I'm so happy you're here! But before I get to know you a little better, lemme tell you a bit about myself and this website.
The burning question: What the hell does SPIESFitToFight mean?!
Let's hop in a time machine and shoot back to 2014. This was when SPIES Clothing was born. A clothing line dedicated to showing people with mental illness that they are not alone. Using the acronym, SPIES, which stands for Support People In Every Situation, we were able to create simple pieces of clothing that represented togetherness. Just as you would where a t-shirt representing your favorite band, you would wear SPIES Clothing to represent your respect and understanding of those living with mental illness.
Jumping back into that time machine and traveling to 2016. We're smack dab into the creation of SPIESFitToFight. FitToFight originated as a social media campaign for being fit to fight your mental illness. Anything that kept you mentally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually well was an activity that landed into being Fit To Fight. Take a pic of that activity, post it on social media, slap #SPIESFitToFight on the image and BAM you're connected with a bunch of other humans looking to live a productive and healthy life despite their mental health diagnosis.
The follow up question: Who the hell is Marissa and why should I listen to her??
Great question, yo! I'm a life coach and business strategist for women who have a desire to change the world through some sort of heart-centered business idea. I don't care if you're still in the daydream and doodling phase of your biz or if you're five years in and have a rock solid product, audience, and cash flow. I don't care if you're passionate about raising mental health awareness or creating schools for children in Ethiopia. Regardless of where you are right now and what you're passionate about, I'm dedicated to helping you implement self-care into your day-to-day schedule so your creativity can shine, your ideas can flourish, and your executions will be top-notch!
Because let's be honest, babe... you need to take care of yourself before you can start to change the world.
Now, let's hop back into that time machine and visit teenage Marissa. As as a teenager, I was diagnosed with clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and my life was almost cut short due to a crippling battle with anorexia nervosa. Thankfully, my life threatening illness was a blessing in disguise.
While hospitalized, I saw how my recovery impacted and inspired the younger girls in my eating disorder unit. Now, I no longer just needed to recover for myself, but also for them. Those young women are the reason why I’ve made it my mission to help others avoid the immense amount of suffering that can accompany mental illness.
Since that dark time, I’ve rebuilt myself through the practice of self-love, DBT, reiki, tapping, meditation, journalling, and so much more.
The life I’m living now is something I wouldn’t have been able to dream of, even five years prior.
My goal is to prove to you, that you are capable of living the life of your dreams, regardless of your current circumstances.
So my darling, if you’re busting at the seams to bring your heart-centered business to life or if you're feeling SO ready to have time for self-care again while your business is gaining more and more traffic, click right here or use the scheduler below and let's talk.