Did you know that people gain the most weight during
the winter holidays—the period from mid-November
through the end of the year?
It's a time of great promise and GREAT expectations,
and it's also an extremely difficult time to stay on
track with goals, habits, and routines that help you
How would it feel if you woke up on January 1st,
proud that you maintained your priorities without
being sucked into holiday overeating, emotional
eating, stress, overwhelm, and overload?
Join the Thriving the Holidays Series and Bring Your
A-Game to the Fall/Winter Holiday Season!
Do you love the holidays (I know I do) AND
wish they weren't so darn stressful, busy,
and likely to knock you off course?
You aren't alone.
has a particular impact on women, who take charge of
many of the holiday celebrations, particularly the
tasks related to preparing meals and decorating the
Women are more likely to report an increase of
stress during the holiday season.
Women have a harder time relaxing during the
holidays and are more likely to fall into bad
habits to manage their stress, like comfort
During the holidays people in the United States are
much more likely to say they behave in sedentary
ways like watching TV, sleeping, eating and drinking
to manage their stress.
Many people engage in emotional eating and
other unhealthy behaviors to cope with their
Research shows that many of us gain weight
during the winter holiday season. That’s probably
no surprise to you. What may surprise you is that
research also shows that we are less likely to
lose the weight we gain over the holidays. That
weight tends to stick around and
accumulate over the years.
Research also shows that if you’re already
overweight, the holiday season may present an
additional risk. Those who are overweight are
actually likely to gain MORE than the average person
during the holiday.
Do you gain weight over the holidays or do your
healthy habits fall by the wayside?
Does stress and busyness have a negative impact
on your eating? Do you overeat or make poor
choices because of stress or the increased
demands on your time?
Do holiday treats leave you feeling off track
and out of control with your goals and/or your
Do you start the holiday season with the best of
intentions only to feel tired, overwhelmed and
(guiltily) glad that the season is behind you?
For many of us, the holidays are an extremely busy
time of year. We get busy, we have lots of
commitments, we feel pulled in many directions.
Given all we have going on, it can be hard to even
think about the things we want to do to
take care of ourselves.
Too many of us start the season with the best of
intentions only to feel tired, overwhelmed,
off track and glad that the season is behind
My question to you: Would you like this year to be
What if you could savor the holidays AND stay
How would it feel to be in control of your eating,
your weight, your stress level and your time?
I think I’ve come up with a pretty good solution
I’ve designed a program that provides the support,
tools and tips to help you:
Get on track and stay on track with your health,
weight, and wellness goals
Stay motivated and focused on the things YOU most
want to accomplish
Honor YOUR priorities and learn simple,
time-efficient tips to make a place for them in your
Stay in action and keep moving towards achieving
Be proactive about stress and avoid overwhelm
Spend your time effectively and in a way that
minimizes your stress and maximizes your joy
Join me in for the 2010 Thriving the Holiday Series!
· Start the season with a clear plan of action
that is realistic, do-able, and fits YOUR life—I’ll show you how in
our very first call.
· Use my simple, time-efficient system to keep you
focused and on track—my special online tools will
arrive in your email box every week to help you
set consistent, do-able action steps,
celebrate your accomplishments, stay
accountable, most importantly, put the pieces
in place to help you THRIVE.
· Learn the tools and strategies essential to
thriving during busy times. Three specially designed teleseminars will focus on how to create a
customized plan to savor your holidays, how to
design and move forward with a healthy lifestyle
plan--one that doesn't leave you feeling bored and
deprived, but one that inspires you. We'll also
cover stress--how to avoid and even transfor it--and ways to start
taking better care of yourself--even during one of
the busiest times of the year. I'll teach you how to
start applying my signature T.H.R.I.V.E. Formula™
to your life.
· Listen (or re-listen) to group calls at your
convenience (because schedules can be complicated
during the holidays), with complimentary mp3 downloads
of every group call.
ease, flow, motivation, and enhance your success
with my powerful Success Soundtrack™:
How to Create More Ease, Flow, Me-time AND Success
in Just Ten Minutes a Day.
Your tuition in this program includes a copy of this
product which you will receive in the mail (retail value $89). You'll learn that just
ten minutes in the morning using this plug-and-play
program can really pay off!
