Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & my delicious Signature Recipes fit for the Lodge!

Well, I just sent a family to Universal for the weekend and seeing their joy and excitement reminds me why I chose to book these Disney and Univesal trips for people and I always pine to be there in the middle of it…but I shall have to wait until my little is out of school, May cannot get here soon enough!

So… one of my fav resorts in Disney is the Wilderness Lodge. This resort is themed for the Pacific Northwest and with a deep nod to Native American culture this feels like stepping into a whole new world. They have recently completed their pool renovations and the grounds are complete with pine, rabbits and all the details that make Disney number one.

Some of the extras that make this resort so special are the biking, fishing, archery and even the boat ride over to the Magic Kingdom because even though you may feel like you are in Washington State you are very near to Magic Kingdom!

The food here is down home themed and they even have their own dinner show similar to the Polynesian Laua.

I have included some recipes from my kitchen that are created in the theme of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- see below.

Chicken Pot Pie~

This is like a big hug.

I use mainly organic ingredients but I use store bought pie crusts. There are some things that to me are just not worth doing by hand, but hey! If you know a great pie crust this will be even more spectacular!

6 chicken breasts.

1 cup each chopped carrot, celery, onion, peas

1 chopped clove garlic, 1 cup whole milk

1/4 cup olive oil

2 pie crusts

1 egg

1 cup chicken stock

1/4 flour

Cook the chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper in olive oil in pan.

Remove and add chopped veggies and garlic- cook for 10 til soft

then add flour mixing well- then add stock- stir again and then add milk.

cook for ten and add peas and chicken and fresh thyme.

Pour into pie crusts and top with other crust

Bake at 350 until golden brown.

This is served with my southern collards

Pot full of chopped collards, dollop of evoo, half on onion, 1 cup slaw mix- 2 tbsp organic chicken base and 1/4 water. Cook for one hour.

if this does not comfort you while nourishing your soul… then maybe you need my blueberry rice pudding for dessert.

1 cup fresh blueberries- 1 cup maple syrup

simmer berries in the syrup until they burst creating a blue syrup

mix with 4 cups cooke jasmine rice, 1/2 tsp salt

and 1/4 brown sugar.

For this recipe I use organic ingredients and the syrup from our maple trees in Highland County- The best!

I top the pudding off after its cooked on stove for 10 with a cup of oat milk.

sweeten more to your taste or add cinnamon or cardamom.

Love in a cup. I hug you with this meal.



You are the joy my dear… live like it.

xo,

Carolan

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Why I need Disney like air and why you do too…

So this is a new blog but honestly I’ve been blogging about Disney on FB posts, in person meet ups and pretty much to anyone who will stand still long enough because…

I am a devout Disney person- much more than a fan- it’s one of my passions because I see what Walt Disney took from his heart and inspite of the naysaying from his nearest and dearest he made magic come to life. And it has not stopped growing. There is a reason people go to Disneyworld and Disneyland over and over again. It is a rich multi-sensory experience that will blow your mind everytime. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

In this blog I will feature different aspects of each park and each resort- they are all exquisitely themed. I do this because I think if you are reading this blog then you need to go too…and also so you can learn more and decide when and where you would like to go.

I often have people say to me “how do you afford to travel there so often?” The truth is~ I have a successful coaching and consulting business for entrepreneurs that gives me total freedom to work when I want and from wherever I am. The other part of it is…I am also a performer/ singer and writer and my intention is to one day get a song of mine placed inside the Disney empire. Honestly I get my magic doses when I am in the Majic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom or Epcot or Hollywood Studios. 

See, I believe this need in me to be part of all things Disney is a calling card from God~ a nudge from the Divine saying “hey you…the one who eats too much ice cream and obsesses over your next trip…you got gifts, now use em! You know where to go and what to do…just keep on. You’ll get there sooner and easier than you may think.”  That is true for you too, my friend.

Disney does it for me. I hope you will find your own Disney and maybe even some inspiration in this blog.

First up is our favorite Disney resort Animal Kingdom Lodge. This resorts leaves nothing to lack…it is heaven to come back here time and again and the minute you arrive it is like stepping into a lush african savannah and in the middle of it is the huge lobby of AKL Jambo House- dark and cool with wood and the smell of spice and smoke and don’t even get me started on the african art that decorates the lodge.

