Elizabeth Gould had a thriving career as an Import Operations manager, handling $70 million in product per year before developing an autoimmune illness. Looking to develop an autoimmune-friendly career, she began writing Southern historical fiction.
In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded a 6 week residency to the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency. In 2013, her short story, The Tintype, was published in The Westchester Review. She is the author of the upcoming Southern historical fiction novel, West of Center, as well as her health book, Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD, and Chronic Illness.
Unable to get help from Western medicine, Elizabeth turned to alternative health, of which she'd always been a skeptic. What she found healed her. Realizing others were in the same boat--overdeveloping the left brain and not accessing the right brain in order to reset from stress--she created Your Best Health By Friday, which explains the commonalities of stress, inflammation and illness, gives an overview of alternative health, as well as action steps to heal.
Elizabeth has been fortunate to study with some excellent teachers. Learning a form of specialized writing helped Elizabeth start her healing process after being diagnosed with autoimmune illness. She was also fortunate to discover a type of Tibetan yoga and meditation to further help her heal, which had the side benefit of preventing writer's block.
Elizabeth’s search for answers into autoimmune illness, pain, PTSD, and Autistic Spectrum disorders makes her a leading expert in the field of brain development, health and wellness.
Her blog is about celebrating the ability we all have to transform our lives. It’s about getting second, third and umpteenth chances, all in the quest to grow and transform—to live a fuller, healthier life. Filled with how-to tips, as well as connection and commentary on Elizabeth's favorite health, meditation and lifestyle blogs, it’s about rising above one’s programming and loving oneself, shortcomings and all.