Carla Burdt


Love Yourself While Working On Yourself 

I stood in front of the full-length mirror in my bathroom. I turn, first to the left, then to the right, mentally noting my flaws. Why does my butt look like that? My thighs...

A Morning Routine for More Productive Days

I used to be a fully functioning grown-up person with a planned, predictable routine. Before COVID, I commuted an hour plus to San Diego five days a week. Then, it all came to a...

Finding Peace In A Chaotic Time

The world seems to be in such a disarray lately. It is hard to open social media or turn on the television without seeing hate, fighting and chaos. I started to realize that all...

Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

I recently attended a (virtual) women’s real estate conference. The speakers were inspiring, and the content touched my soul in a way that I didn’t realize I needed. While I learned so much, one...
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4 Things To Know Before Starting Your Home Search

Buying a home is so exciting, but it can be incredibly stressful. As a Realtor, I have had the opportunity to guide first-time home buyers through the process. I know what they are feeling...
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Are Chores Child Abuse?

Recently, as I sipped my morning coffee and scrolled through my Instagram feed, I came across an adorable picture of a former coworker and his 10-year-old son taking out the trash together. His caption...
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Grounding Exercise for Calming Anxiety

When anxiety and stress become so overwhelming, it can feel like it has taken over our thoughts. As a reiki master, I recommend a simple grounding exercise to help quiet your mind. Grounding is...

Protect Your Energy, Mama

Now more than ever, it is essential to protect your energy -  more specifically, your mental energy. I realize that as moms, we don’t have an endless amount of physical energy, which makes protecting...

Must-Read Books: Where the Crawdads Sing

I love to read and have always been a voracious reader. According to my profile, I have read more than 250 books in my lifetime. The book I just finished – "Where the...
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In Defense of Reality Television

It is hard to flip through the television channels without coming across a reality television show of one kind or another – real housewives battling it out in a major U.S. city, chefs duking...