Hello! I’m Kristi Conradie.
I’m a wife and mom with 2 teenage children and 2 rescue dogs. I love sunrises, the beach, pajama’s, gardening and baking. I was born (1963) and raised in California, and graduated from UCLA in 1986. I was married in 2000, moved to Nevada (2001) where our children were born, then moved to Texas(2006) for my husband’s business. We moved to Franklin, TN in 2012 to experience life in a new way. We were seeking to build a farmhouse with lots of green grass and trees and wide open spaces where our children could enjoy nature. My husband and I designed and built that farmhouse we dreamed of on 18 acres surrounded by beautiful green trees and grass, and even a river ran through it. We put our children into private school, made new friends, planted flowers everywhere and what once was just a dream became our reality. The dream was to experience life as a gift and filled with joy, each day, not one day when. But that dream was going to take me on another adventure, before making it a reality. Life had another plan… I had to follow life’s plan, not my own.
In 2020, we moved back to Texas; back to the same city we left in 2012. I moved back to a place I said I would never live in again. I had come full circle. The best way to describe this is to say I was on my Hero’s Journey. I left a place that didn’t bring me joy, only to return to find the joy I hadn’t been able to experience before. It was there all along… I just didn’t know where to look. Our time in Tennessee was full of challenges, one thing after another. We persevered through all of it and learned so many valuable lessons. Those lessons were necessary. Just as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz set out to find her way home and was met with all kinds of challenges only to realize she had the power within her all along… so too was my experience with going to Tennessee and then back to Texas.
Since returning to Texas I stopped settling for a daily life experience I did not love, and instead started to embrace what I truly wanted. I wanted to experience joy, not something is wrong all the time. I wanted to experience peace not something to do all the time. I wanted to experience love, not worry and fear all the time. I wanted to experience enough, not lack all the time… lack of time, money, resources and worthiness. This time I knew all I wanted was within. I just had to tap into it, find a way to access what was within me.
I guess you could say I have always been searching for joy and seeking to know who I am. I’ve constantly been trying to figure out how life works so I could relax and enjoy my life. I’m always reading the latest self-discovery book or attending a workshop that would hopefully help me love my life, and love myself. Only to be left feeling overwhelmed with more to do or feeling stuck not knowing what to do or frustrated waiting for something or someone to change before I could experience joy.
Why does it seem so hard to enjoy my life?
Every time I asked myself that question, the answer I got was “BE YOU!”
My soul kept saying, “Be YOU!” and my self kept saying, “How?”
And, of course, all those books I was reading kept saying the same thing… just be yourself, know yourself, awaken yourself, live in the present. It seemed impossible. Where do I start? What do I do? How do I live in the present? Always more questions, no answers.
In 2008, with all those questions swirling in my head, and at the end of yet another endless to-do list day… I simply asked, “Grace me with another way, mine is not working!” I received two words, “BE MEANINGFUL.” Not knowing what else to do with those two words, I simply started to apply them to my everyday to-do list. I explored a new daily practice of asking, “How can I make this to-do be meaningful?”
This daily practice lead me on a beautiful journey of awakening helping me become present and connect within to what I truly wanted to experience, connect to what mattered most. Each to-do became an expression of my heart, an experience of love, peace and joy! I was no longer stuck yearning for a life I loved. I was consciously creating a life I loved each day… one meaningful to-do at a time.
Those two words helped me discover the limiting beliefs and conditioned patterns of thinking that I unconsciously adopted from the world, my parents, and childhood experiences that no longer served me, and that were stealing my joy. Those two words help free YOU to BE YOU by having all you do BE MEANINGFUL.
You see, in 2008 I received those words, Be Meaningful, and didn’t know what they meant or what do I do with those words. During our time in Tennessee I realized those words applied to your to-do’s helps you to BE YOU. When all the challenges came while living in Tennessee that pain had the power of those words come to life. It was in Tennessee that I realized those two words give you what you need… present moment awareness. The Be Meaningful Journey is how I used those two words to redesign my whole life. Now coming back to Texas I know that those two words Be Meaningful = Presence + Love and to have all you do Be Meaningful is how you become free to BE YOU. I had to free my mind of all it’s limiting thinking and past conditioning that kept me stuck and suffering. The by-product of consciously applying those words in your everyday life is you end up with a life YOU LOVE and you LOVE YOU… it’s a beautiful relationship with yourself and this loving who you are allows a life you love to show up.
All of what you will find here and all of what I offer you is to guide and support YOU on your own kind of Be Meaningful Journey to awaken to who YOU truly are and to create a life YOU love.
Visit often… May it feel like coming “home” each time you visit, may your soul be nourished here and may you leave feeling refreshed and renewed to continue your journey to get to know YOU and to create a life YOU love.