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 6, 2021 51 min
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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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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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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