Ailsa Foulke of The Truista

Ailsa Foulke

Freedom and love are my two favorite words. I am inspired by any story that illustrates these principles, as well as provides a healthy dose of empowerment. Sharing strong stories can transform lives and help others along their paths. I relentlessly pursue wisdom that in turn can be used practically and simply and I learn much of it from other’s experiences.

I like to keep things light yet valuable. Humor is my go to! Independence for all is my cry!

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Emily Lynn

I’m a believer in trusting your gut, following your instincts and listening to that still small part of your heart that pitter-patters when you are living out your true gifting. I’m on a mission to live by what is true and share in this joyful journey with others.

I love hearing people’s life stories: where have they been, how did they get here and what did they learn along the way? Give me a karaoke microphone or a dance floor and I’ll give you a show! My personal mantra is: dream big, love bigger and believe biggest.

Welcome to the Truista


We believe in using the power of experience to inspire, nourish, heal, and empower people to live their best lives.

Truista Musings

A Blog from Emily & Ailsa

Truista Talks

Episode 09

Lasting Love w/ Pastor Alistair Begg

Pastor Alistair shares the foundational principles for developing long and loving relationships, whether you’re single, married, or somewhere in between!

Episode 08

Activating the Practice of Prayer w/ Pastor Alistair Begg

Many people ask, what is prayer? How do we pray? Most importantly, why should we pray?

Pastor Alistair Begg has been leading people in Bible ministry for close to 50 years and knows a lot about talking with God. We can’t wait for you to hear his inspiring message that will give you tools to practice a deeper personal prayer life.

Episode 07

Interview with Nikki Hill Johnson

Listen in as Nikki Hill Johnson shares her story of following her truth, and helping others to raise their vibration to live lives of joy.

Episode 06

Interview with Liz Harris & Amy Carolla

Join us for a zoom call with the energizing founders of
B Inspired! Meet Liz Harris and Amy Carolla as we jump right into the conversation (Intro to the video was cut off, sorry new to zooming). Enjoy hearing from these lovely women as they share their wisdom and inspire joy throughout their community.

Episode 05

Interview with Jennifer Miller

Join Jennifer & Ailsa as they explore the hot topic of showing up for yourself and the universe.

Episode 04

Interview with Jennifer Fulwiler

Emily talks Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Personal Passions, Family Chaos, and Saying Yes to Them Both.

“The book is a humorous memoir that chronicles what I learned about work, family, and pursuing personal passions in the midst of having six babies in eight years. It’s an intimate look at the struggles I went through while trying to find some way to use my God-given gifts while still putting my family first.”

Catch the Jennifer Fulwiler show on Sirius XM, weekdays from 2-4 PM EST on Channel 129.

Episode 03

Interview with Jennifer Fulwiler

Author, speaker and radio show host Jennifer Fulwiler talks to The Truista about her spiritual journey from atheism to Catholicism in this inspiring interview.

Episode 02

Interview with Claus Meyer

Ailsa sits down with renowned culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer. Listen in as he shares his unique path and his driving passions.

Episode 01

Interview with Rachel Maniatis

Ailsa chats with Rachel about her incredible journey to happiness. Share in the laughs and inspiration as Rachel opens her heart in this touching conversation.

Truista Reads

Book of the Month

February 2023

Who Would You Be Without Your Story?: Dialogues with Byron Katie

by Byron Katie

“This book is a collection of 15 dialogues that occurred throughout the United States and Europe with Byron Katie. Some of the people who worked with Katie have painful illnesses, others are lovelorn or in messy divorces. Some are simply irritated with a co-worker or worried about money. What they all have in common is a willingness to question, with Katie’s help, the painful thoughts that are the true cause of their suffering. In every case we see how Katie’s acute mind and fierce kindness helps each person dismantle for themselves what is felt to be unshakable reality.Although these dialogues make fascinating reading—some are both hilarious and deeply moving at once—they are intended primarily as teaching tools.”

Book of the Month

January 2023

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self

by Martha Beck

“In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us—people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits—all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.”

Book of the Month

December 2022

The Power of Surrender: Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well-Being

by Judith Orloff M.D.

The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. In our superconnected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.

Book of the Month

September 2022

Steps to Freedom: Inner Teachings on the Journey Towards Truth

by Reshad Feild

Can you say SURRENDER? If you can say it, you can do it! I envision putting my hands up in the air and saying I surrender! I give it all to God, whatever it is at that moment. If we can do that and trust that the answers will come then Freedom is ours! Learn the techniques to true freedom through the teachings of Reshad Feild in this powerful, thought-provoking book.

Book of the Month

August 2022

You Can Heal Your Life 

By Lousie Hay

A powerful resource for lasting change! Enjoy!

Book of the Month

June 2022

Spiritual Economics

The Principles and Process of True Prosperity

Just when I thought I’ve read pretty much every self-growth book on the market another one pops up! I know I say this all the time, but seriously this one is life-changing! It’s the econ class I can get behind. Happy Summer reading friends. Love you!

