I grew up in the small West Texas town of Olton, TX, and currently reside in Lubbock, TX. I am married to my best friend, Michael Carwile (www.michaelcarwile.com), and we have a wonderful 10 year old son, Caden. We also have 2 dogs, Soxy (Border Collie/German Shepherd) and Raider (Border Collie mix).
Over the last 15 years, I have worked in several different industries. Such as Food Service, Embroidery, Internet Service Providers, Credit Card Processing, Web Design & Development, and even Radio Stations. The majority of my experience is in Sales & Marketing. In April 2010, I quit Corporate America to pursue a healthier and happier lifestyle. So to pay the bills I started my own graphic design business, Ahava Graphics, and began using my spare time to research and learn about natural/holistic living.
A few months after I started my research, I became very overwhelmed with all of the healthy changes that needed to be made in my life. So I found that if I focused on trying to implement small and gradual changes, that I am more often successful. I have started this blog to document the small changes that I make, and the personal experiences that come with them. It is my hope that this will be a resource to some and a platform for meeting other people with the same interests.
I am currently practicing yoga and meditation, and hope to become a certified Yoga Instructor within the next year. I am also enrolled at Integrative Nutrition and will soon be a certified Health Coach.