I was born in Israel in 1966 and I grew up in a kibbutz which is a commune type of life that is very popular in Israel.
The meaning of my name – Elani is the Hebrew feminine form for Tree. My last name – Elan is the masculine form for Tree. My maiden name is Degani which means grain. Growth is my essence…
I am a mother of four kids. Three boys and one girl. They all were born in healthy home births.
One of the best motherly decisions I made was to raise them in homeschooling which allowed me to be with them all the time while they grew up. 9 years of which we traveled the US in a travel trailer. I wrote a book about it, one day it will be translated from Hebrew to English.
I have a degree in Business administration and CPA but I never worked in it.
I am married to Ori for 23 years. It took us 2 days to devote to each other. We were 31 years old when we met.
I draw, sing, write, knit and crochet, sew very easy patterns, I play piano, guitar, and steel drum,
I love cooking and feeding others. I have the Middle Eastern hospitality in my blood. Especially when my kids are hungry….
I healed myself physically and spiritually when I was 30 and reborn through this journey to become who I am today.
I moved to the US in 1997 and after moving back and forth with Israel, I moved here permanently in 2005.
My father died when I was 9 years old. This shaped my attitude to life.
I love nature, I live in nature, I am inspired by nature.
I love taking road trips alone.
My coffee is a weak, traditionally cooked Arabic coffee with cardamom. No sugar.
I am an herbalist, forager, and never take medications. I my family’s doctor. My kids grew up never seeing a doctor. Only a dentist.
I go to sleep early and get up very early.
I exercise with a mini trampoline, yoga, the five Tibetan rites, and bicycles.
My mother bequeathed me strength, intuition, and the courage to follow it.
I meditate daily.
My political view is that politics divides, and we need to unite.
I love hot springs.
I am here to serve in whatever way I am needed and can.