OMG, it’s been forever since I’ve done something like this. And I am SO ready. Are you?!

Introducing…

THE DREAM GIRL 30-DAY MASTERMIND

A high-level supportive circle for ambitious female entrepreneurs (or aspiring ones!)

I’m looking for 8 driven women who are ready to band together in sisterhood to BLOW the doors off their lives AND their businesses.

Women who are craving dedicated, intensive, loving and raw support of like-minded souls.

Women who are ready to work DIRECTLY with me to cut through their own bullshit and blaze a new trail.

IS THIS YOU?

We will meet weekly for 4 weeks on a series of 4 LIVE group mastermind calls.

You will set your own goals during the course of our work together, and I will hold you accountable to all of them. Each call will feature live coaching, motivation, personal check-ins, and Q&A.

Consider this a space where you can share your wildest fantasies – without judgment – and receive the support to start making them your REALITY.

As Gloria Steinem says, “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

(Please refer to Style Your Mind episode #49 for more on my thoughts on fantasy worlds. We’ll be spending time here!)

We’ll be dreaming, but we’ll also be working, hard and fast. This experience is not for the woman who makes excuses or says she does not have enough time.

Halfway through the program, you’ll schedule one 30-minute laser call with me. I retired my private coaching program over a year ago, so this is the ONLY way to work with me personally on any aspect of your world.

WHAT YOU GET:

4 live group coaching/mastermind calls where I will coach you, brainstorm with you, and answer all your questions. These calls will be recorded and sent to you so you can keep them forever.

1 30-minute private coaching call where we’ll laser in one specific challenge in your life or business.

A special private Facebook group to meet in daily for 30 days. I will be active in the group every single day.

Motivational emails from me every Wednesday to keep you on track and inspired.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

We begin on Monday, November 6. You’ll receive a welcome email from me that morning and our first live call will be that night. You’ll receive motivational emails from me each week through Wednesday November 29. The Facebook group will close on December 6.

CALL CALENDAR:

Monday 11/6
Monday 11/13
Monday 11/20
Monday 11/27

All calls will begin at 7 PM ET sharp.

The investment for this experience is $2500.

Payment plans are available.

Are you ready?

Please email me at Info@TheChampagneDiet.com to sign up. There are only 8 spots open, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! This is the ONE and ONLY opportunity to work with me this year.

I’m so excited!!

With love and dreams,
Cara

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If you’re anything like me, you equate relaxing with a night big fat glass of wine. I mean, who doesn’t? I won’t lie, the mellow buzz that comes from those first few sips of red is blissful. Light some candles, get a little giddy, and let the stresses of the day melt away while you devour a few episodes of the Real Housewives. This was my nightly routine. Until I realized those few glasses of wine were wreaking havoc on my sleep, my skin, my gut health, and my weight.

The first time I realized I needed to cut back on my evening “wine down” time, I panicked. How was I going to shut off after a long day? Could I get tired on my own? Would I sleep? These were all pretty legit thoughts, as I was using red wine as a bit of a tranquilizer at night. I don’t know about you, but I have one of those brains that does not stop. If there’s a thought to think of, I’m thinking of it. Time for bed! Let’s replay every conversation we’ve had over the last month, think about renting vs. buying, mentally plan out our next vacation, and debate over which shoes would look best with that new dress.

I knew I needed to create a new healthy routine at night that would allow me to chill out without alcohol (at least most nights). I started doing a little research and trying some new things out, and here’s what’s been working for me. And for those who are wondering, I still enjoy wine if I go out to dinner, or on the occasional night I’m really in the mood for it, but I try to keep it out of the house. I probably enjoy it, on average, two nights a week these days. And it’s made a big difference.

Bedtime tea. And the one I drink has catnip in it, ya’ll! Yes, CATNIP. But before you envision me sucking on a mouse made of yarn, let me clarify. The catnip herb has relaxation properties in it that also help calm your nerves. It’s soothing and has been known to help you prepare for sleep. I drink Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night. You can grab it in most supermarkets, on Amazon, or on their site. This stuff makes me slightly drowsy and just helps me unwind a bit. Nothing crazy. But it works.

Hot pink bubble bath. Okay, it doesn’t have to be pink. But it helps. I love to take a bath at night and throw in a Lush bath bomb with essential oils. I imagine the stress of the day melting off me as I soak. I take a few minutes to replay the high points of the day in my mind and celebrate everything I accomplished.

Limiting phone/screen time an hour before bed. I used to lay in bed with my phone glued to my hand for at least an hour – sometimes more. Like, really Cara? Do you need to be on Instagram right up until your eyeballs close? I read that separating yourself from the phone and computer about an hour before bedtime really helps you disconnect, so I decided to give it a try. It honestly helps so much. I won’t lie – at first I had to get over the crippling anxiety of not knowing what my very last email of the night was going to be, but I got over it (LOL). I now turn on a mindless show like the Real Housewives of Anywhere, and sip my catnip tea in peace.

Lavender essential oil. Diffused or on my wrists, or both. I love lavender. It’s such a beautiful scent that really helps take the edge off. I dab a few drops on my wrists and do a few inhales as I’m getting ready for bed. When I inhale, I imagine myself breathing in positive thoughts, and when I exhale, I imagine myself breathing out the stress of the day. I sometimes even throw a few drops in my aromatherapy diffuser and let the soothing scent help me drift off as I watch Ramona fight for the best bedroom in Mexico.

