Nice to Meet you
Hi, I'm Melissa Deally. A long time Whistler local, having come here for one season back in 1990 and deciding this place we call home is "Heaven on Earth"
I am here to support you on a new, integrated path to BETTER BRAIN HEALTH - Optimizing BOTH your brains!
I have thrown myself into learning as much as I can about our brains; (did you know your gut is your second brain?). When it isn't working right, neither is the brain in your head and vice versa. I look at both from a preventative point of view, and educate others so they can live a long and healthy life.
Working in the Corporate world for most of my career, after 24 years with 1 company, I was let go. This was the kick in the pants I needed to move into an entirely different field, where I could actually help people lead better lives.
Six months after starting on this new journey, my oldest daughter sustained a concussion during a soccer game and 2 months after that my youngest daughter sustained a concussion in gym class. When I got that call from school to pick up my younger daughter, I knew in that moment, that the Universe was directing me to help people recover from concussions. I was also very grateful for all the research and learning I had benefited from in the last 6 months, as I knew exactly where to get started with my daughter’s recovery! I spent 10 months helping my oldest daughter navigate this path, (my younger daughter recovered much more quickly, as EVERY CONCUSSION IS DIFFERENT). I often wondered what other people in town did, who didn’t have a Mom or partner with the time to help them on this difficult recovery journey, and saw the need to help others.
I am a member of the Canadian Health Coach Alliance having completed my certification with the Health Coach Institute, a unique training that’s rapidly redefining the health coaching industry. This work is based on cutting-edge brain science, psychology, and then combine that with nutrition, and transformational coaching techniques, to transform thousands of lives, for all those looking to attain mind and body wellness through lifestyle change.
PROACTIVE VS REACTIVE
Your Health is the most important asset you have, without it, you lose quality of life, perhaps the ability to earn a living and more. Yet too often we take our health for granted, until we aren't healthy. I love to educate people on how to be proactive in their health and self care, starting with understanding stress, digestion, nutrition and more, rather than being reactive and getting sick and only then seeking help.
THE HEALING PATH...
With the right nutrition, mindset and mental stimulation, we can help improve our cognitive function and our gut health, improving our quality of life today and for our future. This results in better sleep, lower stress, better concentration, memory and alertness, less anxiety and depression, and many more benefits.
WE UPGRADE OUR COMPUTERS AT HOME AND WORK WHEN THEY GET TOO SLOW...
when did you last give your brain an upgrade?
Last year, I pursued another passion and that is to start a foundation to help educate girls in developing countries. I feel that doing so can have great impact on breaking the poverty cycle. If India could educate just 1% more girls, they could grow their GDP by $5.5 billion! It’s a simple solution, but not easy. After having this idea in the back of her mind for 4 years, I realized after much of the mindset training I had been doing, that I just needed to get started, and stop being scared of this massive dream that I had…and so I have.
Girls Matter has been launched, a board of directors formed, partnerships with schools in Nepal and Uganda are in place, and a charity application is in the works, and a website built. Now the hard work begins, fundraising to help the girls!