Prioritise yourself for a hot minute.
Give yourself the gift of 45 minutes to focus on you. To be heard. And understood.
The options are endless when you commit to 45 minutes every two weeks where you are held accountable. An appointment with you.
Put your oxygen mask on before you help others with theirs (for once).
Our generation is simultaneously lucky and burdened. We have technology to help us be more efficient than ever before. But we also have to manage our career, kids and all their needs, our aging parents, the house and all those attendant details, our relationships and, somewhere amongst it, our health.
No one realises how precious health and energy are until they are compromised. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of women are suffering chronic illness and chronic lack of energy.
It’s time to take back our well being.
I NEED this, how do I begin working with Melissa?
You can book your complimentary discovery call here.
We will get to know you, your goals and how I can help you reach them.
Who are you to offer this?
Hi, I’m Melissa!
I am a mama, author, founder of melissavsfibromyalgia.com, Mindfulness and Life Coach, yoga teacher and organisational enthusiast.
I have taken myself from a young woman who left school early as a result of bullying, took a Certificate in Business and used the grades to apply for university entrance. I began university at 17 years old, a semester before those I would have graduated school with.
As I progressed through my studies (while working and helping my family with my three younger brothers), chronic pain crept up on me. In the last year of my degree, I came down with a severe bug which resulted in debilitating fatigue that lessened but never left.
Despite this, I managed to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Media Studies.
For the next four years, I tried hard to do the “normal” thing. Despite being given a fibromyalgia diagnosis, I was given no treatment options or support. I carried on until I literally could not put another foot further forward.
In 2010, I resigned my respectable full time administration role, left my flat and moved with my parents and brothers to a warmer city. I embarked upon an entire lifestyle change to take myself from miserable to thriving despite chronic illness by following my intuition and doing A LOT of research.
Fast forward to 2019: I am a mama to three boys five years old and under, am married to the love of my life, have written two books, created an Etsy store to sell my printables, trained as a Mindfulness and Life coach and am currently training as a yoga teacher.
I am audaciously pursuing my version of thriving despite my barriers.
I want to help you do the same.
I did it the hard way. Now you can do it the easier way. There are no magic buttons, no cures and no easy fixes. But there is the research and learning of those who have gone before. There is also the support here – something that I was sorely lacking earlier in my journey.
My blog, Melissa vs Fibromyalgia is featured as one of Healthline’s Top 19 Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2019. My YouTube channel was also included in Feedspot’s Top 15 Fibromyalgia YouTube Channels list. I have written two books: Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Insomnia and Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia. I facilitate two Facebook groups: Melissa (you) vs Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy and Parenting with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia. In addition I have created a free micro course and the Fibromyalgia Framework Workbook.
What would your life look like if you could take a moment to focus on yourself?
What would it be worth to you?
Do you want to know more?
Complimentary Discovery Call
A free 20 minute chat about where you are at, what your goals are and answer any questions you have about coaching to help you on your journey.
To book your consultation click here. Please note that although these sessions are free, they are valuable and I am a busy mama managing my energy as well as possible so please be mindful of this when we schedule appointments. Please commit to our sessions and give me at least 48 hours notice if something comes up.
The ideal person for coaching is one who knows they will be the one to change their lives and are willing to do the work required to be as well as possible despite whatever is happening in their life. To book your consultation, click here
45 minute virtual sessions to tailor yoga to your needs, with a teacher who has been using yoga for her chronic illness journey for nearly a decade. I don’t pretzel, I modify the tools of yoga to what I need at the time – and offer the same to you.
Six monthly packages from $150 (NZD) per month – where we can combine yoga and coaching with two sessions per month with handouts of your program. Shorter packages are available, to be discussed in the complimentary consultation.
If you are busy, exhausted and committed to your wellbeing, then come along and check out Wellness for the Chronic Life virtual wellness studio. This is the gold standard of self-work and group work. Members can opt to add two sessions per month of 1:1 personalized work (yoga or coaching or a blend) for just $100. Check it out today.
You will need to be able to set up a camera/webcam/phone on a stand so that I can see you practicing.
To get started, book your complimentary consultation,here.
“I’ve started your courses! LOVE them. You are clearly knowledgeable, confident, friendly and have a desire to help.” – Lisa
What a Coach Is and Is Not
A life coach is not a therapist or trained health professional, they are trained in the process of change and sometimes have expertise in their niche, as I do in the area of Fibromyalgia due to lived experience and a lot of research in the area. A life coach helps you to plan forward. If you need counselling or mental health services, please contact your local health agency.
For more information about coaching see this blog post.
What people say about my work:
To get an idea of how I work you can:
- Look through the blog archives – my blog is featured as one of Healthline’s top Fibromyalgia blogs of 2019
- Read my books:
- Watch my YouTube videos – I was chosen as one of the top 15 Fibromyalgia YouTube Channels here.
- See my free micro course You vs Fibromyalgia
- Join my Facebook group Melissa vs Fibromyalgia
- Email me for a chat hello [at] melissavsfibromyalgia . com
Curious, but unsure? Let’s have a chat! Book your complimentary chat here.