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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May 18, 2022 53 min
Lisa’s Weldon’s world collapsed the year she turned 58. Her 25-year marriage ended; her home fell into foreclosure; her last child left the nest; her advertising career had gone stagnant. Ready for a change, the Atlanta resident decided to spend 30 days in New York City to take digital marketing courses to revive her career. She committed to walking a mile in a different NYC neighborhood every day, recording her experiences in a bl...
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A wife, mother and educator, Lyn Barrett's life was derailed by a family crisis that triggered her inner world to crumble. Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (multiple personality disorder),
Lyn embarked on a healing journey of discovery, learning that DID is a coping strategy young children use to protect themselves from chronic trauma. Lyn Barrett shares her personal struggle and revelation in her book, "C...
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Menopause symptoms can be managed naturally and without hormones, allowing you to feel and look more vibrant. Maryon Stewart, BEM, is considered a pioneer of the natural menopause movement. She is author of "Manage Your Menopause Naturally" and 27 other books. Stewart and her team have helped thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. In 2018 she was awarded the ...
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Growing up in a family of surgeons, Daphne Oz understood the importance of healthy eating. After battling weight gain while attending Princeton Univ. she wrote the nationally bestseller “The Dorm Room Diet.” Today, the mother of four shares healthy cooking and recipes and as a co-host of syndicated TV show The Good Dish and in her popular books. Her latest is “Eat Your Heart Out” with 150 gluten-free and sugar-free recipes. Follow&...
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Dreaming of a Trip to Provence? La Pitchoune in the South of France was the vacation home of Julia Child, TV cooking show host and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (and many other books) and her husband, Paul Child. Now La Pitchoune is open for cooking classes and is well worth a visit for food lovers. Meet the home's current owner, Makenna Held, on this episode of Fearless Fabulous You! and learn what you can expe...
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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes recognizes 25 inspiring young leaders who have made a positive impact on people, communities and the environment. After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jordan Phillips sewed coffee cup warmers to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation, creating Cozys for the Cure. Linens N Love CoFounder Vivian Wang collects gently used linens from hotels to donate to shelters for the homeles...
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Mary Taylor says she "paid her dues" working throughout the wholesale, retail and auction sides of the wine industry before starting her import company, Mary Taylor Wine. Armed with an MBA to fine tune her business acumen and a focused vision for the wines she wanted to spotlight, Taylor scoured Europe to find independent producers from different-often lesser known- regions. Every label on her "White Label" selectio...
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Maureen Downey, DWS, CWE, Founder of Chai Consulting and WineFraud.com, is a rare and fine wine authenticator and global expert on wine counterfeiting. Downey explains how counterfeiting hurts peoples’ livelihoods, is a black mark on businesses, and deprives governments of much-needed tax revenues to support public education, repair roads and bridges, and provide underserved communities. She says: Research your wine seller's re...
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Registered Nurse Carmen Davailus spent 40 years in health care, many caring for Alzheimer's patients. She took up photography, initially as a hobby and now as a second career, establishing Carmen's Legacy Productions. Her nonprofit, Doggies for Dementia, offers free photos for families with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's. Davailus says the portraits help preserve memories for the families, embrace their unique ...
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Get paid fairly for your work and worth. Veteran journalist, photographer and content creator, Kristin Luna, (www.camelsandchocolate.com) joins Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young to discuss strategies to help freelancers and independent contractors negotiate better pay rates and contracts. Topics include: how to respond to lowball offers, why reading the fine print under those ‘terms and conditions’ is essential to protect yo...
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February 23, 2022 34 min
The day my beloved grandmother, Rose, died suddenly from cardiac arrest changed my life, says Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young. It's important to know your family medical history for cardiovascular disease, cancer and other major illnesses and take preventive measures to reduce your risk for heart disease, starting with a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, not smoking and scheduling medical checkups. Lea...
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Ever think about ditching corporate life to move to the country and raise chickens? Meet Lisa Steele, a 5th generation farmer who left her career on Wall Street to do just that. From her beautiful farm in Maine, Steele dispenses advice on raising chickens, gardening, coop management and “coop-to-kitchen” cooking on her Fresh Eggs Daily website, shows and blog. She shares her eggs-pertise in The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook: Over 100 F...
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Called “the poet laureate of the wok,” Grace Young shares her time-tested expertise on purchasing, seasoning and preparing healthy meals with a wok- an original one-pan wonder! Author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, The Breath of a Wok and The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, Young is an advocate for supporting Asian-American businesses, many which are mom and pop-run. Young’s Instagram campaign #LoveAAPI- was created to help Asian...
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In 2011, Dr. Tiffany Bowen founded Skyler’s Gift Foundation after the loss of her son Skyler to prematurity related causes. The Foundation raises funds to support families in need to cover burial costs and grief counseling. It also supports ongoing research to prevent premature births and deaths and to raise awareness of this very personal issue. www.skylersgift.org. Bowen is proprietor of Harlem Hookah, a popular gathering spot in...
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"Can I pick your brain?" How many times has someone asked you this? Do you respond "Yes" because you want to help or just to be nice? How do you feel about it? Giving free advice is nice if you want to help someone out, but it's not if you feel being taken advantaged of. Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young addresses different scenarios when someone asks, "Can I pick your brain?" and provides tips on...
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Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable when diagnosed early, but you must be proactive. The most important things you can do to prevent cervical cancer are to get the HPV vaccine if you are eligible and to undergo regular screenings, including Pap Tests and HPV tests. Dr. Mira Hellman-Ostrov, a board- certified obstetrics, gynecology and gynecological oncology specialist at John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack, NJ. discusse...
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We can all play a role in helping reduce greenhouse gases and our carbon footprint starting with the foods we eat. Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Chef Alejandra Schrader shares tips on cooking ethically, reducing food waste, and using every part of the plant, from carrot tops to plantain peels to avocado pits and papaya seeds. Schrader is author of "The Low Carbon Cookbook," with fabulous info on how we can be more sustain...
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January 6, 2022 52 min
Fiber is essential to your overall health; yet less than 5% of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber each day. Fiber has many benefits starting with your gut health; lack of fiber can lead to digestive issues and constipation, shares Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN, author of “The Fiber Effect.” Fiber is only found in plant-based foods like beans, peas, lentils, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Learn other benefits from...
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Nothing beats a glass of sparkling to brighten any day or meal. Certified Sommelier Marika Vida, a.k.a. The MomSomm, and Fearless Fabulous You Host Melanie Young discuss sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne and Crémant from France, Cava from Spain, Sekt from Germany, Franciacorta from Italy, and selections from the U.S.A. Learn how sparkling wines are made and discover fabulous finds to try from under $20/bottle to...
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In November of 2015, Makenna Held fell upon a New York Times article called ‘The House that Julia Built’ thanks to a Smith College Alum forum. That house in Provence was "La Pitchoune," the former vacation home of cooking legend, Julia Child. Thanks to a helping of pluck, a dash of luck, and a few teaspoons of serendipity, Held bought the house, sight-unseen, moved to France, and opened the ‘Courageous Cooking School’, the ...
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