All I want for you is to live your happiest, most fulfilled & freedom fuelled life….right now.
Not at some imagined point to reach in the future, when you achieve all of the things you think you need to feel that way.
By guiding you to uncover and reconnect with the truest version of you.
I know that so many of you
crave more simplicity in your life,
to slow down,
to find time for yourself
and reclaim some balance.
I also know that this can feel impossible but I promise you it isn’t.
The first step to claiming what you want is…
Not just with your thoughts but with your actions.
It is to start living on purpose, not just letting life happen to you.
The reason I know, because this is my story.
This is how I live and my life has totally changed because of it,
it hasn’t always been this way but I can assure you, if I can do it, you can too.
Slowing down [in order to ‘speed’ up]
We are all guilty of this ~ either a little or a lot. You might not even be conscious of it, or all too aware but no idea how to be any other way. Filling every gap, or moment in time. Feeling that taking a pause, some space to slow down, is not productive and therefore not a good use of your time. But the thing I have learnt, from my own personal experience and working with others, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
When you spend your life in a state of perpetual hurry, on an endless hamster wheel of tasks and things to complete, your life can flash by with little to no sense of achievement to show for all of that activity. Any spare moment you find yourself with [ironically] I’m betting, is filled with something not as productive as it could be ~scrolling or falling down an internet rabbit hole of things we don’t really need to know or care about. Other peoples lives appearing more interesting to view than living our own.
But the truth is, we all need space..we all need the natural gaps that we seem to have lost. A pause, time to slow down and just be for a moment.
All of this busyness is no good for our brains, nervous systems or stress levels. We feel overwhelmed by life because we fill it to the brim and wonder why we feel like we are drowning at times. When you create space, make gaps in your day, you allow room for the light to pour in. You stop looking for all of the answers to every aspect of your life outside of you and give your inner knowing room to reveal itself to you.
You regain a sense of calm and confidence, in yourself and the ebb and flow of life and its seasons. You will know that you’re on the right path for you, as you leave space for it to reveal itself to you, not just following someone else’s advice or way of doing things.
You will feel grounded and more peaceful than you have done in years.
As human beings we have a tendency to overcomplicate things, to believe that in order for things to be worthwhile or worthy of a high price tag, they must be complex or take time. So much of our innate skills, our ‘zones of genius’, the things that come naturally to us, are overlooked because they feel too easy, too simple. We cram our life with more and more: more knowledge, more activities but what this actually equates to is less self trust, less time, less space just to be; to let the wisdom we inherently have, flow through and to enjoy the simple everyday pleasures that make this life worth living.
Together we will strip it all back and reconstruct a life and business that proves you can do less and create more. That there is real power and potency in simplicity.
We are so busy looking externally and to others for what is best for us, we have lost our way. What a waste to go through life constantly second guessing or doubting yourself. The mental and physical energy this leaks is incredible. No wonder so many people burn out.
From the moment you are born, you soak up information about how the world works and your part in it, from all of the people who surround you, as well as your society and culture.
And with this, you lose your ability to know and trust yourself on a deep and intimate level, you doubt your capacity to tune in and hear your own truth (let along trust what you hear).
But it is this ‘skill’ that is essential, in living a truly authentic life, standing fully in your own truth and building a business that is 100% authentic to you. This requires commitment to change, it’s not a one and done, it involves identifying what is yours and what is not, then deconditioning from the latter. This work isn’t easy, but the results are so incredibly worth it and imperative if you want to live a life of fulfilment and inner peace.
Mindfulness is a way of life.
When you learn to be in the present moment and become aware of all of your senses, your body and soul, as well as your mind, you will begin to feel whole again. You will become harmonised, you will feel a sense of wholeness and connection; as you become more whole and connected, your intuition and self awareness will increase, you will create a deep level of self trust, love and compassion for yourself and others. Life becomes easier, in every sense.
Connection to yourself and the seasons ~ of your life and nature.
There is so much wisdom that we can incorporate into our own lives from watching nature and the seasons, the natural ebb and flow, the fallow and fruitful times. By becoming more conscious of what is going on in and around us, we can start to become more grounded and in-tune. We understand that it is not natural to be ‘on’ all of the time, like a long summer day, but that sometimes there is a time to retreat and rest, just like when winter sets in.
Becoming more aware of the seasons of your life and nature, cultivates connection on many levels, along with a sense of deep compassion for yourself and others. A bone deep sense of ‘this too shall pass’ during the lows and a deep appreciation of every day life, not just the highs.
Alignment / Following your heart
Whether you call it alignment, authentic self, or truth, the end result of the ‘work’ is to do just this.
