About Elizabeth

Love isn’t found or gotten: it’s who you are. Only you can fill your own cup. No wound is too old or dark to heal. Nature is a living teacher, reminding us of our wholeness. Your Inner Kindergartner is an utter genius. When you say YES to YOU, life reaches a whole ‘nother octave of possibility and play.

Hello! I’m Elizabeth, a guide in matters of the heart.

I’m a teacher, speaker, and writer … intuitive, energy healer, and creator of the Whole Hearts in Love program.

I help people create lives of greater fulfillment — particularly in relationships, work, and creativity — by claiming their inner power, love, and wholeness.

This is the journey of the heart.

“Matters of the heart” means so much more than roses and romance.

Sure, a lot of my work touches on intimacy and emotions. But the journey of the heart includes so much more than this.

Because your heart holds your vision of yourself.

It’s what sings when you know your own value and don’t need anyone else’s validation.

It’s what deflates when you think (again), “I’ll never be good enough.”

Your heart is where your dreams are cultivated … or abandoned. It’s where your self-worth and identity live, along with every belief about what’s possible (or impossible) for you.

What messages do you hold in your heart?

“I’m unlucky in love.” “I’m too picky.” “Love is for everyone else, not me.” “It’s too late for me.”

Or …

“Love can come at any moment.” “Things just seem to work out for me.” “I am worthy of love.”

Happily, your heart is not set in stone.

Whatever limits you is not your truth. And there is a way to release those old, limiting beliefs.

It takes saying YES to yourself. Letting go of old identities. Coming home, again and again, to your own true, ever-expanding nature. Revelling in the new octave of life and love that becomes available to you.

This is the journey of opening your heart. This process has become my life’s work … and it’s my joy to share with you.

I’m a lover of wild things.

Giant sequoia trees and great horned owls. Impromptu karaoke parties and late summer thunderstorms. The colors of nature and accidentally getting curly fries instead of the steamed broccoli you ordered. Love and liberation: yours and mine.

I started observing relationships and love at an early age, right within my own family. As the saying goes, what we’re here to teach, we’re here to learn.

For my own benefit — but also to support my coaching clients — I devoted a ton of years, money, and effort working on and training in the whole love-and-relationships thing. I did graduate coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy. I workshopped my way through my 30’s and 40’s. I became a star student in the very best therapy and self-help and body-based mindfulness and intimacy and communication tools … to Venus and Mars and back again.

I found some great answers. The only trouble was? They weren’t my answers. I still wasn’t connected to my own truth … so how could I create a genuinely fulfilling relationship?

Thankfully, my whole world fell apart.

My last relationship ended, leaving me disappointed, alone, and more confused than ever. How could I still be alone, given the mountain of tools, tactics, and strategies I’d accumulated?

I spent a full year in the Holy Hell of facing myself. I set aside everything I thought I knew about relationships and love — and adopted a beginner’s mind. I questioned everything. I turned within for the answers. I reconnected to myself … and vowed to never abandon her again.

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In my journey of the heart, I had to learn what I now teach…

I let go of perfectionism and beating up on myself when I make “mistakes” … and accept and love myself as a holy work-in-progress.

I freed myself of what my lineage and upbringing taught me a woman should be … and began to value the uniqueness that’s mine to express.

I became the source of my own validation and fulfillment.

I decided I wouldn’t be the victim of my limitations, but would claim my own self-authorship — practicing awareness and confronting my perceived limits as I encounter them in an ongoing way.

I spent healing time in nature, ritual, and meditation, working on the subtle and energetic levels of reality to amplify my connection to my own wisdom and gifts.

I realized: my relationship with myself is the cornerstone of how I relate to everything else: my money, my body, my purpose and community. Boy, who knew?? But saying yes to myself, embracing my relationship with myself as fundamental … changed everything.

I recognized how unique everyone’s path really is, and that my work can’t be about giving you “5 steps” to anything or guiding you towards my truth — but has to honor YOU finding YOUR truth.

I learned that play is the bomb in helping things shift. (And this is coming from a recovering Type A, very-serious-person!)

Psssst … these are practices, not one-and-dones.
This is the journey of a lifetime … and I’m walking it with you.

People began asking me: how did you do this??

You see, that year was the hardest — and best — of my life. And it transformed absolutely everything: my relationship (with my now-husband), my friendships and work … and of course, my relationship with myself, which was the foundation for everything.

Friends noticed how much lighter, funnier, and more in-harmony David and I were. They saw me suddenly having the courage to speak my truth and letting that be enough. They enjoyed deeper, more authentic relationships with me. And they got curious.

So I began sharing what I’d experienced and learned. It started with a few informal gatherings in my living room. And eventually, it grew into the programs, sessions, and offerings you’ll find here on my site.

I’m delighted to share this journey I’m on with you … and to guide you on your own journey of the heart.

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 Ways we can play together

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What’s YOUR Love Story?

Ready for a little fun, freedom, and fresh perspective? In this 4-video mini-class, I’ll help you discover some of your own Love Story — including elements based in limitation and fulfillment. My gift to you, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Coming soon…

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Whole Hearts in Love

Take a 4-week group journey into wholeness, fulfillment, and true love. Learn playful + profound practices to uncover your own Love Story and transform your world of love and relationship … so you can become the source of what you’ve been craving.

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Private Mentoring

Private Mentoring

What messages about love, relationships, and yourself are you carrying in your heart? If you’re ready to release the limiting ones that have been holding you back — and replace them with one grounded in your wholeness — I’d love to support you. Private mentoring weaves together intuitive reading, energy healing, and practical tools with a healthy dose of fun so you can express the fullness of who you really are and share it with the world.

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Immersion Retreats

Step away from your day-to-day so you can come home — to yourself. Customized with love, just for you, this profound experience integrates expressive arts, intuitive work, and nature practices to help you cultivate clarity around the next steps of your evolution.

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A few fun facts:

I see a lot. An owl a hundred yards away … and other things, too. I au paired my way through grad school in Paris, worked on archaeological digs in the Middle East, and led executives on wilderness adventures in the High Sierras. I talk to trees (and listen, too). I hate when Stephen Colbert goes on vacation and have liberated myself from the pressure to wear Spanx. I was born within a minute of the full moon, and often feel the power of their pull. I am wildly in love with taking people on journeys to shatter the illusion of limitation and show them what’s really possible.

Today, I live in the hills of San Rafael, California, where you can often find me out in nature, hiking, and conversing with trees (which often feels like learning from the masters). Much of my writing comes from these outings, and I share reflections and photos in social media.

I am so happy to be doing this work I love so much, I can’t not do it. I spend my days surrounded by my loves: my husband David, my four-legged soulmate Moxie the Wonder Dog, and a whole community of people excited to grow, explore life, and belt out karaoke together.

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I offer a safe, loving container for your journey of the heart. And my only agenda is helping you dance to the beat of your own drum.

Now tell me … what’s YOUR heart’s truest desire?