Solstice Light - 2021
December 20th, 2021 |Solstice Edition

Evolutionary Wellness

"A butterfly must struggle to break out of its cocoon. But the struggle to emerge from the cocoon forces the fluid from the butterfly's body into its wings - a necessary process for enabling it to fly."

- Charles C. Manz
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A personalized one-on-one mentorship program designed to support you in realizing the next level of your health and wellness.

This program is designed for the person who is truly ready to heal.

I am committed to your success and will be bringing out every tool I have in my toolkit to support you in your evolution.

The sessions are a combination of:
  1. Nutritional recommendations/support/ guidance.
  2. Energy clearing sessions to remove the blocks that we identify together are in the way of your success.
  3. Spiritual and nature-based guidance/direction (if desired).

This program is for you if you are interested in having breakthroughs in not only your physical health, but if you are also committed to evolving your overall consciousness to a place of true balance - mind, body, spirit.

This Program is designed for those who are ready to be sovereign in their life and align with their higher self/highest truth. There is no time like the present to wake up to the fullness of who we are and create the life we want to be living.

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"When I began counseling with Ellen my thyroid was unmanageable, my cholesterol was too high, I was overweight and lacked the energy to get through my day. Only 7 weeks into her program, my bloodwork results astounded me. For the first time in years my thyroid was balanced and my cholesterol and lipid profiles were right on target. I knew my energy was higher and that my focus and stamina throughout the day had improved but the bloodwork was much more than I could have hoped for in such a short time. 

If you are willing to do the work, Ellen offers a no-fail program. Her knowledge base extends far and wide. I was particularly impressed with the preparation she did prior to each meeting, picking up on details so often ignored by medical professionals. 

She was able to prescribe a program that allowed me to loose twenty pounds and learn a new way of eating that will keep me healthy, happy and feeling good in the years to come and I am finding very enjoyable. Her pleasant manner put me at ease, making learning easy, she challenged me while providing encouragement when needed. 

To walk away after these sessions, with bloodwork that was excellent and twenty pounds lighter was great, but the improvement in my energy and mood has been delightful.

I recommend Ellen without any reservation, simply put, she is the best!" - Matty Maccaro, Maryland

Warming Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

SPECIAL NOTE: I've asked my husband Dan to share his recipes with us on the upcoming Cleanse. With his background in ayurvedic nutrition, and his innate capacity to balance just the right flavors and spices to create very healing and seasonally appropriate meals, I'm really looking forward to what he'll be sharing!

This is what we had for dinner last night!

Warming Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

by Dan Leak
Serves: Two generous portions

Two TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One medium onion (red or white), chopped 
2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
1/2 inch nub of ginger, chopped finely
1 pepper (yellow or red), chopped
1 generous tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
a few grinds of fresh black pepper
pinch cumin
generous teaspoon zaatar
2 to 3 celery stalks, chopped
1 1/2 to 2 cubs peeled butternut squash, chopped into cubes
1 small to medium zucchini (courgette), diced
1 gluten-free/yeast-free vegetarian stock cube
1 1/2 cups water
1 can black beans (or soak and cook ahead of time if possible, rather than using canned). I can = approx 1 1/2 cups

  1. Add olive oil to a medium sized stainless steel pan on medium heathen add onions and cook till translucent. 
  2. Add onions, garlic, ginger, pepper, celery, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and vegetarian stock cube. Cook on medium heat until onions are translucent and all other vegetables have softened.
  3. Next add butternut squash, zucchini and stock cube. Sautee for a couple minutes.
  4. Pour in 2 cups water.
  5. Simmer until butternut squash has cooked through.
  6. Add 1 can black beans, and cook until they are warmed through.
  7. Divide off 1/2 to 1/3 of the soup, and blend.
  8. Add blended soup back into pot and fold in to rest of the soup.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste
  10. Enjoy with a fresh salad, diced fresh tomato, avocado, and cilantro, and perhaps a few organic corn chips for some crunch (or whatever else calls your fancy).

Alternatives: If you prefer, make with sweet potato instead of butternut squash.