Redefining Retirement: An Enlightening Second Career

Redefining Retirement

Before retiring in 2012, Elizabeth Landerholm had a diverse teaching career that included teaching preschool through third grade, supervising preschool student teachers, and running an Even Start after-school program. She loved working with and helping people—a good trait for a teacher!—and wanted to find a way to continue doing that even though she was retiring from teaching. Her quest eventually put her on the path of energy healing.

Energy healing combines ancient shamanic wisdom teachings with current nutrition, biology, and neuroscience practices to create a holistic approach to healing the human body and mind. Fascinated by this new way to help people with their physical and emotional issues, Elizabeth decided to get certified as an Energy Medicine Practitioner and Health Coach, and in 2015 completed the three-year certificate program at the Four Winds’ Light Body School in Joshua Tree, CA.

Now back in Illinois, she has started her own energy healing practice—Sacred Star Path—and is using her training to help clients alleviate stress and pain, resolve relationship issues, and find new purpose and happiness in their lives. While there is plenty to love about her second career, Elizabeth is most excited by her ability to help people make meaningful life changes faster than she could when she was teaching and advising students.

A website for Sacred Star Path is still in the works, so for more information about Elizabeth’s energy healing practice, feel free to email her at or follow her on Facebook.

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