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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March 8, 2021 51 min
Illustrator Lindsay Gardner discusses her book, "Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection," a fascinating compilation of essays, profiles and recipes from women chefs, restaurateurs, authors, influencers and community activists. Dive into stories about the powerful connection between food, community, and purpose, highlighted by Gardner's illustrations. Buy here: https://amzn.to/3c7jM7I

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February 25, 2021 53 min
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) are important for all businesses and initiatives, but what are best practices to ensure authenticity and continuity? Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young discusses with two experts on this topic. Kirstyn Nimmo founded her social impact agency, GOOD WORX, to address anti-racism solutions through custom programs, Samara Davis founded the Black Bourbon Society and Diversity Distilled to...
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February 18, 2021 52 min
Desiree Noisette reinvented her career not once, but twice- from lawyer to swimwear store owner to wine producer. She discusses the "why" behind her decisions to take the leap and start each business and how she plunged into learning the wine business, working with a producer in Oregon. Her brand, Mermosa, includes sparkling and rosé wines, sold in both bottles and can. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young and Desiree d...
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February 11, 2021 49 min
Nzingah Oniwosan is a Haitian-American teaching artist and holistic health consultant who helps black women be proactive about their self-care (www.365zing). Oniwosan shares her 19-year healing journey from childhood obesity, a benign pituitary brain tumor at age 11, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. Founder of Sankofa's Child, which uses art to inspire and help individuals families and c...
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February 4, 2021 44 min
In her riveting memoir, American Daughter (HarperOne), Stephanie Thornton Plymale reveals her long-hidden childhood of neglect, hunger, poverty, homelessness, truancy, foster homes, lack of medical care and sexual abuse. Plymale's absent mentally ill mother was in and out of jails and psych wards. After her mother becomes terminally ill, Plymale embarks on a series of coming-to-terms interviews with her to discover answers abou...
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January 28, 2021 49 min
Curious how to pair chocolate with wines? Show Host Melanie Young discusses pairings with Milène Jardine, whose namesake artisan chocolates are inspired by her world travels. Milène Jardine dark chocolate truffles are preservative-free and filled with exotic fruits, spices, nuts and more. Queens, NY-based Milène shares her entrepreneur journey from working in product marketing for Macy's to becoming a chocolatier. She discusses...
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January 13, 2021 51 min
Bestselling Australian Author Sarah Wilson ("I Quit Sugar," "First, We Make the Beast Beautiful") discusses her latest book, "This One Wild and Precious Life," a soul’s journey through the complexities of climate change, coronavirus, racial inequalities and our disconnection from what matters. Wilson is a passionate environmentalist and minimalist, who hikes the world with one small backpack. She discusses ...
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December 18, 2020 50 min
Chef & TV Show Host Christina Pirello shares her journey recovering from a cancer diagnosis and embracing a whole foods, plant focused diet. Pirello's shows, classes, workshops and books teach people how to prepare nutritious dishes at home. christinacooks.com. Travel pals Erika Takeuchi and Emilie Bridon created TROVE, a "vacation in a box" subscription to support small businesses around the world and offer travele...
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December 11, 2020 48 min
Meet four young women who are recipients of the 2020 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, all committed to social impact through their programs:

Annie Zhu, age 17, cofounder, Fresh Hub Houston (Texas)
Isha Clarke, age 17, cofounder, Youth Vs Apocalypse (Oakland, CA)
Kavi Dolasia, age 18, cofounder, Reaching Out with Robotics (Mill Valley, CA)
Isabella Paoletti-Tejada, age 18, founder, Read A Story, Change a Life (Yorba Linda, CA)

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December 4, 2020 50 min
Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young suggested the best of the best holiday gifts from guests who have been on her shows. Including:
https://thistlefarms.org/
https://www.doll10.com/
https://cancerbeglammed.com/
https://sipsongspirits.com/
https://venturemom.com/
https://dunejewelry.com/
https://herfuturecoalition.org/
https://www.dryfarmwines.com/
https://www.drfrankwines.com/
www.vingardevalise.com (use promo code TCT for 60% off any s...
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November 26, 2020 45 min
Many of us are coping with loss during the COVID-19 pandemic: loss of a loved one, loss of job or business, canceled special occasions and holiday traditions for the sake of safety and health. Dr. Jennifer Love, coauthor of "When Crisis Strikes," discusses stages of grief, coping mechanisms and how to be sensitive to a friend who has lost a loved one- what to say/not to say. Dr. Love underscores that we all need to allow ou...
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November 20, 2020 51 min
Sipping never felt so good! New York's Finger Lakes (aka #FLX) wine region produces world-class wines, notably Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Meaghan Frank, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, one of the pioneer producers in the #FLX, discusses the wines and region. Tara Jasper is a breast cancer survivor who wants to raise awareness of risk reduction and genetic testing. Founder of Sipsong Spirits she produc...
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November 12, 2020 52 min
Ivis Sampayo, Chief Diversity Officer for SHARE, oversees programs to help minority women cope with a breast cancer diagnosis. Sampayo is a two-time breast cancer survivor who dedicates her time to helping women and their caregivers through education, advocacy and peer support. She discusses some of the challenges many minority women face and how SHARE is providing help. Services, all free, are led by volunteers, and offered in mul...
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November 5, 2020 52 min
Maintaining self-esteem and a positive body image is important for cancer survivors and can help improve the healing process. Breast cancer survivor, Lisa Lurie, cofounder of Cancer Be Glammed, a lifestyle company for women recovering from surgery through survivorship, discusses her decision not to reconstruct her breasts after her bilateral mastectomy- also known as "living flat." Lurie shares important considerations for ...
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October 29, 2020 51 min
Living with a chronic illness is a lifestyle commitment. It starts with establishing a healthy mindset. Try focusing on what you 'can do' versus what you 'can't do." Meg Cadoux-Hirshberg, founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, shares lifestyle changes she made and lessons learned after being diagnosed with cancer three times. A Registered Nurse for more than 40 years, Nancy Kane, Executive Director of the ...
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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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