Janelle Hardy

Memoirs. Embodiment. Creativity. Healing.

Have you rewritten your personal mythology lately?

I believe we become whole when we reclaim our life stories, reconnect with our bodies and tap into our creativity.

And so, I help people write their memoirs.

You’re the kind of person who is concerned with legacy. With self-knowledge. With impact. You have an uncommon passion for the aesthetic, the divine, the sensual.

You’re a curious person. Figuring things out, knowing the answers, seeking, these have all been the ways in which you’ve approached your life, and for the most part, it’s been an excellent strategy.

But still, something seems missing, stuck, and despite your self-awareness and the strength of your intellect, you can’t figure it out.

Every single one of us encounters these moments, when, instead of striding on solid ground, you’ve stepped off the cliff’s edge into the abyss and discovered that there is nothing underfoot.

I serve you. The person who is mid-leap, deeply aware of a need for change but not sure what’s next. The person who knows they need to befriend their body, to find deeper meaning about who they are and where they come from and tap into their own power and creativity.

This is an uncommon memoir-writing process.

Without shying away from the difficult, the painful or the grief-ridden, I help people heal from the stories they have about themselves and their bodies.

To heal from the stories their cultures impose on them.

To get spacious enough for growth, wholeness, joy and peace. To celebrate the shape of their lives.

Memoir-writing is a multi-layered gift, not only to yourself, but also to your descendants, the ones who will be so curious about who they come from.

Personal Mythmaking School

Write the rough draft of your memoir with ease.

Three months to explore your culture, your family, your relationship to your body, and write creatively. In community.

Memoir Writing Program

Write your lifestory. Or talk it.

Create your Memoir. Leave a legacy.

Devotional Paintings

This is creative magic imbued in a symbol-laden intuitive painting.

Art and healing devoted to you.


Wild Elixir Podcast

Conversations with personal mythmakers about their relationships with their bodies, their creativity, and their favourite fairytales.


Writing and telling stories unflinchingly. Honestly.

Always with a good dose of curiosity, anthropology, embodiment, beauty and healing.

5 - 10 day Intensives

Short ecourses with optional online communities to cultivate self-leadership.

Learn and awaken with topics such as your grief, your anger, your ancestors and the darkness.

In Person Transformation

Hands-on touch.

Correcting posture and relieving pain through myofascial release, movement lessons and body awareness, Hellerwork Structural Integration is deep, intense and long-lasting.

Creative Artists' Residency

One emerging or professional artist/creative at a time is invited to create, daydream, and dig into their creative practice, while also staying in a cosy family environment (with us) and exploring the stunning Cowichan Valley (the Warmlands of Vancouver Island) on the west coast of Canada.