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AUTHOR • When Ellany said yes to freedompreneurship, she had no idea it'd turn into a spiritual quest of reclaiming the 1,000 pieces of her soul.
By Ellany Lea • Feb 8, 2017 • 3 Min Read
A 10-day silent meditation retreat is like elective surgery. You know it'll make your life better, but you know there will be pain! Parts of me died at that retreat... Death is good for business!
By Ellany Lea • Dec 28, 2016 • 2 Min Read
Less is not more. Less is better. Go-getters and overachievers don't need more stress, more busyness, more overwhelm. We need better. We need happiness. Take the test!
By Ellany Lea • Dec 21, 2016 • 2 Min Read
It's not every day that you decide to legally change your first AND last name. No marriage, no divorce, just because you want your insides to match your outsides. Here's what you can expect.
By Ellany Lea • Dec 14, 2016 • 5 Min Read
Being free and feeling are two similar, but different things. I can close my eyes and feel free, but once I open them, I am not free. These are 5 top priority ways to actually BE free.
By Ellany Lea • Dec 7, 2016 • 4 Min Read
You know Maslow, right? And his pyramid-shaped hierarchy of needs. For women overachievers, it's not so much a pyramid of needs, but more an Inukshuk of needs.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 30, 2016 • 3 Min Read
The "it" factor is the sweet spot where calling, profession, vocation, mission and passion overlap. Meet 3 types of overachieving women entrepreneurs who don't quite have "it": The Replicator, The Hobbyist, and The Leaper.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 23, 2016 • 6 Min Read
Have you ever wondered, "Do I have a right to my sob story?" I've not been a war refugee or I haven't lost a child. But these PTSD symptoms match my symptoms.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 16, 2016 • 7 Min Read
Do you chronically feel unsafe, like a tiger is going to eat you? I'm sharing my private Somatic Experiencing journal entries. May they illuminate your path, thaw your body, and liberate your soul.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 9, 2016 • 5 Min Read
But I'm not a war veteran, how can I possibly have PTSD? Well, trauma is trauma. The nervous doesn't distinguish between the trauma from a bomb and the trauma from grief or neglect.
By Ellany Lea • Oct 29, 2016 • 5 Min Read
Freedom never dies, but people do, parts of us do. There's an unexpected well of power hidden within betrayal, grief and death. Let's see what it can do!
By Ellany Lea • May 18, 2016 • 4 Min Read Time
I was gabbin' with my roomie whom I've known since high school. And somehow, this after-school advanced English class that we both took came up.
By Ellany Lea • Apr 20, 2016 • 4 Min Read Time
As Spring blossoms, more and more women are reaching out to me, vulnerably sharing how it’s only April and they’re already burned out. They’ve fallen waaay behind their goals. They’re already busier than their busiest time last year.
By Ellany Lea • Apr 13, 2016 • 4 Min Read
I got to meet Brené Brown!! I got to meet Brené Brown!! I never get star-struck, especially not by celebrities. I don't even know their names. But Brené has been my teacher, my mentor, my guru for ages. She was the first and only person to ever tell me that I was enough.
By Ellany Lea • Feb 24, 2016 • 4 Min Read
Once in a blue moon, I run into someone in person or by e-mail who doesn't know that I legally changed my name, first and last. They of course want to know why.
By Ellany Lea • Jan 26, 2016 • 6 Min Read
What's your thing? You know, your thing? That thing you live and breath for that fills you with the most joy?
By Ellany Lea • Jan 20, 2016 • 5 Min Read
School beat beat the love of words out of me. I didn't read or write a single word between April 30, 2005 (the day I wrote my last university exam) and May 6, 2011 (the day I bought my home by the beach).
By Ellany Lea • Jan 13, 2016 • 3 1/2 Min Read
Every January, I review my life with a giant mindmap of “What did it take to get here?” Partly is serves as a memoir for my future books.
By Ellany Lea • Jan 6, 2016 • 3 Min Read
As I travel, I meet lots of people and cultures.
By Ellany Lea • Dec 30, 2015 • 4 Min Read
People I meet along my life’s journey often asked me what determines success, what determines wealth.
By Ellany Lea • Dec 24, 2015 • 7 Min Read
By Ellany Lea • Dec 16, 2015 • 6 Min Read
By Ellany Lea • Dec 9, 2015 • 4 Min Read
The term gifted is usually associated with children and prodigies — from those whip-smart young kids who are ahead of the pack academically, musica
By Ellany Lea • Dec 2, 2015 • 5 Min Read
How is it even possible for a small human body to cry so many tears? How is there even space inside the cells to store so much pain and grief? I finally figured out why!
By Ellany Lea • Nov 25, 2015 • 7 Min Read
When grief strikes, death follows. Even during death, there is light, there is an orchestrated beauty already set up: a glorious sunset from 35,000 feet, as I flew to saying goodbye to my baba.