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Inspiring Adventures with Melissa Reyes

Inspiring Adventures with Melissa Reyes

By Melissa Reyes @MizMeliz
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, interviews, readings and excerpts from her book, This is the Sound of My Soul, A Transformational Journey. Connect @mizmeliz on Twitter and @mizmelissa on Instagram.
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Interview with Mindset Coach Jess McKnight
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May 22, 2021
Mindfulness in difficult times Part 1
This is the beginning of the discussion on challenges and how Melissa deals with difficulties through mindfulness and love.
March 04, 2019
Mindfulness During Difficult Times Part 2
Melissa discusses the practice of life-long self-care and mindfulness to get through the challenges of life. See for the notes and references to links and resources that are mentioned in this podcast
March 03, 2019
In this episode I share my thoughts on my theme for the year, Simple Joys, and how I came to the realization that it is time to "rebecome" me. #SimpleJoys2019
February 06, 2019
The Treadmill
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.
February 06, 2019
Inspiring Adventures Interview with Jennifer Noel Taylor
Inspiring Adventures Interview with Jennifer Noel Taylor of Quantum Touch and the author of the new book, Spiritual and Broke.
October 30, 2018
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.
October 26, 2018
I Was Out Of Control With My Bell’s Palsy and then I Turned a Corner with Mindfulness
Melissa reads her very personal journal blog post entry about how she is dealing with having Bell’s Palsy, anxiety, and depression.
October 20, 2018
The word of the week is LOVE! After asking the question, What makes you smile? Melissa discovered a lot about smiling and how it makes a deep connection to a loving heart.
October 15, 2018
The word of the week is magic and Melissa describes why the word was chosen and how it resulted from the question, "What would you ask a fortune teller?"
October 12, 2018
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!
October 01, 2018
What is your perfect day? That's what I talked about in Paint with Heart art class on Sunday and all the perfect days sounded wonderfully warm! So the word of the week is WARMTH!
September 25, 2018
This episode needs no definition. Just kidding. DEFINE is the word of the week. How do we define our goals and aspirations? How can we create a vision by coloring inside and outside the lines?
September 17, 2018
The word of the week is Simplify. Just take one step at a time. Take it easy on yourself. Things are going to be okay.
September 11, 2018
How to Win Your Own Word of the Week Affirmations Card Deck from Miz Meliz
Follow up on what it is like recovering from Bell's Palsy take 2, and how can you win your own Word of the Week Affirmations Card Deck from Miz Meliz.
September 07, 2018
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.
September 03, 2018
Wow is the word of the week and it inspires me to get through the stuff of life! Grab on to any glimmer of hope and make it a great day!
August 27, 2018
Patience is good to have especially if you feel like you are running behind. Try. Just keep trying. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself all the time you need. You got this!
August 13, 2018
Inspiring Adventures with Jennifer Noel Taylor
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June 19, 2018
Thoughts on the Word of the Week: Energy from Jennifer Noel Taylor
Energy as it pertains to our finances!
June 18, 2018
Maria Humphreys' response to Energize
Maria from Strong Bodies Strong Soul shares her insights on the word of the week, ENERGIZE! Maria is energized for action!
June 14, 2018
The word of the week is ENERGIZE. Here are five things about energy that help me to energize my life.
June 12, 2018
The Song of Love
You are Love. You are Life. Your are Light. Excerpt from Anne Hillman: Awakening the Energies of Love. Happy Mother’s Day from Inspiring Adventures!
May 13, 2018
Friday Night Party with Purpose
The first night of a 13 week series of wonderful workshops is complete!
May 12, 2018
Smiling Eyes!
Thanks Maria for adding your two cents!
May 09, 2018
Thoughts From A Few of My Friends on SMILE
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!
May 09, 2018
Pati Poblete's Thoughts on the Word of the Week: Smile
Latest episode of Inspiring Adventures with Melissa Reyes
May 08, 2018
Smile is the Word of the Week So Say Cheese!
May 06, 2018
Chocolate Johnny says You gotta Thrive to Survive
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May 04, 2018
Kevin Touch talks about the word of the week THRIVE
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May 03, 2018
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
May 01, 2018
Change takes Faith
Reactions to Reinvention. You can do this!
April 26, 2018
Sheena Diane's Thoughts on Reinventing and Bettering Ourselves
Growth happens in stages, Sheena Diane's response to the word of the week: Reinvention.
