December 2015

As we approach and enter 2016, what is the dream you are unwilling to admit to yourself? IreneCarr.com

I was at a conference recently where a woman volunteered to participate in exploring her most compelling future in front of the audience. She started off with the safe desires or wishes. The conference speaker probed her deeper. Then she began to cry and blurted out a heartfelt dream to have enough steady income to… Read More

Halvah is delightful confection-like sweet whose origins are in the Middle East. 2 cups of raw tahini or raw cashew butter 1 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder ½ teaspoon vanilla powder ½ teaspoon cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. Recipe on IreneCarr.com

Halvah is delightful confection-like sweet whose origins are in the Middle East. 2 cups of raw tahini or raw cashew butter 1 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder ½ teaspoon vanilla powder ½ teaspoon cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Combine all ingredients and mix until well blended. May use a mixer or… Read More

There are four primary needs of the heart. IreneCarr.com

Are you looking for the perfect gift? You carry it with you already! You have the ability to surprise and delight another’s heart NOW! There are four primary needs of the heart. They are as follows: attention, affection, appreciation and acceptance. Attention Attention is deep listening. Deep listening is supported when we stop what we… Read More

When saying “yes” or “no” to someone, ask yourself "Why?” What is yummier to you: a resentful “yes” or a truthful “no?” “No” can be kind when it is truthful and delivered with love and caring.

Why? What is your why?  If you don't know, then it may be time to question it. I've found my why is often connected to my wanting to be liked or feeding my inner good girl. Even when picking up garbage on the street, I've started to ask "Why?"  Sometimes it is a benevolent act… Read More

Simply naming “comparison” breaks the pattern and halts it from going into envy, blame, shame, and guilt. - Irene Carr. IreneCarr.com

Envy, Blame, Shame, Guilt.  Appealing, huh?  Who wants to talk about these emotions, let alone feel them?  Yet, not talking about them keeps us in the experience of these emotions, either consciously or unconsciously. Part of our human tendency based on our fight-flight system is to survey the environment for potential harm.  We are in… Read More

Eat food Not too much Mostly plants. Michael Pollen - blog by IreneCarr.com

What supplements should I take? I get asked that question all the time.  I even got asked that question several times during a workshop I gave that was titled “Ayurveda:  Food is Medicine.”  Based on the title of the workshop, you have probably guessed my answer, at least in part. It is Ayurveda’s goal to… Read More

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