|“When Melanie asked if I was open to sharing my experience, my body responded with a wholehearted YES, and at the same time I struggled with sitting and reflecting on where to start. Because the start for me represents something so big, so magical, and so special. The start has led me down a path of self discovery, deep healing, intentional living, and living abundantly in sacred relationship with myself, my friends, and my family.
I started working with Melanie 4 years ago. I was in a toxic relationship and feeling a bit stuck in life, without a strong sense of self. That first 6 months, Melanie guided me through exploring that murkiness, while helping me instill new ideas about women’s strength, life cycles, our feminine creativity, and societal stories and personas we take on as our own identities. She helped me get unstuck, and I felt so supported and nourished from the other women in the group. We were all ages and walks of life, and it was comforting and reassuring to know I wasn’t alone in my celebrations and losses. The work felt like one part group therapy, one part ritual and ceremony, and one part life coaching. And I loved it. I came out of the first 6 months feeling happy, leaving behind that toxic relationship (whoohoo!), and more sure of myself.
Fast forward a year and a half later, I had chosen to take a pause on the healing work, but comfortable in life with a partner I loved. And then said partner left me suddenly in a brutal way, and I was left dumbfounded and frozen to pick up the pieces. I rejoined the circle, this time in the 12 month group program, and was once again enthralled. The connections and lessons were deeper and more powerful this second time, as I was able to build off my previous foundations, and dive deeper into my being to see what was really there.
That year, I learned there was room for all of me, that I had nothing to apologize for, that I had a powerful inner strength, and that I was unconditionally loved. I also learned how to turn towards anger in a way that allowed me to feel safe enough to tap into my primal energy and release so much rage that I had been holding in my cells. That year I also dove deep into my personal patterns and stories, and gained a better understanding of myself, while being able to celebrate deeper connections of sisterhood.
And that journey for me continued into another 12 month cycle with Melanie, and what Melanie guided me through accomplishing this past year brings tears to my eyes. There’s not a way to truly tell you about the mental, physical, and spiritual transformations I’ve had, but I can say that she taught me that I don’t have to be re-traumatized to heal, that I can reshape stories that no longer serve me, build new physiological blueprints, create and manifest my biggest dreams (including creating an honest and strong foundational marriage with my soul partner who I recently reconnected with, and growing a family together in the most beautiful way), live without paralyzing fear, show up for myself and source my own security, co-create the most beautiful friendships, know myself without judgment or competition, and bask in the joy that I am inherently worthy of it all.
Melanie and I worked through my traumas of sexual and physical abuse so that I can uphold healthy boundaries, use my voice, and understand my ego so that I can live in my fullness as essentially me. She’s my spiritual doula, guiding me with the strongest and softest love and support. I am so grateful to have chosen her in this lifetime. Our work together continues, and I am excited to see where it takes me next.”