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By Ellany Lea • Jun 12, 2019 • 4 Min Read
Though I have embraced moments of "hare" intensity, I'm a huge advocate of the tortoise approach, where slow and steady wins the race. And along the way, there are rites of passage that cannot be avoided. Read on to know why!
By Ellany Lea • May 15, 2019 • 6 Min Read
Hiring a dream team for your online business can be challenging! There's no one-size-fits-all. Here's a guide that will guide you to discern your needs and save you time, frustration and money!
By Ellany Lea • May 1, 2019 • 2 Min Read
Do you know about the Four Stages of Adult Learning? It can help define what branding is in one single word. Read on to learn what that one single word is and how I learned it at Courage Camp with Brené Brown.
By Ellany Lea • Apr 24, 2019 • 5 Min Read
I love Elizabeth Gilbert's quote, "Fear is the most boring thing about you." It truly is! Fear is the least compelling, least magnetic and most uninteresting about you. And yet, fear takes up such a huge space in our minds, emotions and energy field. What is really beneath the fear? Read on to find out!
By Ellany Lea • Mar 20, 2019 • 5 Min Read
How does chicken teriyaki lead to scarcity eradication? How does the death of the inner Diminisher relate to business success? And how can egg tarts be a vehicle to reclaiming my birthright to receive love? Read on to find out!
By Ellany Lea • Mar 6, 2019 • 7 Min Read
How does a bench lead to surrender? How does a ropes course teach me I mattered? How did a "Balinese healer" show me joy? And how did a sewing club save my life? And how did these moments of chance encounter and awe skyrocket my freedom and success? Read on to find out!
By Ellany Lea • Feb 26, 2019 • 3 Min Read
These are the "Level 4: Meh" insights, lessons, programs, mentors and teachers from my personal development adventures.
By Ellany Lea • Feb 19, 2019 • 2 Min Read
These are the "Level 3: Transformative" insights, lessons, programs, mentors and teachers from my personal development adventures.
By Ellany Lea • Feb 12, 2019 • 4 Min Read
These are the "Level 2: Deeply Transformative" insights, lessons, programs, mentors and teachers from my personal development adventures.
By Ellany Lea • Feb 5, 2019 • 2 Min Read
These are the "Level 1: Epically Transformative" insights, lessons, programs, mentors and teachers from my personal development adventures.
By Ellany Lea • Jan 14, 2019 • 8 Min Read
I mastered being a digital nomad, traveling 20 countries in 16 weeks. So why stop? I always wanted to visit Argentina and have a friend in Colombia, so countries no. 60 and 61, here I come!
By Ellany Lea • Dec 26, 2018 • 10 Min Read
At the end of my work term in Rwanda, I didn't have the chance to visit the Mountain Gorillas, which I had diligently saved up for, because the ministry that issued work permits held my passport until the Friday before I flew out of the country Saturday morning.
By Ellany Lea • Dec 12, 2018 • 9 Min Read
I was asked if I always dreamed of visiting every country in the world. Not at all! All just always thought I was meant to be my parents' retirement bank account. Had no idea what Life had in store for me!
By Ellany Lea • Nov 21, 2018 • 6 Min Read
After each dream that I realize, I ask myself, "What else do I dream of for the world?" And most of the time, even though it's not my area of expertise or professional focus, I wish people would stop ruining children, who grow up to be badasses on the outside, but deeply wounded on the inside.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 7, 2018 • 2 Min Read
It is true our parents did the best they could at their level of consciousness. I remember a deeply transformational session with my coach in my first six months of business, where I hated where I was. And she replied, "You are EXACTLY where you need to be."
By Ellany Lea • Oct 17, 2018 • 10 Min Read
Over a decade ago, when I lined up 5 interviews in 5 days in NYC, got my dream job on day 6, flew home to Vancouver on day 7, and moved my life to
By Ellany Lea • Oct 2, 2018 • 12 Min Read
If any past, present or future critics ask, "Why are you going so fast?", ask them "Why are you going so slow?" If they ask "Why can’t you stay still?", ask them, "What are you waiting for?"
By Ellany Lea • Sep 26, 2018 • 11 Min Read
There is an art and a science to non-conformity... as well as a price... and many, many, many rewards... and multiple soul wrenching trade-offs along the way. It's an intricate (aka neurotic) dance. Freedom is the dream. But freedom isn't for sissies.
By Ellany Lea • Sep 11, 2018 • 5 Min Read
The Universe pumped adventure into my lungs, but clipped my canary wings. The Universe encoded freedom into my soul, but shackled every limb with gender, filial piety, birth order, personality, cultural, and social chains.
By Ellany Lea • Aug 29, 2018 • 6 Min Read
1. Girls will hurt each other until they become women. 2. Watching the light dim is heartbreaking. 3. Becoming aware of the dimming is even more heartbreaking.
By Ellany Lea • Aug 21, 2018 • 2 Min Read
Is THIS is how it feels to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want, however I want, without anyone else interfering? Yes, this is what bliss and total liberation feel like, darling.
By Ellany Lea • Aug 15, 2018 • 4 Min Read
When people are in fear, they label adventure as reckless, courage as crazy and uniqueness as wrong. May the spotted rays in the Belizean cayes and the aurora borealis in the Norwegian tundra enchant you more than the criticism-laced fear of “those people.”
By Ellany Lea • Aug 8, 2018 • 3 Min Read
After stepping foot in 104 sovereign nations, with my coaching practice in tow, here are 14 lessons I learned, across so many cultures, about becoming happy, about being happy.
By Ellany Lea • Jul 31, 2018 • 6 Min Read
Every business needs a brand and welcome message. What entrepreneurs don't realize is the ENORMITY of the personal, spiritual and tribal work needed to co-create a welcome message that makes your heart sing, your eyes twinkle, and your wings soar to the cosmos.
By Ellany Lea • Apr 26, 2018 • 7 Min Read
I knew something was missing from The Hero's Journey. I found the missing piece in Maureen Murdock's The Heroine's Journey, an alternate quest mechanism from abandoned girl to reclaimed goddess.
By Ellany Lea • Apr 18, 2018 • 8 Min Read
Understand the mechanism of The Hero's Journey will ensure your safe passage from lone outcast to victorious warrior. This is the story of my quest, taking my coaching business to 16 countries in 16 weeks.
By Ellany Lea • May 4, 2018 • 7 Min Read
The Hero slays dragons to regain power, while The Heroine slays dragons to regain wholeness. But what happens after they return home, powerful and whole? That's when The Liberator's Journey begins to turn a freedom seeker into a liberator.