Healthiest Version of Myself: Mind, Body, Soul | Melissa Tablada

Melissa Tablada | Graced Competitor

We are not only physical beings, and we are not only spiritual beings. Focusing on strengthening one, without also growing in the other would leave us still in need. As a licensed marriage & family therapist, attention on mental and relational health is also of very high importance for me.

Throughout the majority of my life, I intentionally spent time and energy growing in the areas of mind, body, and spirit, but in three separate ways. Maybe I would spend time in prayer, later go to the gym, and another time read a book on personal development / mental health. It wasn’t until I encountered SoulCore that I found a way to fully integrate these three aspects of myself and grow in all at once.

Melissa Tablada | Graced Competitor

SoulCore is a practice of praying the Rosary and meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary while we exercise, getting in a good workout at the same time. We strengthen our spiritual life through the prayers, our mental health through the meditations and our bodies through the exercise!

In addition to all of this, which in and of itself is amazing, grace-filled, fruitful and life changing … SoulCore helps increase my practice of mindfulness throughout each session, which has enormous benefits. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Taking it a step further, Catholic mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness of the present moment AND awareness of God present with us in this moment.

When I practice SoulCore, I am not only growing in mind, body and spirit, but I am also growing in mindfulness and awareness of God’s presence. Some benefits of practicing mindfulness include decreasing depression, anxiety, stress, frustration and irritability, improving relationships, and lowering levels of chronic pain. Sign me up for anything that brings those benefits!

Through practicing SoulCore, I am competing to become the healthiest version of myself… and I’m winning!


Melissa is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner Intern, SoulCore Leader, and YouTuber! She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband of two years. Melissa loves Jesus, traveling, mountains, hiking, scuba diving, & anything outdoors in nature! She has a YouTube channel that is centered around her personal life, mainly focused on sharing faith & family life. On her website you can read her new blog that focuses on sharing resources for couples and individuals to grow and become the best version of themselves or find out more about the professional services she provides!


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