Breathe with Us + Shine Your Light

Dear Lovelies,

There is a lot going on in the world right now and one of the easiest ways to do your bit is to shine your light! But one of the questions I keep getting is how to focus amongst the chaos. 

Fear is a powerful mechanism and what it does is throw us into confusion like we have done a couple of hundred rounds in the washing machine. 

When we are confused, we can’t make decisions from a place of confidence, we forget what we really want, start searching for the ‘right decision’ by polling others and the result is anxiety. 

Sometimes it can be hard to find the light amongst the uncertainty.

I am joining together tomorrow on Instagram Live with my lifelong friend Athalee Brown of Madly Calm, (we both have always been more on the ‘madly passionate, excitable, wild side’ than the calm one) to show you how amazing you are through the power of your breath.

We have available to us one of the greatest tools, our breath, that can calm our nervous system in a matter of minutes, go from anxious to calm, and instantly access all the benefits that being calm brings to our lives.  

Athalee, a Certified Instructor in both the Buteyko Clinic International and Oxygen Advantage, and a trained Breathing Coach from Yoga Teachers College, will share with us some simple breathing techniques that we can do together so that you can start to bring peace back into your life, reconnect to yourself, and get that beautiful light of yours shining like a lighthouse tower for all to see. 

I will also share my story of how breathwork helped me heal my sleeping tablet addiction in my 20’s and 30’s.

Let’s get madly calm together.

When: Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 8:30 AM Paris / 6:30 PM Sydney (Check your local times here.)

Where: My Instagram

How: If you have my Instagram open and refresh shortly after the time above, you will be able to join us. 

What you need: Your nose and a quiet space.

See you tomorrow,

Carla x

If you are tired of living a life you don’t love and are no longer willing to ignore your desires, you may like to start reconnecting to a new vision for your life – Download my Free PDF Workbook here.

Does this sound like you or a friend?

Hello Lovelies,

Do you wonder why you can’t get what you want? The secret, believe it or not, is generally you!

When we allow ‘life to happen to us,’ instead of consciously creating a life we love, we can feel like we are waking up ‘groundhog day after day,’ wondering how to get what we truly want.

It doesn’t matter whether you never seem to be able to call in the right romantic relationship, you are still at the job that makes you anxious when you wake up in the morning, or another day has passed when you are not moving towards the life you want, the key is very simple: to start making conscious choices of what you want in life and to learn new life skills that will support you to get there.

When we come into this world, no one gives us the handbook on how to be a ‘human being’; instead, we arrive here ready for life and slowly we learn ways of those around us, and without knowing or understanding, we have an unconscious program running that really isn’t truly ours. It’s this programming that keeps us stuck, making the same mistakes over and over again.

Over the past four years, it has been my greatest joy to coach women to reconnect to what brings more meaning to their life, to find their joy and passion, and give them the skills, structures, and systems that will ensure they get there. There is as much learning as there is unlearning but if you are the kind of gal that is fatigued with what’s happening in your life and you really want to do things differently, it is my greatest joy next week to be reopening the doors to Yes, Yes, Yes – Say Yes to Yourself.

If you feel stuck, trapped, tired, exhausted, disillusioned or know a friend who feels this way, please know there is something better out there for you and them and it is your divine right to have the life you want. Please stay tuned for further information.

Love and light,


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Lessons from Creativity, the Generous Teacher

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Hello Beautiful Ones, 

I’ve been absent for a while and am so excited to be back. 

Sometimes in life, we need to give ourselves the gift of time of being able to reconnect back to what is important to us and process what’s next.

I’ve had a lot of fun taking photos over the past months with some beautiful gals who the universe sent my way and the joy we shared reminded me of the power of photography and creativity in general. 

Here are some wisps of thoughts and feelings this experience gave me:

    • Opening myself to new ideas
    • Working with beauty
    • Looking at the environment in a new way when I couldn’t get what I wanted
    • Being allowed ‘to play’ 
    • The release of anxiety and stress 
    • Being lost in the flow, the process
    • Connecting to a story that I deeply care about 
    • Constantly asking myself ‘what if’?
    • Starting a love affair with my project and staying in that phase till it’s ready to share with the world
    • Entering the ‘process’ of creativity with trust and faith knowing that something will come 
    • Feeling the softening inside after a day of a shoot, the little ‘love rush’ for what was created. 
    • The pure joy of being in the moment 
    • Making mindful choices… Asking those inner questions 


If your life is feeling a little rocky, reach for something creative, give yourself the gift of communing with yourself, being fully in the present, and creating beauty. It’s an easy and fun way to reconnect to joy

Sending you much love,

Carla x

P. S. If you would like a little help reconnecting to something that sparks your joy, you can download my free Reawakening your Lust for life PDF here.

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Cats, Business, Creativity, Your Happy Place in a podcast!

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Dear Fellow Cat Lovers, if you have been following along for a while you will know that I’m a lover of animals and slightly obsessed about cats.

I have a dear cat called Avedon (after Richard Avedon, one of my favourite photographers) and I’m also helping out on a Greek Island at the moment feeding a neighbourhood of 40 cats.

