I'm a real human. No hierarchy here. I have sat in the "mud" on many occasion struggling with confusion, depression, anxiety, and health issues, much like you. And... I have found methods and practices to help me be in this life - and actually thrive - and then be ok with falling down again, feel it, grieve it, and then get back up and be filled by the joy and wonder of this life. I believe in the power of nature as the great restorer, and as the most constant and consistent relationship I have to date. If I'm feeling out of balance, I've come to recognize that it's an indicator of a lack of connection to my natural surroundings - needless to say The Great Mother and I are pretty tight. Waking up to natural beauty around me is important and a big reason for choosing to live in Asheville, NC.
I'm a contemplative at heart, philosopher, seeker..... and have been a student of Eastern philosophies for over 20 years which have helped me understand the nature of mind, how to care for this precious body - and how to dance "the dance of change."
"She understands the highly sensitive person and models honest, straightforward emotional talk. Assertive, bold, and courageous and a strong commitment to life long self development, 'Full potential' living and a good understanding of 'wholeness.' She embraces self-care and the path of wellness and has a unique combination of intellectualism and compassion" - M.K.
"Melissa integrates large and varied thought systems (nutrition, sexuality, Buddhism, psychology, relationships, even dog psychology to name just a few!) she has been gathering her whole life into a comprehensive and global healing modality that serves anyone who comes in contact with her. This woman is dedicated to self study and is an avid student of life and the human condition. Her vast knowledge base will allow you to witness and understand your experiences from a new perspective, as well as propel you toward a more conscious and enlivened life." - C.R.
"Warm and compassionate. Curious. Strong relationship-building skills and with being present. Creates a safe space for personal exploration and growth." - N.E.