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Ella's insights and interviews with her tribe of women founders, overachievers and trailblazers on a collective journey of liberation.

How do we integrate an infinite cosmic soul into a limited human body, with grace?
Where do we belong when we're "too much" for this group, but "not enough" for that group?
How do we express our originality in the sea of oneness?


Drink in what these liberators have to say!

 

Blog  •  4 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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

Blog  •  5 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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!

Blog  •  3 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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!

Blog  •  2 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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!

Blog  •  2 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  5 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  4 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  3 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  6 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  7 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  5 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Blog  •  5 Min Read  •  By Ellany Lea

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!

Podcast  •  23 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Lisa Serice is a Singer / Songwriter / Performer / School teacher / Fitness practitioner / Certified AntiGravity Yoga instructor.

What was the dumbest thing you ever did (or almost did) to fit in?

Believing that being a grown up or responsible meant being serious all the time.

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

When the band hit the first chord of my song Storm in the recording studio. I cried like a baby.

 

Podcast  •  25 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Erin Sullivan is an end-of-life care practitioner / hospice volunteer / children's author / advocate / meditation facilitator / yoga instructor / author / expert napper / deep encourager.

What are you most proud of?

Continuing to open my heart, in the face of much loss and leaving my marriage

Describe “the hardest year”?

Illness, immense loss, extreme depletion (emotionally, physically), divorce, heart and soul breaking, acceptance, healing, light

Podcast  •  28 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Linda Kash is a TV director / Movie actress / Stage actress / Comedian / Writer / Radio co-host / Co-founder of the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts / Improv teacher / Mom / Warrior.

What was the dumbest thing you ever did (or almost did) to fit in?

Thinking e-Harmony was a good idea

What is your longest standing regret?

That I choked for my 'Frasier' audition for Roz. Like to do that one again

Podcast  •  20 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Jobina Bardai is a Dancer / Choreographer / Coach / Teacher / Magic-maker / Wanderer / Explorer / Friend / Sister / Daughter.

What was the dumbest thing you ever did (or almost did) to fit in?

Lol, I don't think I ever did this. I am usually doing dumb things to stand out!

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

Moving to Berlin without knowing a soul, with just one bag, my teddy bear and almost non-existent German

Podcast  •  21 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Stephanie is a Scientist / Astrophysicist / Researcher / Artist / Painter / Rock climber.

Describe “the hardest year”?

Second year undergrad: I became overwhelmed with my parents’ divorce and living abroad a full summer.

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

Canada’s Women in Science and Engineering program (I was told it would guarantee my future).

Blog  •  4 Min Read Time  •  By Ellany Lea

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.

Podcast  •  22 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Karen Olson is a Leadership Coach / Retreat Leader / Art-o-mancy Trainer / Energetic Literacy Advocate / Writer.

What is your longest standing regret?

Not making the most of some pretty big opportunities because of fear: magazine, book deal...

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

I once went on a caving expedition in Mexico with the US Deep Caving Team (on a 3rd date) and became an official mapmaker.

Podcast  •  20 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Brianna is a Social Worker / Researcher / Educator / Writer / Heart Coach / Dee-jay / Dancer / Spirited World Wanderer / Yogi / Feminist.

What is your longest standing regret?

Being ashamed of my 'unwed' status for too long. Resenting my 30s before I even got there.

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

Putting my heart back together again! All on my ownsome!

Podcast  •  20 Min Listen  •  By Megan Murphy and Ellany Lea

Carly is a Writer / Photographer / Banker / Traveller / Snail Mail Enthusiast / Curator for Handwritten / Old Soul. She is a liberator.

What is your longest standing regret?

Not speaking my truth sooner for the fear of being disliked.

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?

Maintained composure on national television (BBC Breakfast). I thought I was going to puke or forget my name or something.

Blog  •  4 Min Read Time  •  By Ellany Lea

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