Why she is a part of U!Shine Vienna
Melanie is convinced that staying healthy not only means taking care of your body (i.e. making sure that you have a balanced diet, drink enough water and have enough sleep), but also that you take care of your mental health. She joined U!Shine Vienna because she wants to be part of a community that supports people in that aspect by creating a safe place for people to talk about their struggles and providing them with suitable resources.
What brings her joy?
A lot of things make Melanie happy, but nothing brings her more joy than animals, especially dogs, due to their unconditional love and loyalty - and their cuteness, of course!
More about Melanie
Melanie speaks several languages and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies. Anything related to learning about new cultures and new languages is her passion. Melanie learned Latin in a month but that’s also how long her knowledge lasted.
How does she take care of her mental and emotional health?
Writing, having long talks with close friends and family and by letting go of people who aren’t good for her and make her feel bad, even if it’s hard to do.