100 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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 61 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.

    100: Is Doing "Your Best", Enough?

    100: Is Doing "Your Best", Enough?

    Melissa digs into the difference between doing your best and doing the work.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    99: Feeling powerless in grief - a LIVE session with Jen Canvassar

    99: Feeling powerless in grief - a LIVE session with Jen Canvassar

    Melissa goes live with the founder of the NEC Society, Jen Canvassar, to talk about Leyden's story, how her case was termed a catastrophe and the feeling of being powerless in her grief.

    • 27 min
    98: Toxic Positivity and How The Body Stores Trauma with Michelle Quiroga

    98: Toxic Positivity and How The Body Stores Trauma with Michelle Quiroga

    What is toxic positivity? How can it damage us in grief and in life? Melissa and a special guest explore how the body and brain store emotional experiences and share tips for releasing.

    • 41 min
    97: Healthy vs Unhealthy Competition

    97: Healthy vs Unhealthy Competition

    Melissa breaks down the dark and light side of competition and how you can allow competition to be a place of growth and inspiration.

    • 14 min
    96: Two Steps For More Energy

    96: Two Steps For More Energy

    Melissa explains a crucial observation she made early in her grief days and offers two steps for integrating this concept so you can have more energy no matter where you are at on your journey.

    • 14 min
    95: Relationships - Real Talk

    95: Relationships - Real Talk

    Melissa gets into the nitty-gritty of relationships and shares the ONE foundational piece needed for happiness in relationships.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Goode Clean Living ,

Mel epitomizes the coach I’ve always needed

I just can’t get enough of Mels guidance wisdom. I could listen to this podcast on repeat every day and I just so appreciate her consistent sharing. I was fortunate to work with Mel in her 90DAYCEO program to experience her coaching first hand - this podcast is a great tool for anyone looking for REAL self improvement.

roryelizabeth ,

This podcast saved me!

Melissa speaks to me. I took her yoga class once and had such a powerful experience. I’ve been following her ever since. She has gotten me through the toughest of times and continues to provide me with new ways to conquer life. Must listen!

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!!

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