We live the rhythms of our stories

              through the cadence of the

                 connections we make.



Melinda West Seifert is co-founder of LoneStartNow, a hands-on behavioral workplace well-being initiative designed to facilitate the essential sense of self-belief necessary for long-term behavior change.


She has won five World Wide Web Health Awards from the Health Information Resource Center, received a Top Health Blogger Award from Wellsphere and has been named to the Health Care Blogger Code of Ethics.


Melinda graduated with a B.S. from Newcomb College and earned her M.S. from Tulane University.


She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation and lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, LoneStartNow co-founder Jay Seifert, the horse of her dreams she's had for 23 years, four cats, two dogs, a rabbit, and an ever-expanding “test” garden. Their now-adult twin daughters escaped with lives of their own.


"The Jesus Horse"  is her first novel.   "Grandmother's Yarn"  is her first children's book.


















It's really about more than just being aware. You have to be aware of the tenderness of existence, and of your own existence, and you have to do it all at the same time.