Fearless Fabulous You

Fearless Fabulous You

Settle down with a glass or mug of your favorite libation for your personal “Empower Hour.” Motivational muse and health coach Melanie Young, author of Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms and Getting Things Off My Chest, brings you insights, advice, and inspiration. Hear from dynamic women who are transforming lives by taking action and experts in health, wellness and nutrition to help you take charge of your destiny. #fearlessfabulousyou @mightymelanie Fearless Fabulous You Radio Show is broadcast live at Wednesday's at 12PM ET on W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Network (www.w4wn.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

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July 13, 2022 53 min
If we have had one positive lesson from living through a pandemic, it's that we all need to slow down and savor life more. Author Sophie Minchilli explains how growing up in Italy taught her "The Sweetness of Doing Nothing: Live Life the Italian Way with Dolce Far Niente"- also the title of her book. Sophie runs custom, insider tours in Italy and shares her insights for embracing "Dolce Far Niente" anywhere and,...
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Birth and death are both inevitable life passages. So why are there more "birth plans" than "end of life" plans? Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young shares her insights and tips on what essential information and considerations caregivers and family members must address before a loved one passes. This includes Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, insurance policies, digital assets including account access and p...
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While helping her husband, John, photograph Holocaust Survivors as a compassion project, Amy Israel Pregulman learned that of the 80,000 survivors of the Holocaust in the U.S.A., one-third are living at or near poverty. The couple established KAVOD Ensuring Dignity in 2015 to help Holocaust Survivors in the U.S.A. live the remainder of their lives comfortably and in dignity by providing aid for critical emergency services such as f...
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Sipping a chilled glass (or two) of rosé has become a rite of summer, but this wine can be enjoyed year-round. Rosés are made around the world. They can range from bone dry with hints of watermelon and peach to fruitier with notes of wild strawberry and raspberry. Rosés are often lower in alcohol by volume (12%-13.5%) and deliver great value, usually under $22 a bottle. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young discusses different r...
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Armagnac is a traditional grape-based spirit produced in a rural region of southwestern France, historically referred to as Gascony. Armagnac Ambassador and educator, May Matta Aliah, explains how Armagnac is made through a single distillation process, the white grapes used to blend, barrel aging and styles, from "blanche" to VSOP. She shares tips on serving Armagnac as a sipper or in cocktails and pairing with foods, as we...
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Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young shares her own experience caring for her elderly mother after she fell and broke her hip and her advice for coping. "Honestly, being a family caregiver is an upaid job many feel unprepared to take on. Yet, much is expected of you," says Young. Caregiving responsibilities often require a family member (usually the daughter) to be on call to address a loved one's personal, health a...
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Are you living with a narcissist who is self-obsessed? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Alyson Nerenberg has spent 30 years counseling couples, families, executives, celebrities, and pro athletes. In this episode, she discusses with Melanie Young how to identify and handle narcissist behavior. Author of "No Perfect Love: Shattering the Illusions of Flawless Relationships, Dr. Nerenberg explains
"flawless is an illusion" and &#...
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Holocaust survivor Rita Lurie was just 5 years old when she fled her home in Poland to hide from the Nazis. For nearly 2 years Rita and 14 family members were kept hidden in an attic by a Polish couple. They subsisted on scraps of food and lived in silence in the cramped space, fearful of being discovered. Now living and thriving in the U.S., Rita became a mother, a grandmother and a businesswoman. With daughter, Leslie Gilbert-Lur...
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Lisa’s Weldon’s world collapsed the year she turned 58. Her 25-year marriage ended; her home fell into foreclosure; her last child left the nest; her advertising career had gone stagnant. Ready for a change, the Atlanta resident decided to spend 30 days in New York City to take digital marketing courses to revive her career. She committed to walking a mile in a different NYC neighborhood every day, recording her experiences in a bl...
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A wife, mother and educator, Lyn Barrett's life was derailed by a family crisis that triggered her inner world to crumble. Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (multiple personality disorder),
Lyn embarked on a healing journey of discovery, learning that DID is a coping strategy young children use to protect themselves from chronic trauma. Lyn Barrett shares her personal struggle and revelation in her book, "C...
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Menopause symptoms can be managed naturally and without hormones, allowing you to feel and look more vibrant. Maryon Stewart, BEM, is considered a pioneer of the natural menopause movement. She is author of "Manage Your Menopause Naturally" and 27 other books. Stewart and her team have helped thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. In 2018 she was awarded the ...
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Growing up in a family of surgeons, Daphne Oz understood the importance of healthy eating. After battling weight gain while attending Princeton Univ. she wrote the nationally bestseller “The Dorm Room Diet.” Today, the mother of four shares healthy cooking and recipes and as a co-host of syndicated TV show The Good Dish and in her popular books. Her latest is “Eat Your Heart Out” with 150 gluten-free and sugar-free recipes. Follow&...
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Dreaming of a Trip to Provence? La Pitchoune in the South of France was the vacation home of Julia Child, TV cooking show host and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (and many other books) and her husband, Paul Child. Now La Pitchoune is open for cooking classes and is well worth a visit for food lovers. Meet the home's current owner, Makenna Held, on this episode of Fearless Fabulous You! and learn what you can expe...
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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes recognizes 25 inspiring young leaders who have made a positive impact on people, communities and the environment. After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jordan Phillips sewed coffee cup warmers to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation, creating Cozys for the Cure. Linens N Love CoFounder Vivian Wang collects gently used linens from hotels to donate to shelters for the homeles...
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Mary Taylor says she "paid her dues" working throughout the wholesale, retail and auction sides of the wine industry before starting her import company, Mary Taylor Wine. Armed with an MBA to fine tune her business acumen and a focused vision for the wines she wanted to spotlight, Taylor scoured Europe to find independent producers from different-often lesser known- regions. Every label on her "White Label" selectio...
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Maureen Downey, DWS, CWE, Founder of Chai Consulting and WineFraud.com, is a rare and fine wine authenticator and global expert on wine counterfeiting. Downey explains how counterfeiting hurts peoples’ livelihoods, is a black mark on businesses, and deprives governments of much-needed tax revenues to support public education, repair roads and bridges, and provide underserved communities. She says: Research your wine seller's re...
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Registered Nurse Carmen Davailus spent 40 years in health care, many caring for Alzheimer's patients. She took up photography, initially as a hobby and now as a second career, establishing Carmen's Legacy Productions. Her nonprofit, Doggies for Dementia, offers free photos for families with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's. Davailus says the portraits help preserve memories for the families, embrace their unique ...
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Get paid fairly for your work and worth. Veteran journalist, photographer and content creator, Kristin Luna, (www.camelsandchocolate.com) joins Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young to discuss strategies to help freelancers and independent contractors negotiate better pay rates and contracts. Topics include: how to respond to lowball offers, why reading the fine print under those ‘terms and conditions’ is essential to protect yo...
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February 23, 2022 34 min
The day my beloved grandmother, Rose, died suddenly from cardiac arrest changed my life, says Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young. It's important to know your family medical history for cardiovascular disease, cancer and other major illnesses and take preventive measures to reduce your risk for heart disease, starting with a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, not smoking and scheduling medical checkups. Lea...
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Ever think about ditching corporate life to move to the country and raise chickens? Meet Lisa Steele, a 5th generation farmer who left her career on Wall Street to do just that. From her beautiful farm in Maine, Steele dispenses advice on raising chickens, gardening, coop management and “coop-to-kitchen” cooking on her Fresh Eggs Daily website, shows and blog. She shares her eggs-pertise in The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook: Over 100 F...
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