Melissa Phillippe is a singer-songwriter and teacher with nine albums of original music in release. She is also a Toltec Mentor personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Her wife, Z Egloff is a cartoonist, spoken word artist, and author of the spiritual humor blog, Life in Z-D: A Goofball’s Guide to Enlightenment. Melissa and Z are the founders of OhMyGod Life, an online and traveling ministry. Their mission is to bring radical joy to the world!
Super Short Bio
Melissa + Z = Jim Carrey meets Better Midler meets Spirit.
Melissa and Z are long-time students of consciousness and transformation. They have both experienced an increased sense of happiness and well-being as a result of these studies.
Along the way, they’ve developed unique techniques and practices that have allowed them to grow and expand in a way that positively impacts them and those around them.
OhMyGod Life is a way for Melissa and Z to share these techniques and practices with you.
But wait – there’s more!
They’re also artists – musicians and writers. This site is their home base for sharing their latest music and creative work with you. Plus it gives them a way to keep you updated on their latest out-in-the-world adventures.
So you can join them!
Their mission is to spread Joy, Peace and Positivity throughout the world – and they won’t stop till they’re done!
More about Melissa
Melissa Phillippe is a singer-songwriter, spiritual counselor and teacher with nine albums of original music in release. She is also a Mentor of the Toltec Path personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.
Melissa’s passion is to help people transform their thinking and their lives. Her mission is to support people in awakening to the awareness of their own Divinity.
Hope and healing are the common threads running through her work. Her history of trauma and drug addiction continues to inspire her journey, and her 25+ years of sobriety have provided a wellspring of awareness and compassion that she uses in all her work.
In addition to all that good stuff, Melissa holds a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from Centers for Spiritual Living. In honor of her service in the music and healing arena, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Centers for Spiritual Living in 2010.
More about Z
Z Egloff is a writer, cartoonist and spoken word artist. She is also the award-winning author of the spiritual humor blog, Life in Z-D: A Goofball’s Guide to Enlightenment.
Before becoming a professional Goofball, Z spent over a decade in the healing professions. She worked in a variety of venues, from counseling centers to case management with high-risk youth.
Her career as a creative entity began with the publication of her novel Verge, in 2008. A second novel, Leap, was released in 2012. Z was awarded the Bywater Prize for Fiction in 2008 and an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2014.
A few years into the fiction gig, Z’s writing veered in a different direction. Spiritual work and music started to assert themselves into her practice, and she followed the lead.
What’s next? God only knows!
Like Melissa, Z holds a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from Centers for Spiritual Living. She also holds a Masters Degree from J.F.K. University in Spiritual Counseling Psychology.
10 Fun Facts about Z and Meli
- When Melissa was a kid, her idol was Janis Joplin. To insure that she grow up to be like her idol, she started singing and doing drugs at a young age. She finally realized she didn’t actually need to be just like Janis.
- Z is short for Betsy, which is short for Elizabeth. If you call her Betsy now, she will laugh.
- Melissa’s first band was called No Cheez Please. She didn’t come up with the name. To this day, she still has no idea what it means. Other than a lack of cheese.
- Z didn’t get a driver’s license till she was 23. She was terrified of driving as a teenager, and it wasn’t until she ran a farm and learned to drive a tractor that she conquered her fear.
- Melissa has had a habit of naming her animals (both live and stuffed) by adding a Y to their names. Thus, a live hamster named Hammy, a live rabbit named Honey-Bunny, a stuffed elephant named Elly and a stuffed bear named Teddy. When she got a cast-iron dragon as a gift, Z insisted that they keep up the tradition. The dragon’s name is Draggy.
- Z can touch the tip of her nose with her tongue. When she was a kid, her next-door neighbor told her that this meant she was “delayed.”
- Melissa is afraid of swimming. This dates back to her childhood, when she almost drowned and was saved by her older sister Dyan. Melissa suspects that for the rest of their childhood, Dyan may have regretted her heroic actions.
- Z is left handed and is very proud of this fact. Bordering on arrogant.
- Melissa loves watching children’s movies. She is especially fond of Winnie the Pooh. Just thinking about Winnie the Pooh makes her smile uncontrollably.
- Z’s middle name is Hammer. Seriously.