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).... Show More

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October 21, 2020 50 min
In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as a worldwide health problem. Identifying triggers and symptoms of burnout and building resiliency are key to staying emotionally and physically healthy. In her book, "Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters," Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer of the Resiliency Group, examines the root causes of burnout...
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October 15, 2020 48 min
Undergoing treatment for a major illness like cancer may require you to take time off from your job or request certain accommodations from your employer. Attorney Adam Paskoff, Esq., Paskoff & Tamber LLC, explains different laws and considerations to protect eligible employees, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Paskoff explains that certain state laws (varying by state)...
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October 12, 2020 36 min
When a friend had to cancel a birthday trip to Europe, Robyn Borok gave her a "friendship garden," surprising her with photos and messages from loved ones planted in her backyard. Borok provides tips to create your own friendship garden and shares other creative ideas to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and weddings during social distancing and beyond. Melanie Young offers thoughtful gift ideas to help uplift women underg...
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September 30, 2020 50 min
Mindful eating, a healthy diet and portion control are important. But even some "healthy" foods can be harmful if you are pregnant, on certain medications, have a compromised autoimmune system, or if you consume the foods in excess. New York board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Niket Sonpal, explains why consuming cinnamon, nutmeg, kimchi and even water in excess can interfere with a body's health, and why eating lar...
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September 24, 2020 52 min
Six simple lifestyle changes can help reduce your cancer risk and optimize your health and well-being. Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, Phd, director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Allison Jefferies, MEd, a former president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Faculty and Family Organization, are co-authors of "Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix...
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September 17, 2020 50 min
Tired of reading about bad news? So was Dr. Lynda Ulrich, a Vermont country dentist, moose rescuer and Mom, who in 2014 created Ever Widening Circles (EWC), www.everwideningcircles.com filled with positive stories and inspiring people. Author of "Happiness is an Option: Thriving (Instead of Surviving) in the Era of the Internet," Ulrich advises using social media responsibly and carefully to reduce anxiety and foster positi...
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September 10, 2020 51 min
August 18, 2020 marked the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th state to vote in support of women's suffrage, sealing ratification of this historic legislation. In celebration, Tullahoma native, Kirstin Luna, conceived the public arts project, Walls for Women. The giant murals painted by women artists can be seen in cities and towns throughout Tennessee. Kirstin...
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September 3, 2020 45 min
Health insurance can be complex and confusing. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a major illness, asking the right questions and knowing the terms and codes can help you avoid costly mistakes and keep you informed about your coverage. Host Melanie Young provides a list of questions to ask about your health insurance, offers tips to manage medical costs and suggests valuable resources she vetted for her book "Getting Thing...
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August 26, 2020 51 min
Reconstruction after a mastectomy is an important part of the healing process for many breast cancer patients, and it is a choice women should discuss with both their breast surgeon and a reconstruction specialist. Dr. Joseph Disa, M.D./FACS, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explains reconstruction options. Dr. Phillip Salem, MD, President of Salem Oncology in Houston, Texas, explains why the best cancer care results come ...
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Sexual health is important to your everyday health as a woman. Psychiatrist and Sex Therapist Dr. Madeleine Castellanos www.TheSexMD.com discusses how to retrain your brain to have more enjoyable sex and why self pleasuring can boost your libido. Ob/GYN Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine, addresses how to prepare your body for each phase of your life, from childbearing years to menopause, and what yo...
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August 19, 2020 50 min
An estimated two-thirds of all blindness and visual impairment occurs in women, who have a greater risk than men for serious eye diseases. Optometrist Dr. April Jasper discusses common eye conditions among women, how to reduce your risk and proper eye care.

Your spine is what holds you up, but many abuse it through improper sitting, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. Columbia Doctors Spinal Surgeon Dr. Charla Fischer discusses pr...
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August 19, 2020 49 min
Feeling chest tightness, heartburn, coughing, hoarseness and burpish? You may have acid reflux disease, known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which affects 100 million Americans. The #1 way to treat and cure acid reflux is through your diet says Dr. Jamie Koufman, author of 4 books on the subject, including "Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure." Founder of the Voice Institute of New York. Dr. Koufman...
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Everyone needs a mentor who allows you to "stand on her shoulders and helps lift you up to thrive," notes Sloane Ketcham, founder of networking community and coaching practice, She Speaks Tribe. Sloane joins Melanie Young from Hawaii to share her personal and professional journey from being a teen mom at 16 to a becoming successful entrepreneur with a mission to help other women define and refine their success. Sloane is au...
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Razor sharp focus and reviewing/refining your vision as needed to adapt to the market can help business entrepreneurs succeed long term says Madeline Pratt, founder of Fearless Foundry. Madeline and her team help small and large businesses launch, brand and scale. She underscores building a brand identity and mission that resonates, being a strong people connector when selling and delegating roles/tasks. Madeline is founder of the ...
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Smiling can boost your immune system, relief stress and make you feel happier, according to various university studies. That's why a daily smile can be a boost to your overall health. Nikki Boyer, host of The Daily Smile podcast (Wondery Media) shares feel-good stories about inspiring people, The three-time Emmy Award winning actress and TV host shares what makes her smile and how she became one of internet's most watched w...
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Repairs and renovation are important for maintaining your home, one of your biggest investments. Chip Cardenas, founder of Handywoman Home Repair, discusses simple changes you can make to give your house an upgrade. Chip also shares her inspiring story reinventing her life after a major health setback, a recovery and starting over in Arizona launching a new business.

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ABC News and Good Morning America correspondent, Adrienne Bankert, shares her professional and personal insights on how a simple act of kindness can have a profound impact and create positive change. The Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning reporter discusses her career, mentorship, staying calm under pressure and embracing kindness daily. She is author of "Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Wo...
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June 18, 2020 50 min
Grace Eleyae started her ecommerce fashion company with a product that solved a common hair problem experienced by many women: damage from overtreatment. Her satin lined "SLAP" Cap protects the scalp and provides a stylish head covering for those "bad hair days." Sharon Graves transitioned from a career in finance and tech to run BLVD Kitchen, a commercial culinary space for local food artisans in Los Angeles. She l...
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June 18, 2020 50 min
Grace Eleyae started her ecommerce fashion company with a product that solved a common hair problem experienced by many women: damage from overtreatment. Her satin lined "SLAP" Cap protects the scalp and provides a stylish head covering for those "bad hair days." Sharon Graves transitioned from a career in finance and tech to run BLVD Kitchen, a commercial culinary space for local food artisans in Los Angeles. She l...
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"All Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon," says Peggy Noe Stevens; founder of the Bourbon Women Association and author of "Which Fork Should I Use with My Bourbon." Learn what defines Kentucky Bourbon and hear tips for entertaining at home while embracing safe social etiquette. Your skin needs special care when wearing a face mask for protection says Dr. Brooke Bair, Luna Dermatology, New York. Dr.Bair...
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