the story


Rewind 10 years ago and you would have met a woman hiding behind the shadows, living through a shield of fake smiles and seeking self worth in the wrong places. I was a Type A- control everything out there- perfectionist seeking - uptight and unhappy human. There was no soulful flow or genuine energy. No glimmer in my eyes, no vibrant conversation, and no bounce in my step.

But deep down, I knew there was more.

Buried deep within me, there was a desire for authentic connection and a longing for self love.

I didn’t know how I was going to get there, but I decided it would become my purpose to feel this within the next decade of my life.

I spent my free time reading every self help book there was. I threw myself into therapy the first year I started college. I signed up for personal development classes and workshops. I studied Psychology & Sociology. I asked anyone I met how they described authentic happiness and radical self love. I developed a non negotiable spiritual practice. Yoga & meditation became my personal retreat; my sanctuary of joy and peace.

My friendships changed, my connections grew deeper, and my soul started to expand.

I didn’t know it then, but I was coming home. Home to my authentic self. Home to the woman I was truly born to be. Home to a life of joy, light & acceptance. Home to my very own heart.

Throughout that decade I followed the music of my heart. I started by living in Spain and Mexico and ended up teaching Spanish in Arizona where I then developed a Be You Club. A club for high school girls to develop their authentic selves & truly connect on a deeper level. I went on to create Zen Bird Bands- yoga headbands to remind us of the power of our thoughts & to choose the authentic ones filled with self love & non judgement. I left my public school teaching job to educate women on a soulful level of living authentically & finding their HOME.

Fastforward to today. I now teach workshops and seminars on mindfulness and self love. I am a coach for men and women desiring a deep connection to their soul essence. I am as honest & vulnerable with my clients as they are with me and I can remember vividly how it felt to start the journey of self love & authentic living. Scary. Daunting. Impossible.

Let me tell you right now, it’s possible.

Let me tell you again, it’s possible.

That life you’re dreaming of... that light, free & joyful place you’re desiring within your soul, it’s possible.

I believe in living with your whole heart, accepting yourself & others for who they truly are, flowing through each stage with ease & grace and letting go to enjoy your story.  

My clients are women who desire a shift in their lives.

Women who feel trapped in their own bodies unable to expand.

Women who crave deep self love and acceptance.

Women who want to stop feeling guilty.

Women who are unsure of their path ahead.

Women who need a bit more structure to actualize their goals.

Women who simply want to know it’s possible.

And if you’re interested in the next step of forward movement in your life, read about my 3 month coaching program here.

I’m telling you, you are light and you are worthy and you are free.

Xo, Marian


the heart + soul manifesto

Marian Mellen Heart and Soul Manifesto