Life is about more than just existing.

It's about learning to exist at a higher level—an Elevated level.

Often it takes a fall before we discover a divine, higher power. But ultimately, we can all achieve an Elevated Existence.

Following the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of an illness, or other traumatic event, most people find themselves searching for answers to life's big questions—Why did this happen? What is the purpose of it all? How can I stop the suffering?

Tammy Mastroberte is the founder of Elevated Existence and the publisher and editorial director of Elevated Existence Magazine, a multi-award-winning, new age, spiritual and self-improvement publication. She found herself in this exact situation after the sudden death of her mother from a brain aneurysm only three days after Christmas in 1999.

Eight years later she started Elevated Existence, after 10 years experience in the magazine publishing industry, to share the spiritual and self-help teachings she continues to find comfort in with the hope of making a difference—one reader at a time.

Elevated Existence offers a daily updated Web site covering a variety of topics in the spiritual and self-improvement field, from the law of attraction, manifestation tools, yoga and meditation, to holistic and alternative healing methods, conscious parenting and conscious business; Elevated Existence Magazine, a quarterly digital and print-on-demand magazine; Elevated Ideas, a free monthly e-newsletter; and the newly launched YouTube channel. The goal is to offer tools, techniques and inspiration people can use to improve the quality of their lives.

Since it's launch in June 2008, with Deepak Chopra on the cover, the magazine has won a number of wards including three Folio: Awards for Best Single Article in the Spiritual/Religious Consumer Magazine category; a Clarion Award for Best Online Publication; and a Certificate of Excellence in Design from the Art Directors Club of NJ.

For more information, and to download a free issue, visit www.elevatedexistence.com