My name is Carrie McCann. . .
. . . And my mission is to support women who support the world. I don't want you to feel shitty anymore! Whether you’re a social worker (like me), an activist, a coach, the head of your PTO, a healer, or whatever other path you are walking, I am excited to journey together on your healing path!
My background is in traditional social-work and I shifted into the work I do now after my own experience of trying to heal my body and find wholeness. I am an intuitive, empathic, highly sensitive being, and budding soothsayer that had no idea what any of this meant or why it mattered until my body forced me to figure it out.
After years of digestion problems, fatigue, weird skin issues, getting sick all of the time, and a number of other seemingly unrelated symptoms, I felt pretty shitty. When I lost almost 15 pounds (leaving me at 92lbs) and my hair started falling out, it dawned on me that all of these symptoms may not be normal. It wasn't until then that I decided to go to the doctor and try to actually figure out what was going on.
I went to doctor after doctor after doctor. I tried out some eastern medicine, and a little more western, and many variations of the two. Lots of appointments, supplements, diets, time, and money later I came out with a whole bunch of diagnoses (seriously....a lot) but I still felt terrible. I felt like, "You told me what's wrong with me, but what is right? And why isn't anything helping?"
I felt desperate. I laughed and I cried. And after I was done feeling bad for myself (which, by the way, is part of the process) I decided to use a different approach. Treating my whole self is what ultimately started my upward climb towards true healing and wellness. I started to feed my mind, my body, and my spirit with the nourishment it was craving. I know it sounds cheesy, but it's real. Can I claim to feel perfect? Nope- thank goodness (because FYI there is no such thing as perfect). But I feel great way more than I don’t which is a wonderful place to be.
How did I finally get here? I looked to the wisdom of my ancestors, which has been lost in the racist and patriarchal structures in which we live today. I discovered working with the elements- earth, air, fire, water, and spirit- and how those energies impact our physical and energetic bodies as well as the world around us. I discovered my own sacred self care, working with the moon and my womb, and combined that with all of the shifts I had already made around food and attitude. I began to come into balance, and most importantly, be able to recognize the signs of being out of balance before it was a full-fledged downward spiral into the tired, achy, constipated, anxious pit of despair.
This shift to whole-self care has and will continue to change my life. When I truly began to get to know myself, my whole self, and nothing but myself (just kidding about the nothing but myself, it flowed so nice, too much Law and Order) is when I started to feel a difference in my health. When I started exploring and deepening my relationship with mother earth, my womb, and the elements, my healing deepened even further. As I explore the relationship between my history and ancestry, my present, and our connectedness to each other, my healing deepens. I love this work and can’t wait to share it with you.
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I have both my Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. As a social worker I worked in the foster care, juvenile and adult justice, and education systems. I held many roles in these systems including case manager, program manager, and restorative justice practitioner.
After I got sick and subsequently started my healing journey, I received my Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Here I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, leading researchers, and nutrition authorities.
I have completed the Yoga Roots On Location 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Felicia Savage Friedman. This unique yoga teacher training lasts over the course of a year (with enough food for thought for a lifetime), teaches through an anti-racist and social justice lens, and is rooted in Raja Yoga’s 8-Limbed Path of study.
I currently participate in White Women’s Group 3, led by Amanda Gross of Mistress Syndrome. This space allows me to continue the work of disrupting my socialization as a white lady in a white supremacist culture in an accountable way and regain parts of myself that have been erased.
I am a forever student and my most recent learning journeys are in the worlds herbalism and (re)discovering the magick of my ancestors. All of these things inform who I am and how I practice and show up for myself and my clients.