About Me

I believe we are all like multifaceted diamonds just waiting for our chance to sparkle!

Look in the “View Master” (CLICK ON THE PICTURE AND PLAY VIDEO) and see how I want to shine:


This blog is an opportunity for me to express myself creatively, it is a journal of my experiences, and a place to connect with people.  

My vision is to help others, through friendship, coaching, consulting, and teaching while applying my gifts and talents in an effort to make a difference in our world.

I am learning new lessons all the time and experiencing new challenges along my journey of life.  

I wish to share my insights and light the way for others. . .  in a fun and real way!  I do this by being open and accepting of all people and things that I encounter.  

I am always searching for new adventures.

Email me, Melissa Reyes (AKA Miz Meliz) at MizMeliz@yahoo dot com for inquiries. 


I work full-time as an administrative assistant at a private middle school in sunny Southern California.  I am a mom of three amazing young men.  I am married to my best friend of over thirty years.  In my spare time, I work on art projects with my best friend, Cindy.  I am a certified professional life coach. I love music and movies and driving to the beach.

Miz Meliz is all about me, it is truly a reflection of me.  I write for myself.  Writing is my passion.  I hope to inspire and to be inspired. My blog, MizMeliz.com, started in 2007 and became a book in 2013. I continued blogging and doing reviews and videos until 2018. Now, I am going back to basics and continuing with my original journal blog – which is all of my writing, journal, poetry, prayers, prompts from projects that I am participating in, everything!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting here.  This is a place of good intent.



Born and raised in idyllic suburbs of Los Angeles, Melissa “Miz Meliz” Reyes made a name for herself in the lifestyle blogging world telling stories of the people who make the City of Angels unique and stirring. As a writer, blogger, artist, and live streaming host, Miz Meliz shares what she loves about life and the things her guests from around the world love that makes their lives worth living.

She hosts or co-hosts three shows. On Inspiring Adventures, Melissa interviews people who have uplifting experiences and touching narratives. As creator and host of Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz, she shares her Los Angeles exploits, with a touch of humor and often a bit of sass. And on Paint With Heart, she brings a beginner’s point of view – and some more of that sass to Cindy Harrison’s (sometimes challenging) on-line art class.

Her first book, This is the Sound of My Soul, compiled from her blog posts and reflections illustrates her journey of grieving her parents and sister, while maintaining her roles of a working mother and wife.

She has been voted one of the Top 50 Personal Development Blogs for 2012, one of the Top 100 Personal Development Blogs for 2013, and selected Minds 101 Most Inspiring Blogs of 2016.

And when she’s not doing all the things noted above, you can probably find her driving along Pacific Coast Highway in her Jeep, with the top down, soaking up the sunshine and breathing in the sea air.

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16 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Thank you, it’s a great quote by Dylan. Do you have a favorite? What did you think about the rest of the blog? I treasure your thoughts and suggestions!

  2. I really like your very interesting blog. Sounds like you keep yourself busy with a wide variety of interesting activities and projects. Your little introductory video is great!

  3. Hi! New follower here from UBP13! Your blog is awesome!! I’m a new blogger and hope you come by and follow me at mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!

  4. Melissa Hi!

    Visiting you from #UBP13! You have a really cool website and I’m excited to read future posts.

    Please stop by anytime, while on your travels or back at home, for a cup of tea, coffee or another beverage and let’s get to know each other a bit better.

    Substance of Living

    1. Thank you Marie, It is so nice to make a new friend. I look forward to getting to know you and learning about your outlook. Substance of Living. I love it!

  5. Hi Melissa! I found this site when I saw my blog was getting a lot of referral hits from it. Super cool to find you on the other end. Love your blog!

    Carrie Pullen

    1. Thank you Carrie! I feel badly that I didn’t give you a heads up, I actually asked Wilder for your url. I am still in awe of your travels and proud of your family. Thanks for checking out my blog, stop by anytime!

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