Elizabeth Marx on embracing the journey and how motherhood lead to a beautiful unravelling

Elizabeth Marx on embracing the journey and how motherhood lead to a beautiful unravelling

Mar 10, 2021

My friend, let’s talk about possibilities.

We have a tendency to focus on what’s not working and on all the ways something could fail.

Growing up I was known as “the worrier”. I cared too much, worried about what could happen. And usually it’s for the scary stuff…Because let’s be honest, that’s an easier place to go than a happy place for an anxious kid.

Often times anxiety and stress stem from focusing on what could go wrong, instead of seeing what is already working well. Author Brené Brown says that joy is the most vulnerable human emotion. We’re so afraid that if we let ourselves feel joy, something will come and take that away from us and we’ll be hit with pain, trauma, and loss. That’s why we try to “dress rehearse” tragedy to feel better prepared.


Does that sound familiar?

And the thing is, we carry that same filter into our dreams and goals as well. We worry about failing, not being perfect enough that we don’t allow ourselves to believe in –or even worst, dare to follow those dreams.

You might be considering a career change, perhaps you want to move somewhere else, start a new relationship…whatever that is you might spiral more into what could go wrong instead.

But what if you started to allow your joy, your dreams to take up space.

What is possible if it does work out?

Brené shared that in order to experience more joy, we’re required to make a conscious choice, to show up for it, to practice it, to allow it to become more familiar. She says we must find ways to “just do the joyful thing”.

Today’s guest, Elizabeth Marx shared her experience doing exactly that. Opening herself up to possibilities, letting go of old beliefs that were holding her back and believing in her dreams. Even diving into the uncomfortable. She also talks about embracing the journey and how motherhood lead her to a beautiful unravelling

Elizabeth Marx is a luxury wedding photographer and the founder of Almond Leaf Studios. For over 16 years, she’s captured hundreds of weddings around the globe and now helps other wedding professionals build profitable, sustainable businesses with the work life balance they’ve only dreamed possible.

In today’s episode Elizabeth shares:

  • How inner work allowed her to embrace and integrate her sensitivity into her business
  • Creating space to have the awareness on what’s working and what’s not made a difference in life and business
  • Her journey into motherhood and what her children is teaching her
  • On almost hitting rock bottom in her business and leading her to reevaluate the way she was operating
  • The realization that it’s not about the destination
  • And what’s become possible once she started to lean into her strengths, align her business to her and let go of expectations


Come join this nourishing conversation!


And if you’re visual like me here’s a video of our conversation 🙂




  • The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen: Opening Your Eyes to Wonder by Lisa Gungor
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks








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