Hi I’m Melissa!

I’m a Wellness Practitioner, I focus on bridging the mind, body and spirit. I love cooking, traveling, and all things wellness.

I have found through the amazing practice of meditation, hypnotherapy, clean eating, exercise, and other incredible methods of self-care that I’ve been able to let go of the old stories I used to tell myself. I’ve become more aware, present and have gained the ability to be joyful.

While I’m not perfect, I’m on this journey called life, I’m doing the best I can. Being truthful to myself has led me to here and I am happy to share my approachable and easy tips for living a more joyful life.

My major turning point in life was when I was at the top of my game in architecture, I had gotten into one of the best schools, yet I was miserable. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t proud of my work and felt like I was putting myself into a box that I didn’t fit in. After being up for days, I was driving to school one morning and saw a couple passing out meals to homeless people in front of the school. The Universe stopped me in my tracks and I heard a voice tell me that I need to help others. I went on to volunteer and give back to my community, eventually leading me on the path to learn more about mind body and spirit.

I’ve been trained in mindfulness based stress reduction and have taken courses through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and I’ve been trained by my dear mentor, Diane Enderson. I’m a life-long learner and plan to complete a Professional Life Coaching Program through UC Davis.

I understand stress and grief and all of the extra that comes along with it.  My Aunt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and passed away 11 months later. I was with her through the entire journey. Just nine months after she passed away, my Father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away five weeks later. Their illness catapulted me into creating a practice that is here to help others navigate through life. My Aunt never lived out her passion by becoming a nurse and my Dad was so passionate about what he did, he worked until the day he died. Forever these two are in my heart and ignited a flame inside of me to create a practice where I can help others find the light within themselves.