4 Practices To Fight Distractions & Help You Stay Focused

Carly BensonPractice

dont ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive

Distractions can really be detrimental to our happiness. They come in many forms be it people, worries, “opportunities,” projects, doubts, hobbies and even things that we might think are signs pointing us in the right direction. A distraction is defined as something that prevents you from from giving full attention to something else; an extreme agitation of the mind or … Read More

10 Reasons Why Sober Is The New Cool

Carly BensonRealize

sober is the new cool, sobriety

“Can I buy you a drink?” “Let’s do a shot!” “What are you drinking?” That’s usually how this conversation begins for me. How I answer depends on the setting, the person and how I’m feeling that day. Usually, I start out with a simple “No thank you, I don’t drink.” However, that answer is often not sufficient enough on it’s … Read More

My Miracle…

Carly BensonSpirituality

carly benson hebrews 6:19, miracles are brewing, sobriety

I MADE IT! Today I celebrate 5 years of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. Not only do I celebrate my commitment to changing my life, I also honor the day I was saved by God’s grace. You see, many of you know bits and pieces of my story.  Some of you were with me during those days and experienced first … Read More

13 Miracles Uncovered While Traveling Abroad

Carly BensonRealize

not all those who wander are lost, travel, wanderlust

I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical, so I apologize you have not heard from me as much lately.  This is a longer post in part because I haven’t been writing as often and need to get back into the groove, but more so because I have so many wonderful things to share. If you have time to read … Read More