Hi! I'm Mel.
I'm an artist. I'm a writer. I also teach meditation, which happens to be one of my biggest passions. Why? Because I have experienced firsthand its transformative power. I used to suffer daily from depression and anxiety – I'd been in counseling, and on & off medications since I was a teenager. But it wasn't until I discovered mindfulness that my life really began to change. And yours can, too.
We spend our lives hurried, rushed, anxious, and stressed out. What if you could live a life that brought you more joy? What if you could enjoy the little moments more? What if you could have less problems?
<strong>I can help you do that – really!</strong>
Through my in-person meditation and mindfulness workshops in Taos and northern New Mexico, and through my online teachings, I help people to arrive at their true selves, and to live their best lives. And I want you to have that ability, as well. Please note that I don't believe meditation is a cure-all. But it CAN help, as part of a comprehensive mental health treatment plan.
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The Arrive Project
Have you tried meditation before, but didn’t think it was for you?
Have you heard of mindfulness, but don’t know what it’s all about?
Have you meditated occasionally in the past, but it just hasn't "stuck"?
Meditation is a powerful tool for transformation and contributes immeasurably to well-being. It’s not dreamy, new-agey, or woo-woo. It has practical, scientifically proven benefits like improved focus, stress reduction, and increased empathy for others. It’s my mission to demystify it, strip away common myths, and help others to discover the benefits for themselves.
I completed 100 hours of teacher training in 2016, and then embarked on a period of independent study before developing Arrive – a mindfulness project to help you find what works for YOU. The way we do this is through experimentation with different techniques, community interaction, and a little bit of accountability. I teach workshops locally in Taos, New Mexico, where I live, but I also teach online – look for new course offerings coming soon!