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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August 3, 2021 51 min
Spring Washam shares how meditation and mindfulness can help you manage and reduce stress and anxiety. Washam is a founding teacher at East Bay Meditation Center in North California and leads workshops & retreats.

Lizzie Asher, co-Founder of Macchu Pisco with her sister, Melanie, explains the process of making pisco, the national spirit of Peru. Pisco is a clear white distilled spirit made from wine known for its purity (like a ...
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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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Facing the emotional turmoil of a cancer diagnosis is hard for the patient, caregiver and family. Supportive communities such as The Big Ordeal can help, says Founder Cynthia Hayes, also a cancer survivor. Hayes discusses research findings on how cancer impacts emotions and ways to cope from her book, "The Big Ordeal." Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of a Grateful Living Network, shares insights from her book, “Wake Up Gr...
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One in 3 women over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with osteoporosis, increasing risk for fractures or broken bones. Dr. Vonda Wright, board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute in Atlanta, discusses diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle changes to maintain healthy bones and joints. NY-based Fitness Trainer Joan Pagano discusses benefi...
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Does a positive attitude really get you what you what? Are there "laws of attraction," or is there more? How do your feelings and emotions impact your life and desired goals? Psychologist Melanie Dean Ph.D, author of "The Hidden Power of Emotions," explains the science behind your energy field and how emotions, feelings and intuition can be activated in a way to achieve calm and balance in your life...and help conne...
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June 10, 2021 50 min
There's a world of fabulous champagnes and sparkling wines to taste, including whites, rosés and reds. "Be adventurous with your palate," says Crystal Hinds, owner of Effervescence, a sparkling wine lounge and restaurant in New Orleans which serves more than 200 selections of bubbles by the glass and bottle. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young and Hinds discuss different sparkling wine styles and selections from Fr...
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June 8, 2021 51 min
In August 2020, Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young embarked on a long road trip with her husband, David. She shares, "While it has been an amazing adventure, driving long distances has taken a toll on my body, especially my eyes and lower back." In this episode, Optometrist Dr. April Jasper discusses proper eye care. Columbia Doctors Spinal Surgeon Dr. Charla Fischer discusses how to protect your back to reduce pain a...
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Michelle Moore’s desire to help mothers and families suffering from adversity led her to establish the nonprofit Mother’s Grace, a professional group of Moms who donate their time and talent to help mothers in need. Mother's Grace provides families with financial assistance for essential living expenses and has awarded grants to over 25 nonprofits run by Moms. Michelle is author of “Mother’s Grace: Healing the World One Mother ...
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Harmony. Purpose. Unity. Each represents a theme in Denise Cox's fine jewelry at Denise Cox Designs. The words also reflect Denise's journey through love, loss, grief, recovery and resilience. Denise survived a near-fatal car collision that required many surgeries to rebuild her face. She served as caregiver to her mother, Micki, and her husband, Spencer Cox, who both lost their lives to cancer. Art has served as her creati...
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Anne McTiernan MD/PhD, professor and epidemiologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, discusses the link between lifestyle and risk for cancer and underscores why exercise, a healthy diet and reducing oxidative stress are key to help reduce your risk. In her memoir, "Cured: A Doctor's Journey from Panic to Peace," Dr. McTiernan chronicles her own experience suffering from anxiety and panic attacks as she trained to beco...
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April 29, 2021 30 min
In Part 2 of her series on selling your possessions and downsizing to live a #NomadLife on the road, Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young, shares her own experience and explains "road tripping" versus "living on the road." She addresses how pay bills, collect mail, manage insurance coverage, stay connected with family, friends and community, and tax considerations. Living on the road can be a once in a life drea...
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April 21, 2021 50 min
Do you dream of selling your home and possessions and living on the road, embracing the #NomadLife? In 2020, Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young did just that. In this episode, she shares handy tips on how to declutter and sell your excess stuff, pack up the rest to store, and live life on the road. Learn how to plan a road trip budget, find savings wherever you go, stay fit, and connect with local communities. This is part on...
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Sofi Newmyer found her business footing in footwear. After working for a major footwear company for 10 years, she decided to strike out on her own and created Ma'am Shoes to design her own concept. Based and 100% manufactured in Los Angeles, Ma'am Shoes combines precision design, comfort, style, sustainable materials and social responsibility. Newmyer shares her entrepreneur story and what she has learned about building a b...
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The first four weeks after the birth of baby is a sensitive time for both the newborn and the mother. Studies have shown that mothers who cannot provide for the basic needs of their newborns struggle with higher rates of postpartum depression, stress and lack of competence.
Sarah Steinhardt and Juliet Fuisz established Welcome Baby USA to support low-income mothers with one package containing essential items they’ll need for their n...
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New Orleans culinary entrepreneur and single mom, Emily Vanlandingham, wanted to find a way to support local farmers and food businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and also bring families together in a safe socially distanced setting for their children with better food options. She launched Farmstand Entertainment to create live events combining entertainment, hospitality and farming with her first events taking place in ...
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March 24, 2021 49 min
Danita Claytor’s mother, Honey, told her “One day you’ll be on Shark Tank’’ (ABC-TV). In 2021, her mother’s words came true. The educator-turned-entrepreneur is co-founder of Everything Legendary, which produces chef-created plant-based meat-alternative burgers. Danita and her business partners pitched their product and secured a $300,000 commitment from Shark Tank investor, Marc Cuban. Danita shares that caring for her mother who ...
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March 17, 2021 47 min
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging conversation and a delicious meal? That's "To Dine For" (PBS-TV), created & hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcast news journalist Kate Sullivan, who interviews dreamers and doers who've reached uncommon success through ingenuity and innovation. Interviews take place at restaurants selected by her guests who've included SPANX Founder Sara Blakely, Prima Ballerina Misty Copel...
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Judith Finlayson, author of "You Are What Your Grandparents Ate," and Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young discuss the links between stress, diet, lifestyle and chronic disease, the importance of maintaining a healthy microbiome, and the role epigenetics (your gene expression) has on your long-term health. Topics covered include environmental factors, genealogy and how both a male's and female's lifestyle and di...
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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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