In pursuit of simplicity

Carrie JordanShamanism

In today’s day and age, it is hard to find a moment of solitude. Everything is easy. Easy transportation, easy communication, easy entertainment, easy and fast food. To live a mindful life takes an extra step to sometimes avoid the ease with which you can skip some steps and get more done. However, the beauty of life is usually found … Read More

Digging and blooming

Carrie JordanShamanism

The name “January” is derived from the name of the Roman god, Janus, the masculinized form of Anna Perenna, the goddess of the coming year as well as all the years before and all the years ahead. Like Anna, Janus looks into the past and future at the same time. This makes January a great time to examine where we … Read More

The Importance of Optimism

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Optimism is really a way of life or a path; and if you fall off of it, it can be like a downward spiral. Our lives are not written in the stars; I really believe that we manifest our own lives and that which we focus on, no matter if it is good or bad, becomes a reality. That’s why … Read More

Healing and grounding foods for health

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

Photo Source  I have had a nasty cold for about a week now, and in the past I have found that a good way to help your body recover is by grounding both with root vegetables and grounding foods like chocolate (not too much sugar though!) and nuts. I have been making huge pots of what I call Root Soup … Read More

Management: Mutual Respect and Humility

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

We spend more than 40 hours per week with our co-workers. I spend more time with my coworkers than I spend with my friends, my boyfriend, or my family. So, it is important that the environment I work in is filled with mutual respect, humility, and most of all, that it facilitates my growth and my coworkers’ growth. Clayton Christensen, … Read More

Why your 20s matter

Carrie JordanLife Design

I have been doing a lot of research on the life decade: the 20s, lately because at times I feel lost and I know my peers feel the same way. I resolved to bring myself out of the dark, into the light by educating myself about what this time really means and what I am really supposed to be focusing … Read More

Crystal Visions

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

Right now, along with a dear friend, I am taking a goal-setting class on (an awesome online learning resource!) with Susanne Conrad, an inspiring and wonderful teacher who also works with Lulu Lemon. You can set goals for yourself by imagining the ideal vision you have for your life in 5 year increments. Imagine your life without any of … Read More

Laughter is medicine

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Wile E. Coyote's business card

You are enough. Don’t pretend you are already there when you know you have a lot to learn. Make decisions on the belief that you can deal with their consequences, not with the fear that you can’t. You can choose your behavior, but you can’t control your behavior’s outcome. This is real confidence.

Living in the material world

Carrie JordanShamanism

George Harrison, who we all know as the lead guitarist for the Beatles, was a very humble, quiet man. What we might not know about is his inspiring spiritual journey, documented in the biographical movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Cut with archival material from the Beatles’ early days and George’s early life, interviews with George himself, his … Read More