"For me, wellbeing (mentally, physically and spiritually) is the key to a long and fulfilling life! The importance of health really came into focus when I turned 40. At that time, I was really struggling to feel good. I was juggling four small children, a jam-packed schedule of work, philanthropic endeavors and some poor lifestyle choices including too much coffee and wine and too much exercise and not enough sleep that left me feeling wired and tired and totally out of balance. Around that time I went on a trip to Asia where I met an Eastern medicine doctor. He introduced to me the idea of treating my body like a garden that needs good soil, watering, proper sunlight, weeding and rest to truly flourish, grow and thrive. Ten years have passed since I began my wellness journey and I now know how the garden grows; it grows when it's cared for and tended to on a daily basis with tiny actions that pay big dividends over time."
Her new book, "Nurture and Thrive - Simple Steps to Live in Good Health," launches Dec 7, 2020!
Elizabeth O’Connor Cole seeks to demystify the world of wellness by showing how a healthy lifestyle can be simple, fun and accessible to all. Before beginning her wellness journey at age 40, she graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a Major in Government and Minor in English. She then went on to do a year of service teaching fifth grade in Chicago’s underserved communities with the Big Shoulders Fund. Elizabeth then returned to Washington D.C., where she worked as a legislative lobbyist for three years. She then earned an MBA in Marketing at The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. From there, she joined The Chicago Tribune, first in mergers and acquisitions and then as the Director of Investor Relations. Since leaving the Tribune she has focused on wellbeing, philanthropy and family.