Planting The Learning Seeds With Melanie Hansen
Hi! Im Melanie Hansen. I’m a mum to 2 gorgeous little humans—my daughter Tyra and my son Jax—and 2 fur babies—our adorable dogs Billy and Finke. I’m also a wife to my soulmate and high school sweetheart, Dan, a mad-keen fisherman and builder. We live on the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, and are all completely in love with the tree-filled, wildlife-full, picturesque piece of land we call home.
I’m a total book nerd with a love for wellness and trying new recipes. This combination means there are just as many self-help and educational books on my shelves as there are cookbooks, and I’ve read every single one of them!
I’m a summer child and love spending time at the beach – it makes me feel so alive! I’m happiest when there’s salt in my hair, sand between my toes and sun on my skin.
When I’m not reading books or spending time at the beach (and let’s be honest, that unfortunately doesn’t happen as much as it used to!) I’m supporting Dan as he manages his building company, making sure Tyra gets to her horse riding lessons, Jax gets to his footy practice, and that life as our little family knows it flows as smoothly as possible.
When it comes to putting on my work hat, one of my roles is as a Master Coach with The Integrative Women's Health Institute. In this role I look after every student from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and parts of the USA, enrolled with the institute. I support them as they complete their programs, teach them the skills they need to coach effectively, and facilitate online retreats and programs.
On top of all of that, I’m also a certified women’s integrative nutrition health coach, soulful lifestyle mentor, personal trainer, yoga teacher, fertility and hormones coach, and an absolute enthusiast for healthy living, which all come together to make me one super-busy woman (just like you)!
1. My favourite picture book for little learners is …
The very hungry caterpillar and The Gruffalo were always favourites in our home.
2. Something I’ve learnt on my parenting journey so far…
Is that nothing ever turns out how you imagined it would!
3. My go to nourishing meal that is super easy and the family loves …
Homemade fried rice or a stirfry.
4. An important learning seed I wish I could plant in every child …
Is to learn how to cook and really enjoy it.
5. I’m the best version of myself …
When the suns out and I'm at the beach or away on holidays with my family.
You can find Melanie over on Insta: @_melanie_hansen_ and also Facebook: Melanie Hansen. If you would like to book a session with Melanie you can visit her website www.melaniehansen.com.au.