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

A Love Letter

Carly BensonSpirituality

a love letter

You have such a special place in my heart that words could hardly do it justice. I can’t stop thinking about you.  You are everything to me. When I think of life, there is nothing more perfect to me than you. I love you infinitely more than you know and I would do anything to make our relationship stronger.  I … Read More

Living Clean…And I Don’t Mean Sober

Carly BensonPractice, Spirituality


When I talk about “living clean,” I’m not technically referring to being sober. Although it sounds applicable, I mean living a wholesome life that ultimately sets you up for real happiness. When we look at this, I would ask if are you cutting back on the things that contribute to spiritual weakness and instead are you focusing on the stuff … Read More

I Believe…

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Happiness stems from what we believe in.  Believe in yourself.  Believe in love.  Believe in miracles…they are brewing…   I Believe… That people ultimately all want the same things: To feel needed, loved and appreciated. I Believe… That everything we want in life is driven by a feeling it stirs inside of us. It’s always a feeling. I Believe… That … Read More

Honesty Is The Best Policy, Always

Carly BensonRealize0 Comments


Imagine what your life would be like if lies did not exist.   No one could tell you one and you could only tell the truth to others and more importantly to yourself.  There would be no doubt.  An end to the guessing game.  No such thing as deception.  A world where what you see and what you hear is one … Read More