about live each day

exploring life well-lived

Live Each Day is an inspirational lifestyle brand founded in 2021 to help us explore life well-lived.

The Live Each Day lifestyle blog features content on food, recipes, motherhood, personal growth, and achieving goals. You’ll find content on how to pursue your passions and turn those passions into a way of life by starting an online business.

Content, courses, and coaching programs are designed to inspire busy, motivated women to rediscover and reinvent themselves and pursue their passions, dreams, and goals. We all want to more fully live each day.

Community and connection is offered through the Together We Rise personal growth membership. This membership is for busy, ambitious women who have a growth mindset and want to rediscover and reinvent themselves. Ready to chart a new path toward greater joy and fulfillment? I’m here for it.

Product collections for women’s and children’s apparel and home goods are being designed for a Live Each Day online store to be launched in 2024. Stay tuned.

Live Each Day – exploring life well-lived. We live and learn here.

what is the live each day brand?

Content

Be Inspired

Articles on food and recipes, motherhood, personal growth, and online business.

Courses & Coaching

Learn & Grow

Online education for personal growth, self discovery, & turning your passions into a way of life.

Community

Be Connected

The Membership will offer coaching & community to help you write the next chapter of your life story.
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Product Collections

Shop

Home goods and women & children's apparel are being designed to inspire you to fully Live Each Day.
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free resources to get you started

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20 Ways to More
Fully Live Each Day
E-BOOK

Download this  e-book for inspiration on living in alignment with your values, having a growth mindset, focusing on your health, and other important ways to more fully live each day.

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journal prompts

50 Journal Prompts to get clear on what you want in life

Download this beautiful free journal prompt workbook to gain clarity on what you truly want in this one wild and precious life. Listen to your own thoughts, sink into your soul, and get super clear on your truest desires.

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mindset shifts

10 Mindset Shifts to begin actively pursuing your goals

Download a value-packed freebie for 10 mindset shifts necessary to make real progress on your most important life goals.  

A New Mindset = New Results

the person behind the brand

Melissa Therrien
Melissa Therrien

Well, hello there! Welcome to my corner of the internet where we explore life well-lived. We live and learn here.

I’m Melissa, a 40-something executive turned creative entrepreneur. I’ve spent much of my life living in my head on the logical, orderly and analytical left side of my brain. All the while, the creative, artistic right side of my brain has been fighting for its place in the world. 

I’ve served in executive leadership roles for the majority of my career. With a degree in accounting and a MBA, by training I’m a business person. I’m making a major life pivot to enter the world of online entrepreneurship where I can focus on my passions and creative energy.

I’ve longed for days filled with creative writing and the things I’m most passionate about. I’ve decided to give myself the freedom to pursue a completely new path. 

I’m now a publisher of the online Live Each Day publication and a personal development and business coach who teaches busy, ambitious people how to live a more fulfilling life by pursuing their passions, dreams, and goals. I help people rediscover who they are and chart a new path toward greater joy and fulfillment. 

I’m a mother to 3 beautiful kids who offer me diverse lenses through which to view this world. These incredible humans might possibly teach me more about life than I teach them.

I’m fully dedicated to figuring out how to live this wild and crazy life in a meaningful way, and to help you do the same. In the words of late American poet Mary Oliver, 

“what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

melissa therrien

Who I am

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a few fun facts about me

~ I’m a fierce foodie, a wine enthusiast, and an avid reader. Give me a good book, a hot cup of jo, a cozy blanket and I couldn’t be happier.

~ I have a passion for cooking and believe that preparing healthy meals for your family is an expression of love to be plated and savored.

~ Writing frees my soul and I’ve longed for a career that allows me to fill my days with creative writing.

~ After an art class with my daughter, I developed a love for painting with watercolors. My creative, right brain is fighting for its place in this world.

~ I love all things nature – kayaking, gardening, camping, hiking. The answer to almost any of life’s hardest questions can be found in the calmness of the water or the peace of the trees.

~ I’m a lifelong learner, INTJ, Enneagram 5, Objective Thinker, and a Futuristic Visionary. If you know, you know. I see you, all my personal development peeps.

~ My 3 kids play a ton of sports. You will find me driving halfway across the state each day to ensure I don’t miss a game.

~ I was a Chief Financial Officer in my early career and helped save a small community hospital from closing. I was highly underqualified for the role at the time, but it was offered to me based solely on my integrity. With grit, determination, and a solid team, we pulled off a financial turnaround.

~ By giving myself the time, space, and freedom to explore my passions, I’ve completely rediscovered who I was before the world got to me. I’ve made it my mission to help other women do the same.

