Author @ Ella Hooper

Ella is a Life Coach, Speaker and Writer with a passion for story telling, wholeness and living the life you always imagined! Learn more about Ella here and connect via email, instagram or facebook!

Giant thinkers

What if everything worked out to my advantage? What if this was the day that everything changed? What if I could feel fully myself? What would happiness feel like everyday? What would a joyful lifestyle look like for me? What would it mean if all my problems were solved? What would my life look like […]

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Faith

I thought I would write this blog specifically about my Faith. This is a topic I don’t love being too in your face about. A big part of me hates the stereotype that is evoked when you tell someone you believe in Jesus. What I realized is that I was actually going through a time […]

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Anything Can Happen

So it’s 1:30am in the morning here in California. Jet lag has kicked in. In case you haven’t read my previous blogs, I have moved back to Redding, California to attend my 2nd year of school at Bethel. It has been a whirlwind, quitting my job in Queensland, packing up my life again, squeezing in […]

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Brave

Tough decision. I’ve been accepted back for a 2nd year at Bethel in California. I LOVE the COMFORT of being back in Australia, with my yummy family, chasing summer on the beach, enjoying little beach town life and earning my keep. But something screams inside me saying, “Ella you are not being true to yourself, […]

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All That I Am

Through my teenage years and early 20’s I desperately, passionately wanted to be an actress. When I finished high school I went to Drama school, and in my 2nd year I went through what was one of the darkest seasons of my life. I was receiving so much negative criticism and felt I was being torn in every […]

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Un-offendable

Walking through the international gates to greet my family after 9 months of being away in California, I was reminded of the opening scene in Love Actually. I had imagined this moment all year. It got me through the times I wondered whether I could pull this off. It was a bittersweet moment where I […]

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Fearless

Last year my new year’s resolution was to take a risk with my life. I asked myself what I would do if I had no limitations. So the pursuit began to live a life free from limitations. Sitting on the other side of risk I cannot begin to describe how fulfilling it is. The process, […]

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Just say yes

Merry Christmas everyone! I had my first winter Christmas here in California! Our amazing neighbors loaned us their Mountain cabin for the Christmas break so a group of my friends went up there to celebrate together! It was the best time with lots of laughing and reflecting on the year that was! It’s very hard […]

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And she decided to live the life she imagined

I was flying home from the Gold Coast where I’d attended a work conference. Opening my emails I saw that I had received an email from the school of ministry in California.  The email read ‘Congratulations! You have been accepted.’ I felt nothing. I wasn’t excited or freaking out, just neutral. It wasn’t until I […]

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Instagram

  • @theorycollaborative you are basically my real life version of ‘central perk’ from @friends. ❤️ PC: @jamieintheusa
  • Congratulations @joseph_maggiore & @tiff_fa_knee on getting married 💕 we loved celebrating you!
  • Love my people 😍 📷 @christine.l.sullivan
  • Have you ever said "I've told you a million times, why don't you listen?" Even with the best intentions sometimes our words of wisdom don't seem to resonate with the person... have you ever wondered why?⠀
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I'm a verbal processor but being verbal doesn't mean I am automatically a great communicator, it just means I talk a lot. When we speak often our agenda is to be understood and heard, but in the midst of that we forget to make the other person feel heard and understood. ⠀
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Maybe if we shifted the goal from agreement (right and wrong) to connection we would be able to find our way back to each other. I know if someone doesn't hear me, I need to learn to change the way I communicate. Staying in a place of "No one listens to me" keeps me in a place of helplessness. Approaching people from a place of curiosity rather than judgement will change the game in the way you communicate!
  • Happy Birthday to this blonde babe of a woman!!!!!!! Love and miss you so much! Take us back to sailing the whitsundays and discovering abandoned resorts! @thewritersink 💜💗✨
  • "So why would I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love" #psalms 
Often our minds are rehearsing tragedy, meditating on lack, and forgetting the good. What if we shifted our focus? And got caught up in a cycle of goodness instead of lack?

If fear has to do with punishment am I walking on egg shells anticipating something bad happening? Am I believing that I am worth being punished? Or do I believe that I am being pursued by love? 
It's time to get caught up in a cycle of love and goodness rather than a cycle of rejection and punishment.
  • Perfect catch up with @jack_n_j on a beautiful sunny winters day on Sunset Blvd 💕
  • Magic day in La La Land ✨Pic cred @nikkimataphoto
  • Cutest company on a rooftop in LA ✨✨✨
  • My brother is engaged!! So happy to welcome a new sister into the family!! Love you @shellechin and @jess.hooper 💜😭💕💍👰🏻🤵🏼
  • I met the sweetest little boy today @ziondupree 👶🏽congratulations @chantelleenelson @dontanelson he will change the world 🌎
  • Hawaii Vibes ✨