This is a resort for you if you love nature and your family loves animals, you are literally surrounded by giraffe, zebra, wildebeast, gazelle and dozens of other savanah wildlife. 

The food at Boma is excellent with a wide array of african and american dishes (try the boboti and the zulu cabbage!).

The rooms are great too, as all Disney rooms are, for the most part -these have lots of wood and african decor. This resort is a longer bus ride to Magic Kingdom but it’s close to Animal Kingdom.  Animal Kingdom Lodge is a resort that is a great place to stay and hang out and skip the parks if you are so inclined. The pools at both Jambo House and the sister property at Kidani Village are fun and beautiful. My little girl and I have a tradition to always get a frozen coconut raspberry (na) drink from the pool bar each visit before we hit the water and we always eat dinner the first night at Boma.

There are african conservation experts stationed throughout the resort at different times with fun learning activities for the kids and engagement opportunities for the animals. There are also free night vision goggles that can be used to view the night animal life. This is a quiet resort overall…the animals are the center stage here and they are free to roam the ground and look healthy and active. I remember the first time we stayed here in 2013- I had not been to Disney since the age of 10 and I instantly fell in love with this resort.

One thing happened on our first visit though that I do want to caution you about -ADULT SCOOTERS-. My daughter who was 3 at the time was standing behind me in line to check in and my husband was getting cinnamon water offered in the lobby when a woman on a scooter zoomed by, hit my daughter and pushed her flat on the floor with the vehicle. The staff instantly raced over and made sure she was okay – brought her matching Minnie and Mickey plushes and we got an upgrade to a suite with a perfect savannah view.

 I have seen some reckless (shall I say almost entitled) behavior with a few of these adult scooters both in parks and resorts- some of whom will hop off their scooter and race to the next fast pass ride. So while most people on scooters are aware and courteous -Give them space and watch your kids. This particular woman who was staying at the resort did not even stop long enough to say she was sorry- she looked back and kept on scooting.

But don’t let that deter you because for the most part, this resort is totally unique and worth the money to stay here, It’s more than a hotel stay – its an experience in another world that you will never forget.

Just like I will never forget the first time I was waking up to the sound of soft hooves of zebra and the munching of grass by zebra…it is something you never forget. 

 Stay tuned for my next blog post and I am glad you are in my life.

If you want to set up a time to talk Disney, PM me.

And if you are a biz owner or want to be…Join my Rich Hot Free Entrepreneur Biz Academy here.

xo,

Carolan Deacon

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Why Coaching is absolutely STILL one of the best businesses to be in.

I work with women and men around the globe who want freedom and fulfillment that comes from helping people.

They are coaches. They are teachers. They are corporate executives. They are doctors.

They are parents. They are office assistants.

But…the two things they all have in common is Passion for helping people overcome something that they themselves have overcome AND they have a strong desire to turn this offering into a sustainable successful freedom-centered business of their own.

There is a lot of noise on social media now about ‘6 figure months…get rich while you sleep’ etc…and while there is truth to this as a real possibility for anyone…real success starts and ends with helping someone overcome a problem. And your version of that is real and profound…don’t minimize your gifts. They were given to you for a reason.

I love my clients and I get as excited for them as they do. But believe me when I tell you, working closely with people is not for the faint of heart.

Many shy away from it.

It is the work that moves the needle….for real. It is also the work that changes lives…makes a profound impact…and creates opportunity for life changing financial success..freedom.

See, I think the world needs more BRAVE and less brag. That is where the one on one coaching comes into play.

It’s brave and powerful.

It’s lucrative in ways that allows successful coaches to make an even bigger impact and change life for their family.

It’s giving someone a co-pilot, a co-creative mind to work with and can flip the switch. YES!

So…coaches I salute you. You are seen. You are loved. You awe and inspire and please keep …ON.

xo,

Carolan

p.s.

*Free 5 day challenge for coaches starts in a few weeks. Register here.

*Booking now for winter platinum and Rich Hot Free Entrepreneur – we start with a chat here.

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the LIES

I am here to help you successfully create a new source of fulfilling income…a beautiful heart led business of your own.

I believe your heart can pull this vision off.

I believe you have got the chops to back up the vision.

Why do I believe this?

I believe this because I was right where you are now…and now I am in my 5th year of truly successful business growth. Thank you God.