April 26, 2018
The word of the week is reinvent
April 25, 2018
Michael Conway’s thoughts on ‘Challenge’
Thanks for calling in and adding to the discussion!
April 19, 2018
The word I am talking about this week is Challenge. Listen to my discussion with Bonnie Bruderer of and be inspired! Join the discussion on Twitter @MizMeliz
April 17, 2018
Bree Palmer's thoughts on the Word of the Week: CLEANSE
Bree Palmer joins me on Inspiring Adventures and shares her thoughts on the word of the week, Cleanse
April 10, 2018
The word of the week is Cleanse. Are you ready for a fresh start? Time for a reboot?
April 09, 2018
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.
April 03, 2018
Accept is the theme for April
The theme for the month of April is ACCEPT. I'm talking about acceptance as a mindfulness term. What do you think? Let me know on Twitter @MizMeliz #ACCEPT
April 03, 2018
Calm is the Word of the Week. Listen to what fears I am facing, how I deal with them, and what I do to bring calmness and center myself.
April 01, 2018
News about Inspiring Adventures
I have a new Instagram account dedicated to Inspiring Adventures Word of the Week! Check it out @InspiringAdventures_Word
March 30, 2018
ANGEL is the Word of the Week. I believe in angelic behavior do you?
March 22, 2018
The word for the week this week is PLAN. I’m interested in how you plan your week and what creative and resourceful ways you mix it up to make life interesting. Tweet me @MizMeliz
March 13, 2018
The Word of the Week is Connect
March 07, 2018
Onward and upwards, bigger and better! Time to level up. Positive energy is contagious, let's help each other have a better experience.
February 27, 2018
Recording from Anchor's Web Dashboard
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February 24, 2018
Who Was on Last Night’s Show?
Last Night's Show with Guests John Andrews from Photofy and Brian Sutich from Chasing Sound
February 21, 2018
The Word of the Week is PLAY
February 19, 2018
Keto Health With Allison
Allison with Keto Health Interview
February 19, 2018
CH 17 Self-Love, my un-edited truth from This is the Sound of My Soul by Melissa Reyes
February 13, 2018
A Letter to Serendipity
A Letter to Serendipity, an excerpt from This is the Sound of My Soul by Melissa Reyes
February 13, 2018
The Word of the Week is YES
February 12, 2018
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Alternate Nostril Breathing
February 09, 2018
Heart Breathing Technique
Heart Breathing Technique from the Heart Math Institute
February 09, 2018
The Word of the Week is BREATHE
February 06, 2018
I Am Great
CH 16 I Am Great from This is the Sound of My Soul, A Transformational Journey by Melissa Reyes
February 01, 2018
Zef Zan's Thoughts about Listening
Zef Zan talks to me about Listening to her Truest Self during my interview with her on Inspiring Adventures
February 01, 2018
The Word of the Week is LISTEN
January 30, 2018
Carew Papritz Interview 2018
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.
January 27, 2018
The Word of the Week is LEARN
January 23, 2018
This is Inspiring Adventures Word of the Week
This is Inspiring Adventures Word of the Week with Miz Meliz and some call ins Ive received with feedback. I love hearing from listeners!
January 21, 2018
DELIGHT is the Word for the Week
January 15, 2018
The Word of the Week is BEGIN
January 08, 2018
Introduction to This is the Sound of My Soul Podcast with MizMeliz
January 08, 2018
Interview with M.J. Ryan
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.
January 04, 2018
Inspiring Adventures with Carew Papritz
Meeting up with Carew Papritz author of The Legacy Letters • Inspiring Adventures Interview with Carew Papritz
January 03, 2018
The Word for the Year is Action #2018ACTION \u2022 My Gentle Wish for 2018
January 01, 2018
Experiencing Joy in Three Stages
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.
December 30, 2017
Reinvent is the Word for this Week
December 26, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Zoey Taylor
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.
December 23, 2017
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.
December 22, 2017
Discovering My Strengths
CH 13 Discovering My Strengths and Choices. Melissa discussing the results of Markus Buckingham’s book Now Discover Your Strengths and how she has applied it to her life.
December 20, 2017
The Happiness Quotient
In this episode Melissa discusses choosing a focus word instead of making resolutions for the new year.
December 20, 2017
SEEK is the Word for the Week. Always look ahead, keep moving forward.
December 20, 2017
Thoughts on Bloom 2017 Review
Blooming Year in Review 2017 (Link to Blog Post with Video and Photos) \u2022 This is When I Had Bells Palsy and 1/2 my face was paralyzed \u2022 Yep, that\u2019s what happened when I had Bells Palsy #VideoReplyDay \u2022 Bloom, the sun sets on thee.
