Thriving vs. Surviving

I remember the day I made an unequivocal commitment to end my chronic pain loop. It was April of 2012 and I was living with overwhelm most of the time. I knew my life had to change, but I wasn’t sure how to make the necessary changes, it was a scary time. Since then I can happily say I have reached my goal. It was not always easy and it was definitely NOT a straight line. I zigged and zagged along my journey, picking up clues from each health practitioner. I learned to really listen to my body and adjust my habits of sitting, standing, getting in/out of a car, bending down, exercising, etc.  I learned to make my physical, mental and emotional wellbeing a priority. I learned to say “no” to people and projects that did not bring me joy and/or meaning. I learned to make meditation a daily practice. 

When life would take over and veer into “auto-pilot” mode I learned to recognize it and course correct.  The ROI has afforded me the time to reconnect with my dreams. I have found new passion in teaching the MELT® method. I love the challenge of creating new classes and meeting new people who share my passion for wellness and living pain-free. I can honestly say that I am Thriving instead of just Surviving. So, it is with immense pride that as of August 1, I am now an Advanced MELT® Instructor!! 


The picture above is my Neuro-strength Training graduating class. This has been a goal of mine since I took my first Melt training three years ago. I am looking forward to offering advanced Melt classes in 2017. These classes would only be available to those who have gone thru the upper and lower body class series OR worked with me privately to learn the moves for both upper and lower body. The advanced class will further your knowledge of hydrating the connective tissue as well as introduce you to moves that stabilize the shoulder girdle, pelvis and core. These stabilizing moves give you added protection for preventing
injury to those vulnerable ball and socket joints, the shoulders and pelvis. 
I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to make that commitment to yourself, invest in your wellness. I am here cheering you on and ready, if you need me, to support you in your efforts. No more excuses! Elaine St. James, one of the early writers in the living simple movement puts it this way, “one of the reasons we keep our lives so complicated is so we won’t have to listen to our inner voice telling us
what we need to do, to make our lives work better.”
I strongly believe in the sentiment of this quote from Lucius Annaeus Seneca, “it is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because
we do not dare that things are difficult.”