Top 50 Takeaways from 2013

Carly BensonRealize

50 lessons from 2013

As I look back on this year, I can’t help but be nostalgic a little. In just this year alone I moved into a new place, started this blog which was only a thought last year, started public speaking, started dancing again, traveled in proportion to my wanderlust, made a lofty bet that I would have book written by July … Read More

12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Giving

Carly BensonPractice, Spirituality

tis the season

This past weekend a large group of us went out and donated boxes upon boxes of food to the needy.  As we were handing the boxes out in a small apartment building, we knocked on a door to an older woman who only spoke Creole. When she realized we came to bring her a big box of food for the … Read More

You Don’t Drink…You’re No Fun

Carly BensonRealize

having fun

This topic of assumption has surfaced in many forms over the past week so I decided I would address the elephant in the room. For the record, I have been having the time of my life with my sobriety. I still go out to bars, clubs, concerts, weddings, birthday parties and even raves without drinking. It IS possible to enjoy … Read More