EP 171: TOOLS TO EMOTIONALLY HANDLE THE CHAOS OF 2020 WITH MELISSA MONTE
Look, I GET IT. 2020 has been A LOT to navigate. That's why I brought today's guest to the show, Melissa Monte. Melissa is an incredible speaker and host of the Mind Love podcast where she helps people find their passion and purpose (amazing). In our conversation together, we get into the tools that you need to emotionally handle the chaos of this year. We jam on values, beliefs, developing compassion for other people's beliefs, and how to reverse patterns of self-destruction. About Melissa Monte:Melissa Monte is one of today’s influential and thought-provoking explorers of the mindset and positive energy. She’s known for her ability to educe and explain complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that deeply connects with a wide audience. On her popular, heartfelt podcast “Mind Love,” she discusses mindset shifts, energy frequencies and modern mindfulness through raw stories, personal experience and inspiring interviews. Melissa’s ability to connect with her audience is largely due to what some call an extreme amount of life experience. She was a victim of sexual assault, twice. She suffered the loss of a close friend by suicide. She lost a parent from lymphoma. For ten years, she was consumed by a dangerous eating disorder, that led to chronic intestinal damage, both of which she overcame against the odds. And she was emotionally trapped in a manipulative relationship with a sociopath that ultimately landed her in jail for someone else’s crime. Melissa Monte is a certified yoga teacher and reiki healer. She’s also certified in Accelerated Free Fall Skydiving and she’s a student of meditation and mindfulness practices. Melissa started her career in digital media and was the Vice President of a startup when she fully realized her passion of helping people become their best selves. Her countless hours of research and self-experimentation contribute to her vast knowledge of improving the human condition. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband; they have a dog named Maverick Danger that fills their hearts. She spends her free time doing yoga, slacklining, and drinking matcha lattes by the beach. Inside this episode, Melissa shares: What makes Melissa feel most alive How you need to interact more with the world Why you have to stay strong in your controversial views Her mindset on allowing your values to be concrete but your beliefs to be flexible How you can cultivate deeper compassion and curiosity for other people’s beliefs Melissa’s process for what she does when she gets triggered How to reverse self-destruction patterns You can find more about Melissa at:Website | Instagram | Podcast Links:Dear Fat People MORNING MIND LOVE (You can also text “MORNING” to 33777 to sign up) Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach! Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!