Life Coaching

The Holiday Hullabaloo Begins October 21st Join Now

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

life-happensThe Holiday Hullabaloo is a group coaching experience which guides you through the hustle and bustle of the holidays with grace, patience, support, and love. 

Join by sending a private message to me on social media or email me at MizMeliz @yahoo .com You will receive an invoice via Paypal for $25. Upon payment you will have full access to the private Facebook Group, weekly one on one sessions with me via phone or Skype, and daily inspirations in your email inbox – for six weeks.

focus wordsHere is what some of the group members said about the Holiday Hullabloo Group last year:

“I love the way you speak. You’re so calm and clear in everything that you say. You listened to every word I had to say and you were very helpful with my situation. I like how you tied in stories of your own to give me examples and tips that would motivate and inspire me.”

“I really appreciated how easy it was for us to schedule a time to talk – you are so great about being flexible with your time. And being able to have sessions over the phone was such a blessing for a busy mother of two! You are a very good listener but also skilled at not letting me ramble on – you knew just when to be quiet and when to speak up to keep me focused, move us forward, or hone in on a point. You have a very good memory and were able to connect dots from our different conversations. I also truly felt you were sincere – when you told me my work was meaningful and valuable, I believed you and it made me stop devaluing what I did and see my work in a new light. Your sincerity and caring is real and is much appreciated!”

“You are very in tune with such a vast variety of people, from all walks of life. You truly care about your friends, and I always feel good after visiting your group:) Definitely a great listener, and you know how to give advice without ever making someone feel bad; you can address the flaws or issues, but keep it positive.”

“I felt the advice you gave and the tips and tricks to handle the stress of the season to be great insight and helpful. I like how you would listen to others approach or ideas and gave your insight on them. I liked that you were open to anyone and wanting to help.”

“I love your voice, it’s very calming…”

“My experience was pretty good! The coaching met my expectations – I want to continue and I will refer you to others because I see some improvement in how I feel.”

IMG_162071844956958Join now and get $5 off, and as a special bonus – refer a friend and get 50% off – that will be $15 each, or $30 for you and your friend can join for free. Join any time within the six week period, however if you join after October 21st – the total is $30 per person.

The Holiday Hullabaloo is a six week coaching experience to help you get through the holidays. I guide you through the stresses, sadness, doubts, and fears that are associated with this time of year. I offer hope, support, understanding, openness, guidance, and acceptance. As a coach and a friend, I can show you how to move through this time of your life with joy and ease.

I teach simple and effective ways to feel happier and more in control of your emotions and how to be accountable for your intentions. I live my life day by day using mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavior therapy practices such as breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and prayer. More than that, I show you how to experience and practice these things in a simple, effortless way, that anyone can do – and I show you how it can change your life for the better.

See the goodness around you and if thereMembership includes:

  • Access to a members only “Secret” Facebook Group.
  • Daily motivational posts and insights straight to your email box and on Facebook.
  • Weekly live video messages from me with themes for the week.
  • Optional private one on one, weekly 15 minute coaching calls with me via phone or Skype.
  • 50% off membership to future group sessions with me.

What’s Hot and What’s Not? by Melissa Reyes

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

What I think is hot may totally not be to you. Wait. What?

I want to know what you think is hot and what you think is not so hot.

This could mean summer plans, high temperatures, or your opinions about what is going on around you – or within your heart. Tell me in the comments below. I will follow up with you.

This is my state of being right now. I feel pretty good. There are things going on in my life and in my family that concerns me. That’s a nice way of saying I am worried and scared about the health and well being of the people I love. I am otherwise pretty happy. Sometimes it is hard to be happy when you are worried.

Here is a little of what is going on this summer on my website and shows:

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Click HERE to read my Summer Newsletter

Things I am excited about – – an Update

Besides it being my favorite season – the summer sun is hot and the sky is clear – I am happy about some of the projects I have been working on. I know I am doing a lot and I am always busy. I am currently worried that you might be confused. Especially if you are just discovering me. Who is Miz Meliz? What does she do? If you are thinking that and you have found yourself reading this post, that’s good! I would like to clear that up for you.

