Melissa’s new book *Feel Good*

Hello, Melissa here! Please say hello to my new cookbook… FEEL GOOD :  100 quick and easy recipes to bring a bit of comfort and joy into our kitchens and beyond. Coming 2nd June 2022! FEEL GOOD  is all about exploring how food and cooking makes us feel. Comforted, connected, energised, calmer, grounded, satisfied and soothed and more. I’ve been so excited to share this with you, I’ve been squirreling away on it for the last 2 years and here it is. FEEL GOOD FOOD  is how I’ve long described how I like to cook end eat at home. More and more of us are cooking with both our mental and physical health in mind. So these are my favourite recipes that help me feel supported. Recipes that I turn to when I’m low on energy and want to feel brighter. Recipes that are so easy that they are a joy to cook and make me feel more confident. Food that helps me feel calmer and more grounded and big sharing recipes for when friends come over and I want to spoil them and show them love but also I want to

Feeling the Music - Top 10 Most Relatable Songs

 Lose Control - Russ
 Without Me - Halsey
 Warrior - Demi Lovato
 See You Again - Carrie Underwood
Start Over - FLAME Feat.NF
 The Champion - Carrie Underwood

 My Immortal - Evanescence
 Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
 The Climb - Miley Cyrus
 Invincable - Kelly Clarkson

Lose control-Russ

She's falling but she doesn't think he'll catch her
Cause her last relationship was a disaster
Accusations everyday she didn't know why
All her calls would be ignored he's on his own time
Shoulda' ended it before it started
All she ever got was broken hearted
He was cheating on her tryna' flip it
Back on her like a victim
Now she's all alone and starting over
Now she's got baggage on her shoulder
Read more: Russ - Losin Control Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

This song has a lot of meaning to my life in a way. I've been in relationships to where I was falling, but I have always had trust issues. I feel hard every time not catching myself. I have always been ignored, and he would show up when it felt necessary. I have been heart broken more than what i should handle. I carry a lot of baggage with me, but that doesn't mean i can't start over.

Without me-Halsey

Gave love 'bout a hundred tries (hundred tries)
Just running from the demons in your mind
Then I took yours and made 'em mine (made 'em mine)
I didn't notice 'cause my love was blind
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I'm sure at some point in our lives we all been in a relationship to where the other person was broken, and you would do anything to help them get back on their feet. I was one of those people that would stick around even when times got rough. I've been in similar situation to where I was helping. its always been one sided. I have had my friends tell me its not good to be in the relationship, but i was too stubborn. I was blinded by love and didn't realize he wasn't good for me.

Warrior-Demi lovato

Now I'm a warrior
Now I've got thicker skin
I'm a warrior
I'm stronger than I've ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
I'm a warrior
And you can never hurt me again

We  all have had battles that we face, but all keep it all bottled inside. How we face our battles is up to us to get through it. With a little bit of faith it can go a long way. I have faced many battles alone, and here I am stronger than ever. I have had situations that I will never be the same, and because of those situations I have developed trust issues. I choose to be happy and move forward and be a warrior.

See you again-Carrie Underwood

Said goodbye, turned around
And you were gone, gone, gone
Faded into the setting sun,
Slipped away
But I won’t cry
'Cause I know I’ll never be lonely
For you are the stars to me,
You are the light I follow
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We have all lost somebody who was dear to us. The grief never really goes away. This song "See you again" has comforted me when I lost my grandmother several months ago. I sang this song for her, and to honor her memory. She was a strong woman I stayed strong for her. In her last days I would visit her,and just be there for her. My last words to her were" I love you", and i cant tell you enough how grateful I am to tell her that before she left the earth. It's been a difficult time for my family and I but how I cope with it is listening to this song or I just sing it.

Start over-Flame feat. NF

Everybody's got a blank page
A story they're writing today
A wall that they're climbing
You can carry the past on your shoulders
Or you could start over
Regrets, no matter what you've gone through
Jesus, He gave it all to save you
He carried the cross on His shoulders
So you could start over.

I haven't had the best past history. I've battled with depression and anxiety when I was younger. As I got older I realized I needed a new chapter in my life. I started to get closer to Jesus by reading the Bible. I decided to get my life straight since I became a mom. I havde had my ups and downs, but I seemed to make it through. Whatever life brings me I come on stronger than ever. So its never to late to start over. Begin your new chapter of your life, and make the most of it.

Champion-Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris

I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakeable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You're gonna know my name
You can't hurt me now
I can't feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

The song "The champion" is very inspiring. I wake up every morning listening to this song, so I can get through the day whether its at work or doing my daily routine at home. We all go through obstacles in our life. we either succeed or we fail. We all have to fail in order to succeed. Whatever life throws at us, don't let nothing bring you down. You're a champion! You will get through this. This inspires me to be the best mom I can be. Go to work, pay bills, do the chores, and making time to spend time with my beautiful children. My children inspire me everyday. I always learn something new everyday.
My Immortal-Evanescence

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

We have all lost someone dear to us. When I was younger at the age of 13 I lost my best friend due to a diabetic coma. Everyday since then I couldn't seem to let go. She was like a sister to me, she was family. It's been 13 years since she has been gone, it's still very hard to deal with, but I choose to move forward. Singing this song helps me cope with my feelings. Amy Lee is one of my role models. She puts a lot of feeling into what she sings, and she inspires me.

Head above water- Avril Lavigne

God, keep my head above water
Don't let me drown, it gets harder
I'll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don't let me drown, drown, drown
Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown

I have faced many battles alone over the years. Anxiety played a big part. When I heard this gave me hope when I thought everything was falling apart. It gives me strength to keep persevering. My faith becomes stronger, and I feel  the closeness more to God. Whatever battles you may be facing. just know your not alone. Always keep your head up.

The climb-Miley Cyrus

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I
I gotta be strong
When I was younger, I've always been put down. I've lost all hope this song has helped me get through my toughest times. I always had to push myself to move forward. There will always be more chances. So choose to keep climbing to where you want to be. You may be surprised with yourself to know what you can accomplish. This song gives me faith, and to make the right decisions in this crazy thing called life.

Invincible-Kelly Clarkson

You know I was broke down, I had hit the ground
I was crying out, I couldn't make no sound
No one hears the silent tears collecting
You know I had lost hope, I was all alone
Never been so long till you came along
Teacher, I feel the dots connecting
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I can relate to this song so much in my personal life. I've felt the broken tears, hiding from pain. Smiling when all was lost. Learning how to move past it all has been so crucial to my present. My wounds may never fully heal, but the wounds have given me strength to keep moving. Going through the obstacles I went through when I was younger. I was in a bad place, but that never stopped me from giving up. I chose to move forward and to live happily.


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