Hai! I’m Carmen…
I am… an INFJ mom, certified professional life strategist, breakup recovery coach, 2x Amazon best selling author, religious education teacher, side-hustler, foodie wannabe, advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse…
and YOUR biggest fan!
I initially got on the internet in 1996 as an internet marketer which was my side-hustle as I completed my education and training to contribute in the field of mental and emotional health… so naturally, I created a website to promote my online marketing shtuff.
YEARS later, I started posting food pix on social media and my genius son suggested I create a food blog. Several years after that, I started a mommy blog to do more parenting/adulting/whatevering sharing…
I had a WHOLE TON of hoo-ha’s written here, but stripped em out and saved em as a draft elsewhere… I’ve been going back and forth trying to decide if I should keep this website… just stick with GirlPlusFood.com… or keep BOTH… I’m so TORN.
All I know is, I don’t want to have to maintain a Twitter account and a FB Page. I do have a pretty groovy It’s Carmen Time IG Account… go and connect with me.
I Really Just Wanted to Share What’s Worked for Me… the Best Way an Introvert Could Share Her Life.
Knowing someone else has experienced similar crap (infidelity, divorce, abuse, loneliness, abandonment, burnout…) may not immediately fix everything… but it might give some people hope that by fighting thru it, they’ll eventually get past it and smile again. Even laugh out loud… and dance!
Oh, I also have this talent for annoying people with my positive energy, but that’s for another time because it would screw with my layout for this page.
Professionalities (I totally made that word up!):
Carmen is the Founder of Carmen Sakurai, Int’l, with a BSc in Psychology and Certified Practitioner of several styles of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Life Coaching, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Life Coaching, as well as Mental and Behavioral Health Studies with focus on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, Depression, and Suicide/Violent Behavior.
As a Certified Digital Coach, she has demonstrated her ability to effectively communicate and successfully serve her clients via digital platform.
Her articles can be found on popular websites including Psych Central, Today.com, Thrive Global, Ricky Martin’s Piccolo Universe, SheKnows, Lifehack, and Thought Catalog.
Carmen is an advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse.
I hope you find something useful… or at least make you chuckle a little while you’re here.