77 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, 53 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.

    77: “Must Be Nice” No More

    77: “Must Be Nice” No More

    Whether you have ever heard "must be nice" said to you, or felt it towards someone else, this episode is for you! Melissa takes you out of the shame of that phrase and into your power.

    • 14 min
    76: Your Core Values = Your Core Asset

    76: Your Core Values = Your Core Asset

    If you’ve ever struggled with feeling like you are letting people down, this is for you. If you’ve gotten stuck in trying to “prove” what is wrong or right, this is for you. If you’ve felt hurt because someone didn’t agree with you or your choices, this is for you. If you’re like Melissa and done all of the above at one point in your life, this is most definitely, for you.

    • 11 min
    75: Dependency Is Like A Drug - Understanding Relationship Dynamics

    75: Dependency Is Like A Drug - Understanding Relationship Dynamics

    Melissa gets into the creaks and cracks of relationships - what makes them dependent and what makes them growth-producing. She shares a way to tease out what role different relationships play in your life and how to make shifts to make them even more powerful. And she might also ruin love songs for you.

    • 20 min
    74: Personal Responsibility, The Encore - Why It's Not Fun and So Worth It

    74: Personal Responsibility, The Encore - Why It's Not Fun and So Worth It

    Melissa goes deeper into the popular, and also not so popular, topic of personal responsibility to offer two ways that you can begin to integrate it into your life. She shows you how doing so will transform you from reactionary to feeling empowered in control. By mastering this for yourself, you can then master it in your relationships.

    • 14 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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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