The Secret To Living A FREE, JOYFUL, WILD Life ---> where to begin?

When I asked myself a few years ago what I really wanted in my life, a few responses that came up were: a handsome boyfriend, a cool job that made good money, lots of travel, a rocking body... 

I didn't realize it then but what I really wanted was that wild, joyful FREEDOM that doesn't over-think, doubt, or criticize.

The reason I wanted a relationship was so I could go on wild adventures, romantic dates, and have a partner in crime for life. The reason I wanted an awesome job was so I could be creative, use my imagination, and have an impact on others and the world. The reason I wanted to travel was because I wanted to climb mountains and dive into oceans that would make me feel full of life and wash away my worries. The reason I wanted a rocking body was because I wanted to feel strong and radiant and energetic so I could do the things I dreamt of without feeling held back or ashamed. 

FREEDOM was at the core of everything I desired to create in my life. 

I could feel this in my body too: this urge to break free, dance like a wild woman, laugh from the core of my belly, throw my arms in the air while yelling "who cares?", maybe even say inappropriate things, ditch the rules, and go against the grain.

In essence, I felt like I wanted to break FREE from the prison that society creates with all its should's and must's that so many of us have internalized. If you ask me, perfectionism in the eyes of others has become a rampant epidemic within women who strive for happiness, but only end up in a tight feeling prison where nothing is ever good enough. 

So what's the secret to a FREE, JOYFUL, WILD life? Where do you even begin?

Well, once you are clear that this is the life you are seeking, the key step is to give yourself PERMISSION to live such a life! 

What do I mean by that? I mean that change -any transformative shift in life!- happens within yourself first and foremost. Unless this inner shift happens, external changes won't last. They will only be temporary. Unless you are on board with what you want and stand in full emotional, spiritual, and physical support of your desires, your dreams will forever stay dreams. You have to give yourself permission to truly be yourself unapologetically and fiercely step into your own body while gentle exploring the world through a new set of eyes that is guided by your own intuition (not societal BS).

Think about how you are currently holding yourself back? Maybe you tell yourself that you cannot do something you really want to do on your own? Maybe you put yourself down each time you try something new, look at yourself in the mirror, or get disapproval from anyone else? Maybe you reject your own ideas or your own emotions out of fear that someone else will?

Wherever you are in this process, give yourself permission to FEEL, SPEAK, and ACT in FULL INTEGRITY with the life you want to create. This in and of itself is FREEDOM.

If creating a wild, joyful, and free life is something you desire, I wanted to make sure you know about my awesome friend Katie Den Ouden, who is offering a FREE 3-part Find Your Wild. Free. Alive. Video Series to help uncover (or discover) that part of you, your body, and your life again.

In the videos, Katie walks you step-by-step through finding your wild. free. alive. {i.e. find your freedom + love your life}. The Roadmap. The Roadblocks. + The Little Secret that makes or breaks it all. It's so worth it. You can sign up for FREE here.

In the comments below, I'd love to hear any reactions you have? Do you ache for more freedom in your life? What do you want to give yourself permission to do?

Have a beauty-full day!



Caroline Zwickson

Caroline Zwickson has a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Women’s Health Coach focusing on natural pregnancy preparation, hormone balance & postpartum recovery for women who want to feel amazing in their own skin and birth happy babies.

Caroline integrates functional nutrition, life & wellness coaching, as well as positive psychology to guide her clients in creating joyful lives and fertile bodies. She skillfully helps her clients adapt to new food & lifestyle habits that are grounded in establishing physical and emotional balance and health so that they can make decisions that are truly based on their goals, desires and intentions in life, especially at the onset of a new era: motherhood. Knowing how to nourish yourself in a way that promotes hormonal balance and having a close, loving relationship with yourself is the best possible preparation for pregnancy and motherhood.

Through her own experience navigating hormonal imbalances after coming off birth control in her 20s, Caroline experienced first hand that the most important factor in achieving a healthy and fun pregnancy is how women prepare their bodies and lives before they conceive. Her approach to women’s fertility and motherhood is based on positivity and the firm belief that women have an immense capacity for creation and bringing joy and beauty to the world.

Caroline has been featured in The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Your Bella Life, The Beauty Bean and Cafe Truth. She has spoken at companies like Martha Stewart Living, Yelp, AMEX, Twitter, and Charity Water. You can find out more about her at and you can download her FREE workbook guiding you through her top 5 tools to help you conceive naturally.