Melissa Rapoport brings her five years working with people from all over the world as a Health Coach to Blum Center for Health. What makes Melissa different? She combines her graduate work in Developmental Psychology with her education in nutrition, health and coaching to create highly individualized programs that result in lifetime change by uncovering and eliminating the triggers at the root of unhealthy choices.
A skilled listener, Melissa empowers her clients to achieve their goals by working together to create tools and strategies that are unique to each person that walks through her door. Her passion is to look at the whole person and, like a detective, find their keys to success, incorporating health goals with topics as diverse as dealing with stress, eating healthy while managing a busy life, increasing joy and creating powerful self-care practices
Melissa believes that when we feed our body, mind and spirit we lay a foundation of nourishment that feeds every aspect of our life. “Everyone deserves health and happiness,” she explains. “Very often we want to make changes and seem to be going along just fine, and then suddenly find ourselves derailed. It’s frustrating, demoralizing and ultimately undermines our success. The great news is it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Her greatest joy are her two daughters. She anchors her day with meditation, a cup of warm lemon water and a morning walk with their beloved pooch, Sammy. Melissa is also a third degree black belt in karate.
Melissa is the international bestselling author of three books, including Opening to Gratitude and Grace, Cultivating Joy and Wisdom of Midlife Women.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude at New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, Melissa continued her graduate work in Developmental Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her certification as a Holistic Health Coach at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also accredited by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.