Featured guest: Candace M. Carlson (part 2)

Earlier this week, I introduced you to my lovely friend and coach, Candace M. Carlson. In part 1 of my interview with Candace, she shared her work as a health coach and a sneak peek at her daily routine. 

In part 2 below, Candace talks about her walking routine, finding inspiration and her definition of Awakened Work.


Candace, do you have any favorite "tranquil tech" tools that help you to be more peaceful or productive?

I have a Fitbit Charge HR that I love. It helps keep me accountable throughout my day on my movement. My step goal is currently 10k a day, which is equivalent to about 5 miles a day. It may sound silly, but this has helped tremendously with my self-talk. When I get feelings of angst and unproductiveness, I check my steps – they reflect the truth better than my perception. I actually have a walking program now that I offer ladies that work with me and I’ll gift them a Fitbit at the end of the program – this is how much I love it!

I also love Evernote. I usually get ideas when I’m out on a walk and I’ll record a note so I don’t forget my thoughts and than expand upon it later. I use the 30/30 app to get things done off my to-do list. It’s a great time manager!

For my meditation practice I like to use a simple timer: Insight Timer. I love the sound of the Tibetan bowls at the end of my five-minute sit time.

Who are your main sources of inspiration?

I’m not a huge follower of people.  There are people in my life that have definitely made an impact but I don’t have people that I’m constantly looking to for creativeness. I think because for so long I allowed myself to be guided by others that I’m now really looking to myself and my own truth for inspiration.

What does Awakened Work mean to you?

Awakened Work is a practice of mindfulness in a busy society. Awakened Work is engaging in self-care practices especially during your J-O-B, so that your job is still an aspect of your life that you love. It is a practice of looking in and asking, “What do I need in this moment?” so that you can continually evolve and be in balance.


Wonderfully said, Candace! Please connect with Candace on Instagram (@candacemcarlson_healthcoach) and learn more about how she can help you feel more confidence and joy at candacemcarlson.com.