Melissa Green, MS, MA has engaged in spiritual practices her entire life and has been meditating since 1996. Melissa is an entrepreneur with work centered on holistic health counseling for life balance, vitality and happiness, including emphases on stress management and mindfulness in corporate, educational, and health settings. Melissa challenges patterned thinking, while encouraging exploration outside of the box with further investigations in creating our own boxes. Melissa is a bright and gentle, yet firm guide in seeking and exploring the tapestry of our lives. Melissa is compelled to use her voice in empowering and uplifting others in realizing that we are so much more than our conditions. Melissa honors the interconnectedness of mind, body, heart and spirit while acknowledging the relationships among all things. Melissa has also completed the MBSR Professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA. Melissa is an instructor with Mindful Schools working to expand the program to diverse and underserved communities in the Bay Area peninsula and south bay. Melissa regularly attends retreats, workshops and conferences for continued education and practice that allow her to offer the best to her clients.