Episode 03

03. Finding Balance – Ale Lanae Bloom of Ale Life & Design

Return to Nature Podcast

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In this special episode of Return to Nature, Melissa shares an intimate conversation with her sister, Ale, about her own journey of healing and how it led her to create a business to help others thrive.

Ale is an artist and designer passionate about curating conscious lifestyles and living spaces. After becoming chronically ill in her twenties with no answers from allopathic medicine, she began a healing journey that forced her to drastically change her lifestyle and home in order to truly live again. As she found holistic practitioners and modalities that supported her healing process, she simultaneously began creating a new way of life and designing a healthier living space.

Through one-on-one lifestyle consultations as well as in depth life design services, Ale combines years of experience and research in clean living with her eco-conscious design expertise and innate intuition to help people in creating balanced spaces that reflect and enhance their overall wellness.


  • How her health declined inexplicably and the symptoms she experienced
  • Seeking out what she though was help, but that actually worsened her symptoms
  • The catalyst that caused her to take her health into her own hands
  • Meeting people where they are in their journey
  • How “healthy” means different things depending on what you know
  • How we are not really given a choice to opt out of the toxins permeating our world
  • The holistic modalities that helped her to begin to heal
  • How our society opts for ‘magic pills’ when healing is about peeling back the layers of the onion
  • The ‘one size fits all’ mentality of our society and how Ale helps people transition to a lifestyle conducive to their personal healing journey
  • The Environmental Working Group (EWG) as an easy way to start understanding what is in your products
  • Why it’s important to know how your clothing is made and what it’s made of
  • The mental aspect of health many people ignore
  • Find out what’s in your water here
  • Dr Perry Nickelston of Stop Chasing Pain
  • Learn more about Brandy Augustine here
  • The distrust of simple modalities that don’t require an expert
  • Reflecting on our priorities when it comes to our wellness and healing
  • Elizabeth of Honest Rituals
  • Prioritizing your own wellness before others so you can then help others from a good place
  • How to incorporate rituals that support yourself so you can give to others.


Part of healing is finding your purpose. Once you balance the mind, body, and spirit, you are living in alignment with your purpose.



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