Emotional Literacy Education for a Wholehearted Community






We teach educators, parents, and youth how to regulate their nervous system, connect with their emotions and thrive in their relationships.

Our programs promote personal empowerment, foster connection, deepen ones understanding of self and others, and cultivate compassion for the human experience.

We believe all youth should have the opportunity to be educated and empowered by the knowledge of their biology, understand their emotional processes and celebrate their uniqueness.

We believe all parents and educators should have the same knowledge and access to these tools, so they too can be empowered by their own self awareness, and have the resources to assist the youth in their care.

















As an emotionally literate society we can

develop skill sets that help us....

Determine our needs and communicate them authentically 

Confidently engage when conflict arises and hold compassion for others with different perspectives

Thrive in our relationships and build meaningful connections

Increase productivity without compromising wellbeing

Minimize the impacts of trauma & learn to work with our triggers







By becoming more in tune with our body’s natural healing sequence, we learn to identify and manage our emotions. Through self regulation, taking strides in overcoming anxiety, depression and physical pain.

We set the stage for learning to occur by working with our biology to balance the nervous system, build confidence, and prevent burnout.

Programming for Educators

The Embodied Educator™

Learn how to weave emotional literacy practices into your curriculum and improve the overall mental health of your learners.

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Programming for Youth

The Wholehearted Leaders Alternative Education Program

Programming that integrates hands-on project-based learning with emotional literacy content, to assist students in uncovering their natural talents while developing self-awareness, problem solving skills, and resiliency.

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The ELM Blog

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Learning to Navigate the Storms in Life

I don't do too much in the way of deeply personal shares online anymore, but given that I actively advocate for emotional expression and vulnerability, it seems like the appropriate thing to do. It does get a whole lot scarier the more I put myself out there as a professional though. How strange that I should still equate professionalism with lack of emotion....especially considering that I run a business focused on emotions. Even “professionals” doubt themselves at times and have human feelings…

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Emotional Waves

Have you ever seen that diagram of what to do in the case of being in the ocean when a big wave hits? You’re supposed to dive deep in order to keep yourself from getting tossed around by the wave, filling your lungs with water and leaving you disoriented and unable to find your way back to the surface. I feel this way about big emotional waves.

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the past several years learning to navigate the waves of emotions that used to take me under and leave me …

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We Can Do Hard Things

This year I fully stepped into my role as an Emotional Literacy Educator and founder of the Emotional Literacy Movement. I rose to the role of leader of an incredible team, business manager, and bookkeeper. I research, write and deliver an increasing amount of programs. Sometimes they go off without a hitch and I’m left with the high that comes with the satisfaction of a job well done, knowing that I have made a positive impact in the world.  Other times I encounter bumps in the road that send m…

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