About Dr. Melanie

I am a plant loving body geek who believes in magick and loves empowering women to believe in themselves.

My deepest love is plant medicine. Herbalism was the first healing modality I studied, and it still gets me the most excited. My office is lined with jars of dried herbs and cabinets that are overflowing with herbal tinctures and oils. Making herbal remedies and teaching others how to do it is a passion of mine.

When I was going through my herbal training, I was introduced to energy medicine. By the end of that training I knew energy healing was a real thing and I was hooked on it. Later I would continue my studies to become a sixth generation Reiki master teacher.

Herbs and energy started my passion for learning about holistic therapies. I studied many energy modalities including cranial sacral therapy, color and sound therapy, chakra balancing and breathwork.

An unexpected move from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to the desert of Arizona prompted me to go to massage school and work as a massage therapist. My clients became very loyal to me because I combine energy work with massage to offer a healing experience like no other.

Even though my soul cried out for the green plants that I had left behind, the desert offered opportunities. I founded the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River. For 13 years it was the premier healing center in Arizona. We won awards for being the Best Natural Healing Center and were featured on ABC15 TV for our full moon Labyrinth walks. Thousands of people walked our Labyrinth over the years, and being a certified Labyrinth facilitator, I performed weddings, baby dedications and end of life ceremonies incorporating the Labyrinth.

I love to learn and expand my knowledge. After becoming a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, I went on with my studies and ultimately earned a Doctor of Naturopathy degree.

What I didn’t know was that all my skills and knowledge would be tested when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, twice. And as if that wasn’t enough, my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer fourteen months after my first diagnosis. We both survived and from that experience I wrote my book, Uncertain Grace: One Couple’s Journey Through Cancer. It recounts the fear and hope of cancer treatment and the whole person care that brought me and my husband back to health.

As a result of that experience, I became a certified cancer coach. My goal is to bring a more holistic approach to the cancer journey, not in place of western modalities, but along with them.

Women’s empowerment has been my calling for my entire adult life. At 19 years old I expressed a desire to create a space where women felt safe. Many years later I made that dream a reality.

I facilitate women’s circles, red tent retreats and created the annual A-Z Goddess Conference. These days most of my work is women-centered, offering a safe space for women to learn, grow, laugh, heal and renew their spirits.

Coming full circle, I am now back in the green forested mountains of north Georgia and have reinvented my wellness business by opening Harmony Resources. A boutique wellness business that helps women have more energy and less overwhelm, Harmony Resources blends mind, body and spirit techniques for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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  • Doctor of Naturopathy ~ 2017
  • Natural Health Practitioner ~ 2014
  • Cancer Journey Coach ~ 2018
  • Master Gardener ~ 2016
  • Licensed Massage Therapist ~ 2004
  • Reiki Master Teacher ~ 2008
  • Labyrinth Facilitator ~ 2008
  • Cranial Sacral Balancing ~ 2008
  • Healing Touch ~ 2001
  • Herbalist ~ 1999
  • Phlebotomy ~ 1997
  • Women’s Enterprise Foundation ~ President
  • NAWBO Phoenix ~ Executive Board
  • Trillium Healing Project ~ Executive Director
  • Women’s Circle Network ~ Director
  • Conscious Community ~ Director
  • Eippy Award ~ 2019
  • Natural Choice Award winner ~ Reiki Practitioner ~ 2015 & 2017
  • Natural Choice Award winner ~ Best Natural Healing Center ~ 2015 & 2017
  • Natural Choice Award winner ~ Health & Wellness Business of the Year ~ 2017
  • President’s Choice Award ~ NAWBO ~ 2013
  • Spirit of Sisterhood Award ~ NAWBO ~ 2012