I believe this because I am not for the faint of heart and if you’re here- you’ve got passion in your gut.

Like minds and all that…

So what do you think is holding you back from doing what you REALLY want to do?

I may be stepping out on a limb here but…
I believe what often keeps some of us from really owning our success is the belief of finite space for true leaders. The belief that there is not enough room is Lie #1.

There is always room for true leaders with a servant’s heart.

I believe there is another obstacle for people who keep tucked to themselves the goodness the world so desperately needs.
Lie #2~ I must reach the masses to be truly successful in my own online business.

NOTHING could be further from the truth!
Indeed, if you are going for the masses BEFORE you have successfully served the individual, you will not succeed.
Let me say this again- it’s important.
Your success is birthed from your ability to dial in to a small niche. Your ideal market- the people who desperately need what YOU have to give them. Start with small and close…serve profoundly and then circle up and ripple outward.

So let me ask you this…what change do you want for yourself in 2019?
What feeling do you crave more of in 2019?

Write it out and send back to me here. I read every single one. There is power in claiming it for yourself to another.


What’s coming up:

*Next 5 day challenge to share with a coaching friend – here
*True Voice Freedom and Biz Academy – winter session here. Opening in December.

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Less Is More- do you really believe it?

Less Is More and Curly Red Hiar

My daughter has a head full of red curls. Once a week without fail, someone will come up and ask me “Carolan, I can see where she got her red hair but where did she get those gorgeous curls?”

I smile and say “well we don’t know!”.

I believed this.

Then this past week, after washing my hair and being pressed for time, I decided to forgo using any conditioner or serum for dry hair, I would just have time to use shampoo. I knew it would mean my super thick hair would be tough to comb out but I did not have time.

I washed, towed dried partially and went out with my daughter. In 30 minutes, I passed a mirror and was amazed.

I had a head full  of bouncy curly red hair! It felt light and free and it was well…lovely to see. I felt lighter inside and looked brighter outside.

I was shocked that the conditioners or serums for dry hair that I had used for A LIFETIME were things I did not need after all and were supposed to make it shiny, glossy and better. Better…hmm…

But they didn’t make me better. The things I added weighed my hair down and made it something that was not me, truly me. I was better…I felt better without the added stuff.

I tossed the conditioner.

I see now that Less is more. Less is more.

It hit me that this is true for my business as well…as a solopreneur online : mentoring women in voice and biz and profit… I am reminded that less is more.. less is more.

Bells and whistles, fancy sites, techno gadgetry…

most of which you do not need. It can take focus away from what is true and truly felt and seen.

I am reminded to Keep it clean, straightforward and simple for best results. Everyone wins. And I have my hair to thank.

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I’ve got a sexy little secret.

I tripled my online business in the last 18 months.

And I will tell you a secret…

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It all started when I got crystal clear on WHO I wanted to work with and WHY.

Want to know how I got this awesome clarity? Enjoy this teaching from the True Voice Freedom and Biz Academy below that will help YOU dial it in and make more money in your heart centered biz.

True Voice Teaching from “Siren- Calling It Forth” True Freedom & Biz Academy

Siren is one of three archetypes in the academy and she loves creating a gold mine of language to help you grow your community and your biz.

You are expanding into new waters (your online heart led biz) and you are beginning to grow your community.

To do this with wild success it is essential to create or tap into the goldmine of words that speak deeply to you and your people- especially in calling forth the people that do not yet know what you offer.

One of the ways I like to do this is by using an association pyramid.

First I name a feeling, like the feeling I want more of in my own life or the feeling my people have from working with me. I write the feeling word at the top of the page.

Then below it I list all the colors I associate with that feeling (starting to get the juices flowing).

Below each color I expand out and begin to list any objects, actions, physical sensations, ideas or phrases that the color suggest to you.

Make sense?

Now keep building the base of pyramid with more descriptive phrases. once you have what takes the shape of a pyramid that fills the page then you have a goldmine of mix and match phrases, words and images that you keep handy and begin to use CONSISTENTLY in all your posts, blogs, webpages etc… true to YOU. Calling forth new clients and buyers and awesome members of your own community.

I am booking now for Rich Hot and Free- a 6 week immersion for YOU to get the money and freedom you crave. Schedule your free chat here.

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