”When I saw the
Me-treat I thought, this is perfect, this is
exactly what I want. I was heading
professionally into the worst possible time
of the year and I thought this is something
too good to pass up…I couldn’t miss a phone
call… I’m overwhelmed, I’m stressed. I’m a
business professional with a lot of
responsibility–but no me-time. This program
gave me the tools, the back bone, the
grounding to set a really good path. Just to
sit down and say, what do I want? What are
the things that are important? What kind of
big and juicy things have I put on the back
burner because of family, job,
environment?—the whole kit and caboodle. I
took a good look deep down at ME and said,
“What do I need, what do I want?”…I’m
leaving with a true blueprint and some of
the things that came up in these
conversations were so common sense and so
brutally simple. … Did I get what I wanted?
Nan Walsh, Ubly, Michigan Me-treat 2010
NOT the same-old-same-old!
“I feel incredible—rejazzed and ready to move on—it
was very validating to know what I was
feeling/experiencing was not unusual and I wasn’t
alone. I’m leaving with the tools to move forward
and be successful. Even if I get sidetracked again I
know how to come back to center.”
You CAN be your best version of yourself this
(and when you see what I've put together you won't
want to wait until January to get started!)
Join THRIVING the Holidays!
I’ve designed a program that provides an amazing
range of tools and resources. And you don’t
have to go anywhere. This program comes
Important: this is not a diet or food plan and
this is NOT a cookie-cutter-one-size-fits-all
approach to life and wellness. Those approaches
don't really provide what you need. This is also
NOT a program about denial and deprivation. The
holidays probably include experiences,
opportunities, and once-a-year treats and
celebratory foods that you want to ENJOY. This is a
Holiday program. It’s a gift of good
self-care to yourself—not a program of deprivation
and denial. The goal is to help you savor the
holidays that you celebrate. You’ll learn how to
decide what that means for you. I’ll help
Take charge of stress, emotional eating,
procrastinating, and other unhelpful habits that
crop up when life hits high gears
Create a do-able plan to avoid stress eating and
Take action to eliminate overwhelm, stress, and
Stay on track with activity, stress management
Create a do-able plan for making sure important
self care and "me-time" happens
Now, I know what you are thinking. You’re busy.
Believe me, I’m busy too. I’m not about to put
together a program that is going to waste your time
with fluff or fill up your calendar with activities
you won’t be able to participate in.
My THRIVING The Holidays Series combines important tools and
structures to stay on track and in action
towards your goals this winter with the
information and motivation you need to get where you
want to go. I created this
program to be effective during a busy time of year, knowing
that you may have a lot going on. Need to miss a
call? No problem. I'll send you downloadable
recordings so you can listen in on your own
schedule. You can participate from anywhere and any
time zone in the world—as long as you have access to
a phone and the internet.
“This program has made a huge difference in my daily
life. I was able to look at my life differently and
realize I simply haven't paying enough attention to
taking care of me and getting out of life what I
really want. The program was wonderful because it is
a "how to" guide... not just useful information you
don't know how to implement. I won't say I'm perfect
at doing all the concepts yet -- but the difference
in my life thus far has been profound. I am so glad
I signed up... and every day gets better :)”
“You have made a huge difference for me. I’ve made
dramatic improvement in how I feel. I’m stepping
back and making time. I’m really seeing differences
in my level of stress. Your T.H.R.I.V.E. Formula™
has really changed how I do things.”
“I am HUGELY in a different mind state that I was
before this program…”
“Thank you for showing me that there is another way.
I wish I would have found you 10 years ago, :)”
“I can’t tell you how much I loved T.H.R.I.V.E.! I
can’t believe what I got done!”
Three Holiday Health Club Special Topic Calls:
Join me for three 60-75 minute open calls. Each call
will be devoted to a special topic AND I'll take
time to address your questions and concerns.
Planning Your Best Holiday Season.
Head into the holiday season with clarity about
your personal goals and priorities. I’ll start
off the program by showing you how to identify
your goals and priorities for the season as well
as how to zone in precisely on potential hurdles
and roadblocks--and how to navigate around them! I'll guide you through the
process of establishing your unique goals,
priorities and challenges. This seminar will be
recorded and if you can’t attend you will be
able to access the recording and listen at a
time that works for you. (11/18/10
4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm
Eastern--or participate by using the mp3
recording) This audio
is available for immediate download. Get started
and create your customized THRIVE holiday
Call Two: Taking Charge of Food and Fitness (or
Creating a Juicy, Personalized Healthy Holiday
The best way to approach these kind of
challenges is to get PROACTIVE and to CUSTOMIZE.
