About Maranda Elkin

Fierce Friend. Certified Health Coach, and leading the charge on pushing the Life Reset button.

Hi! I'm Maranda. I'm the kinda girl who studied in school, did everything her teachers and parents told her to do, made a butt-ton of money and then promptly stumbled into a life rut, thinking..."Who am I? Where am I going?"

That was 2 years ago. It took me 1 HEART-BREAKING YEAR to realize the life I built for myself was no longer working for me. Then it took me another PAINFUL YEAR to make changes so that I could live my best life. For me. 

Now, I am SO much happier. I'm proud to say I am living in personal alignment. No longer living a life for others, but listening to my inner wants and desires and following those pursuits. And guess what? No one died!

The fact is that it is INCREDIBLY hard to make these types of changes on our own. Fear, overwhelm and fatigue all stand in our way of living our best life. That's why I now coach millennial men and women through their own unique life transitions

Despite what your inner critic may tell you, it's NOT too late to go down a different path or follow a new dream. Life is short. We all have an unbelievable ability to be happy and successful right here, right now, this life.  And I'm here to help you get there.

Read on to learn about my personal journey.

How I Got Here

I used to be just like you. Perhaps you are stuck in a job you hate, going through the motions of life without a meaning or higher purpose, eating whatever is "around," and not connecting to your true calling. 

In early 2017, I was 26 and I realized something desperately needed to change. Everything hurt. I had stomach aches almost every day, I always felt bloated, and I could barely keep my eyes open. My energy and zest for life was depleted.

Despite the fact that I had been promoted 3 times in 2 years, doubling my income and taking home 6-figures in NYC, I was wholly and utterly miserable. 

Not only was I no longer fulfilled in my job, I felt like my life had lost its luster. I was looking down a future self who was climbing the ladder at work and feeling completely exhausted all the time. I started to isolate myself and drifted further and further away.

You always have a choice.

When you are burning the candle at both ends and have nothing left to give, you still have 2 options. You can let yourself get run-down until you ultimately end up in the doctor's office (rock bottom), or you can save your own life. Fortunately, I had friends that helped me realize that it was time for a change. So I took the second path.

The first area of my life that I concentrated on changing was was my physicial health. I was suffering chronic stomach aches, skin issues and low energy. After some research, I conducted experiments , making key shifts to my diet until I found the culprits: meat and dairy. 

After eliminating these foods from my diet, I was amazed by the immediate changes I saw. In two weeks, I had amazingly high energy levels without caffeine and had no stomach issues whatsoever. Over the course of 2017, I felt better and better. I naturally lost 15 pounds in all the areas I had been working on for years! Now, I'm not someone who believes being Vegan is for everyone, but it certainly helped me. 

My next transition was the internal one — what was already inside me on an emotional and spiritual level. I realized that I was deep in a hole of despair, self-pity and emotionally blocked from appreciating the good things in life. I knew that all of this stemmed from the lack of passion I had about what I was doing every day. 

For me, work needed to change.

I was suffering in my life and was starting to see the sunshine through the gray clouds, but something kept nagging at me. If I felt this way, there were more women out there who were in the same position. I wanted to connect with them and share what I learned.

This desire to connect and to share led me to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and start building my career as a Health Coach. 

On this new journey, I've worked with amazing women and men who have started making incredible changes in their life. I get to watch them grow and guide them through these life changes, and it is MAGICAL.

So now you are all caught up! As you can see, I haven't had the perfect life.I  know what it feels like to be so low that you can't imagine feeling happy again. But there is always a path forward. Happiness is not a destination to get to, but an ongoing practice that takes love and care every day. 

It's my mission to share that practice with all those who need it and are excited and willing to make positive changes in their life. 

Are you ready for the next step? I'd love to meet you and learn about your story, too. 

  Photo Credit: Heather Slingerland

Photo Credit: Heather Slingerland