Elli’s Ride Book Launch & Reception - Sunday, April 23 at Anneliese School from 2–5pm


“As Elli’s last breath left her body, she gave us the greatest gift we could ever receive. In her brief 11 years in the world, this beautiful young girl showed us how to truly live and die….”

Elli’s Ride is the story of Elli and her spirit totem elephant, Naaz-e-Jaan (whose name translates to Grace in the Breath of the Soul). On their adventures through far off ancient mystical realms, she learns to embrace life and honor death. She writes of her adventures in love letters that she places in her mother’s heart pocket in the hopes of comforting her.

This powerful tale, written by Deerheart, has been hand crafted into a limited collector’s edition. Only 200 numbered copies have been created — stitched by loving hands. Naaz-e-Jaan’s head peeks through the cover and there is a heart pocket in the back.


The book launch and reception on Sunday, April 23 will be a heartfelt ten-year anniversary celebration of young Elli’s life. Dr. Andrea Deerheart and Ladan (Elli’s mother) will be reading passages from Elli’s Ride and personally signing your copy of the book. There will be a ceremony underneath Elli’s commemorative flowering plum tree. Enjoy music, delightful and tasty organic chocolate truffles with hand painted elephants, petit fours, tea and camaraderie.

We invite you to join us!

Please click here for more information, to donate and reserve your copy of Elli’s Ride, and to RSVP for the reception. We invite you to support The HeartWay.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2-5pm
Anneliese School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
$25 Suggested Event Donation
$325 Donation for your own copy of Elli’s Ride: Death Beyond Imagination
Proceeds to benefit The HeartWay



Deep gratitude to Scott and Linda Marvel for their generous donation in memoriam:
Lois Marvel, Beloved Mother.

Monthly Death Cafe - Last Monday of every month, at 380 Third Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 from 3:30pm-5:00pm










Death Cafe is a place with a relaxed, open, and safe atmosphere where you are invited to share with others issues surrounding life and death.This cafe event is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view helping individuals make the most of their finite lives.At Death Cafes, around the world, people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.Everyone is welcome!

Come on over for a cuppa, a little treat, and an opportunity to embrace life. 
Donations Appreciated.

Facilitated by: Dr Andrea Deerheart
Hosted by Laguna Beach Seniors & The HeartWay

Please call to let us know you are coming: 949.497.2441