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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 31 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

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

spelledgeary ,

You are not alone in your grief

Melissa's perspective on grief and health will speak to so many people. Her episodes are split into helpful tips, refreshing interviews, and comforting real-talk that will help anyone dealing with pain, tragedy, trauma, or simply the daily grind.

Btrio ,

My Grief Superhero

Just listened to my first of Melissa's podcasts and feel instantly connected to her journey, kindness and ability to educate and uplift. This goes beyond touching as us listeners get to understand both the person who is grieving and the therapist who is healing, steering, guiding and uncovering all that needs to be heard, said and felt. I appreciate the natural conversational style and honesty. As a mom of 3 daughters I cannot imagine the loss and depth of despair that you continue to transform and share Melissa....I so admire your strength and courage. Shine on Leyden and Grief Guts and Green Smoothies I look foward to being a regular listener!

TwinMomBr ,

Raw, real, honest talk

This podcast is so real, raw, and honest. It’s my absolute favorite and it’s taught me so much about myself.

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