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These three things changed my life – they might change yours too. 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 mean 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 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 and Green Smoothies Melissa Dlugolecki

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

These three things changed my life – they might change yours too. 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 mean 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 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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

VictoriaFromAZ ,

Not alone

This podcast has helped me so much, every listen reminds me that I am not alone and that there is hope for a brighter day tomorrow. Thank you from the bottom on my shattered heart.

gratefulgirl261 ,

Shine On

I just love listening to you spread Leyden’s light. Keep shining!

KatieMul ,

Good for the soul

This podcast can help and inspire anyone at anytime! Grief is tough but so are you! Mel is so well-spoken and makes you feel like your having a heart-to-heart with an old friend. Listen to this podcast! I highly recommend it!

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