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Melyssa with a WHY

Healthy living doesn't have to suck!

Featuring solo episodes and casual conversations with guest expert interviews about all things health and well-being!

The podcast that's focused on supporting your journey towards healthier living!

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These value-packed, casual conversations will feel like you are in the room with us, chatting over coffee with friends!

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We find industry experts that align with the Healthy Living Doesn't Have to SUCK message to share with you!

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Each week, we will provide realistic tips for you to apply the information you learn to your own life!

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What you'll find on the podcast:

Hey y'all! My name is Melyssa with a WHY, lifestyle medicine coach with over 15 years of experience with behavior modification. I wrote my book, Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK, to teach people how to develop health promoting habits in a sustainable, enjoyable way!
After years of my own personal experience with yo-yo dieting and fitness fads, I finally discovered the power of engaging in health and wellness coaching as a way to overcome all of the other typical, short-lived programs. As a lifelong science geek, the method to my madness incorporates a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach stemming from lifestyle medicine, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment coaching.

So if you're looking for a coach that is classy, sassy, and a bit badass-y... Then you're in the right place!

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I'm your host, Melyssa with a WHY!

Hey there, change makers!

Meet Melyssa

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In this episode of the podcast Melyssa shares a sneak peek from her book, Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK! She guides listeners through the Wellness Wheel Activity to self-reflect on various aspects of their lives – acknowledging what is going well, and where they might want to start making some positive changes! Melyssa guides […]

Episode 15: Wellness Wheel Sneak Peek Activity from the Book!

In this week’s episode, Melyssa shares how she has taken steps to get back to basics in her life and business, along with how breaking down a large goal into the smallest action steps can help conquer overwhelm! This podcast episode is brought to you by K-POW Nutrition! Use our affiliate code “CHANGEMAKER” at kpowsupplements.com […]

Episode 10: Back to Basics, Breaking Down Goals, and Kicking Ass!

In this week’s episode, Melyssa talks about the different types of goals and how to shift your goals from an emotion-focused goal to a behavior-focused goal! This podcast episode is brought to you by K-POW Nutrition! Use our affiliate code “CHANGEMAKER” at kpowsupplements.com to save 10% off your order! Please remember to Follow/Subscribe, Rate & […]

In this week’s episode, Melyssa is baffled by the fact that the year is already at it’s halfway point and provides a quick check-in for deciding how you want the last half of the year to look! Please remember to Follow/Subscribe, Rate & Review! License free music in this episode provided by Pure Energy GO!

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