“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~Lao Tzu
Welcome to Melissa Rapoport Health Counseling. Like nearly everyone reading this my path has been long and winding, and admittedly, at times twisted into knots. Where I’ve been doesn’t necessarily mean a thing. It’s the here and now … and right now, I’m EXACTLY where I want to be for the first time in my life. Sounds great, right? The fact of the matter is, you have EXACTLY what it takes to be EXACTLY where you want to be too. Together, we can put you on your path.
We often allow our past to hijack our present. I too was a product of all of this “wax build up”. After moving to New York after college I chose to follow a path of “acceptability” (with approving nods from family and friends) landing me in advertising. By my mid-20s I had a successful career, was married, and miserable. I ditched the career and created a start-up coffee business. And while it was cutting edge in its time, it too was someone else’s dream. I went back to school to find my calling — after receiving departmental honors for original research in the area of gender development, I enrolled in the Developmental Psychology master’s program at Teachers College, Columbia University. I found my calling but it got derailed — 9/11, divorce, single parenthood put my dreams on hold and out of reach. In the years following it became difficult to get out into the world. The dread of work, the financial paralysis, the loss of my home all led me to believe, down to my core, that my adult life would only be one of persistent struggle and unhappiness.
BUT HERE’S THE GREAT NEWS! I found my way … closed my business, took control of my finances, lost nearly 30 pounds, found a new home that really feels like home, and started a new career that I love each and every day. Most importantly, you can do it too. You just need the support, the guidance, the right “coach” to help you help yourself.
Ready to partner for your health? I am! Let’s do it …
In health and partnership,