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...

April 4, 2020

Fear Leaves the Body 

“We’re going to uncover the reasons why you were drinking in the first place” is something that a therapist said to me, after I had been sober for about three weeks. I was curious - what did she mean? Didn’t I get blackout drunk because I simply lo...

March 29, 2020

I am here to take a stand for aliveness and awakening. 

I am here to take a stand for not missing out on your life. 

I am here to take a stand for the possibility of changing your entire life.

I am here to take a stand for making sense of your story so far.

I am here to ta...

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...

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...

December 6, 2017

There is crazy shit happening in the world. Yes. How can I help?

I made buttons that say Love More, and I have been giving them away, and leaving them in random places in Toronto.

Because I have a secret mission to help others express their vulnerability. Because I want...

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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