“Within each of us, nature has provided all the pieces of the puzzle necessary to achieve exceptional health and wellness … then let it up to us to put them all together.” ~ Diane McLaren
Carla Andersen was born in Putnam, Connecticut. Her background is humble. She was the eighth child in a family of 11 children. Her father passed away when her youngest sibling was 2. This left the children’s mother, also a nurse, as the sole provider for her family. Carla attributes her strength to push forward as well as her dedicated work ethic to her mom.
"I do not remember a time from when I was a baby until I was 38 years old that my mother didn't have a full time job while simultaneously keeping her eyes on all of us. We were all forced to become independent at an early age. All of us became pretty good cooks, too.”
Carla graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She worked in several New England hospitals as a staff nurse. Carla, also, worked as an elementary school nurse and a home health nurse in CT. She relocated to Virginia in 2000 with her then, 11 year old son.
Two of Carla’s main interests are nutrition and disease prevention, which she has studied and applied extensively. As a natural progression to her education, Carla became certified in colon hydrotherapy in 2006. Since 2007, she has provided colonic services as well as consultations on digestive health to individuals visiting the world renowned A.R.E. Health Spa in Virginia Beach. She gave lectures at the campus visitors center bimonthly on Edgar Cayce's core health principles May, 2019-Feb. 2020
In addition, Carla studied and practiced massage for 20 years. She was nationally certified in massage and bodywork 2010-2014. Committed to principles of holistic health, Carla derives her greatest satisfaction from teaching clients how to help themselves. All her clients get hands-on, individualized guidance on improving health for themselves and their families.
Carla's passion is to grow her business in the areas of teaching and empowerment. She has always enjoyed exercise, spending as much time outdoors as possible. She knows communing with Nature is important for health and wellness. She encourages her clients to cultivate a love for physical activity, believing that health is an inside job, created through unconditional Love and forgiveness of self, nutrition, detoxification from environmental pollutants, exercise, stress reduction and bodywork.
"Health is a relationship between you and your body." Terri Guillemets
"For there is every infusion within a normal body to replenish itself. And if there will be gained that consciousness, there need not be ever the necessity of a physical organism aging." (1299-1) Edgar Cayce
"Many of the organs and the conditions show the changes as come about by the natural, or so-called natural conditions in changes as the body succumbs to the effects of age or usage in the system. Much of this may be overcome. Man should live much longer than has ordinarily been given-and will." (244-2) Edgar Cayce
"Remember, the body does actually renew itself constantly. Do not look upon the conditions which have existed [illness] as not being able to be eradicated from the system." (1548-3) Edgar Cayce
"I know a lot of people like to define – either inwardly or outwardly – ‘holistic health’ as some perfect way of living, where the food is pure, the yoga is hot, and meditation permeates every nook and cranny.
As pleasant as that may (or may not sound), it’s just not true; to be holistic means to recognize you have a mind, body, and spirit, and each one of those ‘pieces’ is just as important as the other. In fact, the whole is the greatest part, but we must feed each aspect in order to thrive.
Perfection is not the goal, but accepting is. The more you accept about yourself, the better you will feel. That most certainly includes accepting your dark places, your perceived weaknesses, and allowing them to be, while loving yourself all the more."---Christine Garvin