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Hello. I'm Carol James, founder and owner of InspiredLiving.com. I started my first business, a computer dealership, in 1985 to provide business development consulting and computerized accounting services to the healthcare industry and small business.
In 1990, I shifted my business focus to HR (Human Resources) consulting and education in the areas of retention, employee and manager development, skills development, career development and training administration, working with Fortune 1000 corporations until 1998.
InspiredLiving.com was launched in May 1996, and in the summer of that year the idea for an Internet website began to emerge. I began construction on the InspiredLiving.com website in May, 1997. Over the years, it has grown to over 900 pages of exceptional health-promoting products, content, and resources, and continues to evolve and expand as I encounter relevant new content and products ... as I grow, so does InspiredLiving.com.
Long ago my web venture turned into a full-time enterprise and passion. The opportunity to offer content and products that improve people's quality of life is a dream job for which I am eternally grateful.
I hope you find value in my website and visit often. I have hand-picked every product line I sell, having first tried a product personally. There are dozens of products in my store that you would, also, find in my home.
When I find a high-quality product line that does what it claims to do and the manufacturer provides exceptional service and support, I tend to stick with that line, and we grow together. Because of that, I have represented many product lines for a long time, many since 2004, like Aulterra Neutralizers, Air Oasis Air Sanitizers, Surround Multi-Tech Air Ionizers and Miessence Organic Beauty and Hygiene products, and others over 6 years, like CuZn Water Filtration Systems, Venmar Ventilation, Coral Calcium, Sprite Shower Filters, ToothSoap and Airfree Air Sterilizers.
Over the years, I have dropped product lines either because they didn't sell well or there were too many product problems or their customer service was awful.
Speaking of customer service, my most important goal is to have a happy, satisfied customer. I have upgraded, downgraded, changed, exchanged and taken back products for a variety of reasons, but fortunately those instances are few. I have tried to provide enough information about products so that you can make an informed buying decision.
I find that about a third of my customers like to call to ask questions or to place orders. I understand that because I, too, prefer to have one-on-one phone conversations, rather than waiting for answers via email. Plus, I enjoy chatting with people, helping them to figure out what would work best for them, sharing user experiences and dispelling myths.
I come from the perspective that bigger is not always better and if you really don't need it, don't buy it. I believe in providing the "right" item for the person, if I have it. If I do not carry what a person is looking for, I have, on occasion, guided them to other places on the Internet.
What goes around comes around.
That's my motto, which translated means: Treat others exactly as I would want them to treat me.
My door is always open for your comments, suggestions and ideas. Send Email Now
To your health, wellness and happiness!
Have an inspired day.
P.S. Learn more about my philosophical approach to life at personal website.
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"Thank you for great service and products." Rick C., Murfreesboro, TN
"Your response really was heartening, Carol. Thank you for whatever moves you to be so kind and fair." -- Barbara L., North Carolina
"You give such great customer service! I will definitely be buying from you guys again!!!" -- Leah G., Florida
"Thanks so much for your help. You've been fantastic in your responsiveness and answers. ***** Five stars all the way!" -- Catherine
"Thank you for a great product [Himalayan Salt Detox Lamp] and customer service." -- Teresa B., Oregon
"Thank you for the wonderful products and excellent service." -- BertaJean, Hawaii
"Thank you so much for all your help. It is very much appreciated!! It is so nice to have someone work with you to help solve issues instead of saying there is nothing that can be done." -- Jacki K., Minnesota
"Thanks for the very quick reply. I like to deal with people who are responsive, honest, and just good folks." -- Paul R., Pennsylvania
"Thank you so much, Carol!!! You were such a big help and explained everything so well!!" -- Lyn
"Your customer service has been the best I have ever experienced. You patiently answered all my questions, helping me to make the right decisions."-- Laura L., California
"You have been, by far, the most helpful and informative person I have spoken with today. I will tell everyone I know." -- Sandy Leath, Bones LLC, Georgia
"I have enjoyed a few products of yours and like being able to talk with you with no hard sell." -- Joan, K., Springfield, Illinois
"I want to thank you for the amazing customer service. My first purchase from your site … I’ll be back! Thank you" -- Mar-yannu H, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
"It is always a pleasure doing business with you all." -- Sanders S., Miami, Florida
"Thank you for the great service, wonderful products and your thoughtfulness." -- Kathleen E., Massachusetts
"Your customer service is better than five stars." -- Leondra T., Adelanto, California
"Wow! I am so impressed. Thank you so much [for refunding excessive shipping costs]!" -- Christina J., Temecula, California
"You have been a wonderful person to do business with. I will be spreading the word that if they need anything to check out your website. Thank you again for all your help." -- Nathan A., Pekin, Illinois
"I'm really impressed with your customer service. How very refreshing!" -- Naomi K., England UK
"Thank you for taking care of it promptly. I have experienced a lot of poor customer service lately and really appreciate your attention to this matter." -- David B., Paris Texas
"I want to thank you for the outstanding service and helping me with my order. The shower filter and head shipped very quickly and already got here today. I installed it today and it's wonderful, very happy. Thank you for everything, I will hopefully be ordering more soon! Thanks!" -- JonK, Las Vegas, Nevada
"It is so refreshing to receive such great customer service, I really thought those days were gone." -- Kathy C., Coeur D Alene, Idaho
"I've ordered a number of items from you in the past. I really appreciate the quality and care you provide with your business. I am a natural junkie. I've spent a lot of time researching quality products and you offer most of them. Your monthly newsletter is also enlightening and always right on time." -- Sabriyah, New York
"I appreciate your persistence in making sure this transaction was exceeding my expectations!" -- Christen B., S., Silex, Missouri
"I must tell you...I will never use another web site to order my supplies from. You and your staff have completely blown me away with your outstanding customer service. Knowing that your staff is available to help me is a huge peace of mind. Some of these items are a little on the expensive side, and it is wonderful knowing that you are committed to the satisfaction of your customers." -- Jennifer J., El Cajon, California
"Thank you so much for your outstanding customer service!!!! I will tell all my friends about your site." -- Sharon T., Brookline, New Hampshire
"Thanks for all your wonderful customer service, it keeps me coming back!" -- Tammy D., Waterloo, Iowa
"Your site has very helpful resources for me and my friends. Thank you! Thank you for this wonderful place we can visit!" -- Jackson