The Carter Settlement

Chinsegut Hill Manor {Our very first "Follow Your Heart" Retreat}Brooksville, Florida
The Carter Settlement is a registered 501{c}{3} for~purpose {non~profit} organisation. The foundation of the organisation is based on the four human endowments: Mental, Physical, Social/Emotional and Spiritual. Each of the endowments will be taught through personal developmental skills during the designated scheduled workshops and small gatherings.

Raquel's Story:

Initially, the idea came to me {at the age of 19} that for women to raise healthy-minded, well-balanced children, we must first be healthy ourselves as mothers. 

Through a challenging time, I decided to homeschool my children. I noticed that my sons were struggling with feelings of boredom, and a lack of creativity, which deeply connected to lacking self-love. My dear son, Sawyer, struggled gravely. He began having concerns in the school system. He was ultimately terminated from three schools for mischief and engaging in unlawful activity. He was failing his classes and was not predicted to receive a diploma. The court system wanted to enrol him in an alternative school for delinquents. I said absolutely not and withdrew him from the public school system entirely. I took to creating my very own curriculum based on the four human endowments with musical arts as the main focus of his education. Under my supervision, Sawyer became a student of keen intelligence and graduated on time with high honours also receiving seminary graduation and his Boy Scouts Eagle. He excelled beyond anyone's expectations. I took this darling son of mine, and solely focused on all the excellent talents and abilities this child had and made them the forefront of his life. I encouraged his love for rap music and his musical icons {Eminem/Marshall Mathers}; the leading artist that interested him.

I also created an entirely separate curriculum for my daughter, based solely on the arts and Mermaid methodology with the four human endowments being the centred focus.

I realised that when my children were excelling under the educational curriculums, I had created, that I was discernibly onto something profoundly needed in the tutorial and emotional well being of youth, the world over. I have nestled these intentions for over a decade. I am continually creating newer ideologies, for when the day comes to extend this educational concept out into the universe.

That day came, and it was nothing that I expected. My dear boy Sawyer was brutally murdered on June 23, 2019. I knew that I must leave a legacy for my darling son, as that would encourage my strength, healing and ability to feel of value through this horrific tragedy. So, to keep his legacy alive, I founded The Carter Settlement. I knew that all the schooling and self-growth concepts that I had taught my son Sawyer would also inspire millions of other youth that also may have felt like my son Sawyer during his life vicissitudes and hardships. When a child feels they aren't loved because of who they innately are, they feel hopeless, worthless and above all will have no sense of self-love. All children need to have a mother or mother figure to inspire them and to know they have greatness. The brilliant youth of our times have much to teach us. They beat to their own drum, and that should be admired and encouraged.
Chinsegut Hill Manor {Our very first "Follow Your Heart Retreat"}
Through the quaint workshops and small gatherings, this is precisely what you will be able to bottle up and carry home with you. The foundational cornerstone of The Carter Settlement is unconditional self-love and the power of focus to find joy each day of our lives. You will leave the workshops or quaint gatherings feeling happy and all-powerful! The workshops at The Carter Settlement are a transformational life experience. Lasting change occurs with the restructuring of the brain through recreating new belief systems. One must discover for himself why he is motivated to take action on his feelings and emotions. This is when change occurs and withstands a lifetime. A paradigm shift happens in the person, and they become absolutely capable of knowing how to create a life they love, all on their own. That is why The Carter Settlement is a TRANSFORMATIONAL experience. 

As women, there are times we each need to swim away from our daily roles to experience a place that allows for our inner mermaidling to reveal herself. It's paramount that women remember what it feels like to be creative, and imaginative just as when they were young and carefree. I desire to bring that to the forefront of our lives.

Young girls also need a venue where they can experience an atmosphere that encourages personal empowerment and self~love. Are you a young girl that loves to swim like a merrymaid? Do you enjoy learning personal development/ Victorian homemaking skills? Would you like to learn how to sew your own mermaid tail, felt your own little lamb, smock, needlepoint or cross-stitch, learn how to grow and can healthy foods, or meditate like a merrymaid? There are many delightful pursuits to learn when attending The Carter Settlement.

For a girl to be delighted, she must love herself unconditionally. The Carter Settlement is a curriculum curated to remind girls of how to follow their heart. They will regain an understanding of who they are: a physical extension of Source Energy.

 It is an accurate north compass for folks to navigate through their lives in scales/phases. After the completion of their experience, they will swim away with an in-depth knowledge of their self~worth, personal empowerment and capability of navigating their voyage through life. They will indeed be equipt in knowing how to follow their heart, be inspired and have the treasure trove tools to align with their dreams and desires.

We all desire to be truly happy, no matter the age, as well as,  to know HOW to attain it.

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When you purchase any items of Raquel Carter, 100% of the proceeds go to constructing and sustaining of the registered 501{c}{3} non-profit {for~purpose} organisation The Carter Settlement.
In the meantime, until our exhibitions/buildings are erected, we can book facilities, such as Chinsegut Hill Manor {photo below}, swimming venues,  and all other lodgings for the small gatherings, as well as, all items needed to create a lovely experience for our guests. 


We desire to have investors/philanthropists contribute to the purchase of a large piece of land, in the Hernando/Citrus County, Florida, area and build a small village with cottages called The Carter Settlement {A registered non~ profit 501 (c)(3) organization}. It will be a farm with sheep, rabbits, chickens, flowering plants and vegetable gardens.

You'll thoroughly delight with a cup of tea and scrumptious savouries & confections at MerryMaid Scarlette Rose's Bakery and Tea Cottage. A shopping excursion into Mr Sir Barbaric's Seaweed Garden is sure to entangle your senses. Would you fancy tackling plenty of homemaking/ personal developmental skills in Sybrena Ewe's Sewing Shoppe, or penmanship at Mrs Nevermore Raven's Writing Den? How about a session at Sawyer Lamb's Music Room or meditation in Oliver Twisty Topsy's Cave Cottage.

A large pond {Hoppity~Hoppity John Pond} will be created for small gatherings of MerryMaid Scarlette Rose School. The farm will have designated accurately designed Victorian cottages placed about the land/village. There will be a Mer~Cantile Goods Store where folks can purchase items. Such as Mrs Raquel Carter's published storybooks, fibre storybook characters {made by the wool of the Florida Cracker sheep at the farm}, tea sets, Victorian household products, clothing, accoutrements for the lifestyle of a Victorian lady, and planner/agenda systems and logbooks {journal/agendas} for self-development/personal growth. These are just to name a few. My desire is for this foundation to leave a legacy for children and women across the United States of America, for centuries to come. I would like to hand over The Carter Settlement to the Preservation Conservancy of The State of Florida after my passing, in the expectancy to continue my sons legacy as well as my own.
Chinsegut Hill Manor {Our very first "Follow Your Heart" Retreat}
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The Carter Settlement was created for?

The Carter Settlement is a registered 501 (c)(3) Non~Profit organisation that preserves the art of a balanced life through educating and enhancing the lives of women, and youth through the four human endowments. Our organisation teaches all of the dimensions that make for a well~rounded person. There will be particular times each calendar year that workshops will be scheduled for designated small gatherings.

Are you an entrepreneur starting your own business, a stressed-out mother, newly divorced, starting over at 50, or 25 and just beginning your life's voyage.

Are you a 12-year-old girl and love all things on how to be a real-life mermaid/merrymaid, enjoy personal development skills and desire to find like-minded friends who you feel comfortable around and inspire you to be yourself?

Are you a young boy and love music, writing lyrics, or exercising theories on your acoustic guitar? Might you enjoy building wooden objects, treasure hunts, etc.? If that's the consensus, you will thoroughly love The Carter Settlement workshops and small gatherings. The Carter Settlement is for you!

Regardless of the voyage, you have chosen, you're feeling the inner call to do things dissimilarly. Might you uncover a more delightful way to clasp the provocations of having a great deal to contend with? Perhaps you feel the need to work arduously to encourage results, but feel innately there is another way. Do you desire to live your greatest dreams and desires, and would like the treasure trove tools to accomplish such an idea? Inevitably, The Carter Settlement experience is for you!

{Read more about Mrs Raquel Carter's credentials and experience here.}
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