I’m very honoured to be talking with Michelle Adams from Chatty Cats Care about dreams, business, creativity, finding your happy place and doing the things that you love that make you feel alive.

Feeding and helping cats is one of those things that makes my heart beat a little faster as well as inspiring women to go after what is true for them. If you need a little inspiration and just so happen to love cats (as a bonus), you will enjoy her fabulous podcast Catmaste Chronicles.

Episode Description: This week Michelle speaks with Carla Coulson. She is a photographer and life coach and helps women say Yes to themselves by reconnecting to their creativity, joy, and passion. Her mission is to lead women out of chaos, confusion or feeling stuck so they can access deeper creativity, love, health, success, confidence, and fun. Carla has authored 3 photography books Including Italian Joy, her story of leaving Sydney to find the right life for her as a photographer in Italy.

You can listen to the episode on their website here. You can also check it out on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or Google Podcast.

Pretty paws!

Carla x

If you want to know how you can live more wholeheartedly, reconnect to your joy, creativity, and purpose, click here to download my Free PDF Workbook, Reawaken Your Lust For Life.

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My One Big Regret – Not Loving My Body

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If I could turn back time, there is one thing I do regret, all the other challenges were sent to me to help me evolve and grow. 

My greatest regret is how little I loved my physical bod when I was growing up and into my 20’s and 30’s. How I judged it, put it down, ridiculed it, punished it, wished it to be something it wasn’t, and never saw how beautiful it was. 

You see, my body didn’t fit into the ideal of a tall, slender, beach body like our idol Elle Macpherson had, instead, mine was strong, compact, and muscular.

I spent almost all my teens and twenties wishing I had another body. This beautiful gift, I never loved or appreciated the way I should have. I should have woken every day and said, “Hello gorgeous, thank you beautiful legs for the great work yesterday,” or “Hello lovely hands, you are tireless workers and I’m grateful.” Instead, I looked at my boobs and wanted them to be fuller, looked at my bum and wanted it to be flatter, sighed at my feet, wishing them to be narrower. I lived in ‘lack’ from the body up!!! I couldn’t see what I had; instead, I chose to focus on what I didn’t have, and that right there, ladies, is one of the greatest makes we make as a collective. Loving our bodies is a great place to start the process of loving yourself, respecting your choices, wants, and needs. 

When we stop loving our bodies, we start to disconnect from the most powerful ally we have. Let me say that again: when we stop loving our bodies, we start to disconnect from the most powerful ally we have. Your body is way more than its physical shape — it’s your antenna. It receives intuitive messages, hunches, feelings that are all information that you can use to move through life, and when we disconnect from our bodies, we disconnect ourselves from all that beautiful information that is available to us. We literally turn off our gut instinct and slowly shut off our natural radar. 

There is something else that happens too. We start to shut down our emotions. Our emotions are incredible indicators of what is going on in our lives and to turn these off is a tragedy. Emotions are ‘energy in motion,’ so imagine switching off the vital energy that transports life around your body. Gals, we need to love them. 

I know young girls have even more pressure on them today than I did all those years ago with the girls at my local beach. You have social media that beams into your life 24/7 insane levels of perfection and comparison. Comparison is the parasite that quietly eats away at your self-esteem. 

Choosing not to love our physical bodies is choosing not to love a big part of ourselves and we no longer know how to connect to our hearts, we become walking heads! Stuck in our heads. We turn down the intuition radar. 

I invite you today to make peace with your body. Start to see how extraordinary it is even in its imperfection. Recognise that it’s looking after so much for you, oxygenating and pumping your blood, regulating your heart, seeing, hearing, eating, digesting, feeling, and trying to tell you stuff! Your body is growing new hair and nails whilst you get on with your life, it heals itself when you cut yourself and it’s your bestie. Your body loves you and takes such great care of you, imagine how your life would change if you afforded it the same love and respect? 

Imagine your body is a beautiful bouquet of flowers or your favourite plant. It needs water, food, love, patience, and care.  

When you start to take care of your physical body, love it, be kind to it, feed it well, appreciate it, let it have the rest it needs, when you start to respect yourself, you are saying ‘I love you.’

Give yourself the gift of ‘being enough’ today. Don’t make the mistake I did, wishing away my days for the days when I was a couple of kilos lighter so I could do X or putting off enjoying today because of Y.

Get out of the future and into the present! See that the grass is green, rich, and beautiful where you are right now. 

Start to see your naked body as beautiful, even if it feels unnatural to start with. Find a way every day to talk to your body, acknowledge it and reconnect back to it. 

Love your body like you want to be loved.


Four things you can do today:

    1. See it as a plant that needs tending to, good food, rest, water, and kindness and it depends on you to take care of it.
    2. Every morning and every evening pay gratitude to your body for the gift it gives you.
    3. Start to speak to it like you would your very best friend. If your body hears loving words instead of criticism you too will absorb those loving words and start to believe them.
    4. Accept it exactly how it is. Stop putting off life till you transform it into some ideal of what you think it should be. Accept and see it’s wonderful just the way it is. 


Sending you love and light,


If you want to know how you can live more wholeheartedly, reconnect to your joy, creativity, and purpose, download my free Reawakening your Lust for life PDF here.