I am a mom and a wife, a sister and a cousin. First and foremost. My family is the most important thing to me.

I aim to be a positive influence for my family and friends. I am a life coach who helps people feel happiness.

I vowed at the start of this year to make my focus to connect, create, and sparkle. I chose these three words to guide me through the year.

I am so glad I made this commitment because I have consistently connected with people all around the world and in my own community. I continue to enjoy talking with and learning about all the people that I meet. I love people! I have been so happy expanding and growing my community that I have opened a fire hose of creativity. Influenced and encouraged by artists and entrepreneurs alike, I am pushing forward and making a difference in my life by producing artwork. I hope to truly shine (the sparkle) and lead the way to a joyfulness that spreads to everyone I meet. Through art, compassion, and love, I hope to inspire others to enjoy life and experience true joy and happiness. (I know it sounds fru-fru or very “woo,” but if you know me then you know that I am only marginally fru-fru! I am pretty down to earth for the most part.)

Freedom

Here is what I am doing:

  • I work full time at a middle school in campus ministry. It’s a great job for me!
  • I am completing a self-reflective art challenge – 100 Mandalas – drawing and coloring 100 mandalas and sharing them online.
  • I am making jewelry and other decorative art projects, stencils, stamps, photos, a coloring book, and affirmation card decks with my mandala art. All of my products are available for purchase.
  • I am producing a weekly video called “Tinsel Town” that airs live and is then posted to You Tube.

I interview people that I believe to be inspiring examples of folks who know their purpose and live their passion. It is fun and I am just about to start my third year! Meet the super stars who inspire me on Tinsel Town.

  • I am co-hosting and participating in another weekly video show with Cindy Harrison called “Paint with Heart” #SparkleandInspire.

Cindy teaches me how to create decorative art projects and we post the videos on You Tube. Anyone can participate, learn, and make their own art projects with us. It’s free and it is an awesome way to experience online classes.

  • I am coaching and counseling people who need guidance and want to live a happy life. People say I am pretty good at it.

Combined with all of the things that I am working on listed above – this act of love is the thing that I am most passionate about. I am seriously in love with helping people.

Talk to me. Tell me what is bugging you. What is bumming you out. We can work it out. What’s hot in your life? What’s not so hot? There are clear skies and sunny days ahead. Believe me!

Check out the tabs in the menu on my blog. There are links to the videos, classes, and my schedule for one on one coaching. I am here for you!

Flow

Tinsel Town Tonight Spotlight on #Focus @Tenminitt 3/29/16 6:00 pm PDT

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by & filed under Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching, Tinsel Town Live 2016

Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz

The theme for this week is “FOCUS” and that means I need to get to work! I have lots of moving parts in my life’s work. I create art, I produce content for this blog, I enjoy connecting with people around the world via multiple social media platforms, I spend valuable time with my family and friends, and I have a full time job that I love. That’s a lot!

How can I focus on any of it or all of it? I am trying to come up with a way to tie it all together. I am making sense of my purpose for all that I do. I am considering what is most important to me and what I need to do to get closer to my heart’s true desires. My core values and goals are always top of mind. Mainly, above all is to be happy and love others. To do this well, I put aside differences, keep a cool head when facing challenges, and I try not to worry about most things. I am doing the best that I can. It actually feels pretty good.

So, how do I focus when I have so much happening in my life? This is the perfect time for me to do some streamlining and spring cleaning. I am on a staycation (at home vacation from work) and I have a list of things to accomplish. If I stick to the list and focus – – I will only get closer to my heart’s desire.

My Heart’s Desire is: To be happy, creating, connecting, and best of all, SPARKLING brightly!

Join me on Tinsel Town Tonight, my live talk show, to discuss why it is important to focus on your self and share your current projects with me. I look forward to hanging out with you and connecting!

