Twenty-one years ago, in October 1997, I was named to Crain’s New York 40 Under 40. I was 30 years old and CEO of my own environmental consulting company.
Crain’s 40 Under 40
CEO on a Trash Can
The photo on the above left is of me at age 30 and yes, I’m posing on a trash can. That’s because my environmental consulting company diverted millions of pounds of garbage from landfills into recycling facilities, something that was incredibly pioneering in those days.
Diagnosed with Three Autoimmune Diseases
In less than a decade, I had been diagnosed with 3 autoimmune diseases. First Celiac Disease, then Hashimoto’s, and most devastatingly, Multiple Sclerosis. These diseases radically changed the path my life would take.
My Incredible Family
It hasn’t been an easy road, but I have no regrets, I’ve learned a lot and built a life that gives me more joy than I could’ve truly ever imagined. I have an incredible relationship with the love of my life, my darling husband, and two boys that I adore with all my heart! ❤️
This Amazing Community
While my life moved forward in ways that surprised me, many of the unexpected twists and turns have been wonderful! I started Elana’s Pantry in 2006, and an awesome community has blossomed here. I am so blessed to connect with such an incredible group of caring people every single day!
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Thank You for Being on this Healing Path with Me
Thank you for being on this wonderfully wild, beautiful, healing path with me! I am more grateful for you than you will ever know!!!