Your Life is in Your Own Hands

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Podcast | 0 comments

Today we are so excited to introduce you to our dear friend, Carmen. CS was introduced to Carmen by her friend Christine (who is Jeff’s wife from our “Be Like Bill” episode!) in February 2017 when Christine took her to an early morning spin class where Carmen was teaching. CB joins in on the fun every time she is in town and we both knew that Carmen would be the perfect person to interview for our New Year’s episode! 

 (CS left and Carmen left!) 

Every single January 1st, most of us wake up ready to take on a new year with spunk and enthusiasm. Carmen’s take on how to live like every day is January 1st is inspiring and makes you want to be a better YOU.

Carmen went to Ball State University to study business and worked in the intramural office. She danced in high school and felt like she could teach classes at Ball State. Why not?! She got certified to teach tons of different types of classes (including spinning), and after she graduated it was something she never stopped doing. It became a part of who she was!

Soon after graduation Carmen married her high school sweetheart. They had 3 stellar kids together and though she stayed at home to take care of them, teaching spinning was something Carmen never gave up. She claims that her jam packed classes and love for teaching spinning comes from the genuine connections she loves making with each and every person who takes her classes. She takes the time to get to know people for who they really are, and it makes her love her job that much more. It helps her also to fill her heart and life with joy! What more could you want? She takes her life into her own hands by putting her heart and soul into what she does every single day. We know this first hand and it inspires us all the time!

So to everyone out there reading this, how are you going to take your life into your own hands in 2020? Are you going to take a spin class? Are you going to to finally realize that the only person that can make you better is you? Will you practice self-care? How will you do that? Think about these things as today comes to a close and if you need advice… come visit Carmen in Carmel, Indiana 

736 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032 |

(Pictured above left to right: Carmen, CS, + CB!) 

Thank you, Carmen, for being exactly who I’ve needed you to be for me and so many other people. You are a blessing to this world and we are both so thankful for you!  And from all of us… may you never suppress a genuine thought. Have grace. Be kind! 


We talked about some really special and important things in today’s episode. Here are some show links…

John Green talks about what a kicka$$ person Carmen is in this video! Check it out!


If you want to have a good day, MAKE YOUR BED! Check out this amazing commencement address that will change your mornings forever.

Don’t let your dreams end up in the graveyard. CHASE THEM! Carmen shows this video every New Year! Video below!

We are 2 Colleens who share a passion to make the world a kinder place. We’re so happy you’re here!
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Mondays get an undeserved bad rep. 
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We really like to make people smile.
The not so secret to a happy, successful, fulfilling life is the simple truth that kindness changes everything. Follow along and join us in spreading kindness every single day. Practice makes kinder!