We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Bersamina and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melissa, would love to get a better understanding of the role tech plays in your industry?
My entire business is now based online. The Modern Goddess Circles have gone from in-person to video call. These Modern Goddess Circles are sacred gatherings where women come together for group energy healing, meditation, and the setting of intentions with the new moon. I see clients for 1:1 Empowering Healing Sessions and spiritual life coaching on video calls. I’m also fortunate to teach others how to become energy healing practitioners on video calls. I’m working on online courses and other content to reach and empower more people. A lack of tech isn’t holding my business back at all. Tech has helped me connect with and impact more people. I’m grateful for it.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business Modern Goddess and the brand of Modern Goddess Melissa is about women seeing and embodying our power, worth, and beauty. All beauty is simply a reflection of our own. Modern Goddess is about women rising in feminine grace, allowing abundance and happiness in all forms to flow. What sets Modern Goddess apart is this foundation of beliefs, rooted in spirituality but also grounded in practicality. I am most proud of my clients and students: people who have decided to grow and create more harmony and happiness in their lives that is true to their own individuality. I got where I am today business-wise by keeping the faith! Building this business hasn’t always been easy, and I have a lot of goals and ideas to implement as it grows. It’s been work and time, but it is my passion, my choice, and my labor of love. The biggest challenge I’ve come across is my own fear of failure. Fears are a part of being human, but when fears rise we have a choice on how to act despite them and what to do with them. When fear comes up, I remind myself to trust my path and trust the Universe. The lesson is this: Keep following your bliss, and surrender the details of the outcome. Remember that you are worthy of the life you desire and that you are always supported for your highest good. We all are. I want the world to know that Modern Goddess is built deeply out of service, love, a ton of experience in adversity, and a ton of playful joy. As I always say: You are love. You are loved. You ARE a Modern Goddess.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love to eat! There are too many good places to name, but the croissants at Café de L’Opera are a staple. I love cocktails at the rooftop Nolen. Mission Trails is a go-to for hiking. There are so many good spots everywhere!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to thank everyone who has loved me unconditionally and all of my many teachers. Unconditional love back!

Website: moderngoddessmelissa.com
Instagram: moderngoddessmelissa
Facebook: Modern Goddess Melissa
Youtube: Modern Goddess Melissa

Image Credits
The photo in the black dress with the rocks is by Studio Luniste. The rest are personal photos.