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Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.
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Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.

Mar 30, 2019

Melissa T. Shultz​ has written about health and parenting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Readers' Digest, AARP’s The Girlfriend, Next Avenue, NBC’s Today.com and many other publications.  She is the author of From "Mom To me Again" (How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life) has some solutions for those left with an empty nest, how to survive and thrive. Nothing prepares you for your children leaving the nest.

 

I remember after I left home my father got choked up by the mark on our oak tree where the rope used to hang for our swing when we were growing up.

 

When our first two kids left the nest it was so empty at the dinner table, where we were used to lots of Laughter, stories, and antics of the day. I mourned the loss for two years

 

I cried when I left my youngest at kindergarten the first time I left him, because he was fine without me

 

I cried when we dropped our same son off to his college dorm room. When it was time to go it was all too soon. The time is over all too soon.

 

The thing is they will be fine without us. It is us as parents that will feel the greatest sense of loss.

 

Today we will bond over making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches decorated with hearts and smiley faces. How we put hearts notes in our children's lunches that said I love you.

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Questions Kim Asked:

  • How do you get through the empty feeling your left with when kids leave for good?
  • What did you do to reinvent yourself and repurpose your life?
  • What are the common fears that women face when their kids leave the nest?
  • Did your husband experience the same grief and how did he deal with it?
  • When you’ve made your life about your kids  how do you figure out what your dreams are?

Topics Discussed:

  • The common fears that women face when left with an empty nest.
  • How to transition while your kids are still in highschool to move forward smoothly.   
  • Taking a new look at your friendships; losing old ones and developing new ones.
  • How your relationship with your spouse will be affected.
  • Make a list of your fears and tackle them one at a time

Tweet quotes from the show:

  • Pay it forward to other women  @melts4 @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Writing your fears down really helps you tackle them. @melts4 @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Make the shift from parenting to mentoring @melts4 @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • New adventures jolt you into being alive.  @melts4 @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Being vulnerable actually draws people to you. @melts4 @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio

"From Mom To Me again" Book Give Away - Leave 1 Empty Nest Tip To Enter Drawing For Melissa T' Shultz"s book and Hashtag #SisterhoodofSWEAT

Get Melissa's Book - From Mom To Me 

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Resources Mentioned

  • The Sisterhood of SWEAT

 

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

 

 

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

Mar 21, 2019

Today’s episode is a little different, because I am being interviewed by Kim Peek on Power Up Your Performance Podcast. Kim created Power of the Run and is a breast cancer survivor.  Our episode was all about Obstacles being opportunities in disguise. I tell my story and a deep realization I had when I was on the internet reading about someone receiving The Jane Goodman award for empowering women at the

YWCA. As I read on I realized this article could’ve have been about me. This took me back to a time 29 years ago when I was scared, alone, and afraid. I got extremely choked up. This cut straight to my heart reminding me of my WHY. I had this huge full circle moment remembering the dream that was in my heart 29 years ago when I left my ex because I and my children were victims of domestic violence. I left with nothing. I was scared how was I going to make it, how I was going to feed my kids, put a roof over our heads. Married at 18 and pregnant 3 months later, I had never even worked a full time in my freaking life. How was I going to take of us? My first full time job was at the YWCA. This was where I saw and worked with battered women, homeless, and addicts. I knew I did not want to live in my story. I wanted to help them not to live in their story, but to create a new story in which we were living as victors not victims. I said someday I’m going to help women so they don’t go through what I did. I knew I didn’t have the tools and the resources at the time, but now I do.

I have been working with women for 29 years. Today as I sit on the eve of my grand opening of The Sisterhood of SWEAT I had a Huge Realization that I created my own org.for woman and here I am living my WHY. S.W.E.A.T stands for STRONG, WOMEN, EMPOWERING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Questions Kim Asked:

  • How did you get started into fitness?
  • How did the skills you learned earlier on your journey to help you with your purpose?
  • Explain your whole publishing vision and how that relates to the gym you are about to open?
  • How has your vision evolved?
  • Why is it important to share your story with others?

