Kris Carr

Emotional Health

Permission to Evolve: I’m Pausing to Reimagine Life & So Can You

Hiya Gorgeous!

I wanted to let you know that I’m taking a break from blogging for a bit. Pressing pause. Going on hiatus. And giving myself and our team permission to evolve.

I’ve been coming to you weekly for 13 years now and many of you have been with me since the beginning.

Thank you for inviting me into your inbox, your living room, and your life. I love serving you on your wellness journey and I promise that I’ll be back soon with better-than-ever content to support you along the way.

I’m just taking a short pause to answer the invitation my life is giving me to do things differently.

To narrow my focus to what truly matters and step away from what can feel like an always-on, cycle of busyness. Think, more slow cooking, less hustle. More intentional living—including using the good silver and candles on a regular Tuesday night—and less grind.

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I love you. But I’m inspired to prune and simplify so my team and I can serve you in new and exciting ways, while also taking really good care of ourselves.

You see, whenever I’ve made a big change in my life, I’ve needed time to recalibrate. But I haven’t always given myself that time. Instead, even as a wellness leader, it’s so easy to just add more balls to the juggle. Writing a new book? Add it to the load. Launching a new product? Pile it on the glorious heap. Need a slice of a workday to be with family members who need me? Make it up on nights and weekends.

For all of us, it’s tempting to accumulate more and more responsibility without ever pruning our lives and work to create the delicious breathing room our souls want.

When I’ve given in to that temptation, I know it hasn’t been good for me. But sometimes it’s difficult to shift the voice that believes that “this is what I need to do to show up and keep it all going”. Sound familiar?

Next month, I’ll be entering my 49th year—my last journey around the sun in this decade of growth, success, loss, love and everything in between. While I’m not one to lament getting older, (I’m lucky to get older, I have stage IV cancer!) this birthday is another wake-up call. What worked energetically in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s was powerful stuff. It brought me to the biggest stages in the world. More importantly, it brought me to you. But my 50’s are already calling for something more sacred.

I’m no longer looking to grow countless new branches and leaves on my tree of life, instead, my desire is to deepen my roots and strengthen my foundation.

If there are areas of your own life that feel out of balance, or that you just want more time to explore, I encourage you to pause and reevaluate, just like I am. You don’t have to stay the same—even if people want you to. Give yourself permission to listen to your life.

Because the pivot you need to make for your own beautiful expansion will become clear in the stillness.

Notice when things aren’t working—pause, evaluate, and give yourself permission to evolve. The status quo is easy, my friends. In fact, many of us prefer to operate on old rhythms that are familiar, when in reality, the spiritual riches are on the other side of our discomfort.

So here’s what this means on a practical level. I’m going to read and swim more. 🙂

I’m also going to spend more time with myself and my family in a way that doesn’t feel rushed, or like I can’t shut off because even though I’m present, I’m anywhere but there.

My team and I are also going to re-imagine how we do business. The same kind of compassion, care and quality you’ve come to expect, will only deepen from our willingness to pause and evaluate before we pivot.

During this break we’ll be doing some housekeeping and rejuvenating our creativity, before we expand our team, our mission and our vision.

We’re wildly passionate about new and personal ways to serve our readers and we need a little time to design and build that. So time—our most valuable asset—is what we will give ourselves. I hope you’ll do the same if this resonates with you, dear one.

You may be wondering, can we stay connected during this evolve experiment?

Absolutely! I’ll still send out email newsletters, share posts to Instagram from my porch to yours, and keep serving our members every day inside of Inner Circle Wellness. You can also peruse the treasure trove of info available in the hundreds of articles I’ve already shared here at

But the very best way to keep in touch with me would be to join my text messaging list. It’ll be my primary communication vehicle during this hiatus. I’ll be sharing more behind-the-scenes, personal content than ever before. After all, I want to keep you posted on my permission to evolve experiment as I’m sure I’ll have some interesting notes from the field! But you’ll need to be on my text list to get all that goodness! So text WELCOME to (845) 203-3864 or click here and text WELCOME to make it easy.

Thank you for being a good friend to me, to yourself and to the world. I adore you.

Your turn: Are you craving permission to pause and evolve, like I am? Is your life calling for a pivot? What’s one small thing you could do to make that happen?

Peace & growth,

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  1. Abby says:

    Namaste and have a wonderful break

  2. Silvia says:

    Beautiful. I will certainly miss your emails! I read your blog, beautiful, a reminder that we are constantly focused on growing (so am I) and yes, reflecting on what matters and giving it more time it´s vital. Looking forwards seeing you and learning from you in this new journey xx

  3. Cheryl Shook says:

    God Bless you. Enjoy your family and friends.
    Praying for you.

