“Miriam is an encouraging, insightful and collaborative leader who thrives on bringing order and calm to any situation” – Tracy K.

You have a place in this world. Discover who you are and share your authentic self with the world. We need you!
Miriam Krause

I want to tell you that you are important, not because of any accolades or lack thereof, but because you are a fellow traveler on this journey. Hold fast to your convictions, continue to develop, and grow, but most of all in the ups and downs know your value is not in accomplishments, but in being true to yourself. Be willing to share who you are with others. Be the best you; but be you. Without comparison even to prior versions of yourself, for we have very faulty memories. Let’s build reservoirs of collaboration.

Some things that keep me busy.

Cornerstone Women Workshops

In this country, less than 30% of women feel they have even a basic understanding of financial literacy. That means, 7 out of 10 women are going through life at a disadvantage! Let’s change that!

You use money every day to sustain and develop the lifestyle that you choose, now is the time to add some tools and become “money smart”!

Cornerstone Women offers financial workshops and small group environments to reach the next step and move you closer to your goals. Reach out to learn more about our workshops and trainings.

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Cornerstone Land Investments, LLC

We buy land that you no longer want through a simplified and professional approach to land investing. If you have a problem piece or just want this hassle gone we pride ourselves in communicating clearly, quickly doing our due diligence, using professional escrow/attorney and making it easy for you to sell your land to us at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Like many of you, years ago I owned a piece of land which was intended for our family home, but then with changing circumstances, squatters, bi-annual tax payments the “dream” changed and I needed out. I was thrilled when the property sold and was no longer a weight around my neck. Now I can offer that for you.

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Weekend Wanderer Travel Blog

Experience the adventure of riding the backroads of the Pacific Northwest through my travel blog, Weekend Wanderer.

Are you interested in knowing what it is like to travel by bike or see the sights of the Pacific Northwest?

Get inspired to take a trip of your own or join me from the comfort of your home in this sensory rich experience sharing the sights, smells, and feel of the outdoors with you.

My hope is that these quick “feel good” reads will lighten your day and feel like you are a part of the journey.

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One of the best things in life is connecting with new people who share your vision and passion.

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.” – Herman Melville

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Sometimes we have to reach the edge to grasp a grander vision.

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter”

just me.

I have been wonderfully married to my husband for over 34 years and we have raised four children on earth and one in heaven. I have four beautiful granddaughters who I am blessed to be their Nana. We made the decision to homeschool our children, so each year we would determine the best path for each child and try to create the most productive learning environment. I know the pressures and sacrifices that parents make  to raise their children and applaud their work. It is no easy task and you need to make the best decision for your family. Whatever that may be. I encourage you to stand strong in your convictions and continue to grow.  Twenty-five years of homeschooling later our children have grown into their own and I could not be prouder and I am still passionate about creating learning environments that meet the learner right where they are at in their life. 

When our youngest was in high school, I had an opportunity to get a degree and tap into my own personal career development. Six years later with a degree in business, a masters in accounting and my CPA testing completed I became a licensed CPA. As my education and understanding of business, growth and development grew so did my influence, expertise, and applicable knowledge to assist a then small non-profit to grow to an international level. 

I asked my grandmother at the age of 104 what age she felt and without a hesitation she said,, “26. My mind feels like it is 26 years old.”. I want to live my life as someone who continues to learn, dream, grow and bring others along this great journey that we call life.  Life is not for the timid, but for those who grasp each opportunity and enjoy the process of living.  

I love where I live and believe that life is to be experienced together. This has led me to volunteer for amazing programs from assisting with homelessness, child loss, feeding school children to environmental sustainability and more. I also go outside and soak up every experience that I can to enjoy life by hiking at Mount Rainier, kayaking in the Puget Sound, riding on the motorcycle with my husband on the backroads of this country, and much more. I look forward to connecting with you and traveling this life and the new adventures together.