From Men To Me: A Russian Heart and an American Dream

From Men To Me: A Russian Heart and an American Dream

by Elena Vanek


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Elena was looking for home - and love in all the wrong places. Dangled upside down out of the window of a ten-story building by two mafia thugs, Elena - a Russian woman from the Soviet Union - was at one of the lowest points in her life. Suspended mid-air, all she could think of was her son. She questions the choices she'd made in a life connected by a myriad of chaotic chapters and characters. From lead Russian actress, to partnering with one important man after the next, through the crumbling of the Soviet Union, and the hell of Perestroika ... Elena was a survivor.
Still, she worried. Would she be able to make it without a man?
America and an American husband seemed to be the answer to her dissatisfaction. But was it? Russia still held the answers to what she'd been looking for. Russia was a mirror to her choices. She discovers that nothing had ever really been missing, and here begins her real journey back to wholeness, and a courageous life that spans two continents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500803599
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Elena Vanek is a consultant and coach who helps international women prepare for their new life in America after moving from overseas. She is an expert at bridging the gap between Russian women and American cultural differences. Elena directs the women to new opportunities through her coaching. She helps them find their inner strength, build community, and realize joy during the process of dealing with cultural change and the difficulty of divorce.
Elena originally began her career in Theatre. She earned her degree from the Institute of Theatre, in Kazakstan and was immediately accepted into the prestigious Academic Theatre where she performed as a lead actress for many years. After a two-year stint as the Manager of Culture at the House of Scientists in Akadem-Town, Russia, she pursued a career in business. She opened her own clothing boutique, worked in international travel and hospitality, and years later, opened a yoga center for women in Sochi, Russia.
Yoga has been a big part of Elena's life and personal transformation since 2003. In 2010 she received her Yoga Teaching Certificate. She continues to teach private classes in San Diego, California.
Elena's passion is working with women-particularly from Russia, who are in the later stages of their life; the Crone Stage. Her desire is to help them transition into this special time of life as gracefully as possible. As part of her coaching, she utilizes focused transformational work to help the women reach their highest potential. Elena believes in the power of the Crone Women as natural healers and leaders who are here to help give their best to our planet.

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