The Transforming You Blog is where I share mind, body & soul nourishment tips on how we as women can live a healthy, vibrant & confident life.

With love,

Your transformation is now

Posted on September 20, 2014

10 years ago, when I was in my early 20’s and in my senior year of college, my not so healthy college habits had finally taken their toll on me. I regularly needed a nap to get through the day, everything I ate was making me feel sick to my stomach and I felt bloated all the time. I felt depressed, didn’t want to go out and do things with friends and had little motivation to do much. There was also the added stress of “what to do with my life now” after college since the last 4 years had been planned out for me.  After graduating I had several mornings where I did not want to get out of bed, I felt exhausted and sad all the time. I was clearly depressed. At only 22 I KNEW that my true self was to be thriving, full of energy and ready to take on the world!

Returning to your center

Posted on August 10, 2014


“Caught between calm and chaos, she holds her head high and continues on. Newly found strength, courage and grace confidently guide her.”

Been caught off your center lately?

I know I have. Which, is why I am inspired to share with you what helps me when I am thrown off my center.

Things have been rocky on this planet of ours. 

It’s like we are all be shaken literally to wake up, open our eyes and respond to ourselves and each other in a new way.

Releasing your wild woman

Posted on May 20, 2014

"When everything changes, change everything" – Neale Donald Walsh
I have been noticing this inner tug of war within me lately…..cling tight to what I know….move with the changes & experience new growth……cling tight to what I know…..move with the changes & experience new growth. Transformation is taking form within me and I can feel it deeply and it's scary and exciting all at the same time!

I had a dream the other night about grizzly bears and spent most of my dream trying to avoid them, because I was frightened of them. I looked up the spiritual meaning of bears and this is what I found from a shamanic perspective:

Bears - symbols of strength, protector, introspection, transformation and knowledge
(There is a small cinnamon color black bear under this tree enjoying his deer lunch)

My Sacred Water Retreat

Posted on May 1, 2014

This last week, I embarked on a 6-day solo water retreat.

This woman needed to change things up and go on her own adventure (while her hubby was having his own adventure in another country!).

And sometimes a woman just needs to take a step back and re-evalute herself and her life and do a check in on how she's doing. 

So I wanted to share with you some highlights and some of the juicy details. I share this to inspire and encourage you on your own self-discovery journey.

One of the biggest things that I have been missing about living in the land of 10,000 lakes is being around water (there was a pond in our backyard that I gazed at every day).

7 Baby Steps to Decluttering Your Home & Body

Posted on March 27, 2014


Everything around you and within you effects your health and well-being. When there is clutter on your desk or in the kitchen or that closet you stuff everything in, it actually takes energy away from you to be able to focus and think clearly. The same goes with bottled up emotions and old thinking patterns that need to experience healing, releasing and renewal. 

What's love got to do with it?

Posted on February 14, 2014

Photo taken by Jeremy J Erdman


What's love got to do with it? Everything.

We can seek to have everything in the world, be the best, have the best, but if the purpose of our daily choices isn't rooted in love for ourselves and love of others, then it truly is pointless.

Here's one of my favorite pieces of wisdom on love:

What I have been lovin' lately!

Posted on February 13, 2014

I am committed and dedicated to sharing with you all of the things that are bringing me great enjoyment.  When I find myself saying, "I LOVE this!" I must tell you so that you too may find enjoyment.

Experiencing joy or enjoyment in things, people, experiences, etc. to me are like the cherry on top of the cake of life (yes I did just make up that saying, ha!). Or kisses from God.

It adds sweetness to life amidst challenges, pain and the mundane.

So here are some of the things I have been lovin lately! And how appropriate during this month where we are highlighting LOVE: love of ourselves, love of others, love of everything.

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever! (free of gluten, dairy & sugar!)

Mind-Body-Soul Nourishment

Posted on January 14, 2014

To cleanse means “to restore." In your life it can mean to restore your body to its natural way of healing itself and its natural vibrancy. When you are choosing the best foods, thoughts, relationships and ways to spend your time, you allow your body to restore itself. 

Springtime brings the perfect time to cleanse, heal, and renew yourself.

A year ago after being laid off from my full-time work, gave me the perfect opportunity to put even more of my creative energy toward putting together programs to support you on your health journey and share what has tranformed mine.