about liv lane - photo by jennifer liv olsonI believe we are all born full of light, like baby fireflies ready to shine up the world.

But as we grow up, the challenges and expectations we face are enough to knock our lights out. I know what it’s like to live in the dark. Been there, done that. I also know what it’s like to reclaim your sparks and light up your life. Done that, too.

I lived a pretty charmed life for much of my 20s, building a successful communications career as a radio host, publicist and co-founder of multi-million dollar media company.

But I was sitting on a big secret. 

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rectangle - official bioI had grown up seeing and hearing spirits and angels, and knew a huge part of my success was due to my supercharged intuition. The ways I felt guided into one amazing opportunity after another was mind-boggling. I kept it under wraps, fearful people would think me crazy or resent my quiet superpower. But hiding my truth slowly crushed my spirit and obstructed my connection to the Great Beyond.

Then, in 2003, motherhood rocked my world and cracked my heart open. A long journey through postpartum depression and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) forced me to recalibrate and change course. As I emerged from that dark time, my intuition came roaring back, stronger than ever before. Funny how our greatest challenges often house our greatest opportunities, right?

I left corporate life in 2007 to launch my own biz, and today I feel so blessed by the ways I get to help brave-hearted, open-minded “human sparklers” understand their past and embrace their now in order to leap into their bright futures. I teach powerful online classes, provide individual readings, maintain a line of inspiring cards & gifts, and speak at events across the U.S. on the importance of reigniting your inner sparks (carrying the torch for my dad) and the power of purpose.

I live in beautiful Minnesota with my husband Brad, two precious and busy boys (including one bright light on the autism spectrum), our crazy dog Daisy and an invisible army of angels.

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I once shared grapes with Wolf Blitzer backstage during a presidential speech.

During junior high, I met Oprah by dressing in my grandma’s clothes and pretending I was 18 in order to attend a taping at her show.

I took Judy Blume to her old elementary school in Miami and she read her books to the students.

I created an exhibit celebrating women’s wisdom that travelled to 11 states and was installed at the national Women’s Museum.

I once took a real-life squirrel to New York City for an appearance on Fox News; hardest part was finding a hotel that allowed rodents to stay overnight.

Kenny Loggins told me I was his best interviewer ever. He swallowed at least 30 pills…err, supplements…during our chat.

My first concert was Russian rock band Gorky Park – and the next day, I performed with them.

 

Drumroll, please….THEY’RE ALL TRUE!