Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wish You Were There!! Pictures from Nov. Seminar

Ladies called and emailed me saying first, "When is your next seminar?" and second they told me how they left feeling filled up again and ready to tackle life. I think a seminar is successful when the people leave having their mind expanded, their hearts touched, and soul fed. From the tears, the excitement and comments I really feel we accomplished that. If you are interested in hearing about our next seminar or the young women's conference (camp). Please send me a quick email to, subscribe to the blog or visit

Rosemary said about the seminar:
The experience with you and the other three wonderful ladies was awesome last Saturday! Thank you for letting me know about the opportunity for it truly enriched my life. As I shared with you and a few other people---I felt like my soul had been fed. It felt good.

Kimberley said:
I am so happy that I went today, what a wonderful day it was!! I would like to go again, how often do you have them? It really was a spiritual and uplifting day and so well put together. Carla you sure have a great talent with this and what you have done, I am so impressed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Put Yourself on Your To Do List

As you all probably know by now my passion is to help women become their best. As I have done the retreats, I always have women say they would like to come but can't take off life for 2 or 3 days. So just for them I am doing a one day seminar with 3 of the women that have spoken at the retreats.

I want to invite you to an inspiring day. The seminar is this Saturday. I know you probably have lists and lists to do, But please consider putting yourself on that list. We are going to have fun and learn A LOT. The speakers are wonderful, knowledgeable women that have so much information to share. I hope you can come! I know you will be glad you did!

4 Entertaining and Insightful speakers will teach you:

1. The Power to Live Your Potential
2. Creating More Encouraging Relationships!
3. The Power of your Appearance
4. How to Overcome Fear and Live in Faith & Joy

It is going to be a really fun day. We will start with a drawing at 9:00 sharp. If you are in your seat, you can win an hour image consultation with Allison or a music CD "You're Worth it All," from Michele.

Enjoy meeting new friends as we eat a complimentary lunch together.

The Power of Your Potential

"This is a powerful musical presentation that will leave you
encouraged to better use your strengths and move ahead in positive ways in your life."

Michele Baer is the mother of six, a singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker. She has released 3 CD's, "Never Give Up-Songs of Faith and Family", and "Out of the Dust." Her newest is "You're Worth it All". She decided to write and record a compilation of special songs to lift and comfort those going through difficult trials. This is her best work yet.

She has a big heart and it comes through when you hear her messages of Hope for women. Michele is very involved in the community, serving as the State Director of Family Leader Network as well as producing numerous charity events. She received the American Mothers National vocal award in recognition of her ability to balance family, music and community service.

Hear selections at:

Creating More Encouraging Relationships!

This is an experiential workshop that will focus on foundational aspects of encouraging relationships! Participants will uncover their long range wishes for close relationships, become aware of basic brain research about stress, and experience and practice tried and true tools and skills to grow relationships, respectfully!! You won't forget this dynamic, interactive experience!

Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed, is a professional development coach with a passion for moving people towards a more positive outlook. Dodie is a Certified Positive Discipline Associate who supports and encourages teachers and parents to focus on children's strengths and assets, thus promoting cooperation and solutions. She is dedicated to promoting respectful relationships in homes, schools, and communities. Dodie gets the opportunity to practice her positive relationship skills as a Junior Scout Leader, an AFAA certified fitness instructor, a children's dodge ball coach, and especially as a wife and mother of two great children.

The Power of Your Appearance

You will learn how to look your best and the power that it brings. You will never, look in the mirror again and say, "Does this make me look fat?"

Allison Johnson has a sophisticated and classic style. She helps others find their style, best looks and proportions. She is amazed at the transformation that happens to women on the inside by helping them with a few changes on the outside.

Allison has always loved clothes and what they can do for a person's self esteem. She believes we truly do reflect what's inside by how we present ourselves on the outside. We do that by what we wear. Every body can look fantastic. Every body-- not just the perfect size 4. Allison's passion is to help every woman find that beautiful diva inside and teach her how to look her absolute best by how she adorns her body.

Allison is graduate of Brigham Young University, a certified Image Consultant trained at the Conselle Institute ofImage Management, a style and fit expert, a past representative for a designer women's line out of New York City, and is very passionate about helping women reach their full potential.

