Announcing The Carol Tour—Coming October 2015!

I’m excited to tell you about one of my newest upcoming projects.

The Carol Tour!

That’s right. I’m going on tour in October to speak live and in person—and hopefully in a city near you!

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If The Carol Blog Was an Album, These Are Its 20 ‘Greatest Hits’

If you haven’t heard, I’ve decided to stop blogging regularly starting next week.

After 6 years of publishing regular blog posts, I’m ready for a change so I can focus my energies on other projects.

I am grateful for every one of you who has been a faithful reader and subscriber and so I dedicate this, my second to last weekly blog post, to you!

If The Carol Blog was a musician, this post would be its “greatest hits” album, with the 20 most popular hits of all time.

I invite you to check out the 20 most viewed and most popular blog posts—and see which one (or two, or three…) support you most right now.

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What I Learned (and Saw) On This Life-Changing Trip to Africa

My husband Jon and I recently returned from an amazing 20-day trip to visit Africa.

Like a student writing about “what I did on my summer vacation,” I wanted to share with you some of my favorite parts (and photos) of this life-changing trip.

On our trip, Jon and I visited 3 African countries: South Africa, Zambia, but the bulk of our time was 14 days in Botswana on a secluded safari.

We traveled with Natural Habitat Adventures, which is a partner with the World WildLife Fund. It was important to my husband and I to travel with an ecotourism company that was invested in preserving nature and wildlife. (Learn more about the amazing adventures NatHab offers and their work with the WWF.)

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What I’ve Learned From Blogging, Why I’m Stopping (For Now) & What’s Next

I’ve decided to make a big change.

After publishing around 1,500 blog posts over the past 6 years, I’m taking a break from regular blogging starting the end of July to focus on devoting my energies and talents to other big projects that are calling to me (more on that below).

My last regular weekly post will be July 27, 2015.

But first let me reassure you: The Carol Blog will still be here! I am not taking it offline. (And I still plan to post an occasional update.)

You’ll be able to enjoy the past 6 years of content on topics related to beautyrelationships, healthmoney, and much more!

Read on to hear a little of what I’m working on next, how to connect with me, and the biggest takeaways I’ve learned from blogging these past 6 years.

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Have You Discovered Your Soul Song Yet?

No, this is not about picking your favorite song.

Because I know that you probably could name several favorite songs that could be the soundtrack to your life.

We each have songs that rank among our top favorites.

But your “soul song” is more than just a favorite song that speaks to you.

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