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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.

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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   •   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   •   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.