About Me

Oh hey, thanks for stopping by!

I assume if you are on my website, you are interested in learning more about me.  I think that is AWESOME and I hope one day we get to meet.

The most important thing I want people to know about me is that I am just a normal person!  I do not have protruding abdomen muscles; I do not have any pictures of my tan body, with perfectly placed sweat droplets falling from my face.  I do not wear cute active wear that matches my running shoes…

There are many days I struggle to find the strength to pull my unbrushed hair into a ponytail, put on yesterday’s socks and go for a run.  I am way better at showing up for you, than I am at showing up for myself, but I did find out recently that I have an unexpected Superpower!  I realized, in my 40th year of life, that I am an OVERCOMER.  It was brought to my attention by a very special friend who wrote an essay for school about her “Hero”.  To my surprise, her hero is me.  (per her permission, I posted her essay on my "Testimonial" page)

The reason being an Overcomer is a Superpower, is because once you learn that you can conquer your obstacles repeatedly, you start being less afraid.  You keep going, you do not let yourself quit and you start realizing that there are other ways of reaching your goals when the first plan does not work out.  There is always another way!

Don’t get me wrong, there is still a lot of “scary stuff” in the world, but when you figure out you aren’t actually going to die if things don’t go exactly the way you expected, you become a person capable of really anything you want to invest the time and work into.  You bloom where you are planted, accept the things you cannot change and keep it movin’.  I mean, I am probably never going to be an astronaut (which I really wanted to be in the 3rd grade), I will probably never toast champagne with Leonardo DiCaprio in San Tropez, but I will do something even better.  I will spend the rest of my life helping people figure out what their superpowers are…

Have you ever heard the saying, “Find something you love so much, you would do it for free.”? I live by that advice, because even though it took me 40 years to figure it out, I finally did.  I was born to make people proud of themselves and nothing makes me happier than the look on someone’s face when they accomplish a goal, especially one they did not think they could.  The other side of that, is making yourself proud.  The way I look at it, if I am making myself proud every day, there is a really good chance I will be able to encourage other people to be proud of themselves too! 

In the words of Brene' Brown, "Imperfections are not inadequacies, they are reminders that we're all in this together."

 

In LOVE and WELLNESS,

~Melissa