The True North Collective – Page 12 – Find Your True North

Embracing My Inner Millennial

June 26, 2018 / By / , , , , , / Comments Off
As children, we’re told to dream big, that we can do anything we put our minds to. Somehow, those rules don’t apply to adults. When we’re adults, the same people that told us to dream big as children now tell us to play it safe. Be reasonable. You can’t have it all. Work hard, retire, […]

Bust A Move!

April 3, 2018 / By / , , , , , , / Comments Off
Google defines move, present participle moving, as: go in a specified direction or manner; change position. change or cause to change from one state, opinion, sphere, or activity to another. make progress; develop in a particular manner or direction. spend one’s time or be socially active in (a particular sphere) or amount (a particular group […]

Feeling tired during your workouts? Get ready for this magic fix!

March 6, 2018 / By / , , , , , / Comments Off
We’ve been chatting a lot about our mindset around fitness. The persistent messaging from the industry that more is better. “Don’t ever miss a Monday.” “No pain, no gain.” “Sore today, strong tomorrow”. In my last post [Gained some eyebrows, lost some abs], I shared my personal experience with taking a break from my fitness […]

What If Winning Isn’t The Point?

February 20, 2018 / By / , , , , , / Comments Off
“Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” – Vince Lombardi “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” – Vin Scully “Winning is the most important thing in life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.” – George Steinbrenner “Winning solves everything.” – Tiger Woods “The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” – Mia […]

Welcome to 2018! Gained some eyebrows, lost some abs. Still cool AF.

February 6, 2018 / By / , , , , / Comments Off
What a year, 2017 was intense and full of self-discovery, much of which was spent testing out different approaches to eating, nose in a self-help book, while working out. I kept trying to figure my life out: how to be healthier, digging deeper, defining my values, understanding my wants.  After nine months hot out of […]

Be What You Want To See

January 5, 2018 / By / , , , , / Comments Off
I love finding new ways to look at the same old stuff. By throwing things into the air and seeing where everything lands I give myself the space to explore, expand, and further know my own truth. The concept of being what I want to see in the world came from this exploration and it […]

The Self-Proclaimed Badass

October 16, 2017 / By / , , , , / Comments Off
Why am I, Jenell Riesner, a complete and total Badass? When we first challenged ourselves to write a post about being a badass, the first thought that popped into my head was, “How am I going to write a blog post about being a badass when half the time I don’t feel like one?”. I […]

Five Reasons to Banish your Technological FOMO

September 13, 2017 / By / , , , / Comments Off
One of the first things I do when I leave for vacation is turn off my push email notifications on my phone. It’s an exhilarating feeling! Whenever I complete this vacation ritual, it’s as if someone has lifted 100 pounds of weight off my shoulders. The ball and chain and the constant demand for my […]

What I Learned By Taking It All Off…

August 24, 2017 / By / , , , / Comments Off
About a year and a half ago, I was packing up to leave my life in Vancouver, BC, where I had spent the previous few years working at lululemon. I was headed across the country to be with my boyfriend who lived in Milwaukee, WI. It was the first time that I had ever decided that […]


July 12, 2017 / By / , , , / Comments Off
Most days we wake up, look in the mirror, and nitpick all the things we wish were different about our bodies. It’s not from a place of hate; there are a lot of things to be proud of. That said, most days we aspire for change in how we look in some way or another. […]
About Us

THE TRUE NORTH COLLECTIVE is a gathering of un-sugar-coated conversations on authenticity, created by the real-life documentation of two humans discovering and hacking what it means to reconnect with our own true north. We explore and celebrate the untold stories of everyday people fearlessly finding and living their true north. In our own search to discover and live from our TRUE NORTH, we have met so many interesting, courageous people from all walks of life, doing all sorts of amazing things to live life in their own unique way. Stories from all over the world. Stories with heart. Stories with grit. Stories with plot twists. Stories going untold – until now.

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