About

About

About

About

About

I've been there...

Ilsa Levine here. I am your typical millennial, meaning I’ve traversed the world (and reality TV) to find purpose and love but was left confused and heartbroken, until I started the journey inward.

After getting married at 23, I joined my family’s not-for-profit,  Marriage and Life Enrichment Boot Camp.  I got certified as a relationship & life coach and started working at my family’s monthly four-day seminars and new reality TV series, also called “Marriage Boot Camp.” I even joined SMU’s Intimate Couples Lab as a researcher, thinking I might pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

Heartbreak

Then I got divorced, an experience I never saw coming. My world was rocked, and this began a two-year process of redefining everything in my life. I escaped, I questioned, I threw tantrums, I partied, I lost friends, I gained friends – the pain was awful, but, oddly enough, I wouldn’t trade one moment.

I’m 29. I’ve had a million jobs. I’m divorced. And somehow, amidst everything harvested what became a necessary skill to find joy in the presence of pain.

Our Turn

Getting divorced was the most painful experience of my life, but through my divorce and subsequent healing, I discovered a passion for people fighting for freedom and authenticity in relationships. We’ve all been there, and sometimes it’s a daily battle to wake up and find joy in the midst of pain and monotony. Let this place encourage and empower you in those moments.  

Everyday freedom is not about making our externals just right, but about looking within and falling in love with the unique creatures we are.

And GUESS WHAT → falling in love with ourselves is a surefire way to find people -- romantic interests and otherwise -- who feel the same!

This is a space about making decisions that are right for us (+ sometimes scary) when the world disagrees. This is a space that facilitates communities of grace and bravery in a world that would like us to stay quiet and appropriate. This is a space normalizing failure and risk because only when we reach the end of ourselves do we discover our fullest potential.