​Hi, I'm Melissa....

Some other fun facts about me…

  • I love to photograph sunsets, no matter ​where they are...
  • ​Beach Volleyball is my favorite workout...
  • Pumpkin my brindle red-nosed Pitbull is the love of my life...
  • ​I don't like clutter; it gives me anxiety....
  • A micro-plane is my favorite kitchen gadget...
  • I couldn’t live without my Vitamix (Avocado Pudding, YUM!)
  • I’m obsessed with ​roving the beaches for seaglass....
  • I am a creative spirit who loves adult coloring + drawing...
  • I must live within 5 miles of the ocean...
  • I adore horses and intend to do Equine Assisted Coaching....
  • I sleep on my stomach (and have ​facial lines to prove it)
  • Human connection is my #1 Value above all else...
  • ​I was Tony Horton's private chef for years (Mr. P90X Man)

I’m passionate about health. I’m passionate about food. I’m passionate about personal growth. And I'm MOST passionate about FREEDOM!

I’m a Transformational Eating Coach, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Spiritual Psychologist, Plant-Based Chef, Speaker and Author. I am committed to your profound and deep transformation so you can finally break free of your sabotaging behaviors when it comes to food and loving your body. I am here to support you in stepping fully into your greatness, in every area of your life. Because you and I know, it’s not just about the food.

My own struggles with emotional eating and my body image caused years of suffering and left me feeling imprisoned and paralyzed. I was abusing myself with my words, actions and deeds. I deprived myself, took fat burners, exercised maniacally, then overate and criticized my body by calling it names and hating it, all because I thought that if I looked perfect, then I would finally be loved. What the heck is perfect anyway?

Growing up in a dysfunctional household with an alcoholic father did nothing to help me feel better about myself. I lived in fear and I was in constant survival mode. Food was my only safety net. But my body was my nemesis. I had the biggest internal war going on right inside of me. I didn’t have a safe space to express my emotions, so I ate them away. I spent endless nights on the sofa alone, eating.....

One morning I woke up completely discouraged, feeling sick, fat and at a loss. ​​Something in me ​knew that ​​I couldn't do this alone anymore. I had to get support and help.

​I hired a coach and enrolled in a Masters program for Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. It was through this deep support, that I began to have a profound understanding of the depth of my body hatred and dysfunctional relationship to food, and where it began. I dove in and ​made a commitment to myself; I was done with the suffering and​ could not spend another moment wasting my life stuck in the vicious food and body hatred cycle anymore.  

It wasn’t an overnight event, and it took commitment, courage, patience, consistency and most importantly having support. It’s been a ​journey, but one that I am so grateful for because it taught me ​how to be more compassionate, loving and kind to ME! 

​Now, my life’s ​mission is to help others heal their relationship with food, and find true freedom and empowerment in their lives. I can finally say that I feel at home in my perfectly, imperfect body and I have a balanced and loving relationship with food. I feel unstoppable in my life. ARE YOU READY for THAT??