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Are you SPRINGING forward?

May 5th, 2014 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off

I apologize. You haven’t heard from me in a while via my newsletter or my blog. I keep waiting for everything to drop into place.  To get really clear about what is next.  About what I want to say and what I stand for.

Have you ever been there and done that, waiting for perfection to drop in before moving forward?

I’ll start when I get a sign from the Universe, once I feel really certain, once the vision gets really clear, then I’ll know what to do and how to proceed.

I’ve been in this place myself through most of the last six months. Waiting for things to come together, waiting for a sign that gives me the green light, the confirmation that everything will turn out perfectly.  All it’s done is paralyze me leaving me turning over and over in my head a long list of possibilities with no action.

Alongside me, I invite you to consider where you may be stopping yourself to wait for the sign, the right moment, the xyz because I’m here to nudge you to drop that and forge ahead with a baby step, a giant leap or a statement of some kind that you won’t keep holding out for everything to line up and be perfect before carrying forward on your dreams.

Spring is here and it has been a powerful start to the new season. You may have noticed that things are popping right up to the surface. April was quite confronting!

Are there places where you just simply can’t tolerate compromising yourself?  It may show up in one area of your life or multiple but the message is loud and clear – don’t ignore this any longer.  Be willing to grow, change and bloom with spring.

I’m not a big quote person but this came to mind as a beautiful reminder. . . .


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin






Change requires a significant leap of faith in ourselves.

If you know that you just need a little support and little push to get things rolling I have created a 3-session package just for this – a Spring Jumpthrough!

I rarely offer mini packages because I know firsthand the power of working together over time. However, it feels right to offer something that allows you to do a quick turnaround and get moving in new directions.  Imagine me as your spring fairy coming in to clear the space and the energy to get things moving!

The Spring Jumpthrough is three sessions over the phone for 45 minutes eachBring your stuckness, wish list, frustrations and where you are holding back and we will dive in to clear, heal and transform where you are stopping yourself.

It’s a Jumpthrough program so you will move forwardJump through it.  All your fear may not completely disappear but the ability to take new action will emerge. You can feel lighter, freer and ready to make new decisions. This I know.

Let’s talk today and schedule our first session.  I only have room for three individuals to jump on this offer so if this feels right, don’t hesitate. All you have to do is hit ‘reply’ to this email and we can get things rolling for you.

I greatly appreciate you being on my list and sharing the ups and downs and all arounds with me. I’m here to support you!

Off to smell the flowers, the blooming trees and the lilacs . . .

P.S. Here’s the fine print on the Spring Jumpthrough package:  Three 45-min intuitive phone sessions to be completed before July 1st, 2014. Unlimited email  between sessions for additional support and guidance. Can be gifted to someone you want to support as well!  It’s my most affordable offer in years – only $456.00!

P.S.S. Why on the phone?  The phone allows you to be completely internally focused.  I encourage you to call in from a comfortable place in your own home. This allows your whole body and being to be more open and receptive and allows the space for whatever is ready to be healed, forgiven, or known to rise to the surface. There are no distractions on the phone and you can listen to your whole being in a rare and unusual way. It is equally, if not more powerful, than meeting in person. Trust me here, I’ve done it this way for years. You’ll love it, too.

New Year Resolutions in July?

June 21st, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off

Do you love making New Year’s resolutions? I do! When was the last time you checked in on your progress for 2013? If you are like me, it’s been awhile.

That’s why I’ve created a summer program specifically to remind you and hold you accountable for creating JOY. Fun. Delight!file8161283707096

Most new year’s resolution focus on trying to make life feel better – better health, fitness, eating habits, new jobs, improved relationships, more money.  But wait. . . .
·      Have you ever focused your resolution on JOY?
·      Have you ever focused your resolution on FUN?
·      Have you ever focused your resolution on Delight?

There is time for processing, looking within and asking deeper, thoughtful questions of what you truly want from your life. There is a time to loosen up, remind yourself how to play, find ways to delight yourself and make plans that re-generate your juice and JOY of life.

