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The Happy Venture

Exploring Happiness 1 Step, 1 Breath, 1 Day at a Time
What is Happiness? How do we find it in a balanced way? Have a read and tell me what you think. Let’s explore together. ~Melissa

What is Freedom?

Let me state up front that this is meant to be a piece of writing that inspires Happiness and Independence, which is the aim of this space, The Happy Venture. I am looking at Freedom from the human perspective, not just American. These are my reflections and feelings...

A Meditation on Grieving and Friendship

What's Your Story? We cannot know when our story begins what the moral of it will be. Hero or Villain? Devil or Saint? Superstar or Average? Most of us will be somewhere in the middle, not sure how we got into the story or what we're supposed to do other than 'live'....

How to Create a Happy New Year

It is February 1st. It is the halfway point of Winter and a month after the New Year started. Many of us have forgotten, or never made New Years Resolutions. I for one don't think I even made any this year. 2018 was a transition year for my family so I spent January...

Change On the Wind

What lessons is your body trying to tell you? What change is in the air? What’s ripe for transformation? What’s that niggling feeling you keep ignoring?

No More Turning Away

No More Turning Away. On Thursday I headed out to Ann Arbor on a solo mission. New life, new hair stylist, new haircut. It was REALLY over due but the timing of haircuts in my life has quite often coincided with big life changes and transitions. This time was no...

Flying by the Seat of My Pants Away From Perfectionism!

I am trying something very new! I am writing this blog post at 4:24pm Friday April 13th with absolutely no PLAN. I don't know what I'm going to write. All I know is that I had the sudden urge to just get a blog post out! I have a few in the hopper but my PERFECTIONISM...

Do You Self Care?

As an avid reader of self improvement I am well versed in productivity habits, spiritual practices, and decluttering. As a massage therapist I knew the effects of stress on the human body. I have said to my own clients, “Self care is the most important thing you can do for stress. Take time for yourself and you’ll be refreshed and relaxed for all the other areas of your life.” As a new mother however, I needed to hear this reminder.

1 Step One Breath 1 Day at a Time

1 Step One Breath 1 Day at a Time. The road to “‘here” has either been long or short. If you’ve stayed in one place choosing never to learn grow and evolve, your road has been short. If you have chosen to never learn, heal the reasons you are judgmental or critical of...

Coming Out of the Closet

May 11, 2017 Last Thursday I had the amazing experience of connecting one-on-one with Davidji on Hay House Radio. I called and he answered! I was lucky enough to talk to him on air. His show is a bright spot on Thursdays.  This quote couldn’t have come at a more...

Falling off the rails

A few weeks ago I had a realization. After 3 weeks of being sick and one week of recovering from 2 different types of illness I came to the firm realization that I had fallen off the rails. …for basically a month! Oh boy. When I came out of it, not only did I have a...