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Aug 1, 2021

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Domestic Violence 

Physical Abuse


In today’s episode of The Manifestation Babe podcast, I am interviewing, the one and only Elena Hartz, my MOM!! This episode is SUPER special to me, and it’s been a long time coming. My mom is FINALLY sharing her story. I had previously put off this episode because many of the things we share today are hard to hear. Most of the stories my mom shared on this episode I cannot listen to without tearing up. However, this is such PERFECT divine timing, after completing tMBA. So today is the DAY! Some of you may know bits and pieces of my story, my mom is about to TELL IT ALL. So without further ado, let’s dive into this episode. 


In this episode, we share my mom’s INSPIRING life story!! If you or someone you know has had similar breakthroughs be sure to tag me @manifestationbabe and my mom @hartz_elena on Instagram and share this episode with your community to spread the word! I am curious to hear all about your experience. Also, be sure to leave a review on iTunes in order to receive a free manifestation hypnosis. Just screenshot it before submitting and email it to my team at and I will see you in the next episode.

In This Episode You Will Learn :


Where Elena is from and about her childhood (7:41)

Why Elena immigrated to the US? (13:32)

The story of when Kathrin was born (24:50)

Kathrin’s parents, their marriage, and her birth (36:03)

About Elena and Kathrin’s escape from the USSR (1:00:54)

How did Elena decide to enroll in community college? (1:27:40)

How Elena went from failing microbiology to getting A’s and B’s (1:47:31)

Elena’s advice to those who are experiencing hardships (2:00:50)

Questions We Answer: 


What was life like in the Soviet Union? 13:15)

Why was the mafia threatening Kathrin’s family? (29:16)

What happened during Kathrin’s birth? (48:14)

Did Elena have a plan to leave Kathrin’s father? (58:45)

What happened after experiencing their first earthquake? (1:18:47)

How did Elena pay for college? (1:43:46)

What is Elena’s definition of the American Dream? (1:59:36)
Does Elena believe in the power of manifestation? (2:03:14)

Is Elena upset Kathrin is not in medical school? (2:08:47)




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