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By Ellany Lea • Feb 26, 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 • Jan 14, 2019 • 8 Min Read
At this point on my globetrotting journeys, I mastered being a digital nomad, traveling 20 countries in 16 weeks. So I figured, why stop? I always wanted to visit Argentina, which didn't make it onto Around-the-World 2005 trip because Star Alliance didn't have an airline partner down there. Also on my Facebook feed, I happen to see that one of my former interns-turned-friends now lives in Columbia, countries no. 60 and 61, here I come!
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!", was my answer. All I knew growing up was that I was to born to be my parent's retirement savings account. Read along to see and witness this freedom experiment unfolding, as I following the breadcrumbs Life laid out for me, from crossroad to crossroad, from breadcrumb to breadcrumb.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 14, 2018 • 2 Min Read
I was sat at a restaurant, listening to the sound of crashing waves, and examined more fully the Memory Dress by Sunvibes that I had custom printed and designed. I passed my fingers over the palm trees that drew me to move to Andalusía in Spain, the lanterns from The Daring Way training with Brené Brown that guided me to complete my 16 country in 16 weeks tour even though my dad passed away at country no. 3, the turtles I swam with who gave me full permission to return aaaaaall the grief I carried for myself and others to the ocean in the form of tears.
By Ellany Lea • Nov 7, 2018 • 2 Min Read
Many years ago, I was sitting in my living room, on my furry regal purple rug. I plugged my neon green earphones into my iPhone, took out a white sheet of paper and a teal pen and dialled my coach. I was in my first year of building my coaching business and drowning under punishing anxiety, caused by fear of uncertainty, and worn down by the "marketing grind", with a looming (but illusionary) threat of going back to a 9-to-5 jail cell.
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