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Hi, I'm Mel

For many years, I shape-shifted and lived behind a mask. I let the “shoulds,” “supposed tos,” and comparisons dictate my life, becoming completely disconnected from myself.

I was a perfectionist, people-pleaser, and busy mom, hiding the imperfect side of my life—the burnout, negative self-talk, and lack of self-worth and love. I kept this up until I could no longer hide.

In 2017, I began experiencing debilitating panic attacks and was diagnosed with depression, osteoarthritis, and an autoimmune thyroid condition. My body, which I had been neglecting, forced me to stop.

That was my wake-up call. I realized I needed to seriously reassess my life and well-being to live authentically, fully, and happily.

I recognized that despite my love for food, our relationship had been tumultuous. Decades of disordered eating involved deprivation, binging, hiding food, and counting calories. I used food and exercise to control my life. Committed to healing, I began nourishing myself through intuitive eating.

It also became clear that I wasn’t supporting my mind and soul. Despite having everything I thought I wanted, I felt empty and numb. I had forgotten who I was, what I enjoyed, and what fulfilled me.

I started practicing yoga and meditation, prioritizing myself. I took daily time for activities that nourished my soul—walking in nature, resting, listening to music or podcasts, and taking candlelit baths. Gradually, my energy increased, and I felt motivated, inspired, and excited again.

After my depression diagnosis, I began taking antidepressants, which helped, but I knew that wasn’t enough. I delved deep into my mind and heart, peeling back layers that had dimmed my light. I unpacked the negative and limiting beliefs I had held for decades and clarified what I wanted and needed.

The brain fog lifted, and I found the courage to open up to friends and loved ones and ask for what I needed. I set boundaries, spoke to myself with compassion and kindness, and, most importantly, I started to believe. I began to believe I am worthy of love, that I am enough, and that I am magical and powerful.

I found my way back home to my true, authentic self. Now, it’s my passion to help you reconnect with your beautiful body, mind, and soul.

Mel x 

Credentials and Training
  • Diploma in Natural Nutrition (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) - Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

  • Intuitive Eating Pro Skills Course 2023 - Evelyn Tribole

  • Mindful Eating Certification - Yoga Renew/Rajaa Azouqa

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Certification

  • Full Body Systems Program - Functional Nutrition Alliance

  • Digestive Intensive Program - Replenish PDX

  • Girls Guide to Hashimoto’s Program - Replenish PDX

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Kala Yoga

  • 20 Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Taryn Diamond Yoga

  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training - Taryn Diamond Yoga (current)

  • Mastering the Art of Yoga Sequencing - Jason Crandell Yoga Method

  • Preventing & Managing Common Injuries - Jason Crandell Yoga Method

  • Art of Teaching Beginners - Jason Crandell Yoga Method

  • 20 Hour Mindfulness Certification - Yoga Renew/Rajaa Azouqa

  • Breathwork & Meditation Course - Michael Bijker

  • Level 1 Reiki - Jen Abra

  • REBT Mindset Life Coach - Transformation Academy (current)

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming - The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology (current)

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