 

Follow me on Twitter @MizMeliz and @TenMiniTT

Follow me on Twitter @MizMeliz and @TenMiniTT

Actively Practicing Patience as I Gaze into My Crystal Ball by Melissa Reyes

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

Patience, patience.

I believe that patience can be the same thing as trust. Trust and faith seem to go hand in hand as well. What does it all mean?

It is about releasing control, isn’t it?

“Patience may not be flashy, but it is crucial to well-being and effectiveness.

And it’s not something only the Dalai Lama can do (i.e. notions of certain people having the “patience of a saint”). Patience is what modern psychological and brain science would support and it’s what you can do while you’re waiting for the next thing—the end of the meeting, your driveway at the conclusion of a long commute home from work, the salivation and smell of dinner served, the anticipation of a lofty goal’s attainment, and then sleep before dreams of a weekend’s diversions.” ~Mitch AbblettMindful.org

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Mitch Abblett calls it “what you can do while you are waiting for the next thing.” I don’t know about you, but no matter how much I try I am never successful at speeding up time or making things happen using my mental abilities. No, just thinking about things and hoping they will work out when I want them to and how I want them to, just never seems to happen for me. So, what can I do to get better at not spending my time worrying, wondering, waiting, and stressing out about “the next thing?”

How can I practice patience, actively? Trust. Faith. Hope. Patience. These are positive, yet  passive mental activities. Aren’t they?

Let me see. I will look in my crystal ball and tell you exactly what will happen next. Hold on a moment.

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Are you still waiting? This could take a while. And, I do not guarantee accuracy in my forecast.

My crystal ball says, come back tomorrow

Wow, that could be frustrating, huh?! I am not out of my mind, I don’t even have a crystal ball, nor would I know how to use one if I did. But, you see what I mean, right? That’s what passive patience entails. Waiting for the unknown to happen – for who knows how long – and not having any guarantee that it will happen at all. No wonder we always have to be reminded to be patient! No wonder it isn’t a built in process.

I just sighed. I am now taking a long slow deep breath. I relaxed my shoulders. I was getting worked up because it seems difficult when it should be easy. It is very easy. Here is what we can do. (Get that? Active. Action. Positive. Motion. Together.) Here is what WE CAN DO:

Instead of waiting patiently, BE PATIENT.

Instead of hoping for the best, BE HOPEFUL.

Instead of gazing into the future trusting that things will be okay in the end, BELIEVE GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING NOW.

Instead of always leaving it up to the Universe or God, with blind faith, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

 

You are resilient.

You are accepting.

You are a miracle.

You are Awesome.

 

Even when you are waiting.

Even when you don’t have the answers.

Even when you are afraid. alone. tired. weak. 

Even when nothing makes sense.

 

Love this moment, right now.

Love who you are.

Love everything you ever were.

Love everything you have yet to do, see, and be.

 

Trust Me.

Believe Me.

Never Give Up.

Be Patient.

 

Tinsel Town Tonight – How The Stars Align in 2016

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Life Coaching, Tinsel Town Live 2016

I guess I have a lot of audacious goals and the stars are aligned for me because everything is happening so fast. I would love to talk about this on my show, Tinsel Town Tonight. Te topic will be, “What Makes the Stars Align For You?” Join me right here for the LIVE broadcast at 7 PM tonight! SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL THE DEETS!

 

My January Recap

I was invited to speak at #ConnectHer16 which has been a hope of mine for some time. I started my coaching practice and sought help in how to really bring it home – and I feel really good about meeting the right people at the right time. I want to book more guests on my talk show and I am loving making the connections. (Gretchen Rubin “liked” my Tweet today about being featured on my show!) I started my online sales of my artwork, huge step for me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My (official) words for 2016 are Create, Connect, and Sparkle!

 

 What are your words? Have you set an intention for the year? Do you use One Word, or other ways to stay focused?

Do you need some accountability to help you reach your goals? If you want, you can email them to me and I will follow up with you. Send your word/list to me at MizMeliz@Yahoo.com with Accountability in the subject line. You will get a message from me in the summer and just before the holidays to see how you are doing.   By way of holding myself accountible, I am sharing my goals for this year here on my blog. I will give you all the details for the first thing I am developing, my coaching practice. In future posts, I will tell you all about the book I am writing and the story of why I am so obsessed/enamored with mandalas. Here it goes…putting it all out there!