Gratitude. As soon as I get in bed, I immediately begin thinking of everything I’m thankful for. I list each thing off in my mind. I am usually out by the time I’m on number 5 or so. It’s honestly such a peaceful and happy ritual and it always puts me at ease. Note: this also works for any situation you may feel anxious in. I do it when I’m about to take off on an airplane, or whenever I experience rough turbulence that makes me nervous (spoiler alert: I’m not the best flyer!)

Visualization. If my gratitude list doesn’t knock me out, I turn to visualization. I imagine, in detail, how I want my next day to look. I think about what I’m wearing, what I want to experience – all happy things. Sometimes I even replay really exciting moments in my life that make me feel good. I just allow myself to get lost in my mind and it feels so good. Remember: your thoughts create your reality. Make sure they are fabulous!

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About a year and a half ago, I was taking a walk in the snow to grab a cup of coffee in my neighborhood. I decided to take a different route and found myself on a block I don’t usually walk up. As I turned to my right, I was stopped in my tracks by the most adorable storefront for rent. It. was. perfect. Big, sunny windows. A wide open space. I immediately had visions of working from this space every day, hosting meet ups, workshops, and champagne happy hours. I needed it.

As much as “the dream” was to work from home when I left my full-time job to pursue my passion, the truth is it gets old. It’s hard to focus when there are dishes to load in the dishwasher, when your couch is 4 feet away from your desk, and when you wake up and wind up working from your pajamas for the entire day without even realizing it. I wanted my very own headquarters. A reason to wake up each day, put on some makeup and a cute pair of shoes, and show up to. A place to invite my local readers to for a champagne guided meditation or a happiness board workshop. A place to sell my own books, and host live talks with inspiring people. It’s isolating to be in your apartment all day, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get up, get out, and also give my community something special.

I called the realtor and saw the space the very next day. I fell head over heels in love with it, and for a solid week, I agonized over whether or not I should try to make it happen. Although I wanted it so badly, and had a crystal clear vision for what I’d do with it, I had to be honest with myself. I was in the midst of a lot of business travel, we were moving apartments, and for more than a few reasons it just wasn’t the right time.

I let it go, but thought about it every single day. Eventually a retailer took over the space, and for the next year I would pass by, imagining how it would have looked as if it were mine. Picturing all the things I’d do in there. Although I felt badly for not jumping on the opportunity, I knew that I had trusted my intuition and that was enough. I called it “my store” and prayed that if it was meant to be, it would come back to me in divine timing.

Although many of my peers had suggested getting a WeWork desk, or utilizing some sort of co-working space, that never felt right to me. I didn’t want to be in a space that resembled a corporate office. And I certainly didn’t want to share. I wanted something out of the box, something unique to me. Something of my very own that I could decorate and create a vibe in. In my mind, there are levels to being a business owner. I had mastered leaving my job and turning my passion into a successful career. But to have my own personal office outside of my home? That was the next frontier. The next step up. The dream. And I wasn’t settling for less.

About a month ago, I was out grabbing coffee and making a run to the UPS store, and I saw the space again. This time, it was empty…

Without hesitation, I called the realtor back. He remembered me, and like magic, everything lined up perfectly. Within days, I was dropping off the signed lease and upon my return from New Orleans, I got the keys to my dream space. If this isn’t an example of the universe moving with you once you’ve made up your mind, I don’t know what is.

I got to share a special toast and mini picnic on the floor with my mom and cousin yesterday afternoon. We drank champagne and ate cupcakes and brainstormed about all the magic that’s going to happen inside those 4 walls. It’s those moments where you feel your hard work, hustle, and faith pay off and it’s truly everything.

I’m spending the next week getting settled in: the space just got a fresh coat of paint and we’re hanging chandeliers tonight. I’ll have wifi and a desk by Thursday and then the decorating begins! I am so excited, so proud of myself, and so ready to move into this next phase of my business. Champagne Diet Headquarters has made it’s home in Brooklyn and I can’t wait to share more with you guys!

Be sure to hang with me on Snapchat (username: GlitterGutsGlam) and on Instagram (@TheChampagneDiet) for tons of behind the scenes, a tour of the new HQ, and more!

Stay tuned!

With love and a new “lease” on my business,

Cara

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I’ve been on quite an affirmation kick over the past week or so. I think it’s because I’ve truly had so much going on, and have had to depend on the power of a healthy mind now more than ever to stay focused, optimistic, and filled with energy.

I wanted to share my personal affirmations I use each morning to get up with a sense of gratitude, inner-peace, and serious ambition. I created these myself, and they work. My suggestion is waking up, making a cup of coffee, lighting a candle, and sitting down to spend at least 5-10 minutes with these. Really give yourself a few dedicated minutes to feel these words as you repeat them. You can read them quietly, or say them out loud. There’s no wrong way to do it! Enjoy!

– Today I wake up filled with gratitude and light

– I am so excited about what this day will bring and all the opportunities I am about to create

– I begin my day with clarity, confidence, and faith

– I feel healthy, sexy, strong, and beautiful in my body

– I get to choose the woman I want to be today

– I feel grounded and centered today

– Today I get to give love and spread positivity to those around me. I get to make people’s lives a little better

– I always make the best decisions and I trust my gut because that bitch knows what’s up!

– I am always guided and I know that what is for me will not pass me

– Today is about to be the best day of my life!

That last one came from a woman in her 90’s that I saw in the Advanced Style documentary. I just live for older, wiser women that know how do life!

I hope you ladies have a powerful, magical, kick-ass day. Please feel free to use these affirmations or even better – create your own!

And remember: Your mind is your best asset. Use her wisely! <3

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