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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October 14, 2021 51 min
Orianne Collins is a jewelry designer, philanthropist and mother of three boys. After suffering a neck injury in a martial arts exhibition and waking up paralyzed from the neck down after a medical error during surgery, Collins spent three years learning to regain her mobility and walk again. She founded the Never Give Up Foundation to help individuals with spinal cord injuries receive the care and support they need through their e...
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Clinical Social Worker Lindsey Henke created Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) to provide peer-to-peer support for bereaved moms who become pregnant after previously losing a child. Henke shares her own story of losing oldest daughter, Nora, after a healthy full-term pregnancy, and becoming pregnant again. In “Plenty: A Memoir of Food & Family,” author and food writer, Hannah Howard, writes about the women who have touched he...
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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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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 producers Indira gin, a modern sty...
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A trip to Africa to photograph wildlife changed Barbara Hollweg’s life. The stay-at-home-mom and amateur photographer at the time is now an acclaimed photographer and animal conservationist, helping to save orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Hollweg’s documentary film Pant Hoot (2021) tells the story of "chimpanzee whisperer," Stany Nyandwi, a survivor of the Burundi genocide who has devoted his life to the care and rehabilit...
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Many high-profile athletes and celebrities have opened up about their mental health challenges. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Cristie Ritz-King, PysD, LPC, RYT, a psychologist and licensed professional counselor in New Jersey specializing in trauma and maternal mental health, discusses causes of anxiety, how not be so hard on yourself or your children ...
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Chef Katie Chin has appeared at the White House, on Food Network and teaches cooking lessons on the digital platform, HUNGRY. She says her late mother, LeeAnn Chin, a rags-to-riches entrepreneur success story who founded the LeeAnn Chin and Asia Grille restaurant chains, inspired her to leave her career as a film executive and take up cooking. Chin is author of "Katie Chin's Global Family Cookbook."

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More women are purchasing and consuming wine. That's why many wine marketers tailor their sales message to women. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young, also a wine and health writer, explains the terms organic, natural, biodynamic and vegan wines and U.S. Dietary Guidelines for healthy consumption. She shares her insights on why promoting wines as "clean and better for you" is purely marketing to sell more wine. Be ...
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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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July 19, 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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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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