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,

Love is....

Posted on February 21, 2015
On this day where we honor Love ~of ourselves, others, nature, animals and life~ I am reminded of one of the most beautiful, power and truth-telling words written about love.
If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Reconnecting with what nourishes you in the new year

Posted on January 13, 2015
Reconnecting with What Nourishes You in the New Year
Welcome to a new year ~ a year of new possibilities and renewed faith in your hopes and dreams. It brings with it the energy and anticipation of being able to begin again.
For those of us experiencing winter, we have fully entered into the season of hibernation, rest, and self-reflection. Of lots more being and lots less doing. The winter months are a great time to be in reflection and to experiment with new or old ways of caring and loving yourself.

I had the opportunity to interview experts in the Tetons on how to best support our well-being during the winter months and tune into the natural rhythm this time of the year brings. Find those tips here in the latest edition of Teton Family Magazine.

Gratitude can change everything

Posted on November 22, 2014

Gratitude can truly change everything.

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently correlated with greater happiness. It helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Being the month each year Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, it's the perfect time to become more aware of what you are truly grateful year.

For most people, a lot of changes have occurred the last few years and times have been challenging. You begin to realize how life's value comes from having intimate relationships, vibrant health and from contributing your gifts in service to others.

Road-trippin the healthy way

Posted on November 7, 2014
I recently embarked on a roadtrip back to Minnesota and Iowa to visit family and friends. It was my first time back to the midwest since Jeremy and I paved a new trail to the Great West last year. 

Going on roadtrips are an adventure! You are excited about who you are with and where you are going (well, hopefully you are :). They also can be a lot more economical way to travel. 

It can feel challenging enough at times to stick with your health rituals and practices when you are at home, let alone when you are transporting yourself into new environments, schedules, and spending a lot of time in a car.
So I wanted to share a few tips that helped us to stay healthy (and happier!) while on the road:

why I don't exercise 60-90 minutes a day

Posted on October 21, 2014
Exercise has been my latest research and experiment as I find what exercises I truly enjoy, what is most effective at increasing my metabolism and building strength and tone, and does not overwork my body.

So, what if I told you that you really don't have to exercise 60-90 minutes a day, but less than 20 minutes a day?

I know what you are thinking, "But Kari, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) tells us that RESEARCH has shown that we are supposed to exercise cardiovascularly 60-90 minutes a day most days of the week to maintain a healthy weight and for a healthy heart."

Heal Your Tummy Smoothie

Posted on October 9, 2014

On my quest to create nourishing meals that support natural healing in the digestive system, I created the most amazing smoothie this morning and I just had to share it with you! It's low in sugar and filled with warming spices, perfect for a cool fall morning.

Heal Your Tummy Smoothie

Healthy relationships=healthy & vibrant you

Posted on October 9, 2014
I've been doing a lot of reflection lately with my even extra quiet time in the evenings as Jeremy is away for a few weeks.

You know, time away from your significant other is really healthy for each of you and for your relationship. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. It's easy to fall into comfortable patterns in a relationship and time apart really spices things up! 

Intimate relationships of all forms (partner, friends, and family) are what make the world go round and truly worth living - even when they can drive you crazy (know you drive them crazy too), your emotional baggage comes up, and they push any buttons you have - they are a HUGE opportunity for  healing and growth. Love is a powerful healing force. When we have healthy, intimate relationships we experience more energy, joy and vibrant physical, mental and emotional health. Space and time away can really gift you with that perspective. 

So I decided to put together the Top 10 List of Things to Do When Your "Love" (a.k.a. partner) Is Away:

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)