Melissa Garson 


Melissa Garson helps women of all ages overcome life’s challenges with resilience and ease, make decisions with confidence and clarity, and experience a sense of balance and inner peace. In one-on-one phone consultations, workshops and speaking engagements, Melissa has been educating and inspiring women to be their best selves for more than 25 years. Pairing a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Special Education from Bank Street College with a certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from Jefferson Myrna-Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Melissa’s approach is as thorough and direct as it is compassionate and healing.  


My Story

When I was in my 20’s, I remember feeling like I was spinning around on a hamster wheel going faster and faster but going nowhere. I recall saying to a friend as we were walking down a busy Manhattan street, “I want to feel my feet.” I didn’t even know what I meant, but I knew that I felt so detached from my body and was operating on automatic pilot. I was continually giving the power of my mental state over to the world around me. If things went well, I was happy. If not, I wasn’t. I wanted to be more in control of my emotions, to live more consciously and more deliberately. I yearned to feel comfortable in my own skin and excited about my life.

I simply knew there was more to life than what I was experiencing, but I didn’t have the mental capacity to gain control over my emotions.

What started out as a quest for my personal emotional growth has now turned into my life’s calling to share this knowledge with others. I have spent most of my adult life studying what makes people happy. I savor everyday experiences and live on a higher frequency, one of much greater positivity. I gradually found my own way of living in happiness, and you can too.


We all have a past that can greatly affect our lives. However, we do not need to be defined by that past. We have the capability to create the lives that we want to live. Happiness is a choice. People can learn to become more resilient and optimistic. A positive mindset affects EVERYTHING we do.