Jul 7, 2018
Do you believe you are worth the love you give others? I don’t mean do you think others should love you as much as I mean, do you believe you deserve your own love. Yes, you can pause here. Breathe. This is a big question. It’s the question Melanie Redd and I explore in this wide-ranging interview in which she shares her story of self-love by way of parenthood at an early age, launching a fitness business and learning new sports in her forties.
Melanie has passion for making self-love a prerequisite for meeting particular fitness goals. Looking at our bodies with disgust gets us nowhere we want to be, and fast. Listen in for tips to move gently into self-love no matter what your wellness goals are.
Links Mentioned in Your Episode:
02:15 Fearless Self-love Retreat Early Bird Bonus Details!!
06:36 Easeful LIving Practice ~ Cooling Breath
11:14 Interview with Melanie Redd begins
14:14 What does it mean to deserve self-love?
18:58 Melanie’s personal journey into self-love and self-care -- intentional life disruption as an act of self-love
32:42 The work it takes to be authentic and why it’s worth it. We can all do hard things.
52:21 How to take a compliment -- “Thank you, it’s true.” (hat tip: Yoga Health
1:05:40 How to shift and name boundaries in order to show up and being loving to myself.
1:10:03 Learning new things at
any age is possible, including skateboarding at 40 and snowboarding
“I’m learning to skateboard; what’s the big deal?” -- Melanie Redd
“There is great risk for people to not love themselves.” -- Melanie Redd
“The moment I found out I was pregnant was the day I started practicing the figure-it-out way of life.” -- Melanie Redd
“I’m done sending my representative; I’m going to send me!” -- Andrea Catherine (in reference to Glennon Melton in Love Warrior)
“I just don’t want to feel, ever again, like I’m coming from that place of inauthenticity, and I want to do the work that it takes to be authentic.” -- Melanie Redd
“You’ve got to work on yourself, and I don’t think I can help you with it.” -- Melanie’s husband
“The act of being vulnerable includes admitting what we don’t know.” --Andrea Catherine
Melanie Redd is a Fitness business owner and runs a virtual training program for holistic exercise and total wellness programs. She is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for a highschool football team and specializes in Functional Movement and corrective exercise for athletic performance and reduced injury risk.