I believe the perfect timing for cultivating JOY is now. In the summertime.
‘Tis the season for cultivating more of the activities you love.
‘Tis the season to explore more of what would make you happier.
‘Tis the season to stretch yourself towards the YES – the things you are drawn to but put off because so many other things demand your attention.

I’m here to be a cheerleader, guide, inspiration and hold you accountable to cultivating joy (YOUR Joy!) for eight weeks starting July 1st.
flowerburstDo you feel it? Then join us for the Summer of JOYfest!!!  Here’s a peek of what you can expect:

  • Eight weeks of joyful support, cheerleading, fresh, inspiring ideas and accountability!
  • Four live calls for guidance, sharing, and q & a’s! (all recorded so you can listen anytime ‘cause this is summer and you may be kayaking)
  • Goodies in your inbox three times per week:  Monday’s message will include the week’s main theme plus two more messages sprinkled with insights and inspiration.
  • Private Facebook Page:  Get to know others on a joy ride, brag about your joyful adventures and exchange joyful ideas.

This is a chance to go back to summer camp, except this ride is for grown-ups that want to remember the ZING of summertime. Join me in creating a new movement of cultivating JOY in your life.  More details & sign up at:

Scared to hit the paypal button? Here’s my promise. . .if for any reason you are not completely satisfied at the end of the eight weeks, I will gladly refund your payment. I believe and I know this program can make a direct difference in your life but you are taking a leap of faith that it will make a difference for you. So if this leap of faith doesn’t land you into more joy, your payment refunded, no questions asked!
More details & sign up at:

Why I made it possible for everyone to have JOY!

June 18th, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off

For the last few years, I find myself doubly inspired when June hits to help others tap into the joy of summer for expanding our capacity for play, adventure and trying new thingsit’s the perfect season for it!

This year instead of sitting on my idea once again, I decided to launch a new virtual program, The Summer of JOYfest.  Have you checked it out?

This is the first virtual program I have created in four years so it’s a real departure from coaching one-to-one and running my Red Door Salon.  I designed it to be virtual so anyone from anywhere can participate at any time! Like YOU!

I also decided to offer it at a super low early bird rate (until midnight Friday, June 21st) at $55! 

This program, which includes weekly inbox inspiration, ongoing support, intuitive coaching and personal access to me in the live calls and via the private Facebook page for eight weeks adds up to over $1,500 in value and content.

Don’t be fooled by the early bird rate into thinking you probably won’t get much out of this. That’s your mind telling you to play small once again even when there is this rare and beautiful offer out there to change things up, shake up some of your less-than-joyful-habits, and join with others to inspire JOY in your life!

Don’t be fooled by my name. Who is Elizabeth JOY to tell me about cultivating JOY? It’s her middle name! JOY must come so easy to her.

Ha! That’s not true! In the past, I, myself, have been one cranky, controlling, disappointed negative Nelly.

I realized I had to change and it was up to me to do so, not just once in a while when the stars lined up just right or things were going my way, but regularly, consistently, cultivating JOY as a habit and a direct reality in my life.

If you find yourself complaining and focusing on what’s not working, this program is for YOU, specifically for you, because I have walked the exact same path and I know exactly what it can be like.

Ready to shift out of that pattern of so-so, Join me now.

Need more program details?  Go to Summer of JOYfest on my website.

Don’t be fooled by your mind telling you a story about how this isn’t right for you for any reason. I’m purposely offering it at $55 this week because I truly want everyone from anywhere to have access to a deeper sense of JOY everyday.

What I enjoy most Elizabeth’s approach is the space she creates to explore whatever comes up with curiosity and approval.  At first, I felt like I wanted her to just give me answers and guidance, but Elizabeth is incredible in her standing for each of us claiming our own wisdom and she gives us the directions back to ourselves.”  -Rochelle, New York

Only $55 this week until Friday, June 21st at midnight. Sign me up!

Looking forward to more JOY with you!  Double the JOY by spreading this message – hit Share the Love Social media button below!

Are you In? Launching the Summer JOYfest!

June 12th, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off
As a teenager I had the opportunity to go away for five weeks to an amazing summer camp. Those are some of the best memories I have growing up – especially through my teen years when I felt awkward and left out at school (recall that feeling?).

