A wife, a mother to 3 beautiful humans and 2 fur babies, and a professional businesswoman with a career in global internet infrastructure solutions.
Elsa embarked on her meditation and Reiki journey after her parents died; her dad died of ALS, and her mom after a long battle with Early Onset ALZ. Then came Elsa's own personal health diagnosis: Stage 3 Breast Cancer and a genetic mutation, BRCA2+, which lead her to undergo a bi-lateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation, along with a preventative hysterectomy–all during the Covid pandemic. Because of these diagnoses, Elsa put her Reiki and meditation practices to the test, and during this time came the birth of ZenPalz.
Having spent the last 20 years of her career providing the media and entertainment industries solutions to connect the world through the internet, she missed the real-life connections that bring us happiness, peace, and the opportunity to heal ourselves.
Elsa believes that our children are our future, and creating tools to help them learn to meditate, cope, and use their creative imaginations is her life-long passion as a mom, first and foremost. She believes that everyone needs space to rest their brain, spread love to their inner child and their loved ones, and is excited to go on this adventure with all of you!
International Freedom Formula Life Coach
USUI Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Children's Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher
Certified Crystal Healer
Certified Raindrop Technique Practitioner
After years of working in the corporate world followed by running my family's business, the definition of "burnout" should have included my headshot. As grateful as I was for the financial security to provide for my family as a single mom, I was beyond miserable, constantly sick, and unable to give my children the love and guidance they needed.
If it wasn't for my meditation practice, I'm not sure I would have made it through those difficult times.
I walked away from the business I had been running for almost ten years and decided to focus on the one thing that continued to fill my soul, meditation. It was time for me to allow my soul to lead and my mind to serve my soul. I studied Reiki, crystal healing , and different forms of meditation. I began working with essential oils and found the miracles they can provide. The universe began to open up a path for me, and I was eager to follow. I reunited with an old friend who had opened a Healing Space. She offered me a job, and it was the most fulfilling time in my life. Helping people to heal themselves on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level was my calling—life was good. Then came the pandemic.
Our store closed, and we began to hold classes through Zoom. I was not only leading meditations, but I also attended them. During one of the guided meditations, I was handed a seed and told that this was the beginning of the rest of my life; it was my next calling. I saw a unicorn with a crystal horn. She was bowing her head amongst a group of children. The children would touch her crystal horn and be gifted the tools of meditation and mindfulness. I was told that all children worldwide were entitled to these gifts, and I was to help facilitate this. We planted the seed in a sacred garden where it would continue to grow until every child received this gift. The moment I opened my eyes, I began to write down what I was told. It sounded crazy, but my heart was singing! Never had I felt so complete. Through this, ZenPalz was born.