To ensure you are living in complete harmony with yourself, that you are not playing out other peoples or society’s view points, that the work you do and the life you live, is the one you were born for, before all of the conditioning made you forget. It is to return ‘you back to you’.
Living in your own alignment can sometimes feel daunting, you might be called to do things not only different to societal norms but in away that is totally alien to you (but also incredibly familiar on a deeper level). This takes courage. It can be uncomfortable peeling back those layers, digging into the truth of thoughts that do not serve you, so you can see the things that hold you back for what they really are (and then move past them).
And that is why an honest, gentle and knowledgeable guide, unafraid to challenge your conditioned thinking, experienced in returning people back to their truth and uncovering their alignment, will make your journey infinitely easier – I am that guide for you.
The result of all of this: true freedom ~ You back to You.
Hi, I’m Katie Carswell, it’s so lovely to have you here ♡
I am your guide, to bring you home to you.
An advocate of slowing down in order to speed up.
Being more present and mindful.
Of making things easy.
A freedom lover and truth seeker.
I appreciate a calm nervous system and the simple things in life.
I’m devoted to helping people see who they really are, to accept themselves, to understand their strengths and perceived weaknesses, to guide them to see wisdom where they may just see wounds and to cultivate a life that encompasses exactly who they are and how they want their life to be.
It wasn’t that long ago that my life looked VERY different from how it is today.
I used to feel so lost, that life was happening to me [not for me] and that I had little. to no control over my life, what happened in it and how I reacted to those things.
I felt buffeted, from one crisis or drama to the next.
Underneath it all was an extreme feeling of sadness and a longing that my life could be better than this.
My journey, like many others, has unfolded over many years, a combination of events pushing me to finally ‘wake’ me up. One of which was the death of my beloved Dad (whilst pregnant), followed shortly after by the birth of my amazing and much longed for daughter ~ these were both huge catalysts of change and realisation for me.
I had always had a niggle that things weren’t as they should be, but these two huge life events, that broke my old life apart (both in very different ways)..allowed the light and truth I had been searching for to finally start flooding in.
Like the catalyst itself, what followed was the best and worst of times..the biggest lesson in the duality of life I have ever learned.
Embarking on the path back to who I truly am, has been a mix of ups and downs, it can be tough, especially if you are trying to do it on your own.
When I sought the help of a Life Coach everything really started to change for me.
She helped me to see how much I had been holding myself back in all areas of my life, how things that had happened throughout my life had formed my ideas of how the world is and my place in it…and how those very things were holding me back, keeping me stuck and small.
Shining the light of awareness on these things alone helped me make massive changes in my life, doing the work needed changed my life forever in ways I could only dream of previously.
Like a Phoenix from the ashes ~ you can rise too.
Now my life is so different.
I can honestly say hand on heart, that I am truly happy, calm and at peace.
The person who use to be filled with anxiety all of the time, worry, stress and overthink everything, has gone.
I still get moments, I am human after all, but they are just that…moments. Not all of the time.
Health issues I had for years, have disappeared along with the stress.
I no longer need to take antidepressants (which I had been on for years).
I let go of unhealthy habits and relationships that were not serving me.
I look after myself.
I know that my self care and making time for me makes me a better person, mum and wife
and that this does not make me selfish, it makes me savvy.
This is available for you too.
I live in the South Hams in Devon, close to the sea and surrounded by countryside, a constant source of inspiration and joy to me.
I love to wild swim, off the beach at Mothecombe or in the pools and rivers of Dartmoor.
I’m a wife and mummy.
I am a home bird.
I adore being with my family, my dog’s morning greeting, deserted Dartmoor walks, the beach, sunshine, dahlias in our garden and the view from our kitchen on a hot, summers day.
Kundalini yoga feels like coming home to me.
I’m addicted to books, buying crystals with my daughter, house plants and the colour neon pink.
I am at my happiest if you give me a cinnamon bun washed down with a flat white.
I am a Certified life and mindfulness coach, as well as a [Jikiden] reiki healer.
I am currently training for my Kundalini yoga teacher certification.
I have worked coaching business owners in their personal and professional development and marketing for the past 23 years, 12 of those in my own business.
Life coaching was a vital piece of this work as underneath most business challenges (the fear of visibility, self doubt, procrastination) are personal ones, blocks and limiting beliefs.
For the past 2 years I have focused predominantly on life coaching and mindfulness, helping people to uncover what is making them unhappy, stressed and anxious, whilst reconnecting them to their authentic self for more peace, joy and happiness, in all aspects of their life.