73 episodes

Each episode we abandon our comfort zones to get a little gutsy and hold space to grow into stronger versions of ourselves. In 2014, the birth of my daughter Leyden changed my entire world. Four months later, grief shattered it. I was broken, scared, lost, angry, and hopeless. I didn’t want to live and wasn’t really sure how to. I sought every means to “fight” grief: researching, joining parent groups, and I even traveled outside of the country twice, to hear world-renowned grief speaker Dr. Raymond Moody. Disappointed, I discovered like all adversities in life, there is no way to “beat” grief. But, thankfully, there were effective strategies I could employ when navigating such choppy waters. Whether it was understanding the gut-brain connection, or getting gutsy in my ability to face discomfort, the tools I learned, saved my life. There are not nearly enough resources to support each other through uncomfortable challenges – be it the loss of a job, a relationship, a sense of self… or life. Talking about uncomfortable things, well that takes guts. And we are going to get really gutsy here.

Grief & Guts Melissa Dlugolecki

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 50 Ratings

Each episode we abandon our comfort zones to get a little gutsy and hold space to grow into stronger versions of ourselves. In 2014, the birth of my daughter Leyden changed my entire world. Four months later, grief shattered it. I was broken, scared, lost, angry, and hopeless. I didn’t want to live and wasn’t really sure how to. I sought every means to “fight” grief: researching, joining parent groups, and I even traveled outside of the country twice, to hear world-renowned grief speaker Dr. Raymond Moody. Disappointed, I discovered like all adversities in life, there is no way to “beat” grief. But, thankfully, there were effective strategies I could employ when navigating such choppy waters. Whether it was understanding the gut-brain connection, or getting gutsy in my ability to face discomfort, the tools I learned, saved my life. There are not nearly enough resources to support each other through uncomfortable challenges – be it the loss of a job, a relationship, a sense of self… or life. Talking about uncomfortable things, well that takes guts. And we are going to get really gutsy here.

    73: Personal Responsibility is the WORST

    73: Personal Responsibility is the WORST

    Melissa shares how much she loathed a concept taught by Louise Hay - that of personal responsibility. Melissa shares how letting go of the "icky" feeling of the term, the concept itself, changed her grief journey, then her life journey - and how it can begin to do the same for you.

    • 10 min
    72: Forgiving The Unforgivable

    72: Forgiving The Unforgivable

    You asked, Melissa is answering - how do you forgive the unforgivable? Leyden's case was termed a "catastrophe" and Melissa is teaching you how to move forward in such devastating circumstances - whether, for a situation of medical care or loss or something in your day-to-day, this process will help you transform the pain and grief that surfaces.

    • 25 min
    71: The Afterlife is Life's Teacher - An Interview with Dr. Raymond Moody

    71: The Afterlife is Life's Teacher - An Interview with Dr. Raymond Moody

    In an emotional interview, Melissa meets with Dr.Raymond Moody, whom she met in her infamous quest to understand grief when she traveled out of the country to hear him speak. She says that experience changed her life - and now Dr.Moody is here to answer more questions for you, too.

    • 44 min
    70: 4 Tools For These Transformative Times

    70: 4 Tools For These Transformative Times

    Melissa shares 4 tools that will help you through a wide range of emotions and reactions to help you best navigate this time. She reminds us that we all need to individually feel our best to collectively give our best.

    • 20 min
    69: Your Pain Is Your Power - An Interview With Pharaoh

    69: Your Pain Is Your Power - An Interview With Pharaoh

    Pharaoh joins Melissa today to talk about all things manifestation, growth, pain, and power. He dives deep not only into how at a young age he set out to hit incredibly ambitious goals (and did) but how he was still craving something more. Pharaoh shares how fasting has played an integral part in his own healing and strengthening and shares how this practice could help you too. Get ready to get inspired to level-up!

    • 47 min
    68: Is it Ego or Confidence?

    68: Is it Ego or Confidence?

    There is a major difference between ego and confidence but the truth is most of society has them confused. Melissa untangles them for you and teaches you how to channel both in a way that helps you learn and grow, powerfully!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

dkcanada ,

Inspiring!!

I connected with Mel on social media first and then started listening to her podcast. Each week I listen and become more and more inspired by her vulnerability, authenticity and connection to her inner spirit. She has used an extremely tough situation in her life as fuel to help others and I am one of those that have been directly affected by her. I highly recommend others to listen. You will 100% be inspired to live life to the full!!

marma0210 ,

I look forward to each episode

This podcast is by far my favorite. Mel does such a great job sharing her story about grief but also applying it to any challenges that we might encounter. She is so well spoken and truly makes you feel as though you’re not alone. She does an incredible job shining Leyden’s light.

Go After It Fitness ,

Anticipatory grief

Melissa, thank you so much for recommending this for me, and letting me know it’s ok to feel the way you feel. I recommend her podcasts to anyone who needs to hear REAL-uplifting messages!!

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