I had lots of adventures, made dear friends, shared great laughs, and was immersed in amazing nature in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. I stretched and challenged myself physically, emotionally, and mentally with rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing and more. While not every day was easy, I was trying new things, inspired by new people, and learning new things about myself and the world.Isn’t it time to infuse your summer with adventure and fun with a sense of purpose that comes from within and fills you with wonder and delight of the beautiful world you inhabit? 

As adults, we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on what is not working. This is all good because it can be highly motivating to move out of the blah state you may find yourself in.


But wait. . . you may get stuck focusing on what isn’t working at the detriment of focusing on what you DO want to experience and create in your life.  Then you may be wandering, why doesn’t life feel funWhere did I go wrong?


I’ve certainly been there – spending a lot of time and energy on what might be wrong with me.  While I may have had my nose to the grindstone, I lost sight of the big picture and how to infuse, love, joy, laughter, and fun into my life.


I gave this a lot of thought and decided to create a program that addresses this exact issue – creating Joythe feeling state we are aiming for as the starting point. Official start date is July 1st so reserve your ticket on the joyride TODAY!


Need a little nudge here and there to keep on track?  You got it!
Want some inspiration to stretch yourself in new directions?  It’s here!
Ready for supportive fun and interactive creating?  I got your back!
Join me and others for the Summer of JOYfest!!!  Here’s a flavor of what you can expect:

  • Eight weeks of joyful support, cheerleading, fresh, inspiring ideas and accountability!
  • Four live calls for guidance, sharing, and q & a’s! (all recorded so you can listen anytime ‘cause this is summer and you may be kayaking)
  • Goodies in your inbox three times per week:  Monday’s message will include the week’s main theme plus two more messages sprinkled with insights and inspiration.
  • Private Facebook Page:  Get to know others on a joy ride, brag about your joyful adventures and exchange joyful ideas.

This is a chance to go back to summer camp with me, except this ride is for grown-ups that want to remember and bring back the Zing of summer! More details are on my website or just follow the links below to sign up.

Come join me in creating a new movement of cultivating JOY in your life.

Early birds get the juiciest worm so that means the biggest savings.

Early bird pricing is only $55 for eight weeks!
Join me by June 21st and save $44.

I’m ready for more Joy!  Here’s the linkSign me UP

P.S..  Join the Summer of JOYfest with a friend and create adventures together. . . .who do you know?


“Elizabeth is a joy to work with.  Her methods are brilliant and have a
simple elegance that helps you get to the heart of things.”

-Patricia, New York


Ready for Your Clarity Check? Let’s Chat!

March 14th, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | No Comments

I visited Noah’s Ark (seriously).

There were high winds, rising and rushing water, eerie shadows and all the animals in two by two, just as the story describes.  What struck me while walking through this interactive experience is how a flood clears and cleanses away the old to make room for the new and the now.

The story of Noah and his Ark and all that water reminds us of facing great challenges and through them finding renewal, clarity, and focus.

Strikingly, the story of the flood and the ark is not just Noah’s story but narrative also identified in 200 cultures and time periods. Being an Anthropologist at heart, I really love the universality of all that water washing away the old to make way for the new.

Where have you experienced a flood in your life?
Or maybe it’s time for your own version of the flood to wash through your life?

Ironically, I returned from my trip and came home to my own version of Noah’s story!

My water heater was slowly dying and leaking out all over the kitchen floor.  I caught it before it was a serious flood but I was struck out how true it was that I needed to flood out areas of my own life and do some cleansing.

I painted the kitchen, cleared out the gunk and the water, scrubbed it all clean, and there is a whole new vibe happening here.

Are you ready to . . . End the striving and struggle that are getting you nowhere . . .
. . . and align your efforts with your deepest, most divine desires.

Stop looking for answers outside yourself . . .
. . . and rediscover the clear, simple truths within.

Focus on your inner harmony and well-being first Stop looking for answers outside yourself . . .
. . .
and rediscover the clear, simple truths within.

Focus on your inner harmony and well-being first . . .
. . .
and watch as the puzzle pieces of your outer world fall beautifully into place.

