Gratitude Journaling has been a part of my life since 2005. I was an overwhelmed Mom who drank way too much beer. I started soul searching for things to help me be happier. I also always saw the glass help empty. I was a pessimistic person with too much negativity going on in my life.

In 2005, I became aware that I needed to change some things about myself. So, I could lead a happier life. I began focusing on what I DID have in my life inst4ead of what I didn’t have. At the time we were living paycheck to paycheck (as we raised our 2 children). Instead of focusing on not having enough money to pay my utility bills I focused on the $20 I did have to pay towards one utility bill. I stared noticing my thought were more positive and I felt happier.

As I wrote/continue to write my 3 gratitude’s everything had/has me having a deeper sense of appreciation for life, for my kids and for my husband.

“Studies show that giving thanks and counting blessings can help people sleep better, lowers stress and improves relationships. Keeping a gratitude journal decreases materialism and bolstered generosity in adolescence.”

Here a few of my gratitude examples: 1. I am grateful for this $15 to pay towards my gas bill. 2. I am grateful for my feet. Neuropathy hurts so bad but it reminds me to love my feet. 3. I am grateful for my husband who is in pain but continually provides for us.

If you need assistance with gratitude journaling – email me

Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.


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