Posts by Leslie Carrington

A champion of healthy living, ancient rituals and self-healing, Leslie is the Founder and CEO of HolistiCitiLyfe, a wellness travel and holistic lifestyle event company based in New York City. She is also a licensed social worker who supports families and their children while working with non-profit organizations.

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Forgiving and Refusing to Let Bad Things Change Us

“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.” ~Gary Zukav

It was a little after 9:00 PM when my mother’s next-door neighbor called upset, hysterical even. Within seconds of hearing her voice, I knew something wasn’t right.

I was getting one of those calls that everyone dreads. Deep breath. She said that my mother had been brutally attacked and had been taken to the hospital.

Breathe Leslie.

“What happened?” I asked in my calmest voice, trying hard to listen and not react. “Where is she? What hospital?”

A family friend had