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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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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!

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In this episode of Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK, Melyssa explores the complexities of navigating grief and promoting mental health with Dr. Annelise Cunningham, author of Grief is Fucking Hard: Love Notes from a Trauma and Loss Psychologist. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the episode discusses breaking the stigma around mental health struggles, […]

24. Grief is Fucking Hard: A Conversation About Attachment, Loss, and Mental Health with Dr. Annelise Cunningham

In this episode, Dr. Lauren Hodges discusses the nuances of stress management and healthy living. Dr. Hodges shares insights from her journey in the human performance and learning sciences fields, detailing her experience in consulting with major companies and founding her company, Performance on Purpose. The discussion revolves around understanding stress personalities, the impact of […]

Episode 19: Less Stress, More Calm – Unlocking Your Stress Superpower with Dr. Lauren Hodges

In this episode of the Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK Podcast, Rebecca Stewart, a fitness expert, shares her journey, focusing on the importance of movement, fitness, and body neutrality. Acknowledging her struggles with disordered habits in fitness and eating, Rebecca emphasizes the shift she made towards health and taking care of her body. She […]

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 […]

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