Life Is Caramel

Nothing in life is black and white but if you’re lucky it isn't just grey; It is sweet, salty, rich, complex and oh so much more. You know. Kinda like caramel.


Hi, my name is Melanie and after living 30 years following the someone else’s dream, I have broken out of my domesticated way of living in search of my true self.

For all intents and purposes I was an American success story.  I went to good schools, worked hard and became an executive of a $600 million company in my 20’s.  I married a nice guy.  We had a cat and a dog and lived in a cute apartment with lots of nice stuff.

After some time, I began to realize that there was something wrong.  I am not this girl.  This is not my purpose.  I had a choice:  I could begrudgingly accept that this was my life.  I could continue to move up the corporate ladder, make a ton of money, pop out a few babies and learn to live with the inner aching that existed deep within me.  Or I could uproot everything I’ve ever known in search of my real life.

I chose the latter…and this is my story.


  1. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than
    just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything.
    Nevertheless imagine if you added some great pictures or video clips to give
    your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with
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    • melaniebernstein

      May 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Hi Lawrence,

      Thank you so much for the suggestion. I often post pictures, but you are correct – not lately. I will make a note of this. Also, I would love to add more video, but haven’t quite mastered the technological art in order to be able to do this swiftly. I will work on that as well. Thanks for reading!

  2. melaniebernstein

    November 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Thank you, Greg! I’m so glad you enjoy it.

  3. melaniebernstein

    March 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Vanessa,

    I haven’t logged into my blog for about month…I’ve had the urge to write again but haven’t. Of course, you are here as a beautiful soul to encourage me to continue. You are most welcome for my contribution and I thank you for yours.

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