About Maranda Elkin

Certified Health & Mindfulness Coach

Bringing self-care to Millennial Professionals

Hey you. Welcome to my space! I'm Maranda, your wellness gal!

I used to be just like you. Perhaps you are working late at a thankless job, going through the motions of life, eating take-out almost every night and feeling more than jaded in the love department. 

In early 2017, 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.

Not only was I no longer fulfilled at work, 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 too exhausted for a social life and self-care. 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 choose to make some changes. Fortunately, my best friend had the courage to share her concerns for me and I decided on Door Number 2.

The first area of my life that I concentrated on changing was was my physical health. After conducting research, I launched an elimination diet, introducing new foods until I found what was making me sick and bloated. For me, that was meat and dairy. 

After changing 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!

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. 

Love what you do.

If I could change my life, there were more amazing people out there who would be able to change theirs. 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 Certified 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 that doesn’t have to be the whole story. 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. 

"Food. Exercise. Relationships. Career. Joy. It's all connected."    Photo Credit: Heather Slingerland

"Food. Exercise. Relationships. Career. Joy. It's all connected."

Photo Credit: Heather Slingerland