"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

~ Vivian Greene
Melissa's Musings

Want to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life? You're in the right place!


Welcome! I'm happy you landed on my blog.


What will we talk about here? Sometimes we'll look at life through the lens of resilience, leadership, or creativity. Sometimes we'll look at life through the lens of running.


Not a runner? Not a problem. Running is one big metaphor for life. I’ve found over and over that the things I’ve learned on the run apply to life as a whole.


I share the evolution and integration of my running and life philosophies in my book, Running the World: Marathon Memoirs from the Seven Continents. In this blog, we’ll expand on the conversation. As I find magic and inspiration in everyday living, I offer you my musings in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to run your world.


You don’t need to run a marathon on all seven continents to have an epic life. You are already powerful, special and unique. You were born to feel fulfilled and fired up, and you are here to make a difference in the world not by what you do, but by being you.

New posts will come out on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.


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Check out articles I wrote for various online platforms from 2017-2020.


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Conversations with Melissa

New conversations will be posted as they air.


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Podcast Interview with BreOutside

"Running with the Barefoot Dancing Rocket Scientist"


Aired June 22, 2021

Part-Time Athletes interviews everyday people about their fitness journeys. Listen to our conversation below or wherever you get your podcasts!


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Podcast Interview with Karen Curry Parker,

founder of the Quantum Human Design Community

Aired February 25, 2021

The Understanding Human Design podcast interviews certified Quantum Human Design Specialists about their life journeys. Learn about my path and why I believe resilience actually IS rocket science!

Watch Here