We'll cover ways to stay on top of your game in
these areas--without creating more stress or
feelings of being deprived. I'll walk you
through the process of creating a customized
approach to this holiday season. We'll take both
your health AND your happiness into account.
4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm
Eastern--or participate by using the mp3
Stress, Time Challenges, and Other Sticky
How to bring your calendar (and your holidays)
in line with your priorities and how to take
care of what needs to be done so that you can be
present and savor the experiences that you
cherish (and deal effectively with the ones that
you don't) How to savor the moment instead of
focusing on getting it perfect. Letting go of
mindsets and expectations that get in your way.
(12/14/10 4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm
Central, 7pm Eastern--or participate by using
the mp3 recording)
Downloadable recordings off all three coaching
Need to miss a call? Want to re-listen? Simply
prefer to create your own personalized schedule?
You'll be able to download these recordings on your
mp3 player and listen at your convenience. This is
obviously a busy time of year, so this series is
designed so that you can listen to the audios
independently, on your own schedule and be right on
Weekly online accountability
and motivation check-in.
Every week, you'll be asked to check in online by
using my simple holiday check-in journal. This five
minute process will help you stay on track, create
your next do-able steps, see and celebrate your
accomplishments, and identify any upcoming
challenges. I read all of these and use them to
tweak and refine upcoming topics.
The Success Soundtrack™ for High-achieving, Busy Women:
How to Add More Ease, Flow, Me-time, AND Success
WITHOUT Overextending Your To-do List—in Ten Minutes
a Day! The Success Soundtrack™ is my newest
product, designed to help you get clear, get
grounded, get motivated, and get into action. No
need for information overload. No piles of books to
read before you get started. I’ve collected all the
information, tried and tested, and distilled these
down to short do-able (ten minute!) audios. Each ten
minute track is a unique experience with a different
focus. Select one each morning based on your focus
and needs for that day—relaxation, prioritizing,
facing challenges, growing your confidence, and
more. Go to
to learn about the program. This program retails for
$89 when purchased individually. Yep, you read that
correctly. This is a SUPER bonus.
Because it's just what you
need during the holidays, I'm including it as a gift
Are you ready to arrive at the New Year ready to celebrate your
success and accomplishments from 2010—instead of
feeling like you need to start over—AGAIN?
That's my goal for the attendees of THRIVING the
Holiday Health Club Special Topic Calls with
Q&A and coaching
Planning Your Best Holiday Season
Food and Fitness
Stress, Time Challenges, and Other
These calls will take place on 11/18/10,
11/30/10, 12/14/10 4pm
Pacific/7pm Eastern (United States)
Audio recordings and mp3 downloads
of each class:
Listen (and re-listen) at your own
convenience. You'll be able to return to
these recordings whenever you need them.
Weekly Online Accountability and Motivation
November 22 through the end of 2010, you'll
receive my weekly online accountability and
motivation journal in your email box. Simply
reply to the quick prompts I send you to
help you see your progress, get clear on
current challenges, and identify and set
goals around your next Action Steps. This
deceptively simple tool takes minutes to
use, but adds a tremendous amount of power
to the program. I personally read all your
responses and use the information to
fine-tune and tweak the content of upcoming
calls in the series.
The Success Soundtrack™
The Success Soundtrack™ is my
newest product, designed to help you get
clear, get grounded, get motivated, and get
into action. No need for information
overload. No piles of books to read before
you get started. I’ve collected all the
information, tried and tested, and distilled
these down to short do-able (ten minute!)
audios. Each ten minute track is a unique
experience with a different focus. Select
one each morning based on your focus and
needs for that day—relaxation, prioritizing,
facing challenges, growing your confidence,
and more. Go to
to learn about the program. This program
retails for $89 when purchased individually.Because it's just
what you need during the holidays, I'm
including it as a bonus
Holiday Enrollment Price: $129
"Immediately Melissa helped me organize a plan and
think of ways to start creating my dreams. She
helped me focus my energy on researching how others
have achieved the same goal; how to keep focus while
getting daily tasks done; and ways to tap into
myself to show my strengths to others!" C.B.
The THRIVING the Holidays Series REALLY is a gift that will
keep on giving.
challenge you to think for just a minute about how
you would feel on January 1 if you’ve stayed on
track and flowed through the holidays enjoying the
things that you looked forward to, AND achieving the
goals and honoring the priorities that you set for yourself at the beginning of the season.