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Put Your Actions Where Your Heart Is


It’s come to my attention that there’s a HUGE disconnect going on, from the North Pole to Madagascar. All around the globe I see pine trees being decorated + gifts being bought + pies being eaten (lots of them) + photos being taken in front of gingerbread houses. At the very same time I see over indulging + over spending + over committing + overwhelm + over EVERYTHING.


Feast + famine mixed together. So schizophrenic, I know. But it’s happening, all at once. Can you feel it too?


But today I want to talk about another monstrous dichotomy I see that makes me sick to my stomach: the disconnect between core values + life – both personal + professional. Anyone can talk about kindness + love + generosity + honesty + compassion. Very few dare to follow through.


If you feel this void as well you are going to get SOOO fired up with today’s episode. I’m calling it out from the gut, with no Splenda coating. Are you ready for it?


If this topic struck a chord (or a million) with you, feel free to spill open. The comments are there for you. Take it away. I’ll see you there!



Mayi Carles

12 Responses to Put Your Actions Where Your Heart Is

  • Amanda says:

    Mayi I understand where you are coming from completely! That is why one of my etsy shops is a Christian shop, my faith is something I feel strong about, and something I’m not afraid to claim out in the open. Another thing I feel strong about is supporting our military (US) which is why one night each month my family and I donate our time to package gift boxes to send to our deployed troops so they have comforts from home and know they are appreciated. Only thing we get out of it is knowing it is going to bring a smile to someone’s face who is putting their life on the line to protect us. People need to do things that go with their core values, because even though some may spout that they support this or that, or believe this or that, actions always speak louder than words.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Amanda, I cherish to have you as a colleague. Truly remarkable the work you are doing + the way you maintain your integrity to the highest standards. You are a true example to follow my friend.

  • Kate says:

    I’ve struggled this year with decisions I made that gave me integrity but left us financially unstable, the huge unfairness of watching people who chose the other path prosper, it’s a hard road to walk some days but I wouldn’t go back and change what was done. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      I completely understand where you’re coming from Kate. Sometimes it does come down to leaving “ethically shady” deals on the table that represent huge earnings. But not always. What I’ve been surprise to see is that the more align one is with their values the more wealthy – pocket + soul they are.

  • Catarina says:

    Hi Mayi. I I live in Portugal and like other countries in Europe we are in the middle of a tough economic crisis. Portuguese society has been driven by consumption for many years now but this year we see more people cheering than ever. People are more committed to connect with others my heart then by the wallet. I do believe that some people are still struggling with the impossibility of buying presents and gifts but in my community we see more solidarity and sharing. I hope that this Christmas reflects a future way of living with less stuff but with more heart.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      “I hope that this Christmas reflects a future way of living with less stuff but with more heart.” Amen Catarina. Amen! So wise.

  • April Dawn says:

    Do unto others… I try to create from the heart and treat others the way I wish to be treated. Thanks for a positive message!

  • Stephanie says:

    Mayi, this is spot on! Great reminder about the meaning of the season. Working in the public/government sector there is a fine line I walk to reconcile my belief system and work life (down to how you talk about the “Christmas”, i.e. do you use the politically correct Happy Holidays or truly PC and don’t wish anyone anything so as not to offend). Food for thought for me this week.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Melissa says:

    Mayi!!! great post ! you have left me thinking.. what are my core values I am living for? very deep, sometimes I forget, I am person, and we dont need to follow, I have to be our own unique person,and live through our own ideas,and standards.. Very cool!

  • Claudia Olivie says:

    Thank you, Mayi. This is such a necessary reminder. Particularly at this time when those I encounter might be getting caught up in the stress and busyness, I try to remember to be kinder than necessary in all of my interactions. It’s an easy way for me to decide what response will feel most aligned with my values, that’s not to say the response is always easy (often it is easy, sometimes it’s far from it), but the decision is easy. Thank you for sharing this reminder.

  • Jaclyn says:

    So sweet and timely. Thank you so much for sharing that message.

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