Welcome to my site. Overcoming adversity isn’t easy and it’s far harder by yourself. I’m talking about all sorts of challenges. There’s the hidden kind that no one but you knows about. There’s the big, public ones that everyone and their brother knows which feels humiliating.  There’s the daily grind type that relentlessly wears you down. But I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone! Beneath the veneer of happy homes, fairy-tale training, good educations, and comfortable lives, there’s a lot of heartbreak in the world and it’s best shouldered with a community. I’m like many of you – a past marred by trouble, self loathing, addiction, verbal and physical abuse, discrimination, betrayal, and loneliness. Sorting through that without health insurance, without close relationships, from a past where there was no one to trust, with only an inquiring mind to guide me has proven that against all odds, prosperity and contentment are possible. And I figure if I can overcome my past, so can anyone. I can help in the following ways: 

  • edit a resumé
  • help with your food choices
  • listen to a concern
  • help improve your sleep habits
  • coach a new skill
  • help you reach your goals
  • collaborate on an idea
  • discuss solutions
  • work through a pending decision
  • contribute ideas
  • support lasting change
  • simplify confusion
  • calm overwhelm

Carol has a Health and Wellness Coaching Certification from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, a BFA in dance from University of Utah, and is a credentialed yoga and meditation teacher. Her talents have contributed to organizations that serve the environment, work toward ending homelessness, promote education, and foster the arts. She has worked professionally as a health and wellness coach, teacher, organizational consultant, ballet dancer and teacher, director, house manager, bookkeeper, movement coach and writer. Along the way she learned how to cook, run a business, clean anything, garden, sew, hire legal help, get out of jail is never free, liquidate a business, iron, speak to the police, understand and manipulate financials, go to court, write resumes, and raise 3 children not in that order. And all of that has led to an eye for good wine, a mindful meditation practice, and a self-care regimen to uphold her sanity.