Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Carly BensonAffirmations, Personal Development0 Comments

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I visited San Diego for the first time in 2005 and absolutely loved it. I remember driving around La Jolla looking at the houses for sale with an inquiring mind as to if I could live here, one day. At the time everything seemed so expensive, which made this dream become one of those off in the distant ones. So, … Read More

9 Quick Tips To Experience More Thankfulness

Carly BensonPersonal Development, Practice, Spirituality0 Comments

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It’s an opportunity to come together with our loved ones and family to give thanks for the year. It can also be an overwhelming time for many – cooking, baking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, parties, being social. And let’s not forget: All. The. Food. We can easily lose track of what the holiday is about … Read More

We Are All Fighting Our Own Battles

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I just got back from a trip up to Detroit for Memorial Day weekend. I visited family there and hit up a music festival for some dancing fun. As I have returned home, I reflected on the trip and I can’t help but be a little overwhelmed by the humbling experiences I had and people I saw. This trip was … Read More

The Domino Effect Of Sobriety

Carly BensonSobriety, Transformation0 Comments

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Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on a rooftop overlooking the entire Panama skyline while doing a coaching call with one of my clients and I had to take a moment after the call just to be thankful. I feel so blessed to be able to travel the world and work from wherever I am. It made me realize that my … Read More

Dreams Become Reality With Hard Work

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On April 8, 2013 I shared my first blog, publicly. I can still remember the feelings of anxiety and adrenaline running through my body that day. There is something to be said about putting yourself out there in the raw. Whether in life, business or relationships – showing your authentic self is something so powerful! Not only does it bring … Read More

I Believe In Miracles

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When Miracles Are Brewing started two years ago all it began with was a vision. There was a spark inside of me to write and share my experiences in sobriety, finding faith and the enlightenment I experiencing as I navigated those waters. The writing was an outlet for me to process life. They always say we teach what we also … Read More

How To Practice More Thanks Giving

Carly BensonPractice0 Comments

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“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”  -W.J. Cameron I saw this quote the other day and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Every year we gear up to sit around a feast with our loved ones. We get excited about the food, having days off from work, relaxing, indulging in a food coma, catching up with our … Read More

33 Things Sobriety Taught Me To Be Thankful For

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Significant life change starts with a simple change of perspective and is sustained through the practice of unconditional gratitude.  -Carly Benson I just got back from an amazing trip to Cabo San Lucas, where I was celebrating my commitment to major life change, exercising constant courage and the anniversary of my retirement from a deep-seeded career in alcohol and cocaine … Read More

12 Lessons I’ve Learned About Giving

Carly BensonPractice, Spirituality

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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