Carey Earle

Carey Earle

Carey brings an urban spirit and a rural soul to her outlook on life. A farmer’s daughter who grew up in Vermont and spent 20 years in New York City, writing has always been a part of her DNA. She began her career as a copywriter on Madison Avenue, since then she has co-authored two books, and written presentations and blog posts on everything from artisanal cheese to personal branding in a digital world.

She is assistant vice president of branding at National Life Group. A former small business owner, she brings an entrepreneurial eye to everything she does and believes in the power of compelling communication (imagery, words, music) to change the world.

To test her resilience, she lives in a 200 year-old farmhouse on a back road in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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170 Years of Wisdom in Five Lessons

When the markets are in turmoil and the financial headlines send consumers reeling and brokers kneeling, it’s the reminder for us all to pause and remember some lessons that history has taught us.

At National Life, we can speak from our own experience because we’ve been in business for over 170 years, and we’ve continually learned from the past as we’ve built our future.

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Lessons Learned: On Life and Working from Home

After nearly 20 years of living and working in Manhattan, 9/11 happened.  It was jolting and jarring and had a big impact on my life – both personally and professionally.   The current emotional energy of COVID-19 brings me back to that time.  While the events are completely different, the emotions are strikingly similar:  fear, uncertainty, love, compassion, helplessness and urgency.

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How to Make the Most of Your Commute

In the U.S., the average, one-way commute time is 26.1 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means that most of us are spending over 200 hours a year in our cars or on some form of public transportation getting to and from work.  That’s a lot of precious time that shouldn’t be wasted with road rage or subway fisticuffs.  There is a better way that can actually transform your ride into a meaningful, and even mystical mobility.  (more…)

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