8 Questions To Ask To Yourself To Feel Alive


Can you answer these questions?

  • What makes you feel alive?
  • Do you know who you are?
  • What are your passions?
  • What do you like and dislike?
  • Do you enjoy your work?
  • Are you happy?
  • Are you satisfied with yourself, your relationship or your marriage?
  • Are you grateful?


For myself, I feel alive when:

  • I workout and break a sweat
  • I travel solo in different countries and meet new friends
  • I have an amazing time with my family and friends
  • I downhill ski and conditions are at their best
  • I give back to my community and my friends without expecting anything in return
  • I practice yoga and meditation
  • I get past my fears.


I found peace after going through a rough patch in 2013.  My partner of seven years left me for my best girlfriend. I lost my favorite aunt to cancer.  She was 55 years old. To top it all off, I lost my job because my supervisors were jealous of my life.  

I didn’t know the meaning of “When the shit hits the fan…”  Now I know!! When it starts to go wrong, it seems that everything falls apart at the same time!

I had a lot of work to do to find myself and get my happiness back.  To do so, I traveled. I spent 2 weeks discovering Costa Rica and Panama, I visited with my friends and family back in Quebec and I spent 1.5 months in Thailand to complete my yoga training.

When I came back, I knew I wanted to stay in Kelowna. I worked on my business because I knew I was on the right path. Even though I had studied and worked in chemistry for 8 years, I knew that fitness was the right choice for me instead.

Five years later, I feel awesome!  I’m still single and I just live my life without waiting for friends, or a guy to join my journey.  I have an amazing family, my friends and my clients are part of my life. One day, I hope to find my best guy friend who will also be my lover.


I wrote several blogs about how to find your happiness.
Read more here:

Begin each sentence with, ” I am so happy and grateful now that…”
Happy vs Unhappy People Focus
The things you love to do are the building blocks of a happy life
How to be happy?
How to get happy?


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    I’m moving next month to Calgary and I will miss you and the group of great ladies (Osteofit group).  They all made me feel so welcome. Mel, can you clone yourself and move with me?  I enjoyed all your classes and did feel so much better.  Your spirit and attitude was so positive that it rubbed off on the rest of us. I’m feeling sad but I’m willing to tackle a […]

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    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

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