If you’re interested in spending years and years seekinggood on you! But if you’re ready for courageous clarity and powerful presence — now — we should talk.

Your first step: contact me to schedule your Cosmic Clarity Check at

It’s a free 25 minute call where we’ll chat, see if we play well together, dip our toes into the vast truth of who you are, and give you a sweet nudge into liberation.

It’s an invitation to flood out the confusion and open to Clarity.  I’m opening up my schedule for another week.

These Cosmic Clarity Checks are just too powerful to not go one more week.

Go to this link to schedule now:

Let’s talk, beautiful,



P.s. Can you think of one person you know who needs a Clarity Check in her life?  Would you be willing to nudge her to talk to me – it’s freeI’m here for you and your loved ones seeking more support in their lives.

P.s.s. Do you recognize the Noah’s Ark I visited?  Yup, that’s me underneath the giraffe. All the animals are made completely of recycled materials and come alive using pulleys and handles.  Leave a comment if you can guess the location.


Let’s Talk. I want to hear from you!

March 2nd, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | No Comments

Q: How does a woman with skyscraper savvy, an executive-level bullshit detector, and an MBA from Vanderbilt end up offering spiritual guidance?

A: It’s a colorful story of a Kansas girl making good, starting over, and re-inventing herself over and over again. It twists through 42nd floor corporate suites in NYC and a village of shamans in West Africa. It turns through spiritual treks in the Himalayas and Fortune 500 boardrooms. It winds up in Boulder, Colorado, soaking up mountain sunshine and fabulous bistros. And the end, while certainly happy, is yet to be written.

On the one hand, I’m a highly ambitious, recovering Type A personality, driven by adventure and the pursuit of panache.

On the other hand, I’m a highly sensitive spiritual seeker, gifted with hardline access to that vast, quiet space of cosmic wisdom within us all.

Smoosh these two forces together and you get a weirdly wonderful life story all about integrating personal attunement and outer success.

Does this sound at all like you?  Ready to bridge your intuitive-spiritual-yoga-loving self with your go-getter-make-it-all-happen-genius self and be hanging out together in more places more often in your life?  Then it’s time to talk! 
Grab twenty-five minutes in my schedule and let’s connect

Here are the morals my story’s taught me so far:
1. Infinite, divine connection is possible for us all. Even for the most no-nonsense, achievement-driven superstars. Especially for you.
2. Authentic spirituality has nothing to do with white robes, guru worship, or chanting the mantras. You truly can have all of the magic with none of the woowoo.
3. The stories we spin about ourselves are just the tip of the iceberg. Your true power’s waiting for you, just beneath the surface.
4. Human beings are wondrously complex — and delightfully simple. Any mentor or life coach needs to recognize both in you.
5. Our deepest inner wisdom knows exactly what we need. Our grandest responsibility is reconnecting to this rich truth. Know what I’m talkin’ about?

I should warn you . . .I’m not your typical life coach.
I won’t promise you 6-figures overnight or the dream relationship with your soulmate (although that’s exactly what some of my clients create).
I won’t give you checklists and action plans (unless you will thrive on this).
Instead, I’ll reconnect you to your Highest-Deepest-Most-Divinely-True-Self – so you can begin living the life that’s waiting for you.

Interested? Intrigued? Wonderful.  We should talk now. 

Your first step: Schedule your Cosmic Clarity Check

It’s a free 25-minute call where we’ll chat, see if we play well together, dip our toes into the vast truth of who you are, and give you a sweet nudge into liberation.

I have five spaces available on March 6th (Wednesday), 7th (Thursday) and 8th (Friday).  Schedule here now

Are you on the fence but something you just read piqued your interest?  Grab one of these spots and lets dive in.

Know someone who might be a perfect fit?  Your recommendation means a lot (to me and to your friend) so forward this email to her now.

I’m ready to dive deeper with you.  Click to schedule your session now:

Let’s connect,

What’s up for 2013? A global year of the number six . . .

January 11th, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off

Are you overdue for life to shift into new directions? It’s here! 2013 ushers in a very different vibration from 2012.

You can breathe a big sigh of relief because the reigning theme this year is HARMONY.

