034. Melissa Dechellis, @melissadechellis: Embracing Your Body, When You Have A Disability

June 2, 2021

Ryann Nicole

Hi, I’m Ryann.

Your Not-So-Average Food Freedom Therapist & Virtual Coach. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Nutritionist with a BA in Psychology, and a MA in Professional Counseling, yes I do a little of the "so how does that make you feel".

But my ultimate goal is to provide you with the resources you need, in an easy-to-understand way, on healing your disordered relationship with food and your body. 

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Today I am welcoming guest Melissa Dechellis to the podcast to talk about her journey of becoming an amputee and how she has embraced her body throughout!

“I know what it is like to travel the difficult journey of limb loss without a strong support system. Friendships made through support groups, adaptive sports, and events for the adaptive community became my support system and helped me through my journey, and I am forever grateful.

I now pay it forward and help others in the adaptive community through their recovery journey and triumph over adversity. I hope to discuss the difficult topics that are rarely talked about but are so vital to the recovery process – self-esteem, setting a positive mindset, body image, effects on interpersonal relationships, how to get back to the gym and lead an active lifestyle, nutrition, re-entering the dating world, and getting back to the workforce. ” – Melissa DeChellis


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