December 15, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Gabriella van Rij
Inspiring Adventures with Gabriela van Rij, the Kindness Activist
December 13, 2017
Introducing Kindness
Jan and Feb 2017 were about Cultivating Vision and a Mission of Kindness
December 13, 2017
The theme for this week is BLOOM. Use strength, energy, and boldness to emerge triumphantly!
December 13, 2017
Thoughts on Being Open
An Example of Being Open that was Life Changing \u2022 Being Open \u2022 Being open \u2022 Open \ud83d\ude2e \u2022 Open is awesome \u2022 What does Cindy think about OPEN? \u2022 Pt 2 Cindy and I talk about the Theme of the Week: OPEN \u2022 Pt 2 Cindy and I talk about the Theme of the Week: OPEN
December 09, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Clara Capano
Interview with Author Clara Capano
December 06, 2017
My Letter to Raam Dev
Melissa shares about writing a Letter to Raam Dev
December 06, 2017
Being Content
In this episode Melissa reads the chapter from her book, Being Content with What I Have, and discusses the influences in her life on this topic.
December 06, 2017
In this episode Melissa describes why she started her blog and the original purpose of keeping the practice of blogging.
December 06, 2017
Trying Something New
Trying Something New My Bout with Roller Derby, Roller Derby Queen
December 03, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Maria Humpherys
Pulled from an interview with Maria Humphreys on Inspiring Adventures, Melissa brings her insights to life as she thinks about her theme for the week: THRIVE.
November 29, 2017
Now That’s Class
Melissa shares about what brought her to the decision to get a sun and moon tattoo.
November 28, 2017
The word for the week is Thrive, stretch your arms out, grow tall, and thrive.
November 28, 2017
The word for the week is Energize which is good since it’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I need some energy to keep things moving and get ready for the new year!
November 22, 2017
My Fantabulous Day
Melissa reads about her fantabulous day in the city and singing along with her favorite songs out loud.
November 22, 2017
Thoughts About Grace
Grief and Grace are the topics for the week • Grace • Thoughts on grace 1 • Thoughts on grace 2 In this episode Melissa and Maria talk about grace and goodness and making the world a better place.
November 16, 2017
The Grieving Never Ends
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.
November 15, 2017
Hitting the Wall
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.
November 14, 2017
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?
November 13, 2017
Insights on Friendship
In this episode Melissa gives her insights and thought on the subject of friendship beaded on some of the call ins and questions that came up during the week.
November 13, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Cindy Harrison
In this episode Melissa introduces her BBFFE Cindy Harrison to the Anchor App as they discuss the topic of Friendship.
November 13, 2017
Inspiring Adventures with Anna Rounesville
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.
November 11, 2017
Everything Comes Around
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.
November 07, 2017
The word for the week is centered on FRIENDSHIP and how we can be the friend we would hope to have.
November 07, 2017
Always Believe in Your Soul
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.
November 04, 2017
The Social Media Club
The Social Media Club • True An excerpt from the book, This is the Sound of My Soul by Melissa Reyes
October 31, 2017
Does practice make perfect? Melissa’s thoughts on how the practice of doing something brings joy. Your positive ways will reflect positively on you when you put them into practice.
October 31, 2017
How Did We Meet?
#TBT part 1/2 How I met Maria and Allison • #TBT pt 2/2 Meeting Maria and Allison • Positive Feedback
October 28, 2017
Risking it all! Yeah! • Positive is the Word. Take the risk and let your true colors shine through.
October 24, 2017
It Started Out as a Mardi Gras Party
October 21, 2017
This is Melissa Reyes
Support and Feedback Request #SupportiveSaturday (5:03)
October 14, 2017
Friendship Story
Friendships on Throwback Thursday
October 14, 2017
Dream a Little Dream. Your dream is not forgotten. Keep dreaming!
October 09, 2017
From Death Comes New Life (cont.)
From Death Comes New Life (continued)
October 06, 2017
Let Your Light Shine
October 02, 2017
From Death Comes New Life
From Death Comes New Life is chapter 1 from my book, This is the Sound of My Soul, a Transformational Journey
October 01, 2017
This is the Sound of My Soul
This is the Sound of My Soul, My Book
September 27, 2017
I’m Excited! When you get excited about things, people take notice.
September 26, 2017