Ep 61 Melissa Smith Healthy Joyful Living - Shedding Shame Secrets

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Melissa Smith

Founder & CEO Healthy Joyful Living

Melissa Smith is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in digestive distress and anxiety. A former corporate plane chaser, Melissa focuses on working with individuals who face IBS and anxiety, providing support across the daily challenges of balancing life, career, and health.  Melissa believes that self-love, forgiveness and freedom are the keys to finding your true joy. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education and Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.

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We get real and raw in this interview. This was very hard for me and took me awhile to release but it has been healing in so many ways.

We talked about in this episode:

  • Anxiety and addiction.
  • How keeping secrets and hiding, keeps you stuck.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse; shame, blame and healing.
  • How to stop having victim mentality.
  • Building self-worth and self-esteem.
  • Taking your power back.
  • Setting Intentions.
  • Empowerment




Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.