In this delightful interview with Kristi Stangeland, we explore why she left a successful accounting career to search for something that would help her feel more whole.

Kristi started her journey by asking herself the age-old question, “Is there something more?” The answer was a resounding, “Yes!”. But it didn’t happen all at once. To find her answers, Kristi adopted an attitude of exploration and creativity. 

We dive into Kristi’s thought processes as she first decided to create her own business as a website designer, study the ancient art of Feng Shui, buy a gorgeous property in Maine where she could offer a variety of experiences and retreats and, ultimately, founded her meditation-focused My ParaVita Circle membership.

Kristi takes women on insightful adventures through meditation, retreats and Feng Shui. You can find out more about Kristi’s latest offerings at or you can go there to join her My ParaVita Circle community.

My mission in this podcast is to help you find the freedom to become who you want. In every episode I arm you with one useful idea or strategy you can use immediately to start taking your life in a beautiful, new direction.


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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.