April 28, 2020

I create the spaces I want to be in. I do this because I have often felt like an outsider, or like I didn’t quite fit in.

Creating space, showing up for others - these are a couple of my gifts. 

I want to create new spaces because I want to feel a sense of community, I w...

August 7, 2018

What is good about your recovery from addiction?

I asked this question to participants during the first week of my Integral Recovery Toronto group coaching program in April. It was not a popular question! Why? Probably because there is a lot of shame and guilt and gener...

August 6, 2018

In the spring, I facilitated my first Integral Recovery Toronto (IRT) group coaching session. IRT is for people in recovery from addiction. I put together this group because I am passionate about recovery from addiction. In my own recovery journey, I found that somethi...

February 13, 2018

I just wrote the following note to some of my dear coaching colleagues, and I decided to post it here.

I have been thinking about the theme of "heal yourself first", which I was trying to explain to you on the weekend. Here is a quote which better explains it:

"The body...

December 22, 2017

What is THE WORK?

THE WORK is the work of your life. It’s learning to be a fucking resilient human being. It’s getting your shit together, it’s waking up, it’s growing up, it’s stop harming the planet, it’s start reaching out to people, it’s start meditating. It’s stop...

November 28, 2017

There are some questions I’ve lived with for as long as I can remember. Why am I here? What’s my purpose? For a long time, I searched and searched for signs. I felt disconnected from the world. I was on a frantic, worried search, and felt that surely, there would be a...

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Melissa Armstrong
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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