Creating Magic from Chaos
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About Liz


about me

How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become founder of The SunnySide?

To answer this question, it’s probably best I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story,” that brought me to where I am today – guiding people like you on exactly what to do to create magic from chaos. 

That defining moment in my life happened in 2013.

I met my ex-husband when I was going through a challenging time in my life. He was in a similar position, and we clicked immediately. It felt really good. He seemed like a wonderful person, and it helped to have a partner who understood where I was at and what I was facing. 

I didn’t realize the reason we clicked so well was that we magnetized together as giver and taker. You can guess which one I was! I started alienating my old friends, only prioritizing him and our new, mutual friends. He was very suspicious of my relationships with anyone outside of our small circle, including the fathers of my children. He made things weird that had never been weird before. My own family was also affected. My mom loved my husband at first, but saw some warning signs. Of course, I shut her concerns out of my mind. 

Meanwhile, I was on a spiritual rollercoaster of believing and not. I found an intimate, community-based church that I loved, but still I doubted. I was determined to find what worked for me. I was moved to focus on the beauty of planet Earth and all its gifts – and enrolled in a three day herbalism course. 

I was only a few hours away from home, but my husband saw this as me leaving the fold or escaping from him. He panicked.  He fell, almost immediately, into past harmful behaviors. Then one day, it escalated to the point where he put my children at risk. My whole world shattered into a million pieces in an instant. I knew I couldn’t do what I had been doing anymore. I had to protect my kids, and free myself from the pattern I had created. I ended my marriage that day.

I couldn’t keep living my life for everyone else. It happened quickly, but not easily. I constantly had to avoid “that road of comfort,” by continually shutting him out. I was completely focused on surviving; I often forgot to eat. I went into auto-pilot. It was as if something (my higher self?) swooped in and took over, when I could not. I stayed like this for months. I had to rebuild my life, my finances, my identity, everything. Focusing solely on myself and my kids was huge, different, and often uncomfortable. I hadn’t been the one to put them in danger, but I felt guilty all the same. 

But one day, I woke up fully present. “Whoa!” I thought. “Where did the last few months of my life go?” I promised myself that things would be different, and that 30 would be the best year of my life.

I reconnected with lifelong friends – this was a big, big deal. I even reached out to my high school sweetheart which sparked off a magical romance. (As I sit down to write this, we’ve been married almost a year.) I reestablished trust with my kids, and became the mom I always wanted to be.

Exactly a year after the incident happened, a friend invited me to an energy work event. I wasn’t the person directly receiving the healing, but I was overcome. The practitioner asked if we wanted to learn how to do what we had witnesssed. “Holy crap, yes!” I thought. 

I did and it radically changed my life. I was completely free of the elephant (or eight elephants) on my chest. I knew this was what I was called to do, but leaving my well-paid, long-term, reliable job had never even crossed my mind. 

Then, I received an unexpected blessing. I had an office in the back of the store. Several times a day, multiple co-workers (who called me the mother hen) would come to vent or seek advice. One day it just hit me. THIS is my purpose  – to guide people to their answers. When I looked at my life, I saw that I had always been this way. I’ve always been the person people come to for guidance – to lift them up out of their darkness. Even strangers in the grocery store!

I started practicing my energy work more and more, until ultimately, I quit my job. I knew it was time to tell my story.

What I thought that was the worst possible thing that could happen, was the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to look at myself, my priorities, EVERYTHING. I was filled with the hope that people would hear my story and be inspired to make their own changes and realize things may seem insurmountable in the dark moments, but endless joy is available when you start to choose possibility instead of conclusion. 

I continued to heal from my past and started teaching people how they can do the same: I watched their perspectives shift too!

I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping others see the magic in their chaos and to own their potency.

Since then, I’ve worked with many private clients and taught classes. I now am living my dream of freedom that affords me the ability to put myself first, get paid to travel, have adventures with my family, and be the powerful being I had been hiding!

Who are your clients?

I work with people just like you who have been to hell and back searching for themselves, but ended up taking care of everyone else instead. I work with those that are seeking to put their past in the past and those that want a fulfilling life of endless awesome possibilities!

What makes you different from other coaches?

Although we will occasionally touch upon time management and other coaching basics, you have me as a confidence expert and consultant first and foremost. I assist you in focusing on the yumminess in any yucky situation so you can see your possibilities right away. Then I work on pulling out the inner pieces you have hidden, because truth be told, THOSE are the most sensational parts of YOU. My greatest gift is guiding people to their truest selves. I promise I’ll keep pushing you until we get there!

Last but definitely not least, you’ll get honesty from me. I don’t beat around bushes or waste time. You may not always like what I have to tell you, but you can be sure I will always offer you the gift of an objective perspective. My honesty may be tough to swallow at times, but staying in your comfort zone will never produce the dynamic life you are seeking. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable… That’s where the magic happens! And I’ll be right there to guide you through it.

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

My services, products, and programs were created for people who aren’t willing to spend another day in misery! They’re for people who are serious about killing old habits, breaking through resistance, and getting down to the nitty gritty of what’s hiding within. This process isn’t for the faint of heart, but I can assure you there will be plenty of celebrating and tons of fun along the way, if you’re ready to prioritize YOU! 

You’re expected to show up and be a conscious creator of your life. Paying me isn’t where your part in this process ends. I’m not here to do the work for you! I’m here as someone who has been through the wringer, too, and I know what steps are necessary to break apart everything you’ve ever known to find the magic on the other side. I’m your guide; I walk you through the scary parts and educate you about what’s happening along the way, but YOU have to show up for YOU.

Does this really work?

Yes! When you finally decide to put yourself at the top of the priority list and take some leaps of faith into the wild unknown, life gets more incredible than words can describe. The processes I use work time and time again for those who are willing to put in the effort. (See Testimonials on the main page.)

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

Love and respect yourself above all else.

Be free of the burdens of others’ demands.

Feel the weight of years of fear, resentment, and self-hatred disappear.

Stop the endless cycles of self-sabotage.

Stay accountable to your goals and achieve them with ease.

Create a junk-free canvas where the life of your dreams can be created!

Find a fulfilling career you enjoy showing up for.

Create loving, lasting relationships that are a contribution to YOU.

Are there real people who can tell me what it’s like to work with you?

Yes! I encourage you to go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get, or perhaps because that person has a similar background story.

How quickly can I expect results?

Results depends on how quickly you are willing to make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and power through the process in a short time frame, while others have a bit more work to do first. Your success level is directly impacted by your willingness to take action.

how can i get started?

Contact me!
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Let me guide you on your personal or professional journey. We will  create MAGIC from your chaos!