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You Make A Difference In The World!

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make a difference, live a life without limits“God tell her I’m sorry. Tell her I love her.”

Two doctors stood in the doorway. Arms crossed, noticeably uncomfortable, they gazed at the floor. We’re sorry he said. He paused and looked up at me and then away again.

“We did everything we could, it just wasn’t enough to save her.”

We stood in silence. We were numb. Seconds passed before it started to sink in, before we really heard and understood what they said.

How could my beautiful little girl be gone?

Why didn’t I hear her go out the front door?
How could I let her drown?
How do I tell her big brother and sister that they don’t have a little sister anymore?

“Would you like to see her before you go?” the emergency room physician asked.

Go, I thought to myself, Go, how do I go and leave her here?


We held her and I’m glad we did but it was strange her body was empty and cold.

We wept.

The angels are watching over us. This day was no different, but it took me some time before I understood.

This was the day Serena was called home.

I didn’t know the plan. I thought she was staying with us. I thought I was going to die first.

I knew she was special but I didn’t know how special and how short her life was designed to be.

I didn’t know her short life was going to be the biggest lesson in mine!

Not to say my lesson was more difficult than others because it’s not. We each have our own experiences and lessons whether it’s the loss of a loved one, divorce, loss of innocence, cancer to battle or something else.

There are some amazing hard earned experiences and lessons inside you!


You Make a Difference in the World When You Share Your Experiences!


Your story is uniquely you just as much as your thumbprint, and only you can share it. The world is waiting for you and your message! Know that your life IS the example others want.

I know it can be a scary thought to but yourself out there, vulnerable for the whole world to see.

So what happens when things get scary?

In our mind we start to down play our potential, our ego steps in. And thoughts like, I don’t really know anything, I don’t have the time, I don’t have the money, it’s just not me or I’m too shy, start to flood our mind.

It’s amazing what we can talk ourselves out of.  But the truth is, it’s even more amazing what we can create once we let go of the fear and self-doubt. 

So how do you go from where you are now to sharing your story and creating your life without limits?

Write down what your life without limits would look like and then attach the WHY. The why is a vital piece!

When you hit some bumps along the way, and you will, we ALL do, look back at your why and remind yourself how far you have come, how strong you have been and how your life will change when you honor your story and share your message.

So now it comes to when. When do you start?

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  ― Mother Teresa

Yes now is the time. If we don’t take action while the thought is fresh in our mind it soon disappears. So now is the time to start.

Life is very precious and there is something inside You calling You forward. The experiences, lessons, and people in your life have been placed in your world for a purpose.

Your story benefits the world!

Your experiences matter!

It’s sharing your story with the world that honors your past experiences and transforms your life and the lives of the people around you.

So what is your next step?

Journal Of Discovery is a complimentary journal to help you, discover, inquire and reveal your living journey. Put in your name and email at the top of this page and we will deliver it to your inbox today.


To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean


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Your Struggles May Actually Be Your Greatest Gifts

By | Claiming Your Story, Empowered Women | 2 Comments

I’m sitting here with the Christmas music playing and feeling the love of the Christmas season and I can’t help but think back to the times that I thought my future would never have the joy, love,  or awesomeness in it.

It’s amazing how much our lives can change from what we thought it would be like and how your life struggles may actually be your greatest gifts.

When our hearts are filled with sadness, it feels like we are going to sit in dispair and carry this heavy gray cloud with us forever.

Life is illusory. The moment we are in can have this deceiving feeling that it is eternal.

I remember thinking, when my kids were just toddlers that they would be toddlers forever!

When my daughter passed away I thought that grief and sadness too would last forever.  I felt that at 31 years old the best of my life had come and gone and that joy, happiness and love would never be part of my life again.

Of course life is a cycle of ups and downs and that without one there isn’t the other.  Without sorrow there is no joy and just as there is a time for death there is a time for birth and the renewal of life.

Nobody wants to experience the death of a child. And I would never choose to experience it again. But looking back I realize it’s the challenges that have made me…. me. The days that I thought there was no way I could live through them. I look back and realize that these are the days that have shaped me.

Did I want “shaping?” Was I thinking that the struggle may actually be a gift?

H*ll no! In fact when it feels like sorrow and pain is swallowing you up it’s hard to think anything good can possibly come from it.

And yet if you open up to the possibility that happiness, love, and joy can replace the pain and sorrow that is exactly what happens. You will find that within you is a huge well of strength and courage that you never knew was there.

Today I believe that my daughter’s death has not been some form of cruel, unfair punishment, but truly a gift.

A gift of the time we shared and the love she brought to the world. A gift to honor her life, and share her story with you. A gift so that I could live my purpose and learn of my own strength and courage. A gift to know what is truly important in life and how truly precious life is. A gift that was only possible through the combination of her and I.

