The Well-Tended Life

Episode 46: Two Words That Can Fertilize Growth with Melissa Bergstrom

August 30, 2023 Keri Wilt
The Well-Tended Life
Episode 46: Two Words That Can Fertilize Growth with Melissa Bergstrom
Show Notes

Why listen to this week’s podcast? Here are a few heart taps from this episode:

  1. Try new things and  just see what happens! 
  2. You are never going to be “ready” or good enough to do your thing…so just do it!! 
  3. There is so much power in these two little words: what if.
  4. Learn to be ok with the mess.
  5. Before starting a project: ask yourself…What am I feeling, what do I want to make, and what form I want it to take? 
  6. You have permission to be multi passionate. 
  7. OCD and anxiety can be a gift. 
  8. Loosen your grip of control and you can find peace. 
  9. Whatever “sunset” moment you are in, stand tall and be in it as it passes. Be a witness to the end.
  10. Growth is in the repeating, so try again, do it again…take one more step. 
  11. You have to do your part to make the magic and growth happen. 
  12. You just never know how your words will impact someone.
  13. Despite what has happened in your life…choose to still make something beautiful and let people in.

Bio: Melissa Lauricella Bergstrom is a Boston based actor, writer, teaching artist, and all-around creative soul. Melissa holds an MFA in Applied Theatre at Emerson College. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband and their sweet cat. When she's not making theatre or writing, she is reading, riding her bike, knitting, and practicing her beginner sewing skills (and wearing the resulting wonky blouses around town), she blogs regularly about sustainable creativity at and can be found on Instagram at The Perpetual Visitor

Social Media Links / Books:
Instagram - The Perpetual Visitor
Website - Books, Teaching, Other Projects
Books - New Bird, Wild Unfolding, Like Gold, The Perpetual Visitor: A Field Guide for Everyday Artists

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