  4. Pauline Macdonald says:

    You go girl. You SO deserve a good break. Great to hear swimming & reading are on the agenda ???? You have been & continue to be a huge inspiration to me Kris. I’m in my 9th year of living with the big C & every day your positivity gives me strength & courage to live life with joy & hope. If you ever want to come to New Zealand you would be so warmly welcomed & we would love to have you. Kia kaha ???? With much love always. Pauline

  5. Anne Bisset says:

    Yes though not as busy or work related success as you and presently on furlough leave I have an inner calling to slow down, stop rushing, be more and do more things I enjoy eg cooking a new recipe, playing tennis, walking in nature, looking at my garden with a cup of tea, meeting friends etc. I also do a bit of nutrition work and stopped a while ago “trying” to make it a business, now accept what comes my way with a focus / intention of being more community involved to help others. Anne xx

  6. Laura L. says:

    Hi Kris – I was introduced to you by a friend when I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. You are inspiring and uplifting and give hope which is sometimes hard to find. Thank you for that! I wish you joy and peace as you take time to evolve and be still with yourself. Enjoy your family in ways that didn’t seem possible before. I too, just turned 49 and feel this is my year to make things happen for me. Can’t wait to hear about what great things you are doing!

  7. Claudia says:

    If it’s your last year in the 40-year bracket that means you are in your 50th year. Our birthday concludes the year not starts it as we start with 0 and conclude with 1. I’m 56 and in my 57th year.
    Enjoy your break.

  8. Ann says:

    Enjoy Kris and sending much love. I’ve been feeling that calling to pause lately, so I decided when I get that feeling to go with it and I’m lucky that my day can allow it. I got that feeling yesterday and took a break, plopped myself in a beach chair by the waters edge for an hour and dozed off. It felt right that I did that and I didn’t feel one bit of guilt but I did feel my body, mind and soul thank me.

  9. Ceil says:

    Hi, Kris:
    I feel blessed that our paths crossed and I’m able to share this incredible wellness journey with you. Many thanks for all the delish recipes, informative blog posts, YouTube videos, and the laughs.

    Enjoy your much needed hiatus and I look forward to connecting with you again in the fall. Also, I wish you a happy 49th ???? . Enjoy your special day to the max!

    With deepest gratitude,

  10. Dee says:

    Kris, I can tell you that age 49 is a brilliant time to hit the pause button. I did that, too. And for the last 10 years, it’s been a glorious adventure of self-reflection like never before. It’s pure magic. Good on ya for giving yourself this gift!

  11. Birgit says:

    Dear Kris, I wish you a deep and nurturing hiatus time!!! I hope, you are well!!!
    ???????????????? Birgit

  12. Kristi says:

    It was wonderful that you are taking time for yourself and family. Thank you for all the kindness and inspiration you have put out into the world. Stay well!

  13. Joanne says:

    This is so beautiful, caring and inspiring, all at once! May your deliberate evolving time bring you much joy, insight and clarity!
    Much Love, Joanne

  14. Michelle W says:

    Kris, you are truly an inspiration to so many. Your energy is amazing and contagious, I love it. I one hundred percent resonate with what you are saying. Being 51, I too know it is time to love and take care of my wisdom, to protect and cherish everything that we are. We need to keep our lights shining, to help others get through the dark. Take care of yourself and those around you, so that you can be a beacon of hope for others. Enjoy your rest and relax x

  15. Margaret says:

    You have been and continue to be an inspiration. I recently turned 70, which is big in many ways given that I’m a survivor five years now. I love your blogs and uplifting words of wisdom, your meditations. You need no permission to evolve. Take it. It is a time to reflect and do and be. May you have a restful, enjoyable, rich and restorative time. God bless.

  16. Good for you! I’ve always been impressed with your perspective. Taking a step *back* is a message I think we all need to hear more and be more accepting of in this world of go-more-go.

  17. Lisa Longfellow says:

    I love this more than I can express! As a woman in her 50s I still get push back because I don’t want to do the same things I did in my 20s, 30s and 40s. I am giving myself permission to prune and pivot as well! Much love Kris, family & team this will be wonderfully wise for you.

  18. Linda says:

    Sending you blessings. So grateful for all the information you’ve shared over the years.

  19. Deb says:

    Beautifully written and thought provoking. A reminder to stop and smell the roses. So true! Thank you. Peace, serenity and wellness in your life as you move forward on your journey, Kris!

  20. Cynthia Swartz says:

    enjoy… u do so much for so many… u spread your sunshine and love all over the world… u r such a blessing… may God continue to bless u with love.. warmth and health… enjoy…. hugs

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