Every episode is a new adventure brought to you by artist, writer, and mindfulness coach: Melissa Reyes! Receive insights and inspiration as you listen to her soulful and heartfelt messages, readings and excerpts from her book, This is the Sound of My Soul, A Transformational Journey. Connect @mizmeliz on Twitter and @mizmelissa on Instagram.linktr.ee/MizMelissa
Melissa discusses the practice of life-long self-care and mindfulness to get through the challenges of life. See mizmeliz.wordpress.com for the notes and references to links and resources that are mentioned in this podcast
This is the treadmill episode from my video on You Tube that I talked about on my blog this week. It's from last February. I was going a mile a minute, working so hard towards a lot of major goals. I'll talk a lot this year about what I learned about myself from doing that.
The word of the Week is Inspire. What inspires you? Melissa and Cindy have been talking about that since they pulled the card in Paint with Heart class. Melissa shares all the details about the class and the inspirations.
During the "How to Spice Up Your Life" art lesson with my BFF, Cindy, we talked about trying new things and what we loved about them. We discovered that we like being inquisitive! Find out more in this episode and consider making it your intention for this week to Be Inquisitive!
The theme for September is Learn and that's also the word of the week this week. I have a lot to learn. My Dad always said, you can learn something new every day. Do you? In this episode I talk about the words learn, love, and imagine - all drawn form the Affirmations card deck, and how they apply to my life as I am dealing with the effects of Bell's Palsy.
I asked the guests on Last Night's Show to tell me what they thought of the word of the week, SMILE. Here are their thoughts. Thanks so much to Stephanie Liu, Hannah and Charlie Lucas, Lynn Monahan, Ian Anderson Gray, and Michael C. Voice!
The word for the week is THRIVE. I’ll be posting more with added thoughts from my friends Chocolate Johnny and Kevin Touch. What are your thoughts on Thrive? Send me a Tweet @MizMeliz #Thrive #WordoftheWeek
CH 14 Transformation • CH 14 Pt 2 Transformation with poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this chapter Melissa explains what Liminal Space means and how letting go and flying free is a wonderful place to be.
The Legacy Letters with Carew Papritz on Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz. The award winning author returns for his 2nd interview with Melissa Reyes to catch up on all of his amazing adventures blazing the trails with his book.
Interview with M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude, How to Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life. M.J. shares insights with Melissa about making positive change, what it means to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, and she shares her experiences with having a one word intention.
CH 15 Experiencing Joy (don’t let the title fool you, it’s sad) • CH 15 Pt 2 Experiencing Joy (a little brighter!) • CH 15 Experiencing Joy (This is it!). Melissa shares about her most difficult bout with depression and weight gain and how she got through it.
Today’s Inspiring Adventure • Inspiring Adventures with Zoey Taylor of The Warren Tattoo, Melissa interviews Zoey who shares her incredible life story of strength and perseverance having survived a terrifying childhood and upbringing, transforming into a successful and joyful business owner and talented artist.
Positive is the Word for the week from October, when I talked about being positive even when it was a hard time to be positive having just heard about the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada where so many people died. The word for the week is chosen randomly months in advance. It came just after the word, Risk.
Blooming Year in Review 2017 (Link to Blog Post with Video and Photos) • This is When I Had Bells Palsy and 1/2 my face was paralyzed • Yep, that’s what happened when I had Bells Palsy #VideoReplyDay • Bloom, the sun sets on thee.
An Example of Being Open that was Life Changing • Being Open • Being open • Open 😮 • Open is awesome • What does Cindy think about OPEN? • Pt 2 Cindy and I talk about the Theme of the Week: OPEN • Pt 2 Cindy and I talk about the Theme of the Week: OPEN
When Melissa suffered the loss of her friends, her parents and her sister she became all too familiar with the stages of grief and related them to many facets of her life. In this episode she goes over the stages as a reminder that they do come up again and again, even when the grieving is over.
In this chapter from This is the Sound of My Soul, Melissa describes a day when she just felt like she had enough, she hit a wall, she took a “mental health day” to rest and recharge. Sometimes we get overloaded with responsibility and when illness hits we get stuck. That’s what happened to Melissa and she reviews what she does to bring herself out of it and back to a fresh start.
The theme for the week from Melissa’s Daily Affirmations Inspired by a Year in Bloom is GRACE. In this episode Melissa expresses her thoughts on the concept of being graceful and kind and asks the question, what does gracefulness mean to you?
In this episode Melissa welcomes Anna Rounesville to Anchor and they enjoy a casual conversation in which they discover many things they have in common as they learn more about each other’s lives living on opposite coasts of the U.S. Together they unpack the advantages of using the Anchor app and Anna exposes the many projects Melissa is working on outside the podcasting environment.
In this chapter of This is the Sound of My Soul, Melissa recalls a day that brought many experiences in her life together and helped her to realize the significance of those things and their meaning in her life. She honors the memory of her parents, her heritage, and the many friends she has made on her journey.
How Far Back Do I Need to Throw? • How My Love of Spandau Ballet Began or What’s Her Name? #TBT • Gold • Paint Me Down In this episode Melissa describes how she chose the title for her book and this podcast, This is the Sound of My Soul and she tells the story of how she was first introduced to Nuromantic and New Wave music in the early 80’s.