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we all have a story - here is part of mine

2000-2003
Cuba Memorial Hospital
2000-2003

SAVED A HOSPITAL FROM CLOSING

In 2000 at the age of 21, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in business and accounting and accepted a job as a CFO straight out of college. The hospital was days from closure. With the help of a great team, we pulled off a complete financial turnaround. I worked around the clock for 3 years and learned a whole lot about leadership and what I have within me to make bold goals a reality.

2003
Roswell Park
2003

STARTED MY JOB AT A PROMINENT CANCER CENTER

Proudly joined the leadership team at an esteemed comprehensive cancer center. Held several executive roles over many years, all with the mission to lead and serve those who take care of cancer patients. 

2004
2004

GOT MARRIED

Married my best friend and made plans to build our home and a family. We were just a couple of small town kids with big dreams and goals and a willingness to work really hard to achieve them.

2006 - 2007
2006 - 2007

BUILT THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIFE

Designed and built our dream home with our own hands. Literally.

2008
2008

WELCOMED OUR FIRST CHILD

After struggling with infertility for 3 years, we welcomed our first child into the world and moved into our new home. I had prayed for this for years.

2010-2011
2010-2011

PURSUED MY EXECUTIVE MBA

With a toddler in tow, and surprisingly a second baby on the way, I pursued my MBA through an executive MBA program, taking 5 classes at a time for almost 2 years while still working full-time as an executive at the cancer center.  Graduating in May 2011, I earned my MBA with a 3-year old and a newborn.

2011
2011

OUR DAUGHTER WAS BORN

She earned her MBA right along with me in my belly. She even traveled in utero to Sweden to complete my international residency requirement so I could graduate on time. She was born in March and I graduated in May!

2014
2014

THEN THERE WERE 3

We completed our family when we welcomed our charming wild third child into the world.

2016
2016

I FIRST HAD THE VISION FOR LIVE EACH DAY

I began dreaming of starting my own business and started developing the vision for Live Each Day. I purchased the liveeachday.com domain name, with hopes and dreams of turning my vision into a reality.

2016 - 2020
2016 - 2020

FOCUSED ON FAMILY & DEEP SELF DISCOVERY

While busy focusing on family, I sat on my vision for Live Each Day for far too long. The tech struggles associated with start-up, combined with the challenges of managing a full-time career, a young family of littles, daily responsibilities, along with some personal struggles - when all combined - was too much. I didn't have the mental or emotional bandwidth to start my business. Let's just say - life got hard.

2021
live each day
2021

LAUNCHED THE LIVE EACH DAY BLOG

The fog of raising littles began to lift. I decided I wasn't putting my business dreams on the back burner any longer. I took action and hired someone to help me create the first version of my website. Taking action brought clarity to my vision for the Live Each Day brand and what I wanted it to become. I started to write and use creative expression to feel my own humanity again.

2023
Passion to Plan
2023

LAUNCHED MY BUSINESS COACHING PROGRAM

After blogging for a couple of years, and learning all about online business, marketing funnels, SEO, and dozens of other essential online business strategies and tactics, I created the exact online business blueprint I wish I had when launching Live Each Day. I launched my business course and coaching program - Passion to Plan - with my Founding Members, making it my mission to help other women execute on their business idea faster so they could turn their passion into a strategic online business.

2024
Melissa Therrien working on her passions, dreams, and goals. She uses the daily goals worksheet.
2024

2024 IS FULL ON LAUNCH MODE!

The Live Each day blog publication is growing, getting over 12,000 visitors per year and increasing each month!

I'm beta testing a membership called Together We Rise.

The Live Each Day online store will be launching in August.

The full Passion to Plan program is launching in October.

I'm co-hosting a virtual wellness retreat in November.

Watch out world - a lot is happening in 2024!

2025
podcast
2025

THE PODCAST IS ON ITS WAY

Stay tuned - my podcast will be in your ear buds in 2025!

I'm planning for the Live Each Day brand to see exponential growth in 2025.

live each day was created to
explore life well-lived

I created and founded Live Each Day to live my passions – to write, create, and fulfill a dream. 

It’s now my mission to help you do the same. Hop on in for the ride.

~ melissa ~

paying it forward

Helping others is a Live Each Day commitment. Together, we will leave this beautiful world a little better, a little kinder. If you choose to make a purchase on Live Each Day, a portion of the profits will be donated to charities. We select charities that help others in need to live each day. Along the way we can collectively leave a positive imprint on the world with our one wild and precious life.

paying it forward

Helping others is a Live Each Day commitment. Together, we will leave this beautiful world a little better, a little kinder. If you choose to make a purchase on Live Each Day, a portion of the profits will be donated to charities. We select charities that help others in need to live each day. Along the way we can collectively leave a positive imprint on the world with our one wild and precious life.

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