Into the LIGHT
RETREAT Magazine|Issue 19
While the pandemic has dimmed the stage spotlight for Pussycat Dolls star, Carmit, it has brightened a new world beacon of light.
Elizabeth Taylor

As the world took a tumultuous beating from the crashing waves of the pandemic, Carmit found her way, like a bright glow from a lighthouse. The performer was in the midst of a worldwide reunion tour with the Pussycat Dolls when the planet froze up and went into the COVID-19 lockdown in March.

“We were back in that whirlwind of going non-stop and flying across the world,” said the singer about the start of her 2020 concert series. “I remember that I had said good-bye to my daughter for what was supposed to be three months. Then instead I was back home in a week. It was a shocker.”

The grounding was an adjustment that she took in stride. Being no stranger to adversity the artist had prepared herself for the gruelling tour around the globe, but what happened next was beyond unexpected. Being back home in California with her eight-year-old daughter Keala and fiancé, Kevin Whitaker, brought her into a different arena that forced her to evaluate everything and summon that light within.

“The challenge of 2020 has just been to be present. There is so much fear. There is so much uncertainty and we are spiralling. It is hard to not let our minds go down that dark road, that rabbit hole. I think for me it is really about clarity and to keep moving forward in a way that will help us find the new normal. It forced us to change the definition of who we thought we were. It is never easy. It is never fun. It’s our metamorphosis.”

The recent onset of tinnitus was challenging as it brought on more anxiety. It took her on a journey of discovering the underlying cause which she says uncovered many layers. She became intricately tuned in with learning how to heal through healthy living and discipline. From changing her diet to every modality and integrative treatment available. “I’m so grateful for my family. I couldn’t have done it without their support,” she says.

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