 

My Projects for 2016

I have three main areas of focus that I plan to complete this year.

        • I will put into action a business strategy to open and maintain a viable coaching practice. In other words, I am open for business! And I am working hard to put systems in place to make it wonderfully successful.

 

 

 

        • I will self-publish my 2nd book, More Than a Feeling, available on Amazon in October 2016. Let me know if you want to be on the pre-order mailing list.

 

 

 

        • I will make products available for purchase online with my artwork. The project for this year is 100 Mandalas. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have seen at least a dozen mandalas I have drawn and/or colored. So, if you like the vibrant colorful designs as much as I do – you can snuggle up with your mandala throw pillow, wrap up in a mandala scarf, take out your mandala notebook, and pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea in your mandala mug – and make it a Miz Meliz Mandala Moment! (Too much? Nah!, use this code and get 20% off everything. CELEBR8 )

 

 

Coaching Practice

Part of my preparation for my strategic plan is to thoroughly define what I aim to do as a coach. Just saying I am a Life Coach is not enough. What sets me apart? What makes me unique and what will help people trust me to help them?
I dug deep. I took time to reach into the core of what I do best, how I do it, and why I am called to do it. I came up with some powerful information. It’s stuff that makes my heart feel funny. The stuff you want to call your mom about.

Here are some titles I am considering for myself:

Emotional Well-being Transformation Specialist 

Roller Coaster of Life Coach

Emotional Train Wreck First Responder

Emotional Transformation Guide

What ever I end up calling myself, I vow to be your guide to living a happy, carefree, self-fulfilled, and hopeful life. 

I can help you:

  • Find your self 
  • Find your voice 
  • Find your way

Are you feeling:

  • Lost
  • Forgotten
  • In a fog
  • Confused
  • Stagnant
  • Unmotivated 
  • Stretched
  • Complacent

Are you:

  • a Caretaker
  • a Parent
  • a Patient
  • a Student
  • Going through loss, or a major life change
  • in need of a confidant, friend, or cheerleader

If you are:

  • Tired
  • Bored
  • Depleted
  • Depressed
  • Anxious 
  • Stressed 
  • Over worked
  • Grieving

And if any of these statements fit you:

  • I have been surviving this way for so long that I don’t even recognize myself.
  • The person I once was, the person I am on the inside, is dying to get out and live again.
  • I am just going through the motions, getting through the day, the week, the month… I am not even sure what it is that I want anymore.
  • I have been helping, serving, raising, assisting other people for so long, sacrificing my own plans and dreams, that I think I have forgotten who I am, I don’t even remember what I aspired to be.
  • I feel like my goals don’t matter.
  • It is too late to live my dream life.
  • I spend more time thinking about my secret happy place to get away from the daily grind than imagining any type of future for myself. At least I know I can’t fail at it.

I know how you feel!

I have personal experience with all of this. I always thought my dream was to get married, have kids, please my parents, have a job, save money, and that would be what would make me happy. That is as far as I could see for myself when I was in that time of my life. Well, I got there. It was great. I felt happy. I did what I set out to do. Then I realized that I didn’t aim high enough. I had everything I wanted and I wanted more. Just when I started planning a future for myself, thinking about soaring with the wind, flying free and being my best self, the shit hit the fan. Everything fell apart. My life was shattered. And then it hit again.  And again. And again. And again. I began to believe that my life was shit. It didn’t matter that I still had a home, a husband, a family, a job. I risked it all and lashed out, acted out, freaked out, and I began having panic attacks, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. 

I dealt with destruction, drama, disease, and death. I had marriage issues, health issues, mental issues, fitness issues, to the point of having issue issues! I got the help I needed. (There is a lot packed in that little statement. A ton. It wasn’t easy and it took time. I couldn’t do it alone. I got the help I needed.) 

