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MEET MARIE-ELIZABETH MALI

Do you want to find a way to stay happy inside your current cocoon or do you want to fly? This is a question I ask myself when a desire emerges that pushes me in a new direction. Maybe I’m a restless soul, but this inability to rest for too long in the same place has allowed me to cultivate a depth of insight and devotion to what’s true, even if that truth shakes up what’s comfortable.

Through more than twenty-five years of meditation and personal work, I’ve cultivated the ability to hear when people are aligned with the truth of who they are and when they’re not. As a coach, my allegiance lies with that deeper soul-place that’s already clear and I point my clients toward that as the guiding principle for their lives. Aligning themselves with their inner knowing creates the freedom that people are seeking. That place rarely wants to stay in a cocoon. It wants to fly. Are you ready to let it lead?

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Muriel Rukeyser said, “Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.” I write poetry because it’s the most distilled and direct way I know to bring my experiences into words with an emotional impact. I come to poetry to connect with myself and others, with the whole spectrum of a well-lived life. I have books and several sample poems available, as well as links to online publications in which other poems have appeared.
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When I take photos and videos underwater, I am also looking for connection. Through these images, I attempt to convey the personalities of the creatures I meet, as well as the incredible range of shapes and colors that exist in the underwater world. Jacques Ives Cousteau said, “We protect what we love.” Not a day goes by when I’m diving that I don’t think about how rapidly the planet is changing, how ephemeral the environment and creatures I love.
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I’m based in Santa Monica, CA. Welcome to my site!