Transition Steps…A Dear Coach Melanie Letter, Part II

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In part 2 of my 4-part miniseries of life and well-being advice/guidance seeking open letters from the community with my responses, Transition Steps seeks support in life after divorce:

Dear Coach Melanie,
I’m recently divorced from my husband and we don’t have any children.  I have a well-paying job and nice home, but I’ve started to notice my life doesn’t fulfill me the way I want it to.  I’m afraid of making the next big step out on my own.   Continue reading

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Tired of Being Misunderstood…A Dear Coach Melanie Letter, Part I

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We all need support through seeking advice and guidance from time to time.  See what Tired of Being Misunderstood had to ask regarding being heard by her/his community and managing their well-being needs in part 1 of my 4-part miniseries of life and well-being advice/guidance seeking open letters from the community and my coaching responses:

Dear Coach Melanie,
I’ve been fighting some health concerns for a while which means I’m often tired, depressed or both and find it difficult to balance my usual workload and commitments.   Continue reading

Natural Healing: A Well-Being Recipe

Daisies Summer Still LifeIt’s a beautiful day and I’m feeling playful, (for those of you who know me you’ll know this is a common occurrence). But, Spring has finally sprung and there is so much natural bounty to behold.  So, in keeping with the wonders and healing powers of nature all around us below is my 10 Natural Medicines recipe to your bon health!  Serving rewards?: ongoing and replenishing! 🙂 Continue reading

True Growth Stories

Sunbeams on Tree Stumps (field)We all enter negative mindsets, (guilt, shame, defeatism…) from time to time.  I know I do. It’s common, human and in very small doses serves a purpose- introspection, higher gratitude, clarification.  Like yin and yang, black and white, up and down, positive mindsets would not exist without their relative opposing negative counterparts.

“…Difficult and easy give rise to the same concept; Long and short are derived by comparison; High differs from low only by position; Sound and echo blend into one harmony; Front and back follow one another sequentially.”  — Lao Zi

The real trouble begins when we become trapped in negative mindsets, thus stunting our growth and blocking our ways forward and upward. With that in mind, the other night a thought came to me:  Active-Proactive, Release. Continue reading

Validation Station

StampsIt’s the holiday season again and many of us are in hyper mode:  high strung, scurrying about, impatient and feeling under pressure.  It’s also classically a time of year for heightened drama- think of those chaotic family dinners where secrets get spilled, tempers flare and even tears flow.  Trying to manage the “drama queen” amidst all that can leave us spent and wishing for a comfy corner to hide in. Continue reading

Laws of Attraction

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“Be confident to attract what you want!!” How many times in our lives have we heard those words of encouragement? What is attraction really and how do we generate it?   Continue reading