SHINE STRONG

At Stronger Today we are obsessed with all things inner strength! We’re talking about that unique, remarkable power within that makes you YOU. It takes strength to be vulnerable. It takes strength to stand in truth. It takes strength to go deep within yourself. And it takes strength to show up in the world each day as your best, authentic self. Together we will explore ways to harness our inner strength and become warriors of light.  

Stronger Today Podcast

The Stronger Today Podcast is hosted by two perfectly imperfect souls. We share our journey with you to living happier, healthier and more purposeful lives.

We explore well-being, intentional living, spirituality, mental and physical health, creative travel and relationships.

Get curious with us as we talk radical self-acceptance and the power of your inner strength.

We invite you to join us in taking actionable steps to help you feel stronger and better than you did before.

 

Blog

Sharing experiences of transformation, love, healing and whatever comes to my mind or heart.

RESOURCES

Here’s a collection of a few of my favorite things: Workshops & classes, subscription boxes & more.

Book List

Calling all book lovers! Check out my curated book list – Some shift the soul & inspire, some are just for funsies.

ABOUT

Let’s get a little more personal. Read my story and why I started Stronger Today. P.S. I want to get to know you too.

Boozy Book Time

A delightful pairing of booze and books. Live show each month with a featured book and a fun surprise beverage picked by my husband. January’s book is Anxious People.

Join us on Instagram @Boozybooktime

Shiny New Blogs

Admit it, you want more don’t you? Come see what’s new! I’m just a woman making my way in the world. Rejecting the norms and questioning everything. Trying to figure it all out in mostly awkward encounters and self-discoveries through this weird thing called life.

Let’s do it together.

Split Brain Theory

Split Brain Theory

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the Split-Brain Theory, but it’s utterly fascinating. I hadn’t heard of it until just a few days ago and most people think of the whole right-brain, left-brain thing when you say it. Or, if you are an unapologetic Steve Martin fan...

Stronger Today Podcast: Episode 6

Stronger Today Podcast: Episode 6

 instagram SkibaVision Youtube Channel Starving Snacktress Favorite Youtube Yogi On Episode 6 of the Stronger Today podcast, I am joined by actress, producer, stuntwoman, author and all around badass Laurie Love. She and her husband Brian Skiba are...

Insomnia: Gift or Curse?

Insomnia: Gift or Curse?

I woke up this morning at 3 a.m. My brain was alive with ideas. After about a half hour of trying to force myself to go back to sleep like so many other nights, I decided to do something different. I went with it. By 3:57 a.m. (a significant angel number for me, I’d...

I live in the Grey. Will you meet me here?

I live in the Grey. Will you meet me here?

I live in the Grey. Will you meet me here?   As I was gearing up to officially launch this website, I did a lot of research and consumption. I found life coaches, entrepreneurs, bloggers, influencers, small businesses and bad ass women in general to follow. I wanted...

My new Moleskin watercolor journal

My new Moleskin watercolor journal

If you’ve been following along our journey this year, you’ll remember that my husband and I got heavily into watercolor. We are not necessarily good at watercolor, we just really enjoy it! One of my little lifetime fantasies was to keep a watercolor journal of all the...

Books

Currently Reading

To support black authors & artists, I’m reading ‘The Vanishing Half’ by Brit Bennett. This is a story of twins who choose two very different lives & is a “brilliant exploration of race gender and identity and the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s desires and expectations” #BlackLivesMatter

Up Next

 ‘Big Friendship: How we Keep Each Other Close’ by the hosts of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. In the last month I have made it a mission and priority to get better at fostering and nurturing the important friendships in my life. This book may just be the answer for help that I’ve been looking for. Want to read it with me? Have a book you want to recommend, shoot me an email!

My Reading List

My reading list includes books that I have personally read and hold dear. From an expansive offering of self-improvement reads to my favorite historical fiction novels and spiritual texts, this collection has had a lasting impact on my life. So much so that I couldn’t not share them with you. Whether you’re searching for profound truth, want to broaden your mind or just feel like a good, juicy thriller, I’ve totally got you!

Helping you, help you

#SHINESTRONG

About Melissa

Stronger and better today than yesterday

Hi, I’m Melissa Farley and I’m so glad you’re here! I’d describe myself as quirky, lover of big hairy dogs and at home in Arizona. I have a passion for storytelling, both sharing my story and stories of other incredible individuals about inspiration, inner strength and self-exploration. I believe that by taking a few intentional steps each day, you can live a stronger, better life. And I’m right there in it with you.

So, what's this all about?

Stronger Today is a community where we believe in the power of shared experiences. We don’t have life figured out, but we are enjoying the heck out of the journey and by sharing our experiences with you, we hope that maybe you’ll learn a little something new, maybe you’ll feel less alone and mostly that you recognize the amazing inner strength inside of you. Everyone wants to feel happier, there’s always more room for happiness, so why not make it a group effort!?

Melissa got this idea after leaving her corporate job of ten years. She spent nine months really diving deep on an internal discovery process and what she found is that this is a life-long journey and she didn’t want to do it alone. That’s where you come in. I’ll share tips, advice and things I’ve tried, some of which led to transformative change, but I hope that you’ll share your stories in return and join in on this quest to live stronger and better than we did before.

Who are you to tell me how to live or how to be happy?

Great question! Yes, I love this question. I am not the boss of you and I’m not trying to be. I don’t want to tell you what to do or how to live your life. You do you, boo. I’m not an expert, guru, clinician or certified in anything medical. All I’m doing is openly sharing what did and didn’t work for me, being super honest about all the nitty gritty messy hurdles along the way and hoping to creative a collective of humans who want to work together to help each other find ways to be happier, healthier and stronger. What that means is that if you really want, you can tell me something to do and chances are pretty good that I’ll give it a try, because  I’m curious and hopeful in creating a better way of living.

Somebody said y’all had resources?

Yes! I’m giving you the lowdown on all things health and happiness related on weekly podcast episodes of ‘Stronger Today.’ We also have a Resources tab at the top of the site taking you to lists of workshops, classes, subscription boxes, fitness programs, health and wellness apps and more to try. We’ve also got a reading list, which I love, for all the book lovers out there. There’s also a blog filled with personal stories and to get a little more personal, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter where I’ll deliver a little dose of happiness right to your inbox. If you’re into stories of incredible women, check out my bi-weekly podcast ‘Women Who Change the World.’

How can I work with you?

Easy – email me! Here’s some of the opportunities we’re open to:

  • Public speaking at your event or conference
  • One-on-one or group coaching
  • Hosting team building or group webinars (events will resume post COVID)
  • Being a guest on your podcast or show
  • Being a moderator or panelist for your panel discussion
  • Guest blog posts for your site

Have a different opportunity in mind? Just let me know what you’ve got in the works.

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