Road to


"From rock bottom to

the top of the mountain,

Bold MAma ELle inspires the world."

-Woman Magazine

Imagine being on the edge of a mountain at 12,000 feet without a parachute to pull, or safety net to catch you. Well, that is exactly what happened to me and much much more! It was a mind-blowing brush with death at altitudes of up to 17,500 ft.

Bold Mama Elle

"Bold MAMa ELle's personal tale of triumph

over tragedy is a real life comeback movie."

It is unnatural not to grow. It is unnatural not to have a fresh start. … You have to give yourself permission to stop doing the same things every day.” 

Bold Mama Elle accepted the inner call to learn how to ride a motorcycle. It turned out to be more difficult than she had anticipated. After crashing the bike into a wall during her first lesson, Swan was kicked out of the class.

“I walked off the track with tears rolling down my face, and for a moment, I felt like I was defeated,” she recalled. Undeterred, she returned to class a few days later and this time passed with flying colors. “I trusted my inner voice about being able to do this, even though the instructor didn’t think I could do it.” she said.

“I think that falling and getting back up literally reflects pushing yourself and doing something different that introduces you to more of your personal power. By facing my fear of the bike, I was able to be cast as the only female rider in a movie shot in the Himalayas just six weeks."That fear is vapor. It feels like concrete, but it really is vapor…and we are designed to transcend fear."

"elle had never ridden a motorcycle before but approached the idea with a how hard could it be attitude. She actually went from the basic rider course to the experienced rider course in one week. I don’t know of anyone else who’s ever really done that. ”

-LAs Vegas Review

“I had all these thoughts about what I was capable of, what might be coming towards me, you realized there is going to be traffic, so you’re focused everywhere except for now. I was focused on what’s around the corner, how much I know, if it was going to rain. And I realized on the bike, if I keep doing this I’m going to die from the fear. I didn’t have enough motorcycle experience to be thinking about it. I was totally terrified and consumed. I was thinking about too many things either in the future or that I couldn’t control. So what I said is I have to do is be right here, right now. I dropped into the now and it felt like the bike became an ice skate on the mountain. It was being levered up like an escalator.”

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