How Easily Do You Bounce Back from Adversity?
Resilience gives us greater tenacity to recover when life hands us adversity. You’re able to harness inner strength to handle traumas like job loss, health crises, divorce, and bankruptcy. Without it, you might feel victimized, ruminate on problems, become overwhelmed and anxious, slip into depression, or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Resilience is the tool set we need to stay grounded, positive, and most importantly, functioning, in the face of adversity. Resilience gives us the ability to cope, increases our well being, improves performance at work, and can often prevent mental health crises. Luckily, you can learn these skills right now!
I’m Melanie Childers, a breast cancer survivor, Martha Beck Certified life coach, yoga teacher, intuitive tarot reader, writer, magazine publisher, and spiritual badass.
I call my coaching practice The Enlightened Badass, as a way to merge my two natures – the strong, unflinching badass, willing to wade in the muck of life, with the inner flower child who is fully connected to nature, love, and Spirit.
My definitions for those words are:
Enlightened: Aware of and connected to Source energy through nature, intuition, and Spirit
Badass: Owning and rocking everything you are, even when life kicks you while you’re down
I’m deeply passionate about teaching others resilience skills and how to bounce back and heal from traumatic events, in a nurturing, supportive, loving space.
Sometimes life has to really sucker punch you before you learn to be resilient.
A breast cancer diagnosis was such a shock to my system – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It came with grief, anger, loneliness, shame, and PTSD. People rallied around me, I went through various treatments, and then it was over and I was left with pieces of a life and body I once knew.
This happens to everyone who goes through cancer and other traumas. And we pretty much have to stitch it all back together on our own. Some of our support system may still be around, but unless they’ve been through trauma too, they have no idea how to help.
Surviving trauma can be hard.
Traumas like cancer challenge every part of our being and the very fabric of who we think we are. And it forces us to rise up. People may call us brave, but we know we have no choice.
We have to save ourselves.
Thing is, no one really teaches us resilience skills. No one teaches us how to put our lives back together after trauma, or how to find happiness in the face of adversity..
I’m here for you.
I can show you how to move forward in your life, past the place where pain is the only topic of conversation, past the grief and trauma, and on to stitching back together what life looks like for you on the other side.
Find peace after chaos. Love after pain. Resilience after PTSD.
I’m here to show you how to tackle the difficult emotions of sadness, anger, shame, frustration, loneliness, and despair, and help you move forward into resilience, with compassion and love for yourself and your experience.
Are you ready? I’ll be holding your hand the whole way.
The best part about working with Melanie is that she’s warm, kind, funny, strong, and ridiculously smart. She’s dealt with a lot of hard things and has come out an even better person on the other side, so it reminds me that there’s always a way forward. We did a LOT in a few sessions; we’d have to bend the space-time continuum to accomplish more and I’m feeling extremely optimistic for the first time in several years! Everyone needs an enlightened badass on their side; I’m really glad that I reached out to mine!
— Lisa B.