Through all of this, on the outside I seemed fine. Nobody knew the misery I was putting myself through on the inside. I had to make a change.

I looked within myself and I found her. My inner sweetheart. My inner child. And she still had dreams. She still had ideas and excitement and joy. She waited for me. She will always be there. She has new ideas all the time. All I have to do is listen. We grow together. We always keep learning, growing, experiencing life and all that it is meant to be. 

If you have been distracted, dismayed, or depressed to the point of despair, I can help you find your path. 

You can go from:

  • Heartbroken to heartwarming
  • Self-sabotaging to self-confident 
  • Sacrificing to successful 
  • Martyrdom to Masterful
  • Misguided  to Motivated
  • Victimized to Vindicated
  • Torn to terrific
  • Lonely to lovely
  • Depressed to dazzling 
  • Fallen to fabulous 
  • Broken to beautiful 
  • Painful to playful
  • Jealous to joyful
  • Hollow to happy
  • Tired to inspired
  • Anxious to Amazing 
  • Feeling awful to being amazing
  • Go from “merely existing to “here to be awesome!”

Yes, you can still be who you are; a helper, an assistant, a parent, a caretaker. You can serve others without sacrificing yourself, without losing your own passions, desires and needs.

I will show you how to live with intention, insight, and inspiration.

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I will help you find your voice and sing out joyfully. You will find yourself and you will sparkle and shine when you live the life that you are meant to live. You will achieve your dreams and turn your goals into plans. That fog will lift and you will feel yourself glowing with energy. 

You will be:

  • Gracious 
  • Joyful 
  • Happy
  • Hopeful
  • Carefree
  • Stress free 
  • Satisfied 
  • Fulfilled
  • Alive 

You will learn to:

  • Listen to your inner sweetheart not your inner daemons (screaming banshee or bride of Frankenstein.)
  • Mind map instead of brainstorm
  • Plan instead of dream
  • Think positive 
  • Be proactive 
  • Know what you want and what you stand for and do what you believe in

If I am your coach, we will take an adventure together:

  • Experience for yourself how far trusting yourself can take you. 
  • Find your thing. Your passion. Your core value. Your inner strength. Your true desires. 
  • Look deep within. Look far ahead. Envision all the possibilities. Map it out. Get going. Love the life you want. 
I can’t tell you how I will do it or when it will happen for you. That is up to you. It is different for everyone and I know countless ways to activate the things that are most important that will work for you. Just show up, that is the first step. Every coaching experience is different, but I am very close to everyone I meet and I will always be here for you. I have only served a few clients in the past year or so, and I was not sure that I have what it takes to be an effective and sought after coach. I needed some feedback. I asked people I have coached for testimonials and suggestions to improve my coaching practice.
The response was so affirming!
I listed them below…I am so humbled.
I am really motivated to get my coaching practice re-activated. I already have courses (referred to as “workouts” below!) and mini-retreats scheduled.
My calendar is pre-loaded on Trainer.ly for one on one coaching sessions:

Testimonials

  • “I love the way you speak. You’re so calm and clear in everything that you say. You listened to every word I had to say and you were very helpful with my situation. I like how you tied in stories of your own to give me examples and tips that would motivate and inspire me.”
  • “I really appreciated how easy it was for us to schedule a time to talk – you are so great about being flexible with your time. And being able to have sessions over the phone was such a blessing for a busy mother of two!”
  • “You have a very good memory and were able to connect dots from our different conversations. I also truly felt you were sincere – when you told me my work was meaningful and valuable, I believed you and it made me stop devaluing what I did and see my work in a new light.”
  • “It’s funny because with you I was able to verbalize what I really wanted but never said out loud because it was such a hopeless pipe dream – I wanted the job that I had 12 years ago back. It seemed impossible, but once I said it and really let myself want it, I ended up getting it back!! Coincidence? I think not!”
  • “You are very in tune with such a vast variety of people, from all walks of life. You truly care about others, and I always feel good after visiting your group:)”
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