Fearless Fabulous You

Fearless Fabulous You

Every woman deserves to live life on her terms. On Fearless Fabulous You! meet inspiring women social impact entrepreneurs and learn expert tips to live fearlessly and fabulously after 50, from what to drink, eat and explore. Melanie Young is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified Specialist of Wine and Author of “Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer” and “Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms.” Follow: Instagram@melaniefabulous www.melanieyoung.com Fearless Fabulous You is broadcast live Wednesdays at 12 Noon ET. Fearless Fabulous You Radio Show is broadcast on W4WN Radio - Women 4 Women Network (www.w4wn.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). Fearless Fabulous You Podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com), iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, Audible, and over 100 other podcast outlets.

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May 15, 2024 42 mins
"If I could have a frank discussion with my younger self, this my advice to her," says Fearless Fabulous You's Melanie Young. "Prudent planning and setting priorities are key to navigating life and having no regrets." She shares pragmatic steps to prepare for your future life while enjoying your present one and says:

"Live for today with No regret
Be prepared for challenges you have not met
Life is never one way set
Your future can alw...
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It's a fact that many older Americans are not financially prepared for retirement. That's why staying in the workforce longer, securing a new job or finding gig work may be necessary. But how do you deal with job rejection because you are considered over-qualified or "advanced" (age matters whether left unsaid). FFY Host Melanie Young discusses way navigate a job search after age 55, promote your transferable skills, demonstrate fl...
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Patience may be a virtue, but it's becoming scarce in the era of instant gratification and "I need it now" mentality. Feeling impatient and dealing with impatient people adds to stress. Fearless Fabulous You's Melanie Young admits her own challenges keeping her patience and addresses how to calm down and slow down. She provides tips to handle impatient people from friends and family to work colleagues and clients in different scena...
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How many times has someone asked to "pick your brain" or meet to gather information. Offering free advice is helpful and generous. But sometimes people cross the line and take advantage of your time and expertise. FFY's Melanie Young says giving your free time can be beneficial but know when to draw the line. If someone is asking you to do something that you normally charge for, be honest with yourself and that person. Keep your sp...
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A life-changing trip to Italy with her mother and sister after her father's death, a life-altering traumatic personal experience, and a life decision to become an entrepreneur all shape Susan Gravely's story. Founder of Vietri, a global brand built around imported hand-crafted Italian tabletop products and garden accessories for the home, and author of the book, "Italy on a Plate,” Susan shares her definition of home, how she start...
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"Did you eat all that?" "You eat like a bird!" " Good girl! You cleaned your plate." "Why did you order that?" Has anyone said these words or similar to you when you are eating? How did it make you feel? Food shaming- judging and commenting to someone about how or what they are eating - has no place at the table. As a young girl, food shaming led Fearless Fabulous You's Melanie Young into unhealthy eating habits. Healthy relationsh...
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March 27, 2024 33 mins
Regret is a feeling of remorse about a decision or action we made, or did not, that we wished we could have done better or differently. Many people at the end of their lives express regrets over putting work over pleasure and not spending more time with family and friends, or choices they made. FFY Host Melanie Young shares how she has dealt with her own regrets to reframe her mind. She says, “You can’t move forward with clarity wh...
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Estate sales liquidate items in a house, notably in the event of the 4 "D's"- Death, Divorce, Debt, Disease, Downsizing. Hiring an estate sale company to manage details helps. Many take 40% (average) of the sale income. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young chose to manage her own estate sale and shares her experience on staying focused, organized and sane while dealing with hagglers, resellers, looky-loos, and TikTok posts, and...
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Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder second only to Alzheimer's. Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with PD which can affect people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Dr. Hiral Shah, a neurologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and genetics. Denise Coley was diagnosed with PD in 2017. She discusses living with PD and her advocacy work to e...
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Are you bombarded with lists of things Not To Do After You Turn Age 50 or 60? Well, so is Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young who says to turn "Do Nots" into "Just Do Its!" #1 Do Treat Your Self as a Precious Gemstone and Take Care of Your Self-Health and Well-Being. #2 Do listen to Your Intuition and Inner Voice rather than to Critics and Naysayers telling you what Not To Do. #3 Do embrace change with an open mind. Biological...
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“Manifest"= Envision the life you want. Take Action to Create and Realize an Outcome. As the Rolling Stones sang, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you'll find You get what you need.” You Can “dream it and do it,” but it requires focus, patience and a reality check. Sometimes, you need more training, education and mentoring. This episode addresses manifestation techniques like journaling, vision boards a...
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Decluttering your house may not be for everyone, but it can be transforming for many. In Sweden, the decluttering process is called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” The concept is to clear your life of unnecessary things before you leave this world rather than leaving decluttering to your family. Fearless Fabulous You’s Melanie Young shares her experience and tips on decluttering her family home after...
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While "imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery," Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young says, "Why be a copy when you can be an original?" Be in control of deciding changes in your life. Learn the differences between intentional change and incidental change and how to cope and stay focused. Also learn to identify the warning signs of unhealthy changes that are against your will and best interests. Change is good-on your t...
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Life isn't perfect, but neither are any of us. Appreciate what you have rather than lamenting what you may lack, says Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young. Learn to live with serendipity and gratitude. Make each day matter and keep yourself open to letting things happen naturally. Why save your silver, jewelry and nice clothes for special occasions? Bring them out to enjoy and share with loved ones, both family and friends who ...
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Competitive para surfer, Heather C. Markham, is no stranger to rough waters. At age 34 she was diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy and would eventually require a wheelchair. Heather has defied the odds as a wheelchair user through sports (para surfing and golf), her photography and her advocacy work for individuals living with a disability through her company, Making Waves for Good. Her memoir is "Rough Waters: From Survi...
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After her mother died in 2020, Stephanie Franklin, re-thought her life and purpose. She left her job at an AdTech company and took time to travel and embrace her curiosity about wine. Along the way she took an interest in the small, independent producers she met. Stephanie’s journey inspired her to launch FlyWines, an import business and subscription wine club. Stephanie shares insights as a career-changing entrepreneur, from repur...
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Holiday celebrations can trigger unhealthy habits like overconsumption of food and drink, nervous noshing and social FOMO (fear of missing out). Wine & Food Industry pros Melanie Young, Host of Fearless Fabulous You & The Connected Table, and Michelle Lawton, Founder of Joyful Plate LLC, share tips to Eat, Drink and Be Mindful. Lawton is author of "Moderating a Love Affair with Food: 10 Tips to Mindful Eating and Drinking.”...
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Why toss those vegetable stems and stalks and fruit pulp and peels? Repurpose them into tasty dishes that are good for you and help reduce food waste. Food columnist/author Lindsay-Jean Hard shares tips in her book, "Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds and Stems into Delicious Meals." Virginia is for wine lovers! Melanie tastes wines with Maya Hood White, Lead Winemaker at Early Mountain Vineyards in the bucolic Shen...
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World-class wines are made in New York State, the third largest production region in the U.S.A. The picturesque Finger Lakes region (named for its narrow glacial lakes) is renowned for its cool-climate Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir (among others). Located on Keuka Lake, Konstantin Frank is one the most historic wineries, whose namesake founder, first planted vinifera grapes in New York with success. Fourth generat...
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Nikki Vargas has spent her life traveling world as a writer. But her life took a detour and a new journey of self-discovery after she called off her wedding to a longtime beau, quit her job and decided to pursue a full-time career in travel, now as Fodor's Travel Senior Editor. Along the way she founded the first feminist travel publication, Unearth Women, and learned about a mysterious family murder in her native Colombia. Vargas ...
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