Feature Friday: Melanie Prachyl
I actually met Mel years ago when we were both still kid-free and playing soccer and volleyball on a regular basis! We reconnected recently through mutual business connections and were blown away to see each other off the field!
I’ve loved hearing Mel’s story and how learning more about gut health and getting her own gut in check has totally changed her life. As a pretty healthy and active person, she didn’t realize that some of the skin, stomach and brain fog things she dealt with were actually not normal! Do you struggle with any of the same things? See more from Mel and her story below and on A Mom Around Town
Here’s the Rest of the Interview:
What made you want start MellTells Health and Wellness ?
I have always loved learning about health and wellness! Once I became a mama I wanted to make sure that I not only took care of myself (and hubby when he let’s me 😉), but I wanted to try my best to help set my kids on the right path in their health. I found that bad bacteria in the gut is the root cause of many issues in kids as well as adults! I also found that once I restored my gut health back to a good balance, that I had suffered from multiple issues related to poor gut health most of my life! I love sharing what I’m learning and that’s how MellTells began. I absolutely love walking along side others on their journey to health!
What excites you the most about your work?
Helping my friends, family and new acquaintances find health and wellness! It’s addicting and motivating. It’s so rewarding to see people feel good again and be able to face the challenges that await them with a smile!
What is your biggest challenge?
Juggling it all! I work part time away from home at my family’s jewelry store, work from home with MellTells, and take care of all that life brings as a wife and mom! I feel like I NEVER catch up on laundry! Ha ha
How do you find harmony or balance between being a mom and a business owner?
It’s super tough finding that perfect balance! I recently made a very short priority list to help. Since my kids come before work, they take priority! Sometimes it’s hard to turn off the business side of my mind while playing with my boys, but when I do, the moments I share with them are precious! They are only young once!!!
Tell us about your family.
God has blessed me more than I could ever have imagined! I’m married to a very fun loving, supportive husband! We met playing indoor rec soccer over 15 years ago and both still play after all these years on that very same team! We have three little boys who have boundless energy, and have created quite the buzz on Facebook due to the insanely embarrassing, but true, poop stories that happen around our house! Our rescue pup joined the family a couple months ago, and he is living the dream herding our backyard chickens!!!
If you could pick anything, what would your super power be?
Hmm, so many choices…I think the ability to fly!
What one piece of advice do you have for a mom that needs your service?
Find community! I build my business on relationships! We all need support and community during all phases of life, but especially in motherhood! Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re alone, but that’s just not true! Once you open up about struggles or needs, it’s amazing how many other people are in that same place!