Have you experienced that small, gentle voice nudging you to make changes in your life? Or the overpowering, fierce inner critic? I certainly have.

Life can be hard. I know. I’m a recovering perfectionist.

For a long time, I thought I had to do it alone. I was fighting, struggling, ignoring, stuffing. My body revolted and I was faced with the choice of staying-the-course — and watching my body destroy itself from the inside out — OR learning a new way and asking for help. I needed to S L O W down, and learn to love and accept myself just as I am. (Read more of my story here).

Over the years, I have invested in working with coaches, therapists and holistic health practitioners to improve my health and overcome many negative, limiting beliefs. I’ve shed long-standing guilt and shame, finally dealing with past trauma and repressed emotions. I’ve struggled with being “not enough” and feeling unworthy. All of this has inspired me to work as a health coach, so others can experience freedom and vividness in their lives too.

Our bodies are miraculous and have the ability to heal themselves. Our cells are constantly regenerating. Given time and the right support — nourishing food, love, compassion, sleep, and more — we can replenish, repair, and renew all aspects of our lives. I believe in miracles — that they happen every day. I believe in me and I believe in you.

As a health coach, I help you explore options to find the best, “right for you” solutions to achieve (or exceed) your health and wellness goals. Please don’t keep struggling on your own. Join me on a journey to live your best life — a vivid, heart-centered life.

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  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Health Coaching Certification
  • Western Michigan University, BFA, Dance/Choreography
  • Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course; Mindful Self-Compassion workshop with Kristin Neff, PhD
  • Decades of personal study in multiple movement modalities: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, etc.
  • Lifelong learner of all-things in health, wellness, and personal transformation
  • Daughter, sister, wife, friend, and mother of two
  • Home “chef” & meal planner
  • Daily meditator, active listener, and health advocate

Professional Bio 

Melissa Chapman is a certified health coach and marketing strategist, who loves solving complex problems and working deliberately to exceed expectations. Melissa’s career path has journeyed through coaching/teaching, co-directing a professional modern dance company, non-profit work, and marketing. Her personal pursuits include meditation, yoga, environmentalism, local/organic food advocacy, holistic health, and more. As a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, Melissa is passionate to help over-stressed, busy professionals reclaim the vividness of life.



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Melissa Chapman
Vivid Heart, LLC

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