I’m Melissa, Life & Mindfulness Coach. Joyblazer. Flow artist. Spiritually-steeped everygirl.
And I want you to know that loving your life— and loving yourself— doesn’t have to feel so hard. You can keep fighting life’s current... Or you can attract what you want the ease-y way.
Most women will never have the life they want because they feel guilty about wanting something more in the first place.Most women will leave untapped adventures for “someday” and keep breaking their hearts over the rocky shoreline of “shoulds.”
Most women are waiting to be happy when X, Y and Z fall into place.
It’s a good thing you’re not most women.
Because you’re worthy of your desires today, not when you lose 10 lbs/find love/finally get your shit together. No more waiting for permission to own every drop of who you are—weekend writer, snort-punctuated laugher, wild woman on the kitchen dance floor, not-so-bendy yogi.
And that fire in your belly? Will not be dampened.
These days, I’m making choices based on my gut instead of fear. I beat myself up a lot less, I got a job that provides great work/life balance, and I’m more present in my relationships. I am more in love with myself than I have ever been and have been using my voice and shining my light in the world. Instead of feeling like a victim of circumstance, I finally feel like the creator of my own life!”
– Marisol Espinoza
I’ll show you that “going with the flow” doesn’t have to mean:
- Sitting by and waiting.
- Wishing on a star.
- Feeling powerless.
- Or wandering through life aimlessly.
It’s about:Finding freedom in surrendering to your life’s natural fluidity while being anchored in the present moment.
Letting go of your endless pursuit of perfection and people-pleasing, so you can create space to receive those waves of love, joy and opportunity that want to show up for you.
Trusting cosmic cues and your own wellspring of wisdom to point you in a purposeful, holy-awesome direction.
It’s not just about seeking change. It’s about letting change seek you.
Play With Me
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