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 kriscarr.com.
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,