Why I Decided to Detach, Disconnect, and Detox… and why you should, too

My week in pics: Saying goodbye to new friends on board Sail Croatia’s Magellan, arriving in beautiful (& bucket list destination!) San Sebastián, Spain, and making the decision to embark on El Camino de Santiago…

Why I Decided to Detach, Disconnect, and Detox…
and why you should, too.

Happy Friday!

San Sebastián, Spain has been on my bucket list for over ten years. And so you can only imagine how excited I was to arrive there on Monday (especially as I was reconnecting with a special friend from back home!)

However, my time there ended up looking a little bit different than I expected.

Instead of hitting up the waves and going out on the town feasting on tapas and wine (it’s actually known as both a surfer’s and foodie’s paradise!) I found myself spending most of my time staying in my cozy little room in old town, with a small balcony looking out onto the action-packed cobblestone street below.


My luggage was lost (I know, right?!?) and I ended up watching an episode of Super Soul Sunday with Shauna Niequist, NY Times best-selling author Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.

Watch this week’s video to find out what happened next, where I am at the time I shot the video, and why I felt the need to detach, disconnect, and detox.


So, although a bit more of a personal reveal instead of a lesson to teach, I’d love to challenge you to look for how life may be speaking to you. Is it time for YOU to detach, disconnect, and detox from the outside, and perhaps re-connect with you on the inside?

I want to hear from you in the comments below!

Have a FAB week!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

Reader Interactions


  1. Jennifer Lyall says

    Carol- thanks for this video… another reminder from the universe for me. I’ve been feeling for a while that I need a little soul vacation. Now to go within to see what that is and how soon I can make it happen <3

    Have a fabulous trip!

  2. wendy says

    Awesome! I always associate achievement, productivity, being busy with ‘good’ and this week I have been thinking that my life has slowed too much. Yet your comment on detoxing from ideas really hit home, most times when I’t physically doing I switch into ideas mode or lets use this for thinking time without realizing this is still a doing!
    Thank you xx

  3. tammy says

    Beautiful share Carol. Can totally resonate with you on many levels. Being ‘busy’ was my life for 23 years until I got hit over the head with a 2 by 4 called breast cancer. And I know that my busy-ness was in place to stop me from understanding why I needed to be as busy as I was in the first place. Self Worth – it’s at the root for all of us. There is no escaping it. I hope you have a wonderful week away. We’re reading Present Over Perfect in my book club at the moment, Be fun to share our feelings on this one. Love and light, Tammy

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