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My week in pics: Exploring the Amazon (even swimming with pink dolphins!) holding a baby caiman, having a TON of fun leading ‘Women Living Big ‘Surf, Sip, and Stretch!’ event, visiting the beautiful Monastery and Cathedral of San Francisco, Magic Fountains, farewell sunset.

Stop looking, start living.

Sometimes, the harder you look for something, the harder it is to find it.

I spent four days deep in the Amazon last week. It was pretty amazing. I saw all kinds of animals and creatures and birds (sloths, caiman, monkeys, snakes…) – although often it was pretty hard to spot them.

However I realized when I didn’t try to look so hard, and instead took in the whole landscape, I found I could see them far easier…

Maybe such is the case with all things in life.

Watch this week’s short video to see what I mean!

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Perhaps we need to stop looking so hard, and enjoying all we have right here.

Have a FAB week!

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Happy Friday! I’m Carol Schulte, and welcome to another video addition of my weekly blog.

This past week, I spent four days deep in the Amazon. And although incredibly hot, it was an amazing experience.

I saw some awesome creatures – pink dolphins, sloths, a snake, caiman (like mini alligators), tree frogs, a boa, not to mention beautiful birds of all different kinds of species. And the stars at night were simply stunning.

Now I looked hard to spot a lot of these creatures, because they were in their natural habitat. Our guides had eyes like I’ve never seen before – they were able to see the smallest tree frog deep in the bush while we were meters and meters away on our boat…

Although I was looking really hard for some of these animals,  I found when I relaxed into it, and tried to take it the entire landscape at once, I could actually spot them and find them much easier.

And such as it is I feel with a lot of things in life. Sometimes the harder you look for something, the harder it is to find.

Whether or not it’s that next big opportunity, looking for more meaning and purpose in your life, or looking for that man.

Maybe we need to stop looking so hard, and start living right where we are. 

Now I’m saying this and sharing this with you because it’s something I too, need to do. And so I’m committing to looking around a little bit more instead of looking for something, and living right here in the moment.

Sometimes when we’re looking too hard for that next big thing, we’re missing out on all that we have right here in front of us.


As my dear friend Ferris Bueller says, “Life Moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

So yes, look around at all you have, but maybe don’t look so hard for something you don’t necessarily have.

That is the challenge I have for you, and I hope you’ll join me in taking it on this week.


If you have someone in your life you think could get benefit from this video, please share it with them!

And until next time, I’m Carol Schulte, stop looking, start living, and continue to dream big, play big, and live big.


  1. Gabrielle says:

    Always stop to smell the roses…..what an adventure…never stop having fun….