You know those conversations that are just SO good they feed your soul? They light you up! Today’s episode is one of them.

You are about to meet Dr. Melissa Bird, an author, lay preacher, life coach, keynote speaker, podcast host, and witch. We met at an event in the fall of 2021 and in a moment of extreme vulnerability, Melissa’s conversation and presence grounded me.  She embodies her power in such a beautiful way it’s inspiring.  

The conversation that we have… it’s self-care for the soul! Spiritual, deep, honest,  beautiful, right on time, MAGIC. I said what I said. Those are the best words my brain could conjure to describe this but here’s what it felt like for me.

1. Nourishing to my soul
2. Expansive and exciting
2. My inner child felt seen, heard, and understood
3.  Like an invitation to embrace my beliefs and truly embody my power
4. Self-Care for my Soul

Let me know what it meant for you.

And if you want to check out those authors she mentions, Here they are and oh by they way, a few have a podcast too!

  • Juliet Diaz
  • Lisa Lister
  • Pam Grossman
  • Lindsay Mack


Our Special Guest

As a life coach, lay preacher, author, and keynote speaker, Dr. Melissa Bird is a world class presenter who has appeared before audiences at universities, conferences, and religious institutions around the world. Her combination of education, real life experience, and practical advice makes her a powerful force of change in the lives of the people she connects with. Past audience members have described her speaking as “fierce,” “revelatory,” “life-changing,” “enthusiastic,” and “inspirational.”

Dr. Bird creates the genesis for a new brand of leadership and graceful revolution. She is on a mission to dismantle perfection, help people tap into their intuition, and encourage the healing of grief and loss. Her words awaken revolutionaries, trailblazers and powerful innovators who are seeking deeper connection and expansive growth. She is the author of SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers Your Journey to Advocacy and the co-author of the best selling book Women Connected in Wisdom – stories and resources rooted in the 8 dimensions of wellness.


When she’s not speaking on stages around the world, she can be found reading trashy novels, drinking fine whiskey, playing mom to three amazing humans, and loving her punk rock scientist James Thomas Kelly.

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