Phew!  That means you’ll naturally feel inclined to cultivate harmony among your close partnerships, family and friends, as well as your community and even on a grander, global scale.  Go for it in any ways you’ve been holding out on experiencing harmony in your life – this is the year to cultivate it, expand it and share it.

Spread the love and share your nurturing side.  

With strong support for marriage, commitments, family and responsibility you can either go for it by solidifying your partnerships or decide if the situation isn’t right and let it fall away to welcome something even better suited to who you are now.

Relationships will be a central theme throughout 2013 and all your relationships may be up for evaluation.

Watch for your perfectionist to rear its head holding yourself and everyone around you to impossible standards. Close cousins to perfectionism are hyper-criticism, setting yourself up to feel like a victim/martyr and failing to see the bigger picture.

Keep your focus on the big picture – enjoy couple, family, and community activities – open your heart and reach out, letting go of superficiality.

It’s going to be easy to get caught up in the swirl of loving and nurturing others that you may leave nothing for yourself.  Keep things in balance and remember all that compassion you feel for others doesn’t stand a chance if you can’t also feel it flowing back to you.  You’ll feel empowered to help and serve when you are taking good care of yourself.

The flip-side to all this harmony is Criticism so when you aren’t in a harmonious mood you may find yourself hyper-critical of, well, everything and everyone.  So catch yourself from spiraling into the bitter type who always has a lot to say but never takes action to change any circumstances whether your own or the injustices you observe others suffering from.  A strong vibration associated with humanitarian and community efforts, this is the year where all your good deeds count, so don’t hold back.  You can make a difference.

Take a Deep Breath. . .  and then give yourself some time to ease into 2013 after the whirlwind tour of non-stop change, the prevailing theme of 2012.

Nurture yourself, take time to regroup, and do any nesting activities to welcome beauty and comfort into your environment.  Paint, feng shui, tackle that overdue bathroom renovation or just take a leap and move to a place that feels inspiring and uplifting.

Turn your energy towards those you love and set your intentions down as this year it may be much easier to reach your goals (not nearly as much churn as last year to wade through).

Cheers to a New Year and the New Vibration of the Global 6!

Wishing you all the love and harmony you can harness and spread in 2013!


Bring that harmony and LOVE into your business. . .  

I’m excited to be the opening speaker and coach for the upcoming event:

Speed Business Advising for Women Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses on Jan 22nd from 6-8:45pm in Boulder, CO.  
This event is by women, for women, and is ‘speed-dating’ style business advising allowing all attendees to rotate among 12 expert female business consultants. Bring your passion, ideas, existing materials, or just YOU…by the end of the evening, these women will be your business dream team when you are ready to move forward!  Learn more and register here at:

Taaa Daaa. . . Launching The Red Door Salon Series

September 10th, 2012 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | No Comments

I’m so excited to announce the Launch of The Red Door Salon Series

for the Savvy Spiritual Woman

Do You Find that You:

  • Want to align with your own inner guidance system, rather than looking for another program, another teacher, or another expert to give you your truth?
  • Want to feel present in your life but can’t stop the voices in your head from bossing you around so you can take action?
  • Want to feel connected and aligned with your job and relationship but wherever you go you feel you want to be somewhere else?
  • Want to let go of always pushing yourself and feel more ease and joy just by being you right now?

Join Elizabeth Joy Mueller, Intuitive Life Transitions Coach, in a modern day salon for the savvy spiritual woman ready to explore the depths of her own mystical connection while discovering and exploring her uniqueness as who she is in the world.

This Series is designed for the modern spiritual woman who is ready to. .  .

  • Feel a greater sense of acceptance and peace in your life no matter what is happening around you.

  • Feel supported and empowered to make changes in her own heart-centered timing.

  • Create authentic community and connection with other supportive and like-minded women.

  • Develop a spiritual practice, individually, and in community.

  • Take responsibility for creating the life you truly crave, being uniquely you.

  • Consistently clear out what sabotages you and the ways you stop yourself.

  • Take time for you to unwind making space for tuning in and listening on a weekly basis.

If this sounds like something you are ready for in your life consider joining the Red Door Salon Series launching in September 2012. . .

