Kindred Folks are real flesh, blood and bones humans that we feel a kinship with. They often do rad things. Typically, they have a bit of rebel in them too. You know, question everything and follow their heart type of stuff. We think your life would be better served knowing more about them. So here goes....
Say hi to Jacki Carr. Jacki & I met via the interwebs after a few wonderful people suggested we would get along and dig what the other is doing. Kismet stepped in when my brother offered to connect me with this "really cool group I think you should collaborate with" and I was able to humblebrag and say we already had a convo scheduled. To take this shit analog we opted for our land lines. Yes, we BOTH have one....can you say besties?
About Jacki: She's a goal coach, culture consultant and lover of The Great Outdoors (nature in all its glory and the actual John Hughes film). Her coaching company, Goals on the Rocks creates a space in the world for her to be a voice for possibility, with a keen ability to listen on a deeper level, see the big picture and get real with the straight talk. She is also the co-Founder of Rock Your Bliss, a yoga and coaching movement created for people to adventure in self development in the mind and the body. Jacki calls Denver her (new) home with her sweet fiance and two pups, Bear and Moose. High five them if you see them out hiking Red Rocks!
Name three items you cant live without: My navy blue Vespa scooter for adventure, Nike runners for sweat, and post it notes for life notes.
If you could go on a road trip with your best friend tomorrow, would it be more Thelma & Louise, PeeWee's Big Adventure, Easy Rider, National Lampoons Vacation, or Sideways? National Lampoon's Vacation all the way. Adventures, family style, memories! Yes, Chevy Chase is invited for the good ol' fashion family fun, too!
What did you do the last time you unplugged? A full on major unplug was camping in the Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Eastern Sierras on a 3 day backpacking trip in September with my stud of a fiance, our dear friend with a Ron Swanson personality and our pups! We brought twinkle lights for the tent, a hammock to lounge and whiskey. Magic under the stars, pure magic.
Best hangover cure? Applewood smoked bacon. I am a believer in the old tale that grease soaks it up.
What do you miss most about your pre-internet brain? I miss eye contact, the human voice, snail mail and the ring of a home phone. And I dearly really miss an answering machine. My inner 13 year old dreamed of the day I would record a joint voicemail with my future husband. So, I am going to do it anyway - home phone and answering machine to be delivered this week.
When, where and how are you when you are the most present? On a mountain. When you can hear your heart beating on the hike up and the wind whispering through pines. You cannot even begin to capture the beauty with a camera, so you just look, take it all in and breathe. The conversations go deeper because you can see farther. The inspiration awakens because nature is honest that way. I am alive and vibrant when present and connected outside, up high, on the rocks.
Describe the most memorable night of your life. The most memorable night of my life was the night I told my fiance, Chris that I loved him for the first time. I remember the feeling at the Italian restaurant bar, like something was really happening here, something so raw and exciting. I remember the wine pouring and the waiters letting us stay after closing so the conversation truly would never end. I remember holding his hand and gushing-smiling walking home late in the night. I remember tripping on the sidewalk, legs in the air and landing straight down, laughing uncontrollably as he bent down to help me up. So embarrassed and so smitten all at the same time, I blurted out, "I love you. (awkward pause). I do. I do." And he kissed me. Drunk in love, we woke up the next morning so hungover to run a Christmas 10K together in Venice Beach, CA. I smiled the entire race.
What's your spirit animal and why? A peacock. Always willing to show and wear my true (neon) colors, I am rooted in my beliefs and rock self confidence and courage. I speak up and have been know to be a bit flamboyant. Willing to walk my walk with radical integrity and I do enjoy a stage spotlight.
Best album cover of all time? Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams
What keeps you up at night? The story and questions that: 'what if some of the greatest gifts I have, I am not offering the World?'
Welcome to the tribe Jacki.