What Gut Health is, and Why it Matters


More people are becoming interested in their digestive health. The accepted belief today is that the gut is the “second brain”, and there is even evidence showing that depression and anxiety can follow digestive problems. With mental health being more openly talked about now, this is an interesting find, because almost half the population at some point experiences digestive problems. (Hopkins...

Cleaning out my Closet


The problem with being a recovered alcoholic, is the temptation to forget that we have a mental illness that’s simply in remission. For me, I went so far as to reject the disease theory, thinking that the 12 Step model was outdated. Fortunately, I had a moment of clarity where I understood, if alcoholism is not an illness, and is merely a crippling coping mechanism to manage trauma, then that...

A Letter to Those Affected by Alcoholism


This is a letter I have written for anyone who is undergoing the tragedy of watching a loved one be consumed by alcoholism. While there is no concrete way to navigate this disease, coming from a place of compassion, which requires self-care, will be our greatest ally as we battle this seemingly insurmountable darkness. One of the biggest problems of alcoholism, is the afflicted does it to...

Showing up with an Open Heart


I want to live a life where I am constantly connected to my purpose, my “why”. While it might not seem realistic to be eternally inspired, I want to at least create a life where there is an open invitation to connect, when disconnected. I believe this is what self-care ultimately is. It’s putting up boundaries to the world and saying, “I will take a time-out to reboot my...

Carly Blackwell

About Me

I began my wellness journey 15 years ago when I took my first kundalini yoga class. I went on to attain my level 1 teaching certificate, and after that I began a deep search within the Christian mysteries to go further into spiritual healing.

Around this same time I began to get help for a drug and alcohol dependency that I had developed since I was in high school. This catapulted my spirituality and wellness into new heights, where I met so many amazing people who contributed to the wholehearted individual that I am today.

Blackwell Health is the demonstration of the hard work I have put into my own wellness over the years. Whether I have the privilege to coach you, or to simply provide a resource through this platform for your own health and wellness, I hope to remind you that while we might not feel that we have full control in our lives, we can always take steps toward our wellbeing.