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  1. Triumph over Trauma with Suzy Ryan The F.E.E.L Podcast 1:14:28

Suzy Ryan is an author, educator, Ironman athlete, and SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection)  survivor. After twenty-plus years of teaching bright-eyed, enthusiastic pupils and tired-eyed, apathetic ones, and everything in between, Suzy realized each and every student had a story to tell—some even as traumatic as her own. Her debut novel, Saving Summer, was born out of a desire to offer a bridge of hope for students, encouraging them to see themselves as victors rather than victims. Awarded Valley Middle School’s teacher of the year in 2020, Suzy now teaches middle and high school English at Carlsbad Seaside Academy. A Kansas native turned California girl, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

Ways to Engage: Throughout the episode, Suzy says that she changed her mindset by becoming “unoffendable.” What did the word mean to you before listening to the episode, and what does it mean to you after listening? How can you implement this idea into your everyday life that can affect it for the better? Track your ideas and progress from this so you can look back and see how far you’ve come.


Prioritizing Self Care – ( 2:49 )

Confidently Setting Boundaries – ( 11:34 )

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health as much as Your Physical Health – ( 19:26 )

Support self & other women unapologetically – ( 33:43 )

Coming Back to Your WHY and Your VALUES – ( 38:09 )

Living Out of Your Own Expectations – ( 49:33 )

Accepting the Layered Aspects of Yourself – ( 1:03:24 )

Living out FEEL, how does it affect your relationships – ( 1:06:47 )

5 Activities That Nourish You – ( 1:09:32 )

5 Words for How You Want to Feel in the Next Six Months – ( 1:11:14 )

Original Music by Rio & Valencia Saint-Louis

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Melissa Crook Founder & Host of The F.E.E.L Podcast

Melissa Crook is a woman in her 50’s who currently lives in Fresno, CA with the great love of her life, best friend, spouse, and father of their 3 daughters, Brady Crook. Melissa loves travel, the ocean, sunsets, mountains, and is a huge sports fan. She’s passionate, driven, loyal, fierce, and brave. She believes in justice, mercy, equality, and empathy for ALL, and is especially driven to help women live their best, healthiest lives.

Melissa is available to speak to your group about the importance of women understanding their value and worthiness when it comes to prioritizing their self-care and overall health. To schedule a collaboration with Melissa, fill out our contact form here: https://www.embracinglayers.com/contact