"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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Twin Cities Book Festival Featured Author:

"Why Running (and Life) IS Rocket Science"

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

October 16, 2021

With over 20 years of celebrating books and book people, Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival is the annual Minnesota gathering for readers, writers, publishers, and purveyors of all things literary. The TCBF features dozens of presenting authors, special children’s programs, and a wide variety of exhibitors featuring new and rare books, quirky literary curiosities, and more.

Learn More

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Not Your Average Runner Podcast Interview with Jill Angie:

"Rocket Scientist Turned Odyssey Runner with Melissa Carter"

 

Aired September 23, 2021

Jill Angie, certified running and life coach, believes you can be a runner at any size, shape, or age. She teaches women how to start running, feel confident, and change their lives.

In this conversation we talk about Running the World, the marathon journey, the feelings that inspired me as I ran around the world, the background of my astronaut dream, how I incorporated Quantum Human Design into my work and my running, and above all, your real purpose on this earth.

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Close Up Radio Interview with Doug Llewelyn:

"Part 2: Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Coach Dr. Melissa Corley Carter"

 

Aired September 2, 2021

Hosts Doug Llewelyn and Jim Masters bring you the amazing stories of people who have answered the call to unlock their potential and have taken control of their own success with authenticity, creativity, persistence, and resilience. Guests share their knowledge and wisdom so you can lead the most empowered life possible.

In this conversation we focus on Running the World, what inspired the journey and the book, and what running can teach us about life.

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Runners Without Limits Podcast Interview with Heather Jergensen and Jen Sorenson:

"Running the World with Melissa Corley Carter"

 

Aired August 27, 2021

Runners Without Limits is a podcast for every runner. From novice to advanced, we have unlimited potential and we all belong in this tribe. Heather and Jen are a coach/athlete duo who talk about all things running during this weekly podcast. As “Adult-Onset” runners, these two friends provide support for one another and the running community through sharing their personal running victories and challenges.

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Close Up Radio Interview with Jim Masters:

"Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights Coach Dr. Melissa Corley Carter"

 

Aired August 26, 2021

Hosts Doug Llewelyn and Jim Masters bring you the amazing stories of people who have answered the call to unlock their potential and have taken control of their own success with authenticity, creativity, persistence, and resilience. Guests share their knowledge and wisdom so you can lead the most empowered life possible.

In this conversation we focus on the power of coaching to help you access your own inner power and create your most aligned, world-changing life.

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Marathon Training Academy Podcast Interview with Angie and Trevor Spencer:

"Running a Marathon is Not Rocket Science"

 

Aired August 23, 2021

The Marathon Training Academy Podcast inspires and empowers everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential.

 

The show features actionable training wisdom delivered in a funny and relatable style. Co-hosts Angie and Trevor want you to believe that you have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life! 

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The Quantum Alignment Show:

"Quantum Human Design™ and Your Path to Success—It Actually IS Rocket Science!"

 

Aired August 13, 2021

Think your “success” is tied to some future state or event? In this Quantum Alignment Show, Quantum Human Design™ Specialist and Quantum Alignment System™ Practitioner Dr. Melissa Corley Carter, will help you find evidence that what you seek is already here.

 

Go from feeling stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed, and reactive, to feeling inspired, powerful, fulfilled, and fired up.

Watch Here

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The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast Interview with Steven Sashen:

"Running IS Rocket Science"

 

Aired August 11, 2021

Some topics we cover:

  • How having grounded feet will lead to having a grounded soul

  • How running on 7 continents introduces you to a lot of different terrain 

  • Why running a marathon is about being part of something bigger than yourself

  • Why everything, particularly running, is absolutely rocket science

 

Listen on:

Apple Podcasts  Spotify  Stitcher  GooglePlay  YouTube

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Please note: As a Xero Shoes affiliate I may receive compensation for referring the Xero Shoes brand.

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Part-Time Athletes 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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Understanding Human Design Podcast Interview with Karen Curry Parker

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 on YouTube

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