Breaking Through

It’s such a cliché. Life begins on the other side of your comfort zone. We all know it’s true, but we roll our eyes just a little when we hear it. Why is that? One word – Fear. In order to justify this concept, we must be open to do something we are fearful of. Almost exactly one year ago, I had an experience that would forever change my world. It changed not only who I am as a person, but it literally changed my journey, both personally and professionally. Finding the courage to step outside your comfort zone opens up doors. However, […]

The Journey Never Ends

I’ve spent the last several years on a personal discovery journey and it’s been the most amazing and transformational thing I’ve ever done. I’ve worked hard. Really hard. I’ve had to learn a new kind of discipline and commitment. Most of all I needed to learn to love ME. Love and respect myself….first. I’m pretty good at taking care of others. So good, that I often found myself in burn out mode, which lead to unhealthy in many ways. And it was my own fault. So many times we see transformation pictures and we first think of exercise and diet. […]

Ready to change the way you think? Here’s how to choose happiness.

By: Katie Nelson | American Family Insurance Dream Bank “Happiness is something everyone desires,” says Tina Paulus-Krause. “However, just because we desire it doesn’t mean that we all go about attaining it in the same way.” As the founder of True You, Tina Paulus-Krause is an expert on the art of choosing happiness. After struggling with her own concept of happiness, she now seeks to empower people to become their best selves. Now, she’s not talking about momentary fluctuations in mood — there will always be situations that call for us to get angry, sad or frustrated. Instead, the concept […]

Moving Mountains

Featured on The Huffington Post I know myself well enough to know that if something is scary to me I should dive straight into it. In July 2015, I attended an exclusive retreat in Vail, Colorado held by the one and only Danette May called Elevate Your Life. I’d heard her speak at a Lori Harder event and attending one of Danette’s retreats was definitely on my bucket list as a must do experience. So, I immediately signed up! This was purposely a very small and intimate group of attendees. On the day I was supposed to leave, very early […]

Gratefulness is a Choice

I’ve wanted to start blogging now for several months. It was a fear thing for me. What if I say something wrong? What if I offend someone? What if someone takes the wrong message? It has to be perfect. Well, if I wait for perfect, it will never happen, so today is the day. Today, I step out of that fear and step into the world of blogging. Yikes – go easy on me! As I sit on top of the Rock of Gibraltar and meditate on this beautiful sun shiny fall Sunday afternoon, I can’t help but feel so […]

What are Your Non-Negotiables?

We all only have 24 hours in a day. In the 24 hours we have, work consumes much of our time and energy. I love the weekends because they give me a chance to recharge and get myself ready for the next week. I’ve created many really good habits this year including using Sundays to prep my food for the week and making meditation and exercise a more consistent part of my life. Because these new habits made such a positive difference for me, several months ago, I created a top 10 list of daily non-negotiables. I’ve fallen into the […]