hand in hand with my challenge in romantic relationships. I was sexually attracted to men, but I didn’t trust them. I never felt safe, loved or cared for by the men I drew into my life. Romance went hand in hand with heartbreak, which further fueled my struggles with food and my body.

After college, I was living in San Francisco and falling into the same destructive patterns, but I made a promise to myself that I would keep. I promised that I would never again do violence to my body by purging. And this ended my eight years of Bulimia in that one moment.

I wish I could say that it all ended here. But it would take another 5 years before I found the antidote to the spell that food and weight had over my life. Even though I was no longer binging and purging, I still felt a certain compulsiveness with food and an extra 10-15 pounds more weight on me than felt comfortable. I was still experimenting with diets, always looking for the next, best solution.

Until the day that I hit rock bottom. I knew this obsession was keeping me from REALLY living. I KNEW that it was no longer about the weight…but the obsession that was the trap, and what I longed for was freedom from the whole, f*cking paradigm. I knew I had to break free of the whole thing because I needed to really live. 

And so I prayed….”please God, if I could just be free of this bondage, I’ll be happy every day for the rest of my life!”

They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. And that’s what happened for me in the form of a book by the brilliant Geneen Roth. Through her book, I learned to uncover how the obsession with weight/food/body was functioning in my life – by distracting me from deeper, more painful issues.  

For me, it was all about my painful relationships with men, and the deep shame I felt about it.

Once I was able to really look at this core issue and sit with the pain/shame, the spell that food had over me dissolved. I learned that sitting with my pain wouldn’t destroy me, and it actually began to dissipate. And slowly, I learned to step outside of my comfort zone and take emotional risks.

With this practice, the obsession with food and my body faded into the background. At the same time, I effortlessly began losing weight and came into a new version of myself.

From here, I was able to truly move on with my life. This is when I found my career and began studying medicine. It’s when I came into my love of plants, healing and music. And most significantly, I was able to create safe relationships with men, learning to trust and be vulnerable, and even got married.

I wish that I could say that I’ve been “happy every day of my life” as I’d promised in my prayer. In reality, since giving up the obsession with food and living at my ideal weight – I’m more aware of the challenges that LIFE never ceases to bring. But I’d never go back because now I’m FREE…to live with the fullness of life and all it’s complexity.

There’s nothing as liberating as finally breaking free from an obsession which is inner bondage. But having gotten to the other side of this issue taught me that nothing is insurmountable.

That’s why I’m dedicated to helping other women feel confident in their bodies, break free from obsession and restore an easeful and pleasurable relationship with food.

If you’re ready for true transformation like I was, you probably don’t want to waste time. You need a proven system and tools that really works. Through my own personal journey and over many years helping hundreds of clients across the U.S. and Europe, I’ve developed a process that’s both effective and powerful, and also incorporates all I’ve learned about how to balance blood sugar to ameliorate cravings.

It’s a huge joy to be able to share it.

If you’re ready to do what it takes to let go of this struggle once and for all, apply for your free 45-minute “Weight-Loss Wisdom” session with me today.

I’ve got just few spots left on my calendar next week, and this special offer will end entirely on February 16th 2018.

Let’s make time work on your side so that you can have the body-freedom you’re wanting much sooner!

With Great Love and Support,

Carla

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: [email protected]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.