The Power to Overcome Fear & Live in Faith and Joy

Jacqueline Olsen will teach us how to have joy and faith even during FEARFUL times. What does it really mean to seek happiness?
Can joy be a daily companion with turmoil all around? Faith is an action it active in your life?
Did you know, the happiest of people are those who live without FEAR.
FEAR is the opposite of faith and hope. FEAR, ANGER and SELFISHNESS are counter-intuitive to FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY
You cannot be happy when your life is influenced by fear anger and selfishness.

Jacqueline Olson a successful entrepreneur and marketer has the gift of helping others reach their potential. Her absolute passion in life is to help others balance their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She has lectured to thousands about creating wealth and abundance using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Being the Master Gardener of Your Thoughts and many other topics that involve self-mastery.

As the owner of two wellness clinics, she has helped hundreds lose unwanted weight and successfully keep it off, an accomplishment achieved by addressing cravings and behaviors associated with food.

Come and Enjoy the Day with Us

Learn, Eat, Laugh and Connect

Time: 9:00 to 4:30

When: Saturday, Nov 7, 2009

Where: Vital Solutions Office
4220 E McDowell, Suite 103 Mesa, AZ 85215

Sunday, November 1, 2009

55 Days till Christmas

The way I see it we have 2 choices. Pretend Christmas is 4 weeks away, get everything done and have time to enjoy the month of December with the family, making memories or enjoy the next 4 weeks and end up like the lady in this poem.

See Mother, Funny, Funny Mother

See Mother. See Mother laugh. Mother is happy.
Mother is happy about Christmas.
Mother has many plans. Mother has many plans for Christmas.
Mother is organized. Mother smiles all the time.
Funny, funny Mother.
See Mother. See Mother smile. Mother is happy.
The shopping is all done. See the children watch TV.
Watch, children watch.
See the children change their minds.
See them ask for different toys.
Look, look, Mother is not smiling.
Funny, funny Mother.

See Mother. See Mother sew.
Mother will make dresses.
Mother will make robes.
Mother will make shirts.

See Mother put the zipper in wrong.
See Mother sew the dress on the wrong side.
See Mother cut the skirt too short.
See Mother put the material away until January.
Look. Look. See Mother take a tranquilizer.
Funny, funny Mother.

See Mother. See Mother buy raisins and nuts.
See Mother buy candied pineapple and powdered sugar.
See Mother buy flour, and dates, and pecans, and brown sugar, and bananas, and spices, and vanilla.
Look. Look. Mother is mixing everything together.
See the children press out cookies.
See the flour on their elbows.
See the cookies burn. See the cake fall.
See the children pull taffy. See mother pull her hair.
See mother clean the kitchen with the garden hose.
Funny, funny Mother.

See Mother. See Mother wrap presents. See Mother look for the end on the scotch tape roll. See Mother bite her finger nails. See Mother go.
See Mother go to the store 12 times in one hour.
Go Mother go. See Mother go faster. Run Mother run.
See Mother trim the tree.
See Mother have a party.
See Mother make popcorn.
See Mother wash the walls.
See Mother scrub the rug.
See Mother tear up the organized plan.
See Mother forget gift for Uncle Harold.
See Mother get hives.
Go Mother go. See the far away look in Mother's eyes.
Mother has become disorganized. Mother has become disoriented.
Funny, funny Mother.

It is finally Christmas morning. See the happy family.
See Father smile. Father is happy.
Smile Father smile.
Father loves fruit cake.
Father loves Christmas pudding.
Father loves all the new neckties.
Look, look. See the happy children. See the children's toys.
Santa was very good to the children.
The children will remember this Christmas.

See Mother. Mother is slumped in a chair.
Mother is crying uncontrollably.
Mother does not look well.
Mother has ugly dark circles under her blood shot eyes.
Everyone helps mother to her bed.
See Mother sleep quietly under heavy sedation.
See Mother smile.
Funny, funny Mother.

Don't you feel sorry for her? Have you had Christmases like this? I have. I have also had Christmas's where I got on the ball early and enjoyed the Christmas season.

Tomorrow I am making a list and start checking it off so I can have everything done before Dec. 1 and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with my family. Will you join me?