Date:: September, 2014
You might known Carolyne Taylor as an event planner, but really she’s a connector and communitarian. Known for creating experiences where people can make a new friend, connect or learn something new, she believes in a world where each person is shining their own special light, and helping others to do the same. When she’s not building community, she can be found playing on the swings with her granddaughters, serving up a bowl of soup or coming up with new ideas about making this a better world!
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Carolyne Taylor as a guest of this month’s Pancha Q.
1. How do you begin your day?
Carolyne: When I first wake, I give gratitude for safe passage through the night, set my intention for how I want to feel in the coming day and ask for guidance to be in the right place at the right time. I also practice some of the things I’ve learned from Glynnis and Madhuri like tongue scraping, oil massage and CCF tea to start my day. Most days I read for at least 10 minutes in the morning, something that will inspire me.
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Carolyne: Last year, I got so busy that I forgot to look after an important friendship and that person was lost to me for a while – it is only now that we are mending our relationship. Having dear friends is an important part of our overall health, and losing them can also affect us. I learned that I needed to start saying no to things that were not aligned with my core values and how I wanted to feel – if I had done that from the start, the situation may have never happened. Learn to say no!
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Carolyne: My beautiful granddaughters – I see the light in their eyes, and the curiosity that the two year old has for life – I also see how strong they already are, and the importance of the role of mentors in their lives – and the lives of all young women – I see this happening and coming to the forefront more and more.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Carolyne: I would say that eating the way that I know to be best for my body is probably my biggest challenge – I usually start my day off really well with a green smoothie, but social or work engagements make it challenging to stick to a clean, green diet.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Carolyne: Walking in the forest, seeing the sun dance through the cedar trees , feeling the moss under my feet. Knowing I live in a truly beautiful place.
Thank you for the interview, Carolyne. Om Shanti!
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