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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 • 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.
By Ellany Lea • Jul 12, 2017 • 3 Min Read
To be free, to be the best entrepreneur you can be, you need to care for the vehicle / body that contains your genius, ideas and talent. If you don't, who will?
By Ellany Lea • Jul 5, 2017 • 5 Min Read
I heard a shocking statistic: 80% of women-lead businesses don't make it past 5 years. Tis February 22 was the 5 year mark that graced my coaching practice into the 20%. Oh the number of times I cried mercy!
By Ellany Lea • May 31, 2017 • 3 Min Read
"These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb." ― Najwan Zebian
By Ellany Lea • May 24, 2017 • 3 Min Read
Wait, what?!? You mean to say, that children don't buy cars and townhouses for their parents, do family taxes at 14, oversee all legal and fiduciary duties at 16, pay their parents mortgage at 18, and raise their parents?
By Ellany Lea • May 17, 2017 • 3 Min Read
Regret is a great teacher... once we get over the rabid raccoon phase of frothing at the mouth, fists in the air, cursing at the heavens, ugly crying "Why Me?" Here are 4 more personal regrets.
By Ellany Lea • May 10, 2017 • 3 Min Read
Presenting: four regrets I hope you don't have and three obvious traits of woman entrepreneur chasing their own tail, doing things that aren't useful and avoiding the things that are
By Ellany Lea • Apr 26, 2017 • 4 Min Read
Entrepreneurship is like dating. When you're dating your business, are you still flirting with other businesses? Or worse yet, are you getting into bed with your old corporate job? :O
By Ellany Lea • Mar 8, 2017 • 5 Min Read
Would you? Would you run into the red light on a big avenida, red light, after red light, after red light? Just to get home. What I learned about courage from a circus performer who did just that!
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).