2015 - THE LAST QUARTERS

I dedicated myself to being fearless in 2014, so it felt fitting to take my new found boldness and put it into safe practice by being actively conscious in my life. How have I been doing? Allow me to explain. After just eight months I can say that 2015 has been, for lack of a better word, a lot.

Read More
Melanie SantosComment
KNOW YOU TO GROW YOU

Personal development, progression, success and growth.What do they mean? How do they affect us? How do we know if we’re developing, progressing and growing correctly in order to cultivate success? What is success? Is there a “correct” way to attain it?

Read More
Melanie SantosComment
ME - VERSION 8.0

I’ve been many versions of myself, versions I’ve been able to become familiar with and take out to the mall for new clothes or to have coffee, but this one is almost like waking up with a Siamese twin. I’m transitioning into a completely different woman than the one I thought I would be by now.

Read More
FOR ANYONE WHO FEELS UNDESERVING OF A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...

You want crappy candy hearts, bad chocolate and cheap cards? Pick some up, but don’t forget that there’s more to this day. Reflect on everything you’re missing out on by not loving yourself wholeheartedly. Remember, nobody is going to take care of you like you will. 

Read More
THE TWELFTH DAY

As much as my mind would like to continue to wallow in its sadness, I can’t allow it. I won’t stop feeling, but I can’t be depressed. I can’t stop shining. I can’t stop loving. I can’t stop being myself. No problem is too large and no feeling is too strong. My light has proven to outshine even itself. 

Read More
REVOLUTION BY THOUGHT

I’m not a saint. I’m not a genius. I’m not perfect. I am, though, extremely conscious of the way that I affect and am affected by my surroundings. If I had a dollar for every time I wished that people actually thought about the other person prior to saying or doing something, I could start my own school system.

Read More
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

Suffering from an addiction is one way to experience pain, but watching someone crumble beneath their own fixation is another.  Coping with it isn’t something that can be taught or learned from a book, but as someone who is both recovering from and managing with the addictions of loved ones, I can offer the following...

Read More