My name is Alexandra Elle. I am a 30-year-old wife and mother of 3! I also write books for a living. Becoming an author wasn’t in the cards for me, it just kind of happened about 7 years ago when I decided to start sharing my story and standing in my truth. I got tired of settling and shrinking into societal and familial boxes that didn’t belong to me. I found comfort in storytelling and a passion for building community through writing.
Meet Alex Elle, an author and wellness
consultant living in the Washington, DC
metro area with her husband and children.
On women to look up to
There are quite a few! But my top 3 are Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Brene Brown. These women are mentors in my head! I love their courage, grace, and intellect. I often go down the list and ask: WWOD, WWMOD, and WWBBD.
On approaching wellness as a career
When I discovered my true and authentic voice, mental wellness became a must. Community inspires all that I do, so creating spaces for people to learn, gather, and share was essential in unfolding into my work. I want people who read my books, use my journals, and come to workshops to know that I don’t have the answers--they do! Self-healing and self-trust are pivotal, and I do my best to teach that.
On getting dressed
I like simple, easy, functional, and black, cream, or grey. Oh, and comfort! My clothing provides me with a different type of self-expression that’s fun to play around with.
Lately, [I find inspiration] in adversity. Challenging moments have been encouraging me to slow down, stop, and think. That in itself requires me to find creative and mindful ways to calm down and tap into my power by showing up in new ways emotionally. That can be very hard for me to do, especially because I tend to be hypersensitive [and emotional]. But my therapist taught me to slow my reactions, and instead, find the lesson in adverse moments.
What We Ache For by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.
But, Burbank, CA (where I fell in love with my husband).
self-care practice through writing.