This is about a journey of transformation. The old me...tired, stressed, a yeller at my 3 kids, judgmental, fearful and afraid of change. The catalyst was a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. That was my crisis that I brewed and I was striped down enough to hear the quiet call of my soul within. The 'New me" after the nudes has been in me the whole time, I just had to get brave enough to try her on. The nudes are about the catalyst moment that calls us inside. It is the ultimate vulnerability where we are allowed to feel and let any version of us in. I celebrate the old, the catalyst, and the new me. I am grateful that I have been brave enough to try on all three. All these shoots were done on an intention to 'feel' not think about the image we were trying to create. Most of the looks were not seen by the individual. We had to trust the process and tap into our feelings, not our ego. Enjoy the journey.
Living Out of the Labels of MS
Kathy Carlisle is a photographer, entrepreneur and catalyst behind the Live Everything Mindful community. What umbrella do you stand under? What box do you put yourself in? What gifts have you been given? Join me as I interview Kathy Carlisle, diagnosed with MS -Multiple Sclerosis - 3 years ago, for a powerful discussion on mindful living, moving out of dis-ease, and getting curious about your life...
Kathy Carlisle is inspired daily by her three incredible children (12, 9, and 7) and her rock of a husband, that is continually curious about the new person that she becomes each day. Three years ago she set out on a journey to heal herself of Multiple Sclerosis and what she found was a spiritual journey that has lit her life on fire. She continues to use her photography skills to tell inspirational stories and inspire others to embark on their own journey inward. She is passionate about building a community full of keys to unlock one’s potential through curiosity."
(Host Wellness Coach Edie Summers)
About Host Wellness Coach Edie Summers
I am a certified wellness coach and a wellness counselor. I am currently pursuing my M.A. in Counseling Psychology. I have advanced training in wellness coaching through WellCoaches, which is connected with the Institute of Coaching, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. I am also seeking advanced training inTrauma Recovery and Health Psychology.
I have studied and trained in alternative health for 18 years. I was a wellness consultant, lecturer, and broker in the natural foods industry for 7 years. As a broker, I represented over 30 lines and serviced 50 chain and independent stores in Utah. Some of my clients included: Alacer, BHI, Herb Pharm, Greens Plus, Nature’s Secret, Renew Life, Nutrex, Nutribiotic, and Weleeda.
I have training in wellness coaching, corporate wellness coaching, stress management, energy healing & medicine, herbs, superfoods, nutrition coaching, natural foods, HABA care, food psychology, personal training, and fitness coaching – I was a professional dancer for 10 years. I am a freelance writer and have written copy for acorporate wellness journal for an international insurance brokerage. I currently write for MindBodyGreen.com ~ www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/edie-summers
I teach yoga (Mommy & Me, Pregnancy Yoga, and YogaFlow), children’s creative dance, and QiGong at the Beaverton Healing Center, where I also offer individual and group wellness coaching, and wellness counseling services.
The Memory of Health
A book about toxins and synthetic chemicals and their impact on human and environmental health. Chapter Two from my upcoming book, The Memory of Health, on my experience with chronic fatigue and chronic illness (due out soon).