About me

THE WOMAN WHO GETS YOU

Mission: In-powering women in transition on how to connect with their inner self so they can live their truth with passion and joy.

Vision: To create a ripple around the world where women are free to live their authentic truth with joy in all seasons of life. ♥♥

Values: Authenticity, Connection, Respect, Courage and Compassion.

Welcome

Hello there, I´m Elke!

I am a mother of five (yes, you read that right), and a Nana of six, a wife, a sister, a friend and each day I am learning how to stay fully connected to self so I can live my authentic truth with passion and joy, and I am passionate about helping you do the same in all seasons of life.

I haven’t always lived this way, in fact in all honesty I have probably lived most of my life disconnected from myself and in hiding from my truth. As a mum, it’s easy to get caught up in the lives of our family and to put our own needs on the back-burner.

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown

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In 2013 the need for connection took its toll and I experienced an emotional and physical breakdown. The first day of the new school year and a simple task at work was my undoing. I couldn’t hold the flood of emotion back; I couldn’t focus on anything as my emotions ran wild like an avalanche running full steam down the mountainside. I felt so very alone, lost, ashamed, stupid, guilty, angry, vulnerable, exhausted and totally overwhelmed. No-one would understand – I didn’t understand.

Breaking down forced me to stop. I’d been too scared to stop, the emotions, the fatigue…all-consuming. I had to keep moving, my family needed me, my job needed me. I was Doing instead of Being. I was on a mindless, unrelenting rollercoaster, yet too scared or didn’t know how to get off. I felt numb and empty. I lost myself.

I controlled the only thing I could, food. I wasn’t sleeping, hardly eating, it was dark yet I put on a brave face until one night I just wanted to sleep, I wanted peace. I needed help yet didn’t know how to ask for it.

Six weeks as an inpatient, medication, counseling, rest, meditation, and six weeks as an outpatient followed.

Forced to stop, time to remember, time to heal, time to cherish me, to dream again, to treasure the good that surrounded me and within me.

Facing all the emotions, all the beliefs about myself that didn’t serve me, “I’m too sensitive”, “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not worthy”, “I’m weak”. Lies we tell ourselves when we’ve lost connection with the wonder and value, we have within us.

I HAD TO RE-BUILD ME – NO ONE ELSE COULD DO IT FOR ME

I had to do it for myself and so my journey of self-belief, trust, and love began. I had to learn to nurture my body, mind, and spirit. I had to learn to listen to my heart again and trust it. I had to give a voice to my hurt, my pain, my needs, my hopes and dreams.

Slowing down and learning how to reconnect with self, restoring belief, and living my truth has helped me live a more present, authentic, passionate, and joyful life. Self-belief in-powers you to be all you are destined to be, it builds a true connection with others and brings greater confidence.

Our cup is meant to be full and overflowing, it is from the overflow that we can truly love and nurture our family, this is the vision behind ‘Abundant Wholeness’.

My heart’s desire is to in-power you to reconnect with your inner self so you can live your truth with passion and joy in all seasons of life.

Let’s begin the journey of coming home to YOU.

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Thank you so much Elke. You’re one of those rare people that will enrich everyone you work with. I felt safe, respected and supported and you reiterated what I said, acknowledged how I’m feeling and my achievements and were so genuine.

Bridget M.

Elke is very inspiring, helpful, understanding and amazing at helping me unlock things I didn’t know were still there. Your support is amazing helping to form and understand things and that we are all different. You celebrated the small steps and encouraged to make more smaller steps. You are like my own personal cheerleader.

Debbie