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,

Creating space~Opening up to grace

Posted on June 3, 2015


Creating space within my breath, within my body, within my relationships, within my work, within my play, within my day opens me up to receive the Grace of the moment.


Opening up to grace, I create space


Space to breathe


Space to be


And space to explore me


Space to try new things and succeed


Feed Your Spirit through Traveling to New Lands

Posted on June 3, 2015
Jeremy and I took an adventure to Central Oregon last month. It couldn't have come any sooner! I was feeling maxed out with all of the extra work on my plate in March & April. Taking a step away was what I needed to rest, rejuvenate and connect within.
We explored Breitenbush Hot Springs & Retreat Center, Oregon Coast, Portland and the Williamette National Forest. Stepping away from your every day life and experiencing new lands IS SO KEY TO FEED YOUR SPIRIT. Take a drive, get on a plane, go explore!

Enjoy these pictures from our trip!

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