If you have fifteen minutes, you can find motivation right now!
Get introduced to the pillars of health, and why flexibility is the most important of them all.
Meditations is great, but it doesn't always work out for all of us to sit down and do it. Instead try a walking mindfulness program by slipping on your favorite tennis shoes and listening to this podcast while you walk.
It's fun, it's adventurous - Join me as I am also walking in the great outdoors and sharing my weight loss tips and motivation and perhaps encounter a wild animal!
Take writing your book off your plate. Whether you have a basic idea, a stack of notes, or a draft you just can't seem to make progress on, allow me to write your book so you can focus on your business! I don't even like to use the phrase write or ghostwrite...I'm more a scribe! The book is all from your ideas, I'm just putting them on the page :)
My specialty is in what I refer to as the "Wisdom Memoir" - a book focused on sharing knowledge and expertise, based on the author's personal voice and experience. I consider myself a channel to get your words and concepts from where they already exist (talks, presentations, workshops, classes, coaching programs, short articles /blog posts, diaries, etc) and simply put them on the page. It's particularly suited for those in service and/or personal development realms.
The beautiful thing is that ghost writing is really a form of outsourcing. It takes a minimal amount of your time, which is usually in an interview format (so does not require you to prep). And it's fun! (If you are actually looking for a writing coach, or don't know what the difference is, let's hop in the phone! I can explain the difference and make a referral if needed.) If you have questions about my process or approach, please let me know.
I'll work with you to gather all I need to create a detailed outline. I'll keep in touch as the book progresses, allowing you to review each chapter as I go. You approve every step along the way. Expect a maximum of about one hour of your time per chapter. Most books are completed in 3-4 months. All my work is also independently proofread to ensure a polished product. You own the entire thing and my name appears no where (unless you want it to)! All our work together is confidential.
P R I N T & E B O O K R E A D Y
To keep things flexible, making your book print ready is offered as an add-on service. You can choose to publish with Amazon, IngramSpark, or Barnes & Noble (I'll walk you
through the pros and cons). This package is a complete self-publishing service. After your book is written, I'll manage the interior design and formatting, the production of the ebook, the design of the front and back cover (you get the final say), assign your book to distribution channels, and even write the keyword rich book description.
W O R K B O O K S & J O U R N A L S
Add another revenue stream with a workbook or journal! These can be freestanding purchases or compliment the book I write for you. Workbooks and journals can help your audience learn about your topic and also get to know you. They are a consumable product, which your clients will love to buy! All workbooks and journals include a custom publication package catered to this form of media, in which they are print
ready and available for sale as pdf (this is different than ebook formatting). The option to make them ebook ready is also available at no additional cost, if you choose to include it (not all workbooks perform well in this format).
Take a listen to my FAQ audio!
The title kind of sums this one up. Grab your kicks, put in your ear buds, and go for a stroll. Or listen on your commute, that's fine, too!! Whatever works!
We will watch and witness the changing of the seasons. As spring departs for summer we prepare for the peak of energy and commitment to our goals, getting active and a little more ambitious, but always keeping in mind that the wheel will turn, and we will be slowing down soon enough.
To start things off, can you tell us about an "Aha" moment that has happened to you with your own health journey?
My “aha” moment came to me when I was sitting at my desk at my previous job - I was on the brink of turning 39, had two young kids, and while I was living a seemingly happy existence, I was unfulfilled. I spent 50+ hours per week away from my kids and husband, at a job that I didn’t like, and was simply going through the motions to get by. I knew I was meant for more and I knew I couldn’t sit at this job for the next 20+ years of my life simply because it was the “responsible” thing to do. I have always been interested in health, nutrition, fitness and wellness, but had only pursued them as hobbies, until a dear friend of mine posted about a Health Coach Training Certification program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). I reached out to her to get more information, and in that conversation I decided it was time to pursue something for myself, to put my needs on my own priority list, and to listen to my desires. Making the decision to sign-up for that certification program was the catalyst of change in my life.
How did that impact you?
That decision catapulted me into a new trajectory of my life, where I was completely clear that this was my calling, and I was passionate about sharing with others. I knew that if I could design a life I love by putting myself on my own radar, then it was my duty to share this and inspire other women to do the same. I began to look at wellbeing from an entirely different lens, where instead of focusing externally - on food and diet, I began to focus inward and learned the importance of heeding to my emotional wellbeing.
What would you say was a silver lining to the experience?
The silver lining was how much better I felt, and how I felt whole. For so long, I felt broken or like there was something wrong with me because I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with my life, and saying “yes” to myself and enrolling in IIN changed the entire trajectory of my life. From the first module, it was an epiphany and it became crystal clear this was the path I was meant to be on, and I could help others to experience the same. I felt it down to my core that this is my mission in life, and I want to help others to experience this profound fulfillment, happiness, and ultimately - freedom - freedom to design a life you love.
