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Restoration of hearts and healing souls through stories of imperfection, humor, patience and finding joy in unmet expectations

My mission is to empower women to use art and beauty to overcome the pain of difficult seasons of life and unmet expectations. Through providing tools and resources, I help cultivate inner peace, presence, and a heart to serve, enabling women to become their best selves. This, in turn, helps them fully engage with their loved ones and live restored lives.

"This was an amazing, inspiring, and beautiful program

that I give a million thanks to.”

Welcome to my Workshops and Speaking Events!

In my workshops and speaking events, I bring the essence of "Heal Your Heart with Art" to life, providing a space where you can immerse yourself in transformative experiences. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.

With a focus on themes such as healing from past experiences, igniting creativity, cultivating mindfulness, and deepening self-awareness, our workshops offer a unique blend of art and self-reflection. Led by me, Melissa Dayton, artist and the founder of "You Can NOT Be Replaced," each workshop is designed to create a holistic approach to healing and growth.

Our workshops go beyond traditional art classes, offering guided art exercises, expert instruction, and a safe and nurturing environment for self-expression. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, these workshops will inspire you to explore your creative potential and tap into the healing power of art.

I am also excited to introduce Yogi Maribeth Woodford, a beautiful-hearted yoga instructor, who can infuse our retreats and events with a yoga component. Maribeth's gentle guidance and profound wisdom will help you reconnect with your body and inner wisdom, further enhancing your healing journey.

Stay tuned for our upcoming workshops and speaking events. If you're interested in hosting a customized workshop for your group, we can create a program tailored to your specific needs. Join us in our workshops and discover how art can help you heal, grow, and find inspiration in your life.

Note: You can customize the ending to include information about in-person workshops or events specific to your offerings and locations.

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 Manasquan, New Jersey  /  Tel. 908.433.6273

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Melissa Dayton speaking

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