As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands. I take a holistic approach towards healing the whole you!


Melissa Mooney-Lopez

a.k.a. Be Well Mel

Hi, I am Be Well Mel, Certified Integrative Nutrition Heath Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. I’m a busy Working-Mommy, Wife, Household engineer, Yogi, “Healthy-Comfort-Food Creator”, Girlfriend, Dog lover...the list goes on and like most women, I wear a lot of hats outside of work. With all those hat's comes responsibility and a certain amount of stress. I believe to be a successful women in today's world we must connect with healthy ways to manage it all.

I help my clients powerfully manage their stress and nutrition on and off their plate. I guide them through the confusing and contradicting world of nutrition. Together we decipher food and lifestyle choices that meet their unique bodies needs. I help them connect the dots on who they are and where they want to be.

As Be Well Mel it is my mission to support, educate and inspire, as Gandhi said“...the change I wish to see in the world”. I’ve learned there’s no one-size-fits-all approaching it and “slow and steady” truly wins the race. 

My path to becoming a transformation coach started with equal parts my own personal wellness journey and deeply believing we are here to serve and support each other. I struggled for years with disordered eating, yo-yo dieting and excessive exercising. I had a terribly unhealthy relationship with my body image, food and numbing. I spent the majority of my life living in a lonely “thin cage”.
The aftermath of this dangerous combo left me with life long digestive issues and a beat up broken body. By the time I was 30 I was stressed, sick and desperate for change.

Thankfully divine intervention led me to my first yoga class. I quickly connected with the mind, body, soul healing relationship. Committing to a regular yoga routine quickly had me shifting my diet to support my practice. Now over a decade later, I like to say, first came yoga, then came well-being...and now the rest is history. All days aren’t perfect, but as “spiritual beings having a human experience” like Deepak Chorpa says, neither are we.

The road hasn’t always been easy, but the process is simple. My personal story led me on a trek to gain healing knowledge. Today with several certifications after my name I'm honored to be able to help other women experience true holistic health and well-being.

I became a full-time Yoga teacher in 2009, Nutrition Coach in 2015, CIJ Trainer in 2017 and continue my education process today. Off the Mat I strive to blend yoga principals into all aspects of my life. This has really helped me to balance the busy life of a working mom. I founded Be Well Mel health and wellness brand and I am dedicated to spreading inspiration and education on all things wellness through social media, online programs, transformational workshops and retreats, along with nutritional support products and health coaching. I have a true zest for my family and life. I am always seeking new ways to incorporate alternative approaches in to my practice.

Which lead me to my path to becoming a health coach. Over the years I've had the great honor of supporting hundred's of women on their personal journey to find a happy, healthy, balanced approach to life.
I received my Health Coaching training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

"With Melissa’s help I find I am in my most wonderful, content spot in 40 years. There is always more to work on but she has given me the tools to take on any obstacles."
She never pressured me to do anything but I found after one thing worked, then the next ah ha moment would come- I yearned to go deeper."

Michelle Weber

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Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching. Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.

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