What happens when you throw together two artsy, brilliant, hysterically funny friends - one who eats chocolate like most breathe air and one who thinks that anything is possible? You get Carnal Chocolates! Welcome to our insanity and welcome to our joy. Carnal has been our own walk of grace - of allowing - of unfolding. We never know where this path will take us next, we just open our hearts and continue the ride. We are often asked about why we started this adventure, and who we are… and more often than not, because this is Colorado, we are often asked if we are "just" business partners. We are besties – we are self proclaimed sisters - we are chosen family and we are business partners. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that….well maybe an Esspress Yo’self with the morning coffee….
What do you do with your free time?
I meditate - a lot! It grounds me and keeps me sane. Also I throw clay and weave and write. Okay okay – and I love a night on the sofa slamming shows on Netflix - the weirder the better!
I hike. I paint. I walk my dog. I eat – a lot. Who am I kidding? Most of my free time I lay on the couch and binge watch all kinds of tv and eat chocolate.
What motivates you? What inspires you?
I am completely motivated by people who break through the stories of their lives and find their heart. People who don’t give up. People who love to eat our chocolate with gusto. People who laugh. Move me! Please just move me!
Nature and travel are my biggest inspirations. Whether a road trip cross country or experiencing a different culture. That's the simple answer. Weird, risk-taking, fabulous anything inspires me. Fashion. TV. Food. Art. Books. Push the limits of whatever it is that turns you on and it inspires me to break out.
What's your most bizarre talent?
I can overhear conversations in the far corners of a room filled with people and music blaring….I think it may be my super power?!
Well...I am really good at the Chicken Dance. I mean...really good.
Who were you before you became a chocolate goddess?
Oddly enough I was in the apocalypse world of the corporate financial zombies….whew! I made it out alive!!! But while I was there I got to earn my Masters in Social Work and am a licensed therapist.
I think I've always been a chocolate goddess; since the first bite. I've always bounced around looking for new endeavors and new adventure, but it's graphic design that has supported that way of life. And it's actually what I have my BFA in. Who knew it would be so handy!
Well, why NOT? I mean chocolate is the most misunderstood part of the food pyramid! As a mental health professional, I know the healing powers of dark chocolate on the brain and the heart….and we add flavors guaranteed to lift your mood and remind you of the simple pleasures in life. I make chocolate because it makes me happy and i get to pass that magic on to you.
I think about it all the time. I never go a day without it and if I do, watch out. I believe my soul yearns for it so why deny it. It only recently was brought to my attention that I could actually make it and share it! My life purpose! It was there all the time. And let me tell you, it is HUGELY satisfying. Now if I could just stop eating so much of our inventory. #unrealisticlifegoals