Acknowledge the human condition
Most clients have to learn the most important lesson on their own though: how to take the good with the bad. “We have to acknowledge the full spectrum of human experience,” Melissa said. She’s always transparent with her own audience. Life isn’t perfect, but that’s how connections happen. “If you haven’t had hardships in your life, you don’t have that much to share. I learned so much from mine.” A related lesson: when you’re uncomfortable, you’re growing.
Regardless of what is going on her life, Melissa always sets aside time for herself. “I often tell people: if your tank is empty you can’t give someone else a ride,” she says. “I take that seriously because I want to show up as best as I can.” Whether that means turning off at a certain time each day, prioritizing sleep and healthy eating, spending time in