Elephants Up Close by Nancy Falconi

I wanted to share this inspiring, uplifting guest blog from one of my brilliant business clients- Nancy Falconi

Elephants Up Close

by Nancy Falconi

Several years ago I left a well established career in the business world to purse my passion for photography. It has slowly, step by step, led to experiences I would have never dreamed of, one of those was traveling to Tanzania, Africa in May 2010. Experiencing animals in their natural environment, first hand impressed upon me very strongly how they are solely guided by their instincts, how they rely and trust them unequivocally and how reliable they are.

Shifting to a creative entrepreneur has been a crash course exploration of Self for me. Illuminating my innate talents and gifts, and also my deepest fears. It has taught me to rely on my own instincts, and to trust them to lead me in the right direction. This has also opened another amazing opportunity for me, to create and teach seminars which I have titled “Abintra – do what you love.” I teach others what I have learned frompursing my passion. Abintra is a Latin word for from within.

These combined experiences have led to creating this book Elephants Up Close. I have always loved elephants, there is something ethereal about their presence, watching them was a highlight of my trip. One afternoon there was a female clan we stopped to watch, they were so peaceful, lovingly interacting with each other and I thought to myself just watching them that one afternoon was worth the trip. I hope to impart to you my love and wonder for elephants in this book. The underlying purpose of this book is to underscore the importance of developing an awareness and dialogue with nature, so we can learn from the perfection of natureʼs creations. I believe animals can show us our potential within, lead us to our dreams, and that they can be our teachers.

Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.” — Job 12:7-8

You donʼt need to go to Africa to see how nature talks to you. The more you listen the more it communicates – just like any relationship. 

I dedicated this book to my 2 daughters who I hope to encourage, to live out their dreams and listen to their Abintra, and I wish that for all of you also. Proceeds from the sales of the book will go to a grade school in Tanzania, Africa. You can get this book today Click Here

Nancy Falconi


I appreciate and resonate with the authenticity and love shown in Nancy’s work.


Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL, Life Coach  and Author

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