Hay House author, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, Percolate: Let Your Best Self Filter Through. The road she has traveled to get here has been filled with trials and tribulations, but each step of the way she has found a way to rise above the trials, persevere, and ultimately thrive.
In this interview, Elizabeth tells us how she dealt early in her life with debilitating allergies to nuts and turned those allergies into a career devoted first to helping raise awareness about those allergies and then later helping people be the best they can be in their own lives.
Along the way, her father suffered a stroke and then cancer later on, but survived them both. Immediately after his stroke, he surprised everyone including his speech therapist not only by how well he was able to form his words, but also by the overwhelmingly positive and uplifting nature of the words he chose to utter on the first day of speech therapy. The experience had such an impact on Elizabeth that she turned his words into the book that Hay House is planning to publish in 2013 over her byline.
From 2002 to 2008 she ran the Maine Cookie Company and has handmade and donated over 100,000 nut-free chocolate chip cookies for kids. She was twice Mrs. Maine, which she undertook in both 2006 and 2011 in support of her cause to education people about food allergies and to promote children’s literacy.
In 2008, she founded the Best Ever You network, which includes a BlogTalkRadio online radio show, a print magazine, and a network of over 600 contributors and writers. She is also co-founder with Brian Hom of the Food Allergy Zone site.
This was a delightful interview. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as Elizabeth and I enjoyed our roles in it.