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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 19, 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
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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 21, 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

So if you’ve read my previous post, you know that my dad suddenly passed away a co

By Ellany Lea   •   Dec 16, 2015   •   6 Min Read

So if you’ve read my previous post, you know that my dad suddenly passed away a co

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