Hello! My name is Mindy Meiering.
I’m a Life Coach & Mindfulness Teacher based in Colorado and on the Big Island of Hawaii, where I live with my husband Patrick and our sweet rescue dog, Charlie.
In 2002, at the age of 30, I gave up a “good” job and a “nice” apartment in a ”comfortable” city. I’d never lived more than a couple hundred miles away from the place I was born, but my soul was yearning for something… more.
During that period in my life, I felt empty a lot of the time. I’d earned the degrees, was working in a respectable career as a Social Worker in a city I liked well enough with good friends and all of my family nearby.
Yet, something was missing.
My life was missing what it has now: vibrant health, a connection with Spirit, deep soulful relationships, work that truly nourished me, and an environment that I could truly thrive in. I knew it didn’t have to be that way, though… and I set out on a journey to create a life that truly fed me on all levels.
I planted myself on the other side of the country, in the mountains of Durango, CO. And the Universe conspired to help me thrive. (When you listen to your intuition and choose with courage, it usually does.) Colorado is where I truly spread my wings and where my soul has flourished over the last 17 years.
It was in Durango that I stepped into the next evolution of my work and got trained as a Life Coach, and eventually transitioned out of a 16-year career in Social Work to pursue my passion of coaching full time. And it was here that I met my soulmate, Patrick (in a coffee shop called Pure Soul, can you believe it?) who I married in 2010.
Together, Patrick and I are fulfilling a mutual dream of building a retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. Through a series of fortunate events and synchronicities, we became the stewards of an incredibly special piece of land there and construction is currently underway for the Inhabit Sanctuary & Retreat Center.
Nestled amongst 172 acres of nature sanctuary, Inhabit will offer abundant space to absorb and integrate the teachings our retreatants experience, and allow room for deep introspection amidst nature.
While I live in Hawaii almost half the year now, I consider both of these places to be my “home” and deeply value the sense of connectedness and community they each provide for me.