Sweet human,
I see you.

You’re sick and tired of feeling stagnant in your life, struggling to take action toward your dreams and frustrated with yourself for not “doing more.” 

Everything in your life seems *fine,* yet you can’t help but feel like something is missing, something essential to your happiness and growth.

You feel like you should have it all figured out by now, but you’re just as lost as ever. You want more out of life, but you lack the clarity and drive needed to do anything about it. 

You know you’re capable of so much more, if only you could stop procrastinating and “get it together.”

And you’re trying. You break through the overwhelm just long enough to start reading a personal development book, implement an exercise regimen, or start a journaling practice. But it doesn’t last long. 

After a few days (maybe a week, if you’re lucky) the initial excitement fizzles out and you’re right back where you started, this time with a quarter of a self-help book you’ve already forgotten about, a mostly-empty journal, and a whole lot of self-disappointment. 

Trust me when I say I know how damn hard it can be to break free of perfectionism, self-sabotage, and the expectations of others and live the life you really want to. 

Why? Because I was once where you are, and I know that story like the back of my hand.

I know how it feels to want SO much more out of life– your relationships, your career, your health– yet there is some invisible force preventing you from taking action toward your goals.

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Hi! I’m Elise.

and I help women like you live with purpose and overcome perfectionism so you can get healthy in mind, body, and soul. I help you get YOU back.

You know when you get super excited to start a thing but you push it off so long that the excitement morphs into dread, and now it’s just another thing you’re procrastinating on?

Or when you spend so much time scrolling that you get bogged down in self-comparison and negative self-talk and end up feeling like shit for all the things you aren’t?

Yeah, same. I teach you how to stop doing all that. (And lots more.)

Been there, Done that, Got the t-shirt

It wasn’t long ago that I was a recent college grad struggling to find myself and what the heck I even wanted out of this life. Even then, I knew I was capable of SO much more, but I had no idea how to access it. I felt frozen in place, stuck in my habits, routines, and self-sabotaging behaviors, completely aware that I was the only one in my way.

So I decided enough was enough, and I began taking deliberate action toward creating my dream life and becoming the highest, most fully realized version of myself.
My years of self-exploration and working through my shit taught me this: there are no shortcuts to true, lasting happiness. (Aka, joy.)

The right diet won’t bring you joy.
The right body shape won’t bring you joy.
The right job won’t bring you joy.
The right partner won’t bring you joy.

Everything else will be difficult until you feel whole on the inside. Happiness truly is an inside job.
A puke-worthy cliché, I know. But it’s the truth, and I learned it the hard way.

*Trigger warning: disordered eating

My wellness journey began in my late teens when I woke up one day and realized I needed to do something about how miserable I felt. 

My diet was garbage, my digestion poor, my energy low, and my attitude even worse.

I didn’t like the way I looked. I didn’t like the way I felt. I didn’t even like who I was on the inside. I hated everything. I isolated myself from my friends and family. I just wanted to be alone and miserable in peace. Everything seemed to be so much easier for everyone else… 

I was playing the victim of my life. 

But things had been this way for as long as I could remember. I was chronically unhappy– not depressed, just unhappy. I lived my life letting external factors control me and my emotions, and I didn’t even know a way out existed. I figured that this was just the hand I was dealt.

I knew I was unhappy, and I knew I hated my body, so that’s when I started my first diet. 

I cut out fast food, soda, & alcohol. I began doing little 20-minute at-home workouts and attending yoga once a week. My body began to heal and I already felt SO much better than before. However, my new hobby of “healthy living” quickly became an unhealthy obsession.

I was consumed with “eating clean.” I restricted calories to the extreme, and if I ate anything “bad” I would force myself to exercise off the extra calories. It was not a happy (or healthy) existence. 

One day, feeling overwhelmed by life and completely starved by my restrictive diet, I drove to the grocery store, bought a pint of ice cream, and ate the entire thing in my car. 

Once it was empty, I began to panic at all the calories in my stomach. I rushed to the nearest Starbucks bathroom and put my fingers down my throat, forcing it all back up. Needless to say, this was my rock bottom. 

As I sat on the dirty floor of the Starbucks bathroom, I knew I needed to massively change. It felt like my soul was dying, and I didn’t understand why I was still so miserable and stuck. I thought I had been doing all the “right” things, so why was I still struggling so hard?

I want you to know that I am grateful for this terrible day, because it forced me to take radical responsibility over my life and my happiness.

I didn’t know it at the time, but years down the road I would look back and realize that I needed to heal from the inside out, and no amount of dieting and exercise would help me.

I knew I was better than this.
I knew I was destined for something bigger.

But between the overwhelm with my health, not knowing where to start, and being so bogged down by my perfectionism, I just didn’t know where to turn or what to do.

I just wanted to be happy– for things to feel easy. So, little by little, I began taking small steps in the right direction. 

I started reading books, taking workshops, hiring coaches, and doing all that I could to just live a little better. 

I started speaking kindly to myself and others. I began hiking and doing yoga regularly. I started meditating and journaling every day. I STOPPED counting calories and started eating and moving intuitively. 
I realized that while nutrition and physical exercise are important factors when it comes to living a fully healthy, happy life, it’s only one small piece of the puzzle.

After years of trial and error and spending thousands of hours (and dollars) on mentorships, certifications, programs, books, and classes, I finally arrived at a place where things felt balanced, easy, and aligned.

I’ve dedicated last 6+ years of my life learning how to un-learn, weed out, and overcome all the BS that was holding me back in my life.

Now I want to share the very best of what I’ve learned over the years and help you find your own alignment (but without all that dramatic trial and error jazz).

Why work with me? (Street cred)

I am a certified coach & registered yoga teacher. I’ve put in the time & effort necessary to make sure I provide you with tangible, lasting results. 

I do this work because I am LIVING proof that this shit works. I walk the talk and live my own curriculum on a daily basis.

You won’t find any woo-woo, wish-upon-a-star, pray-about-it BS here. I’ll give you proven systems & structure to accomplish your goals every single week. 

I’ve done all the experimenting so you don’t have to waste any more precious time figuring out what works and what doesn’t. (And, trust me, I know we can get real-life results in a lot less time.)

I get results. My clients leave my program knowing their worth and feeling EMPOWERED AF. I’m talkin’ give-no-shits-do-what-you-want-cause-you-can-handle-anything-life-throws-at-you kinda empowered. Some leave their jobs and start businesses. Some go back to school. Some move across the country or go traveling. Some end relationships and set healthy boundaries with family. ALL find the immense joy and beauty that already exists in abundance in their lives. 

I know, first hand, that your life can change drastically when you have someone who has been there, done it, and can help you push the door open to new possibilities and better outcomes. 

My happy ending

(and maybe yours too)

I want you to know that you aren’t alone. 

Your situation may be unique, but the underlying beliefs, fears, and emotions? Nah. Not in the slightest, my friend.

For as long as I can remember, every time I tossed a penny in a wishing well, saw a shooting star, or spotted 11:11 on the clock, this was my wish: to just. be. happy.

I legitimately didn’t think it was possible for me. I thought I was a “lost cause.” I resigned myself to the fact that I was simply born a glass-half-empty kinda gal. That’s how things had always been.

So trust me when I say, if I can do it, you can do it.

I’ve seen it in my life, and I’ve seen it over and over again with the beautiful women I work with— you can become the version of yourself that I you’ve always wanted to be. The power is already within you, you just need a little help tapping into it. 

Don’t take my word for it, though. Take a look at what some of my past clients have to say…

Fun Facts

So, uh, you probably clicked on this page to know more about me…
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