The Red Door Salon Series is designed to unravel all the ways to talk yourself out of being uniquely you and invite you to the mystical connection you innately hold with yourself and the Universe.

The Salon is designed to be collaborative, and spacious to allow an internal inquiry to unfold from within each participant of her own life, career, in her relationships and beyond.

It is not about more doing, it is about allowing to who you are at this time.

In the 17th century the concept of a Salon allowed women to gather to discuss topics of Enlightenment.  These early Salons brought women of all backgrounds together for discussion, idea sharing and, ultimately, to find ways to improve upon one’s life.

More than ever there is an awakening happening among modern women. It is time to call again on the concept of a Salon to bring women together, of all backgrounds, to unfold the mysteries of modern day life and to make time for awakening and enlightenment.

The Red Door Salon Series will be guided by Elizabeth Joy Mueller and is a rare invitation to take time out weekly to tune in deeper, to clear out what is no longer supporting you, and to open to your own truth, directly.

The Salon will be limited in size to five women and will take place in the Chautauqua neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado.

In the Series:

  • You are checking in and feeling supported as you stretch and challenge yourself to take new risks.
  • You are tuning in, listening, and following your intuition more and more often.
  • You are awakening to your truth, to who you are, here and now.
  • You gather in community, receiving accountability, support, & synergy.

  • Your self-acceptance drive multiplies, your expansion awakens and you use that momentum to create new experiences in your daily life like following up on those unfinished details you keep procrastinating, booking that trip, taking steps to create engaging work, communicating more clearly in your relationships and knowing more clearly what you want out of your life.

  • We meet for eight Wednesday evenings starting September 26th through December 5th, 2012, skipping Oct 17th, Oct 31st and Nov 21st.
  • Each session starts at 6:30pm and is two hours, ending at 8:30pm.
  • Plus 24/7 Support - You can ask questions daily and access resources via our private online Facebook group.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

How Much?

Working one-to-one with Elizabeth in private coaching would cost around $2,400, but here in the rare and intimate setting of the Salon, the cost is only $450.00, and you will receive much of the same individualized coaching and support in the small group setting.

Spots are limited so if this is calling to you and feels right, don’t hesitate to reach out to speak with Elizabeth to determine if this group is the right one for you at 917.309.7612 or send an e-mail to set aside time to talk at


Elizabeth helped me to find my own way, from the inside out.  I learned what it feels like, experientially, to access my inner knowing.

- Patricia, Brooklyn, NY


I learned from Elizabeth how important it is to love whatever arises, and in loving the “negative” aspects, they would somehow be released.  Working with Elizabeth, I felt very safe and entirely accepted.

– Katie, Wisconsin


Fall 2012 Special!

For anyone signing up before September 19th, 2012, you will receive a bonus one-to-one coaching session with Elizabeth for thirty minutes.

Make payments! 2 payments of $225.00 (1st payment upon registering and 2nd payment Oct 24th) OR 3 payments of $150.00 (1st payment upon registering, 2nd payment on Sept 26th and third payment Oct 24th)


From my first experience with Elizabeth, I realized that it wasn’t going to be like anything else. It’s not guided meditation and it’s not meditation coaching. It’s more like interactive energy shifting in the loving arms of an angel.

– Trish, Vancouver, Canada


Launching on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, Sept 26th through Dec 5th (skipping Oct 17th & Oct 31st and Nov 21st).

Please contact Elizabeth for an interview at 917.309.7612 or



After working with Elizabeth, I am experiencing a wonderful job, which is everything I always wanted to find in a job, with openness to ongoing growth and change in my career.

Elizabeth is smart and sophisticated enough to receive me in the fullness of who I am.   I can’t think of anyone else in my life who “gets” both sides of my life, and respects them, and is empathetic.  I’m so grateful for that.                                                        – Nancy, New York, NY



Honestly, joining the Red Door Salon Series is not for everyone.

It is the answer to a modern day calling – one that asks you to step into who you are and live your life in alignment, awakening to your own truth and being willing to follow it, even when it may not feel easy.