Book of the Month

May 2022

Unveiling Your Hidden Power

Emma Curtis Hopkins Metaphysics for the 21st Century

If you are interested in harnessing your True Power then this is the book for you! This book gets at the heart of what we are truly capable of and it’s so much more than we think. Unveiling your Hidden Power is a guide to using one’s True, Useful Power instead of the kind we tend to see in the worldly sense, that fleeting power that so many seek but it ends up leaving them depleted or left behind in the end.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Book of the Month

April 2022

Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change

Do yourself a favor and read this book immediately! Run, don’t walk! Better yet click the Amazon link here and have it delivered tomorrow! This book will give you all the tools you need to heal, to transform, and to grow beyond your wildest dreams. This wisdom can be carried into all aspects of your life, and guess what? Your man can and should read it too!

women who love too much

Book of the Month

February 2022

EROS by Don Miguel Ruiz

A Return to Unconditional Love

LOVE, one of my favorite words and one I’m always trying to understand more about. Sometimes it seems so complicated, elusive, while other times it’s so obvious. It’s often an undeniable feeling of goodness that leaves us wanting more. It seems fitting during the month that holds Valentine’s day so dear to recommend an old favorite book of mine, Eros -a return to unconditional love, by Don Miguel Ruiz. Treat yourself and discover the truth of love and how to get more of it!

Book of the Month

January 2022

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Happy New Year Truistas! When we were thinking about a great way to start off the New Year of 2022, The Book of Joy came right to the forefront. It’s a lovely, positive, easy to digest read with great guidance on living a life of deep joy. We hope you love it!

Book of the Month

October 2020

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

This is hands down a MUST read! It’s easy to comprehend and the practical wisdom is invaluable. Enjoy Truistas!

Book of the Month

September 2020

You Are Incredible Just As You Are – Emily Coxhead

How to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect Self

This is the “perfect” complement to our September Musings post!

“Find happiness by embracing your perfectly imperfect self.

This inspiring journal is designed to help you find your way in a world where comparison and judgement can make it hard to stay true to yourself. Using a mixture of prompts, tick boxes and space to write down thoughts, as well as uplifting quotes and thought-provoking words, this beautifully designed book by the creator of The Happy News will help you feel more confident in yourself and less anxious about what other people think.

With advice on using social media in a positive way, embracing failure, celebrating your differences and finding people who make you feel happy, this book is designed to help you be kinder to yourself. Because when you embrace your insecurities, differences, and everything that makes you unique, you’ll realise that the only person you need to be is your strong, special, perfectly imperfect self.”

Book of the Month

August 2020

Untamed – Glennon Doyle

I received so many recommendations to read Untamed by Glennon Doyle that I had to move it to top of my summer reading list. While, skimming through the book I landed on this quote from the book, it said “Only Love Out. No Fear In. No Fear Out. Only Love In. Only Love Out”.

I immediately needed elaboration – what did that quote exactly mean?

I went to the beginning of the chapter and this is what I learned: “It’s not the cruel criticism from folks who hate us that scares us away from our Knowing; it’s the quiet concern of those who love us”

Other peoples’ fear started pulling me away from my Knowing; causing me to lose my peace.

How do I get my Knowing back? Glennon Doyle went on to explain: You have to decide who you trust more someone you love or yourself? That answer seems like a no-brainer; ME! However, it was about Knowing the right question to ask myself to get me to that correct answer.

It is something I so needed to hear. As a woman, who has been making great decisions for me, for quite a while now, I still was constantly being questioned about my life decisions by people I trusted and loved the most. Let me tell you that will mess with you! But not anymore!

This book helped me reclaim my KNOWING! My TRUTH!

Book of the Month

July 2020

The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer

The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul is one of the first books I read when I started waking up to myself and my true nature. You may remember from my May Musings post, I mentioned I read The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra, which then brought me to a weekend retreat in CA. On the plane out to the  Chopra center I read The Untethered Soul. It was a real eye-opener! I started to understand that the pesky voice inside my head that liked to put me down, keep me in place, and generally bum me out, could be silenced! That voice could be understood and cared for but also disregarded. It’s been several years and lots of work since I finished The Untethered Soul; and finally, that voice is gone. It doesn’t even make an appearance occasionally! It has been replaced with encouragement, love, and kindness. I thank Michael Singer for being a part of my journey and contributing to the freedom I so desire. I hope you all will indulge yourself and make this a summer read.
With love always,

Book of the Month

June 2020

Becoming Supernatural – Dr. Joe Dispenza

How Common People are Doing the Uncommon

There are so many books on manifesting and taking charge of your thoughts and this is one of the best! Manage your thoughts and create your life just as you’d have it. Your thoughts are your superpower!

Book of the Month

May 2020

All About Love – Bell Hooks

New Visions

May Musings comes out on Wednesday,  May 6th,  and we tackle self-love! Since Bell Hooks’ book, All About Love is referenced; we’ve added it as May’s Book of the month. It’s a game changer! Bell’s intelligence and thoughtfulness is a gift to us all! Happy May Truistas! ❤️

Book of the Month

April 2020

Soul Shifts Dr. Barbara DeAngelis

Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality

Times are a changing for sure and with that can come some rocky terrain. Can I embrace the shifts that are happening? Is this my big wake-up call? Is it all for my higher good? These types of questions had me searching for a book that could give me answers, guidance and peace of mind during this shaky time. Easy to grasp wisdom and a page-turner to boot, I got just the dose I needed! The Truista highly recommends Soul Shifts!

Book of the Month

One Beautiful Dream – Jennifer Fulwiler

The Rollicking Tale of Personal Passions, Family Chaos, and Saying Yes to Them Both

“The book is a humorous memoir that chronicles what I learned about work, family, and pursuing personal passions in the midst of having six babies and eight years. It’s an intimate look at the struggles I went through while trying to find some way to use my God-given gifts while still putting my family first.” – Author Jennifer Fulwiler

Check out Truista’s interview on Jennifer’s SiriusXM Radio Show, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, weekdays 2-4 PM EST on Sirius XM channel 129.

One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler

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