My guru is love.

A decade of depression, two psychiatric hospitalizations, and a nearly successful suicide attempt left me broken. I had no way of knowing at the time that this brokenness - this absolute hell - would end up becoming one of the greatest gifts I'd ever receive.

Kristi Amdahl


Mother. Lover. Yogi. Catalyst for change. Believes ALL beings are sacred. Embraces compassion, integrity, and love unconditionally, without compromise, as a way of life. Seeks connection, truth, personal accountability. Yearns to bring more light to our world.

Compassion heals.


Stories, Musings, and other Tidbits

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  • You Are a Magnet

    October 31, 2018
    You are a magnet, and what you embody you will attract right back. If you embody stress, you will attract more opportunities to be stressed....
  • Lies I Tell Myself

    October 1, 2018
    Fall – being the season of transition, death, and decay – inspires me to turn inward, to recalibrate my compass. As I’ve shared in this post,...
  • I’m Angry

    September 30, 2018
    I’m angry. For years, I wasn’t. And the times that I witnessed injustice or some other blood-boiling incident, I took Gandhi’s directive to heart. I...
  • The Struggle Is Real

    September 29, 2018
    Life has become extraordinarily difficult lately, and I’m struggling. Big time. With so many things. I’m facing the greatest financial uncertainty and stress that I’ve...
  • Love, Part 2

    February 19, 2018
    “You must be the change you wish to see in this world.” -Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been embracing vulnerability. My heart is consumed by the...
  • Love, Part 1

    February 7, 2018
    Despite this site’s theme – inspired by compassion, driven by love – I haven’t said much about either up until now. Most of my posts...

My philosophy


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The greatest moment of my life came when I chose to stop being a victim & instead embrace my truth, with love.

A brush with death in 1996 and the events that followed radically changed the trajectory of my life. This gift that the Universe offered me more than two decades ago is one that I continue to cherish day in and day out. If it weren’t for those darkest hours filled with despair, it would be impossible for me to fully appreciate the radiant light that followed…a light that enveloped me with its comforting warmth once I was ready and open to a new way of being, a way that evoked intense compassion, hope, and love. A way of integrity. A way of peace. A way of profound accountability.

My philosophy borrows heavily from Buddhism and yoga, my open two-way channel with the Infinite, and a profound sense of compassion for all beings. I am most connected with who I truly am when I’m meditating, walking along a remote beach, or meandering through a forested mountain in solitude. I strive more than anything to live in full alignment with who I really am – to live with absolute integrity and connect at the heart level with others – and to live a life that minimizes suffering.