Topics Discussed:

  • Obstacles are really just there to guide you and help you find opportunities
  • Navigating the naysayers
  • Give yourself permission to suck until you don’t
  • How I got started into fitness and published my first book
  • How to live your life like a champion

 

Quotes from the show:

  • Obstacles don't block the path they are the path @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Fear fades when you face it straight on @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Give yourself permission to suck until you don’t @sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio
  • Empower people through your words@sisterhoodofsweat @chickfitstudio

Check out Kim’s previous episode :

Episode 86

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Resources Mentioned

  • The Sisterhood of SWEAT

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

 

Mar 12, 2019

Sometimes it can be hard to navigate the ever-changing world of health and fitness. Today we give you some tools to help you filter out the most important tips. So I am super excited to introduce to you our guest this week Dr.Fred Pescatore. Dr. Fred is a NYT best selling author of The A-List Diet,The Hampton's Diet, and Feed Your kids. We talked about Alzheimer's, Allergies, Asthma, and Aging.

 

I was so surprised to find how feeling better with all of the A’s all stems back to having a healthy gut. Dr. Fred says "If you want to lose weight and get healthy, you need to fix your leaky gut". We discuss a whole gamut of tests to have run to see what steps you need to take to secure your health. Working with A-Listers being his specialty and with bikini season now upon us, I asked Dr. Fred Pescatore if he could share some easy tips to help us feel good in just a few weeks, so we can be ready for spring and summer.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE


Questions I Asked

  • What can we do to slow down aging?
  • How can we shrink our belly fat?
  • Can you list some ways we can heal a leaky gut?
  • How do we know if we are truly getting authentic organic food?
  • What are supplements we can take to help our brain health?

Topics Discussed:

  • Early signs of Alzheimers and its prevention
  • Aging gracefully
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Leaky Gut
  • The importance of a healthy probiotic
  • Cutting sugar completely from your diet

Quotes from the show:

  • Your health Is worth the work @drfredpescatore
  • If you want results, examine your lifestyle @drfredpescatore
  • It’s so simple. Fix your diet. @drfredpescatore
  • Get rid of all the junk you can. @drfredpescatore

 

Check out Dr. Fred's previous interviews:

Episode 43

How you can stay in touch with Dr. Fred

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"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

 

 

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

 

Mar 6, 2019

Do you struggle with adversity?  Do you feel like you are out of control over your circumstances, and the events that happen in your life?  If so, you are not alone. The age of social media often causes us to play the comparison game which forces us into a dark place where we start to just pretend to be someone we are not in order to look better to the outside world.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

In this episode I talk with Brandon Farbstein who at the age of two was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism.  For much of his childhood he felt out of place and lost until he found his place on a Tedx stage. He now hope to inspire people to see the world through a different lens.  He believes that adversity and the difficult things that happen in our life can bring us to amazing new things if we switch our mentality away from the negativity.


Questions I asked:

  • How did you rise above your adversity?
  • What steps can you take today to move forward.
  • How do you focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do.
  • How do you surround yourself with the right people?

 

Topics Discussed:

  • How to overcome adversity.
  • How to move forward.
  • Finding the good in everything.
  • Surrounding yourself with people who lift you up.

Quotes from the show:

  • “You choose your own solution.” @BrandonFarbstein @LindaMitchell
  • “Our pain is either a lesson or a blessing in disguise.” @BrandonFarbstein @LindaMitchell
  • “We can be what someone is looking for.” @BrandonFarbstein @LindaMitchell
  • “The secret to living is giving.” @BrandonFarbstein @LindaMitchell
  • “Be deliberate with those who fill your mind. @BrandonFarbstein @LindaMitchell

 

How you can stay in touch with Brandon:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

 

 

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

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