Finding Heaven Paradise Found! Zion. National. Park.
Transformation Magazine|Be Blessed, November 2017

…And I’m here in a 30-foot RV gazing up at “The Watchman” from an ideal site, sipping on “Campfire Stout” (an amazing “smores-inspired” locally-produced craft beer), and savoring leftovers of artisan pasta perfection.

Terez 'Firewoman' Hartmann

The love of my life is by my side as we celebrate 15 years of magnificent marriage together. AND, when we leave Zion, we will continue to explore a sensational slice of the American Southwest via scenic highways to drink in star-filled nights and a constant unfoldment of otherworldly wonders. Wow. As I consider the fact that at one time this was all nothing more than a hope, a dream, an idea, I cannot help but well up with emotion now that I am actually HERE doing THIS. For in this moment, I have indeed found my heaven.

Paradise Lost…and Found.

As I opened my eyes and awakened into my first day back in our super-comfy bed, ultra-spacious master bedroom, and beautiful home back home in Florida—even though I now had access to every comfort and joy imaginable—the transition from soaring in the energy of heavenly high altitudes to rediscovering my footing at only 30 feet above sea level proved to be far more challenging than I had anticipated. Yes, I most certainly knew that you bring your “altitude” with you, but for some reason, it felt as if my heaven was now thousands of miles away.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM TRANSFORMATION MAGAZINEView All

What's Your Anchor?

My nephew JoJo’s boat race across the Atlantic Ocean became a metaphor for what had been thrust upon all of us in 2020 with the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

8 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

WHEN YOU DON'T HIT THE JACKPOT

We all have different lessons at different times, and prosperity might not be up for you right now.

2 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

Wonder

Are you longing for that experience of innocence and awe that may now seem hidden behind masks and walls?

3 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

Hypnosis is a way to empower yourself to have the life that you truly want.

4 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

The Ripple Effect

We may not always reach the multitudes, but we each can follow our inner calling and do our best.

4 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

MARCH FORWARD

Get ready to walk into the life of your own making.

4 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

No Turning Back

How I took my power back and transformed my life in the midst of chaos and addiction.

6 mins read
Transformation Magazine
February 2021

Focus on Eye Health

Treating macular degeneration and vision problems with Eastern medicine and acupuncture.

4 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

Who Will You Be?

Identity is a version of reality we experience according to the vision we are using.

4 mins read
Transformation Magazine
March 2021

Inside Your Bubble

Your Bubble is an organic energetic imprint of how YOU are seen, and how you project—inwardly and outwardly—to the world.

6 mins read
Transformation Magazine
February 2021
RELATED STORIES

BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES

THAT CRAZY YEAR IN WHICH A SMALLER FIELD MADE THINGS HARDER

10+ mins read
Motor Trend
March 2021

First time ‘in charge'

You would expect some lessons were to be learned on extended trailer trip

10+ mins read
The Good Life
February 2021

The Most American Religion

Perpetual outsiders, Mormons spent 200 years assimilating to a certain national ideal—only to find their country in an identity crisis. What will the third century of the faith look like?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

RED STATE REBELLION

Can Utah—of all places—show voters how to seize power from conservative supermajorities?

10+ mins read
Mother Jones
January/February 2021

Tales From the Field – A cold one on mars

Kellie Gerardi, bioastronautics researcher at the International Institute for Austronautical Science

1 min read
Popular Science
Winter 2020

TWEET ON SPARE CHANGE GENERATES BIG MONEY FOR VIRUS AID

Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications.

2 mins read
Techlife News
November 28, 2020

Mile High Hybrids

GIANT TIGERS ABOUND IN THE RESERVOIRS OF UTAH

5 mins read
Musky Hunter
December 2020/January 2021

The Typist Who Became a Technologist

Long time Utah IT educator got her first exposure to computers in high school

10+ mins read
Certification Magazine
October 2020

HOW TO GROW THE SPORT OF BMX RACING

Are you interested in starting a new track?

2 mins read
PULL Magazine
October 2020

Conquering The Big 5

An unforgettable luxury road trip through Utah’s spectacular national parks

7 mins read
Business Traveler
October/November 2020