Meet Melinda Usandivaras: health coach extraordinaire!

I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Melinda for about 5 years now. She is one of those people that radiate beauty, health and positive energy and has a genuine and authentic ability to bring people together. A true connector.

In addition, she embodies health and healing… If you are looking for someone to help guide you towards a healthier diet and lifestyle, she would be a wise a trustworthy guide to choose!

To learn more about her and her mission, check out the interview below!


When I began health coaching women, it was rooted in a desire to help young ladies understand their beauty and care for their bodies. Coming from the dance world, I had seen so much confusion among colleagues and friends in the area of wellness.

Once I became a mom, my focus shifted to pre and post natal health – in a time when so much is changing and women are learning just how wonderful their femininity really is (we actually PARTICIPATE in the creative process of life) there is very little support for Mamas as the focus turns to baby.

What inspired you to coach other women?

Modern women find themselves in a really unique situation as the descendants of the feminist movement. Empowered and encouraged to build careers and compete with men for ‘success,’ yet our very femininity draws us to nurture — most often within a family and in maintaining a home. As I approached the Motherhood Milestone, I realized more and more how much this conflict of priorities was really taking a toll on mothers, new and old. I’ve been given a gift through my background in natural nutrition and creating a balanced lifestyle and I pay that gift forward by helping other women, especially mothers, learn to take care of themselves so that they can then take better care of their families and their personal goals.

What do you think every woman should know about her health?

A woman’s body is an amazing, awesome instrument. From shape to cycle, it deserves every line of poetry and music that has honored and flattered its perfection. We are masterpieces, the final element in the creation story. We are also created with an acute sense of intuition. The happiest and healthiest women I’ve ever met have learned to love this dynamic duo – they respect their bodies and trust their intuition whole-heartedly. The medications, processed foods, addictions, and criticisms we are often battling will only numb us to that truth, and ultimately that happiness.

I’m inspired to start living a healthier lifestyle. Where do I begin?

That depends on you. Living a healthier lifestyle really has a different meaning for each and every woman, based on her health history and goals. The key is consistent, small changes. Health Coaches like myself are available to help you focus on specific steps to better health, and natural healing options. It’s not as simple as “calories in/calories out,” I offer consultations free of charge, as I want to make it as easy as possible to invest in healthier options for you and your family.

Melinda Usandivaras

Happiest Mommy on the Block
Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP