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— Maya Angelou

Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.

My Work


Journal Therapy

Private classes and group workshops for women who want to use writing to heal, grow, and experience emotional wellness.

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Healing from Trauma

Custom programs and coaching sessions for women who want to move past trauma so they can lead thriving, joy-filled, purposeful lives.

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Welcome to my website.

I’m Carlana.  I’m a writer, storyteller, conversation starter, and content creator. Here, I write and share on wellness, horticulture, sustainability, faith, and my attempts to live joyfully, gracefully, wholeheartedly, and purposefully.

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Kind words from clients

  • Writing about my difficult childhood helped me better understand myself and forgive my parents. Carlana helped make this possible through her guidance in journal therapy.
    K Williams
  • Carlana has made it easier for me to confront the trauma from my past that has been holding me back.
    E Jones

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