Melissa Monte – Episode 016

Melissa Monte - Mind Love Podcast Host

“The more we lose touch with our connection with nature and our connection with our bodies, the more we lose touch with our intuition”

 

Gadget Girl. Conqueror. Podcast Hostess. Fighter. Veracious Orator. Victim. Infectious laugher. Bright and Bubbly. Free spirit. Mindlove Expert.

 

The story of our guest this week is like the story you read in a book which you find on the top row of the fiction section in a bookstore. We explore life events of an elaborate magnitude which you really couldn’t make up.

 

Melissa Monte, is a lady who has suffered more traumatic experiences than most people. In this conversation we get raw and into the nitty gritty of certain events which have unfolded in her life. When you hear some of these stories, you may find yourself slightly disconcerted.

 

Life began in East Bay, Northern California. Melissa was the quintessential girl, the next door type which you see in the movies. Her childhood was happy and fulfilling and she speaks fondly of her parents and her grandparents who all had big impressions on her while growing up.

Tough times struck when she was about 15 years old and life started dealing her with some unfortunate and sad circumstances. Being sexually assaulted, your dad passing away and a good friend committing suicide were tragic events which all occurred in quick succession. As a result, she developed an eating disorder, bulimia, which was something that she had to painfully hide for many years.

 

Fortunately there is also a catalyst for turning things around and for Melissa it was when she picked up a book called ‘The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz’. She managed to find comfort in the book and begin her journey back to self love and acceptance.

 

In the podcast we roam through many other topics, road tripping across America, couchsurfing, positive mindset, being vegan, eating disorders, genetic testing, a sociopathic boyfriend, doing time in prison and her awesome new podcast – The Mindlove Podcast.

 

Melissa is an open book and through telling her story with so much openness and honesty, she has managed to heal herself, as well as help others open dialogue on similar issues which they are facing too. On some sort of level, the best medicine, is often just communicating and talking about things because deep down our human spirit craves acceptance for our slight flaws.

 

We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

 

Let’s find out what it means for Melissa Monte, to be Ridiculously Human.

 

Your fellow beings

Craig and Gareth

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference

Connect with Melissa Monte:

Website

Mindlove Podcast on iTunes

Instagram

FaceBook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:

Big Bear, Winter Mountain Resort

Hawaii

Couchsurfing

AirBnb  

Song “Sweet Home Alabama

Wimhof Method

Pledge Week

Sororities and Fraternities

Sophomore Year

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech University

FaceBook – Virtual Reality Video

Mindfulness

Kardashians Episodes

VHS Tapes

VCR

#metoo hashtag

Brock Turner – Rape Case

Bulimia

Depo-Provera – pregnancy jab in America

CVS – no longer photoshopping the models and products

Chronic Gastritis

Molly drug

FB group “Zero waste Vegans

FB Group “Podcast Movement

What the Health – Netflix Documentary

COPD – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Genetic Testing – 23andMe

Cafe Gratitude, Santa Monica

Tempeh – fermented Soy

Coachella – Music Festival

Books Mentioned:

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo

How Not to Die – Dr Michael Greger

The Truth about Cancer – Ty Bollinger

The Plant Paradox – Steven R Gundry

The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz

The Power – Rhonda Burn

Music By

The Bambuseae Rhythm Section – Check them out here

 

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