How does this shape the way you help others in your business?
It’s the crux of everything! If you do not put yourself on your own radar, then your health and wellbeing will suffer greatly. You have to feed and nourish your soul from the inside out.
What is the message you are sharing in the forthcoming book, It's Not About the Food?
My chapter is about Boundaries and Emotional Wellbeing. The message I am sharing is about feeding and nourishing your emotional wellbeing. Eradicate the word “diet” from your vocabulary, and instead focus on redefining what balance, success and being healthy looks like for you dependent upon what stage of life you are in. These definitions are meant to change over time, as you grow and evolve, and when you set and adhere to the boundaries you’ve put in place, then you are creating an avenue to support your ultimate success. Your emotional wellbeing is the primary pillar that holds the key to you thriving in body, mind, and soul, and when you begin to not only become aware of it, but put practices in place to feed and nourish your emotional health, then you are on the path to designing a life you love to live.
OK, now for a few fun questions! Where do you live and what do you do there - for work and for fun?
I live in Santa Monica, CA, with my husband, two children, and two dogs.
What is a surprising food you just love to eat?
Dark chocolate with mint or dark chocolate covered almonds. Okay, anything dark chocolate... except coconut.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?
That I lived in Israel for a year, and volunteered in the Israeli Army. (Although that was 25 years ago!) Also, I do not like cooking, which may come as a surprise, as a Health Coach.
Thank you! Where can people find you to learn more about you?
You can find me over at melissarosenstock.com and over on Instagram @melrosenstock_healthcoach
Get your copy of the free worksheet - with actionable steps from all the authors including Melissa - and a find a link to buy the book by clicking here or clicking the image.
Grab your sneakers, take a few deep breaths, and join me for an adventure in Southern California.
What is the role between the environment and your health? It's all connected, and I want to take you for a deep dive into your earth body and how to care for it. Get a little sneak peak into basic environmental urban planning concepts AND how this all ties into our own healthy lives.
Experience the Southern California 2019 super bloom through your ears, and why this is relevant to us and our health. Nature is awesome and it can heal us, and by connecting we can be inspired to move our bodies and take care of ourselves.
This spring time focused episode will give you ideas on how to connect with the energy of the spring and how the healthy pillar of flowers can bring your health and well-being.
Want to learn more about my pillars of health? Consider joining my Wheel of the Year program, Small Steps, Big Magic, Crafting a life that sparkles!
The truth is I'm always excited when I make these podcasts. I know that talking about "structure" probably sounds really boring, but it's actually so interesting to break it down and actually understand what it's doing in our lives - whether we look at it or not!
I'm not the kind of person who wants any more commitment in my life... between getting married and then having kids, my commitment allotment is ALL used up. I can't even pick a meal plan to commit to!! LOL
If you want to understand the basic premise behind:
Then listen up to this episode! Because there are some basic rules you need to understand as to how and why these work (or don't work).
All structure needs to be found in balance with flexibility. This is the secret to success!
So grad your headphones, slip on your tennis shoes and join me in my magical place for a stroll in the woods, to learn and open up and have fun together!!
Oops! I interrupted this podcast with episode 13B (all about the Konmarie way and how you can apply this to your health!)... and this one never got posted!!! Oh well, better late than never!
Let's just jump right in and figure out how ending the blame game will transform your life and health! Here are just a few possibilities...
An invitation to walk with me...
And let's contemplate the pillar of health: FLOWERS
I'll explore how this pillar of health affects us in so many ways...
I'm very excited for a new direction I'll be taking with my inbox inspiration!
I've been wondering "what to do about my emails" for a while. I had a good routine going for a while, and then I had several books come out, and those gave me great focus. And then... I got a little stuck.
But as I've been developing content for my podcast and also for my pagan inspired health coaching program, I've been struck by inspiration for my emails!
All of my health coaching now follows the Wheel of the Year, which is essentially celebration of the cycles of the seasons. Now, don't get me wrong, I still do all the same things, like helping you tune into your body, overcome emotional eating, get more sleep, gain energy, focus on self care, and generally make your life awesome. However, now there is a beautiful thread of awareness of the natural world around you as you do it!
I also thought I'd push myself to tune in more to the cycle of the moon, something I love to do, but also can lose track of when I get busy.
Both the moon and the seasons are great for helping us to slow down and connect with ourselves, with the world, with our communities, and more.
So, it was stroke obvious genius when I realized my emails should follow the same rhythm!
If you are even 10% as excited as I am, you should definitely say YES to some sparkle in your inbox!!!
Plant Magic 101
There are so many ways that we can be in touch with the spirit of the plants around us. On some level, we are always and forever connected with them. Have fun with this quick and easy herbal vinegar infusion, which you can then use in cooking, salad dressings, or even just taking as a tincture, in a mixed drink or cocktail or mocktail, or even as a shot!