You will know if you are ready for deepening your own journey and the timing may be perfect for you.  If, however, you are still seeking to find the answers to your life’s questions and challenges outside of you, this may not be the right fit at this time.

I am being called to create a modern day Salon that is ultimately a setting and a container for the discovery and exploration of the self, not through a teacher or a program or a guru, but thru direct inquiry and direct knowing.  The Series is a rare opportunity for individual inquiry and discovery in a supportive group setting and requires a willingness to unfold to your own truth.

Joining the Salon allows you to step into this deeper journey with support, accountability, friendship, and community.  You do not have to do it alone.

If you have questions and feel right on the edge, then call Elizabeth to discuss and together we will ensure if this is right for you at this time.

Let’s discuss if the timing is right for you and the Salon will be the setting for you to step into your deeper journey.  Call Elizabeth today at 917.309.7612.

At first, I felt like I wanted her to just give me answers and guidance, but Elizabeth is incredible and encouraged me to claim my own wisdom and she consistently guided me back to my self.

Elizabeth provided me with the constant the reminder to trust my instincts. We all know this, but like everyone, I forget. Elizabeth showed me HOW to do this versus just telling me to trust my intuition.

All of this has impacted my life by giving me a stronger ‘backbone’ and authenticity in pursuing my dreams and desires as my soul’s path.

Rochelle Schieck, Founder of Qoya. New York, NY

I’m Going Back to Class this Fall [3 New Coaching Spots!]

August 21st, 2012 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | No Comments

It’s that time of year. . .the days are just getting slightly cooler and fall is around the corner.

I’m getting ready to go back to school.  Ok, not exactly school with lots of textbooks, a ringing bell and a large classroom of students but I am taking myself back to class.

This week, I’m starting a new chapter in my own life marked by taking an invitation-only   memoir writing class. More significantly, taking this class marks the beginning of actually calling myself a writer.  (That’s one label I’ve avoided, in spite of having written all kinds of things over the years, this blog included.)

Truthfully, I started at the beginning of 2012. I needed to find a way to digest the various chapters of my life so I seized the opportunity to work with a published memoirist, Lisa Jones* and I signed on for her class, The Heroine’s Journey.  Each week, I unraveled my own heroine’s journey.

Why did I take a class to do this?  Why did I seek out a coach?  It’s true, I could just sit down and start writing the stories on my own.

In my experience, it’s not that easy.

My solutionI found a guide, a mentor, and a writer to lead me.

It’s the same for anything risky you want to create in your life.  It can be easier with support, assurance, guidance and a nudge here and there to keep you moving toward what you want rather than falling into the comfort of the familiar stuck places where we often default.

As I launch myself into the unfamiliar and uncharted terrain of being a writer, (eegads, there’s that label again!) I invite you to consider where you are ready to take your own journey . .  . .  what’s next?

Do you want to feel differently in your life?

Are you stuck?  What’s missing . . . are you ready for more?

If you answer YES! then it’s time for us to connect.  I am opening up my coaching practice to accept three new clients this fall.

Truthfully, I am not an ordinary life coach.

  • I am not here to chart out your goals and cheerlead you through accomplishing them every week.  Frankly, you already know how to do that and that’s not what’s stopping you.
  • I am not here to give you homework, exercises and writing assignments.  You already have a full life and you want to feel plugged into what you have, not pile on more ‘to do’s’.
  • I am not here to tell you what to do.  You already know what’s true for you. It may be buried deep in your heart and covered up with layers of should’s and can’t’s but it is inside of you, uniquely yours.
  • I am not here to judge you or remind you the clock is ticking.  I’m certain you have enough voices in your head telling you this already.  As it turns out, those voices are not helping you motivate either – no matter how bossy they get!

I am here to presence you to the life you are leading.  I guide you in how to expand that presence into the directions you want to grow, create, and explore that is unique to who you are and what you are here for this lifetime.

How does it work?

First, set aside time in your life to cultivate presence.  Yes, to practice it and to do it.  Presence is a muscle and it needs to be strengthened in order to feel familiar.

Second, do it regularly. Once in a while is not going to work, but regularly being present to what is – this will change your life.

