In this podcast I interview the incredible creator and founder of Whole30 and bestselling author, Melissa Urban, on her health journey, dealing with trauma, how to recover from addiction, how to help someone who is battling with depression and much more!
Melissa didn’t just wake up on day and decide to found the Whole30 movement. Her journey to health was a long one: even though she grew up in a good home, she was sexually abused by a family member as a teenager. To suppress the trauma, she turned to drugs, and what started off as a distraction soon became an addiction. She tried to hold in her pain, and started self-destructing internally—trauma and pain cannot be suppressed, and will manifest in other areas of our lives if we do not embrace, acknowledge and deal with the hard stuff in life.
Podcast Time Highlights:
2:34 What inspired the Whole30 movement?
4:08, 43:00 How community lays the foundation for true success
6:00, 8:08 How Melissa overcame her drug addiction
19:08 How we are not defined by any one part of our story
20:42 How to heal from divorce
27:11 Why is mental health so important?
31:06 How to help someone who is depressed and suicidal
39:40 Is there such a thing as work-life balance?
41:31 Melissa’s spiritual journey
43:00 What is it like to run Whole30?
47:55 Melissa’s favorite foods and recipes
50:21 How to deal with negative criticism and feedback
53:42 Are there any wellness trends we should avoid?
Whole30 program: whole30.com
instagram, twitter, and facebook: @whole30
Whole30 books: whole30.com/books
Melissa's personal instagram: @melissau
Melissa's AMAZING podcast: whole30.com/podcast
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