Hi there! I’m Elle.

Lifestyle and Recovery Blogger, Recipe Developer, Overachiever, Self-Starter, Ebook Author, Science Nerd, and “That Vegan Friend.”


I’m documenting my journey to living a healthy and well lifestyle. Health is multifaceted and different for every person, but to me it means balancing engagement in activities that serve my mind, body, and soul.

Nourishing to the Body and Soul.


I have been in recovery from an eating disorder for several years. I have already come so far and look forward to seeing where this process will take me. Through putting my experiences on paper, I hope to work towards abolishing the stigma surrounding mental illness and help others feel less alone.

Balance by Elle

Founded in 2019 by Elle Kirksey, Balance by Elle, is a mental health awareness initiative and blog.

New posts and recipes coming to a screen near you every week.

Want to connect? I look forward to hearing from you!


Richmond, Virginia