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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

Melyssa laying on her stomach holding her book next to her golden lab dog, Buddy, who has a copy of the book open under his paw

In this episode of Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to Suck, Melyssa shares her story about dealing with her dog Buddy’s health issues, the difficult emotions experienced, and coping with anticipatory grief. Please remember to Follow/Subscribe, Rate & Review! Intro/Outro music: You Got Me by Higher Self – license free music provided by Pure Energy GO!

Episode 3: The One About Buddy – Dealing with Life’s Reality Slap!

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