So what about you?

What have you learned from the challenges in your life?

How can you change what was to what you now choose it to mean?

We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.


To Your Life Without Limits,





Elena & Jean

P.S. If you would like to share your story or get more questions to help you discover, inquire and reveal, your journey leave your name and email in at the top of this page and get your complimentary Journal Of Discovery sent to your inbox today.

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Death Of A Loved One

By | Claiming Your Story, Empowered Women | 11 Comments

At some point in our lives we all experience some type of loss.

I recently have shared the story about the death of my daughter and since then have had a lot of questions asking how did I move past the grief and loss.


During part of a recent conversation, a woman was struggling with the grief and loss of a loved one she said, “I have spent the whole day crying.”


In this video I share why that’s a good thing and is critical to be able to transition from the grief and loss to a place where you once again can find peace and joy.





For me claiming my story and journaling was so essential to transition from where I was to a place of peace, joy and purpose.

If you would like a complimentary copy of the Journal Of Discovery, to inquire and reveal your journey put in your name and email at the top of this page and we will send it to your email inbox today.


To Your Life Without Limits,


Elena & Jean


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What Kind Of Stories Are You Telling Yourself?

What Kind Of Stories Are You Telling Yourself?

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We all tell ourselves stories, some are true and some are not. What kind of stories are you telling yourself?

Don’t feel bad, as we all tell ourselves  at least a couple of stories that are not true.

I am sure that some of the stories that you are telling yourself or have told yourself, are that you can’t do something or that you are not worthy to have everything that you desire. You might even be telling yourself that nobody would want to pay for your prices for your services. I bet as you are reading that you are shaking your head Yes!

Some of these stories that you have been telling yourself for many years might be ones that you heard as a child. The great news is that I have some exercises to help you to get rid of these stories that you tell yourself that are not true once and for all very easily and effortlessly.


Tips On How To Get Rid Of Those Stories That Are Not True:


Get Clear:

Take one story that you are telling yourself and ask, “Is it true?” After answering no, then write down that particular story and underneath it write down why it is not true. For instance, if you are telling yourself that nobody would want to pay you what you are worth for your services, then write down why they would.

Basically for every story you are telling yourself you want to give reasons that is is only a limiting belief and that is not true. The more that you can get clear and stack reasons why it is false, you will then start to believe the story that you are now telling yourself. Now you are talking a different kind of a story…one of success!


Look Into The Mirror:

The next time that you find yourself telling you a story that is not true, go to the mirror and look at yourself in the eyes and try telling yourself it. You will find that you will either laugh out loud or will not be able to finish your story as you will realize how not true it really is.

Now look at yourself in the eyes in the mirror and tell yourself that same story but make it so that it is true. For instance take the story used in the first tip and tell yourself that you are now worthy to have ‘x’ amount of clients that want to pay  your full price for your services. You will find that you have the biggest smile on your face. Use this as a tool to tell yourself only the stories that are true and that will propel you forward in taking not only yourself, but your business to that next Extraordinary level.



Write everyday how you want your day to go in your journal. Continue writing any limiting beliefs and stories that you are telling yourself that are not true and write out a short action plan that you are going to take that day to make them not so. Meaning, if you write that you can’t do something, write out what is necessary so that you can do it and then take that first effective action step in doing so.

It is so important that the stories that you are telling yourself are ones that are going to empower you!

Remember, you are absolutely Amazing and are worthy to have everything that you desire. I am rooting for you!


Susan Preston


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How To Move Forward In Life

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We all have experiences in life that can literally stop our lives dead in its tracks. Recently I have shared my life experience about my daughter’s death and the response I’ve gotten has been huge with emails and questions about how to move forward in life.


I recorded this video after getting some questions about what I did to recover and move forward.






If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. — Saint Thomas



We all have had experiences in our lives that make it feel impossible to move forward much less live a joyous, complete, full, normal life, a life without limits.

For me after the death of my daughter, to move forward felt so full of grief and dispair that was the last place I was interested in going. The past felt normal, complete, happy, like a family, where I was supposed to be. I did everything I could to try and stay in the past, with the present constantly pulling me forward.

I so badly wanted to feel, “normal” again. The whole world was moving forward while I was kicking and screaming silently, trying to go back.  Eventually you realize you’ve lost the battle and slowly you move further and further from the past.

So how do you get to a place that feels normal and joyous again. You’ve got to work your time. Time doesn’t do it on it’s own. We each reach a point at our own speed that finally says “yes I want to laugh again,” even if it’s for only a few seconds.

No matter what your experience has been the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of innocence,  our experiences don’t define us but can be the very thing that helps us to know what is truly valuable in life. I began a journey through journaling to help me let go of the grief and guilt.

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To Your Life Without Limits,


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