Exciting Changes and New Beginnnings


So much has happened since the release of Brain-Powered Weight Loss in January of this year. When the parent organization that owned Wellspring (the company I was running) decided that they were going in a different direction and closed operations of Wellspring, I understood. I had seen it coming for quite some time, anyone who worked for Wellspring did. We weren’t your typical treatment program, we didn’t fit neatly in a treatment box. Most mental health treatment facilities are supported by insurance, ours was not. Most facilities ran programs year-round, ours did not. We had some unique challenges, but those that came to us for help received some of the best care in the world (in my completely unbiased opinion, of course). When we shut down my heart broke – for the families that needed us and wouldn’t get care, and for my employees – who were like family to me and for whom I felt such a deep responsibility to do right by. We closed our chapter and suddenly I found myself looking at what my next steps were for my life.

It has been one of the BEST 6 MONTHS of my life so far. I spent so much time reflecting, working on myself, working on what my calling is and how I am meant to serve this world. I spent lazy mornings walking my daughter to school, having conversations about birds and insects and pondering life’s important questions like “Mommy, why do flowers go away in the winter and come back in the spring?”. I took time to read and listen to all the spiritual and healing books that had been piling up on my nightstand for years because I was “too busy” to read them. I connected more deeply with my husband because, suddenly, I wasn’t “too busy” to pay attention to us. I slowed down, I meditated…….. I listened.

And from those quiet moments a new opportunity blossomed and “fell into my lap” as they say. I had been approached by others to come and work for various companies but my heart was just not in it. When my partners at Empowered Wellness approached me, it felt different. I felt calm, excited and at peace with the opportunity to talk and explore what might be possible. An idea grew and became more and more apparent with each conversation, and I entered easily and excitedly into a brand-new venture that I can’t wait to share with you. Empowered Wellness will launch, officially, December 19th, 2017 and, I’m telling you, you won’t want to miss how this company is going to give back to the world, the we are looking to serve the people who need us. I’ve never felt more peaceful and excited for anything in my life.

2 Comments on “Exciting Changes and New Beginnnings”

  1. Good Morning Eliza 🙂

    I am an RN/Health Coach; living, working, loving, caring, in central Iowa. I first purchased your book, “Brain Powered Weight Loss”, last winter. It became an immediate love affair. I have used it with several of the folks I partner with on their journey toward better health. It is, by far, the only approach I have found, that actually helps people find their way. The approach is so subtle, so gentle, yet incredibly effective and life-changing. I would absolutely love to meet you. You have become my biggest inspiration.

    Let me give you a brief overview of the story of Carrie. She went through bariatric surgery a few years ago. She lost a good deal of weigh in preparation for the surgery. She followed the plan to a “T” before and after the surgery. She lost a few more pounds after the surgery and then stalled out for a few years. She never waivered from “the plan” she was given. I met her in March of 2017. I “introduced her” to you ;). She has since lost over 40 lbs. She is not only losing the weight, she is a much happier person and has overcome many mental barriers that have been holding her back from living her best life.

    Thank you so much for giving your gift to the world! I have encouraged countless friends to purchase your book!

    1. Hi Amy!

      First, thank you SO much for this wonderful note. I’m honored that you are using the book to help your clients – that was my exact intent for writing it – so that it would be used to lead people to a happier and healthier version of self. And second, thank YOU for the wonderful work you are doing in this world. I would be honored to meet you as well. Check out empoweredwellness.com, that is where I am spending most of my time now, and where I will be most of the summer. We are helping people find their food freedom for good! I would love to tell you what we’re up to and how you could be involved. Thanks for your wonderful feedback, it means a lot to me.

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