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Melissa Anne

6 Podcast Episodes

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Finding Restoration in the Brokenness: An Introduction to From Grief to Gold with Melissa Anne

From Grief to Gold

Welcome to the very first episode of From Grief to Gold! I wanted to take a moment to give a little backstory on myself (Melissa Anne) and share a few of my own grief stories. But also share how From Grief to Gold came to fruition. The nagging intuitive calling that brought me to officially writing my book that goes on pre-sale July 10th, and what I hope you can and will achieve from being a part of this podcast and community. Disclaimer: I will add that I’m not a therapist or a psychiatrist. I’m merely sharing my own experiences and ways I’ve learned to work through the moments. You can find me at: https://fromgrieftogold.com/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/fromgrieftogold Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fromgrieftogold/ If you have questions or topics you'd like me to discuss, send an email to info@fromgrieftogold.com Thanks for listening! Mel


7 Jul 2021

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Melissa Anne Villaseñor


It's a brisk January morning and you've just docked your boat in the wharf. The fresh, salty, air fills yours lungs as you drink in the horizon. "Never gets old," you murmur to yourself, "never gets old." The smell of good coffee lingers in the distance... the promise of bacon and toast not far off. You glance down at the water and see something stuck behind a local rock. "What in the?" You ask yourself. You gingerly bend down to pick it up, and it's only until you get closer that it dawns on you; it's a message in a bottle. You carefully extract the tiny scroll from its casing, then fish out your glasses from the inside of your trusty coat pocket. One by one the letters pull into focus, and a smile spreads across your face as your eyes dance upon the message: It's episode 23 with very special guest Melissa Villaseñor. 


26 Jan 2021

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EBB 149 - Shifting from Hospital Labor and Delivery Nurse to Home Birth Advocate with Melissa Anne Dubois

Evidence Based Birth®

**Trigger Content Warning: This podcast episode discusses racism and includes graphic descriptions of obstetric abuse.** In this episode, we're going to talk with Melissa Anne DuBois about shifting from the role of hospital labor and delivery nurse to home birth advocate. Melissa Anne graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Nursing in 2006 and has worked in labor and delivery, high-risk obstetrics, outpatient OB-GYN, and maternity well-baby settings for the past 13 years. Melissa Anne became a childbirth educator in 2011 and a lactation counselor in 2014 and teaches childbirth classes for babiesincommon.com. Fed up with witnessing the COVID-19 pandemic being used to strip birthing families of their rights in childbirth with a resurgence of long outdated and harmful maternity practices that didn't improve staff or patient safety, Melissa left her labor and delivery job and is now providing postpartum home visits for Embrace Midwifery, a home birth midwifery practice in Central Massachusetts. Melissa continues to advocate for birthing families during the pandemic by offering virtual birth planning services and classes. We will discuss Melissa’s transition as a labor and delivery nurse to a home birth advocate, which resulted from her own experience with having a traumatic birth, obstetric abuse, and witnessing outdated perinatal medical methods performed in hospital settings during her years in nursing as well as during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss systematic racism in perinatal health care placed against marginalized communities of color.  RESOURCES: Learn more about Melissa Anne Dubois and Babies in Common here (https://www.babiesincommon.com/). Listen to Melissa’s podcast, “Babies in Common Show” on Apple here (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1506843459) and Spotify here (https://open.spotify.com/show/35wh7oWEGiivi9tKBPfEYX). Follow Babies in Common on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BabiesInCommon/).  Learn more about Embrace Midwifery, Rachel Blessington, and Marianne Pelletier here (https://www.embracemidwifery.care/). Follow Embrace Midwifery on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/embracemidwifery.care) and Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/embracemidwifery.care/).  View “The Business Of Being Born” here (https://www.amazon.com/Business-Being-Born-Helen-Ayres/dp/B001IIHAGK).  Learn about Krysta Dancy and Birth and Trauma Support Center here (https://birthandtraumasupportcenter.org/). Follow Krysta Dancy on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/DancyTherapy/). Follow Birth and Trauma Support Center on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/birthandtraumasupportcenter/) and on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/birthandtraumasupportcenter/).  Learn more about the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) here (https://awhonn.org/). Follow AWHONN on Facebook here(https://www.facebook.com/AWHONN/) and on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/awhonn/).  Learn more about the World Health Organization (WHO) here (https://www.who.int/). Follow WHO on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/WHO/) and on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/who/).  Learn more about Dr. Stephanie Mitchell here (https://linktr.ee/Doctor__midwife). Follow Dr. Mitchell on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/doctor_midwife/). Click here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/birth-justice/) to see the Evidence Based Birth® list of Birth Justice Resources, including research on racism and maternal health. For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EvidenceBasedBirth/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ebbirth/), and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/ebbirth/). Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/). Find an EBB Instructor here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/find-an-instructor-parents/), and click here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/childbirth-class/) to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.


14 Oct 2020

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Episode 135 - Melissa Anne Peterson, VERA VIOLET (recorded live February 2020)

Village Books Presents: The Chuckanut Radio Hour

The Chuckanut Radio Hour has a SWEET show in store for you tonight. Guest author Melissa Anne Peterson is interviewed by Village Books events coordinator Claire McElroy-Chesson about her newest book, Vera Violet. You’ll LOVE what the Chuckanut Radio Players have cooked up for you in new episode of As the Ham Turns.  Tonight’s musical guests are the amazing and renowned Louis Ledford and Kristin Allen-Zito. We’ll talk about our favorite nightstand reads and our resident poet, Kevin Murphy woos us with his wonderful wordsmithing.Announcer, Rich Donnelly and co-hosts, Kelly Evert and Paul Hanson

1hr 16mins

12 Sep 2020

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Homards, pêche à haut risque : CRAIG : Capitaine du Melissa Anne

Homards, pêche à haut risque

A une dizaine de kilomètres du port de Lunenburg se situe la côte sauvage de Stonehurst. C'est là qu'a choisi de s'installer Craig Tanner, le capitaine du Melissa Anne. Cette région exposée au vent et aux marées, est réputée pour être la zone de pêche la plus dangereuse de la région. Après avoir passé une vie à lutter contre les éléments. Ce n'est pas lui qui vous dira le contraire. Pourtant, jamais il n'a songé à quitter ses terres.


21 Feb 2020

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Talk to Defeat ALS Social Workers Melissa Anne and Jayne

ALS Podcast

March is National Professional Social Work Month and our Chapter is proud to be home to many compassionate and accomplished social workers who go above and beyond to support people with ALS and their families. This month, the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast will feature interviews with Chapter social workers to learn why they became social workers, what their job entails, the challenges of being a social worker for The ALS Association, and why social work is so valuable. Listen to this special episode with Melissa Coll, Anne Cooney, and Jayne Etskovitz, share, subscribe, and learn more about The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and how you can get involved at www.alsphiladelphia.org 


7 Mar 2019