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Elizabeth Sheehan
Elizabeth Sheehan, Author, Traveler, Dancer, Flower Essences Researcher and Developer
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Author, Traveler, Dancer, Flower Essences Researcher and Developer
Guest Biography

Elizabeth Sheehan - author of, The Trail: A True Tale of the Camino

How does one move forward in the turbulent decade after college? What happens when community evaporates, a job ends and relationships crumble? And what’s a girl to do when all three fall away simultaneously??? This was the crossroads that faced Elizabeth as she set off on the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Following the intuitive nudge from a recurring dream, she embarked on a six-hundred mile trek across Spain. The thousand-year-old pilgrim route carried her from high in the Pyrenees in France to a place on Spain’s Atlantic coast known as the end of the world. Along the way her solo journey would transform itself into a communal life filled with a cast of international characters, a group that would give her the chance to lay the past to rest and find new love.

Elizabeth Sheehan was born and raised on a farm in rural New Hampshire. She attended Bennington College where she trained as a modern dancer with Terry Creech and Dana Reitz. A particular focus of her dance work was on the evolving field of emergent improvisation. Her interest in this field led to a post-graduate year working for Bennington College. After Bennington, Elizabeth danced in New York City before taking a one year teaching internship at the Putney School in Putney, Vermont.

After Putney, Elizabeth decided to walk the ancient pilgrimage route from St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela on the west coast of Spain. Begun as a solo trek, this journey became an exuberant experience of community. Her abiding love for the Camino led her to walk the five hundred mile Camino three times and write a memoir about her first Camino called, The Trail: A True Tale of the Camino.

At present, Elizabeth works in research and development as well as in the main office at Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. During her trips on the Camino, she created three different Flower Essence collections for Green Hope Farm: The Camino Collection, The Healer’s Toolbox and Camino Tres. Her Flower Essences are sold worldwide.