Hello! I am Carmen! Thanks for checking out my blog!
So why do I do what I do?
It all started out of desperation after watching my mom’s health fall apart:
The verdict from her doctor: Take another pill. This is when I knew there must be a better way! I prayed hard and God answered.
As I learned about the therapeutic power of foods, herbs and other natural remedies God put on this earth for our health, I watched my mom miraculously regain her health and strength – in about thirty days!
From barely eating – to enjoying full meals. From not getting out of bed – to going for walks. Mom was smiling again and enjoying life, just as she did before she got sick
My excitement led me on my own journey to wholesome living. Soon I had more energy, my memory improved and I dropped a couple of sizes.
Eventually I got certified with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. So I could help more people get well and enjoy life more fully.
A little about my background…
Born in Brazil into a German family, it was from my mom that I first learned about simplicity and wise stewardship..
Mom, who grew up on a small farm, cooked from scratch daily, refused to use a microwave and always set the table with real china. A skilled dressmaker she designed and made most of our clothes from new and recycled materials. Nothing went to waste!
In my teens we moved to Germany where I lived for a few years and at 21, I made it back to Brazil. This became a year-long journey back-packing from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. This is when I experienced first-hand the freedom and joy of living a simple, unburdened life.
Eventually, I moved to California, got a degree in Fashion Design – following my mother’s footsteps – and ended up in New Jersey where I now live with my husband Diego.
By default, not choice, I became fluent in four languages, but proficient in none!
Little things that make me happy…
- Baby giggles
- Baby animals in any shape or form
- Sharing homemade meals with loved ones.
- Driving through the country side
- Listening to birds
- Reading inspiring biographies
- Watching sun sets and starry nights
- Helping people feel better
A little about my faith…
Finally, and most importantly, I am a child of God. A sinner, saved by God’s amazing grace. As a follower of Jesus, I am reminded daily that I am a work-in-progress, not perfect, but forgiven.
According to the bible, God, who is Spirit, created us in His likeness giving us a body, a soul (mind), and a human spirit.
When we accept Christ as our Savior, God’s Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us so we can understand God in a new way. Here are some scriptures that speak to that:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalm 139:14)
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I believe that God not only made us. But that He also providentially created in His magnificent creation and in His Word everything we need for our health and happiness. As our Maker, He knows what is best for our body, our mind (soul)and our spirit!! We just have to seek it and apply it!
I hope you join me on the wellness made simple journey and I can’t wait to hear your own story of health transformation.