Third, don’t do it alone.  Really, how often do you learn something new by going at it alone?  It’s true it can be done, but it’s also slower, more painstaking, and you’ll want to give up more often than keep going. (Yes, I know you can always point to someone who did it alone, but be sure you double-check the backstory. . there may be more to the success than you realize!)

Let’s start hereHow often are you truly present in your life?

There is often a place in our lives causing a lot of pain.  It just keeps coming up again and again and, often, we keep ignoring it again and again.

This pain shows up in our careers, in our relationships, or somewhere else but no matter what it keeps getting our attention and we keep pushing it away.

Guess what?  This is the starting point!  This is the wake-up nudge!

Your pain story is showing you where there is more opportunity for you to present to what is and grow beyond it. Truly heal it and access it.

Your pain is showing you the path to being who you are uniquely and originally.

Realize this: no one else shares this particular story in this particular way – except YOU!  And this is your gift!

You know when you are ready.  Like right now.  Ready!

Ready to feel differently . . . to lose the angst, the torment, the bossy voices?

Sign up for Soul Breakthrough with me and let’s begin presencing you to your own life and clear out all the should’s, could have’s, can’t’s.

I assure you even if your life currently feels like a big pile of dirty unsorted laundry; it can shift the minute you commit to being present to it.

Start here:  Email me at

I’ve got three spots for fall and one of them is yours.

E-mail me right now,

P.S.  *Wanna learn more about Lisa?  She shares the story of her relationship with a shaman on an Arapahoe Reservation in Wyoming titled, Broken, a Love Story by Lisa Jones.  I highly recommend it!

Who’s Your GURU?

August 8th, 2012 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | No Comments

Over the week-end, I saw an incredible documentary called Kumaré, which was one man’s personal exploration of the GURU.

Have you ever wished for a GURU (or an enlightened someone to tell you what to do)?

I have gone searching for the GURU myself – all over the world, in fact.

I traveled on a spiritual pilgrimage to India searching for answers and hoped I would find them at the foot of a GURU.  I wanted a great light to awaken my mind and my heart so that I would KNOW all that I longed to KNOW.

Through my personal spiritual journey, I visited ashrams, famous spiritual teachers, retreat centers, attended lectures, healings, classes – I was willing to try it all!

But what I kept finding again and again was what I call trappings.  A lot of trappings that surrounded the teacher or the GURU – like having to wear a certain color of clothing, follow certain rules, and worship an actual human being.

My own intolerance of the trappings prevented me from ever finding and committing to a GURU.

In hindsight, I am grateful.

It didn’t make it easy because the answers didn’t unveil themselves as quickly as I wished.  In fact, sometimes, I might say the answers didn’t reveal themselves at all.

Where have you wished someone would give you the answers you are seeking?

We all start looking outside of ourselves for the answers because quite frankly we weren’t taught from an early age to trust our instincts, follow our nudges, or heed the little voice within.  Instead you were told to shush when you had a strong knowing and to listen to those older than you (but not necessarily wiser) – your teachers, your parents, and to follow the rules and behave like good girls and boys.

Somewhere in that social training you lost the ability to hear your own whisperings, your own nudges, your own truth.

Ignoring your own truth, you tell yourself over and over ‘I don’t know’ and then truly, you don’t know.  You can no longer decipher your truth from the uncertainty and the fear and it gets all jumbled together stopping you from moving forward and keeping you doubting.

Ready to listen to YOU?

Then StopStop for 5 minutes and quiet yourself.  Stop your perpetual motion long enough to breathe and listen deeper to what’s happening within you.  Start tuning in from the inside out.

Make room for the quiet to be heard.

Let the mind be the mind and think thoughts but don’t get so caught up in the thoughts.

Stop blaming your mind for bossing you around – you are much bigger than the mind.

Start by being curious.  Discover who you are – just listen.  Tune into the quiet spaciousness of you.  Breathe. That’s it.

Don’t start telling another story. Don’t start pushing.  Don’t run over yourself again.  Just allow yourself to be curious and discover.

Do this throughout your day, anywhere, anytime.  Just start taking 30 seconds to tune into you.


P.S. Curious about the film I saw about the guru Kumaré?  Learn more: