We had the good fortune of connecting with Carrie Kopp Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carrie Kopp, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance was something I fine-tuned during the pandemic. Going from a full schedule to total shutdown made me realize I had been working too hard and neglecting other things I valued—like being in nature or being with family. I decided to re-define my mission. Ultimately, I reduced my clientele by 50%, and felt a greater sense of satisfaction in devoting more time and energy to each person per session. I also shifted my business online to include Virtual Tarot readings, which widened my audience and gave me a larger platform for energetic healing. You can follow me @tarotbycarrie on YouTube or watch this month’s “Love, Wealth and Self-Care” reading here: https://youtu.be/xoAxtd4IqzU From a health perspective, there is a much to gained by prioritizing activities that take care of one’s spirit. By engaging with the natural world, developing a daily meditation practice and/or volunteering, we begin to embody our full potential and with that, create a deeper sense of belonging in our communities. I believe these contribute greatly to the resiliency of the body, and if you take the time now to achieve optimal health, it will improve the quality of your life for years to come.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Massage By Carrie continues to endure and improve throughout the pandemic. What started at Camp Pendleton with our service men and women has now extended to the community at large. While still focusing on clients with chronic injury or illness, I have expanded to senior citizens with mobility and/or memory issues. I now offer the option to receive massage through insurance. In addition, I became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2021 and intend to create classes to help clients sustain their wellness goals. For those who want to read more information about continuing self-care at home, please visit my blog: Www.massage-by-carrie.com/blog Massage By Carrie continues to remain a cut above with truly transformational service. Having healed from an autoimmune disease myself, I know how daunting it feels to be in the midst of a physical, mental or emotional crisis. It is truly an honor to walk with others on the journey to equilibrium and empower them to find deeper understanding & authenticity.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A perfect week in San Diego County consists of equal parts art, adventure and self-care. San Clemente: Brunch @ Antoine’s Your fave new pair of jeans @ Melrose OC Stunning architecture @ Casa Romantica Oceanside: Hot Yoga @ Vital Avocado toast @ Revolution Roasters Your fave new bikini @ Boom Boom The Strand @ the Oceanside Pier Harney’s Sushi for dinner On Thursday evenings, the city comes to life with an international street food fest. Carlsbad: Lavender Mocha @ Succulent Cafe Your SoCal floral dress @ Dollhouse Strawberry Picking or The Flower fields Esoteric tub soak @ Carlsbad Mineral Spa Dinner & drinks @ Campfire Encinitas: Matcha latte @ Better Buzz Transformation Healing @Four Moons Spa Buddha bowl @ Eve Encinitas Breath-taking view @ Meditation Gardens New age gifts @ Soulscape Chicken de Gallina @ Qero Dance Performance @ Litvak Dance Solana Beach/La Jolla: London Fog @ Lofty Coffee Paraglide @ Torrey Pines Glideport Lunch @ George’s at the Cove Walk your dog @ Solana Beach See pacific sea life @ Birch Aquarium San Diego: Brunch @ Mister A’s Sound Meditation @ Japanese Friendship Garden Organ Concert @ Spreckles Organ International Houses @ Balboa Park Tide Pools @ Sunset Cliffs If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear Chet Harrison play Spanish Guitar in the park! Escondido: Roar and Snore @ San Diego Safari Park (Stay overnight at one of San Diego’s unique zoo experiences and even feed a giraffe!)

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes, I’d like to dedicate my shout out to three people: a friend, an organization and my husband. The first is Dr. Kristy Swanson, chiropractor and owner of the Nurture Blog, who was instrumental in expanding my clientele. The second is MCCS Semper Fit, who provided me a space on Camp Pendleton to set up my private practice and work with Wounded Warriors. The third is my spouse, Will, who is ever encouraging and on whose advice I consistently rely.

Website: https://massage-by-carrie.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/massagebycarrie/?hl=en

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/massagebycmk/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabh8b9Nx2eSgBMvRzI6C7A?feature=applinks

Other: Pinterest: @massagebycarrie

Image Credits
Kate Kotoski

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