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 About Me

Melissa Burch
Melissa Burch
I’m Melissa Burch, a bestselling author, teacher and speaker who inspires men and women to develop their own spiritual practice rooted in the teachings of the heroine’s journey.

Prior to doing this work, I was a filmmaker, producer and former war journalist for the BBC, CBS, and other networks. My team was one of the first documentary crews in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and a story about me in Afghanistan was featured in The New York Times. I was just in my twenties when I traveled with the mujahedeen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000 foot mountains in the Hindu Kush. These experiences and many more are featured in my adventurous spiritual memoir, My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker.

I was the executive producer of "Women in Limbo Presents," a national public television series about women’s lives, and I’ve served as president of the New York Film/Video Council. My book, "The Four Methods of Journal Writing: Finding Yourself Through Memoir," was a #1 Amazon bestseller and is still in the top 10 in its category. I spent several years as an internationally recognized leader in homeopathy, co-founded the Catalyst School of Homeopathy and produced and hosted one of the first successful radio shows on Voice America on homeopathy.

My husband, college-bound son and I recently completed a three month 16 city book tour, which we called "The Heroine's Journey: Road Trip and Quest" across the United States. Our travels continue as we settle into our tiny house in Tinos, Greece.

In addition to gearing up for the publication of my second memoir this fall, I also teach online courses focused on helping people develop their spiritual practices and navigate their own heroine’s journey. I’ll be launching my next course in July 2016. Should you be interested in participating, be sure to subscribe for upcoming information on the course HERE.