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111 – Mel Charbonneau Wants to Know Your Story

Mel Charbonneau believes that every single woman has a story & when she opens up and shares her story, the rest of the world benefits. Mel is the founder of Fellow Flowers, a global community of women who find strength in connecting with other women through the shared power of both running and sharing. Mel is a self-described light bringer, a dreamer. Her power is best shared through bringing women together. Today we go deep into how and why Mel started Fellow Flowers which happened because of a story, or rather a cracking open of one woman who shared her story and created a ripple effect of support and connection.


Like so many amazing ideas, Mel’s came to her on a run. Today we talk about that and more including:

  • The story of when Mel almost lost her child
  • How sharing your own story can help others open and find support and healing
  • Power of a symbol: The FLOWER
  • We have the power to decide
  • What we believe is what we see
  • Positive self talk is the key
  • Thinking & writing prompts: “This is a woman who…”
  • Figure out what matters to you and chase it


This is an incredibly dynamic and deep conversation with Mel. I think you will feel the power. The connectedness. The fact that you get to decide what direction your life takes, even when you feel run over and out of control. It’s always up to you. Because at the end of the day, you can choose positivity. You can choose to love yourself first and best. And as Mel says, you are a story worth telling.


Let me know what you think about today’s episode. Like it, love it, want to join Fellow Flowers immediately? Please do – go here! Other things you can do! Write a review on iTunes for me. Forward this episode to a friend. Let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions for future episodes. I love hearing from you! Also, be sure to sign up to get my emails at – you should get one of those popups that asks you to subscribe. I’m going to do my best to send out a weekly update when I launch new episodes. Nothing spammy, just to let you know what new awesome sauce is happening on the pod.


Okay then you know what time it is. It’s time to get out and run this world. Have a great workout and I’ll see you next week!