MELODY OWEN – The Devil’s Daughter
Hear author and storyteller Melody Owen on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life Radio share her chilling story of growing up in a home fraught with childhood abuse and her father’s criminal behaviour — from her life on the farm as a mischievous imp to her slow demise into the Devil’s daughter.
THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER: A True Childhood Abuse Story
If you knew the devil, would you kill him?
What if the devil was your father?
A Chilling Memoir About Surviving Childhood Abuse
A young girl’s journey from mischievous imp to rebellious teenager to the Devil’s daughter.
Farm life is isolating and her father abusive, but the farm animals are great companions for
Melody’s misadventures and heartbreaks.
When the family sells the farm and moves to the city, Melody loses her safety net. Yet, city life
isn’t as bad as she thought. And when her mother walks out on her father, she believes her life
will turn around.
But Melody can’t escape and she succumbs to her world of addiction. She drinks, does drugs,
attempts suicide and drops out of school. Yet, she doesn’t give up. Upon trying to turn her life
around by going back to school, Melody finds out that the abuse ran much deeper than even she
Transcending the Shame of Having a Parent Who is a Perpetrator of Childhood Abuse
The Devil’s Daughter is too common a childhood abuse story kept hidden in the family vault. Shared, these
stories can impact others and empower them to own their own stories without shame.
“…children of criminal parents are more than twice as likely to exhibit criminal behaviour themselves.”
Previous Appearance: ON EMBRACING LIFE
On this show, following Caprice Hogg, Melody shares her experiences of having life touch her in some challenging ways and how she learned to keep a positive outlook even through the most difficult of times. She discusses what it’s been like being a caregiver, advocate and guardian for her mother who has been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for the past 16 years. She also shares about her layered experience of helping her daughter cope with and move forward in her life after sustaining a life-altering sport’s-related traumatic brain injury two years ago.
VICTIM To SURVIVOR To THRIVER
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
After Logan Seelye shares his inspiring story, hear Melody Owen talk about how you can shift from being a “Victim” to a “Survivor” to a “Thriver,” as she educates and empowers you on your quest for greater joy and vitality in your life.
About Melody Owen
Melody Owen is on a lifelong journey to transform attitudes about health and wellness. Growing up on a farm and spending her youth in gymnastics, she brings a fresh perspective to living well and loving life. Sixteen years ago her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Melody has been her caregiver, her advocate, and her guardian. Two years ago, Melody’s daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury, a second concussion in 18 months. Her recovery taught both of them a great deal about love, self-care and determination. Life is going to happen, embrace it, and “choose happy”. Her book, Fit and Fabulous, takes the reader on a yearlong journey from frustrated to fit and fabulous, where Melody redefines conventional notions about what it means to be “fit” and “fabulous” in mind, body and spirit.
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Many of us want to lose weight, get fit and stay fit but no matter what we do, we do not lose the weight. We feel like we are on a hamster wheel running endlessly and getting nowhere. Fit and Fabulous is not another diet and exercise book. Instead, it helps you understand your relationship to food and fitness in a fun and engaging manner. Create a healthy lifestyle that suits you. One you can live with now and in the future. No more deprivation diets and gym workouts that do not work out.
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The “Because You Asked” radio show segment was inspired by the plethora of questions friends and followers have been asking me since the YUM Project began. I can’t begin to tell you how moved I have been by the droves of email inquiries, social media messages, phone calls and in-person questions YUM and my speaking engagements have prompted! With such a demand, it will be terrific to be able to offer my reflections and information to an even broader audience.
If you have any topics or questions that you would like me to address, I’d love to hear from you!
Recent & Upcoming Shows:
October 11, 2018: Andrew Lopez – TOXIN-FREE GARDENING & PEST CONTROL (LISTEN NOW)
December 13, 2018: Kathryn Kellogg – ZERO WASTE HOLIDAYS – Part 2 (ENTERTAINING & DECORATING) (LISTEN NOW)
March 14, 2019: Kate Nicholson – OPIOIDS & PAIN: THE REST OF THE STORY (LISTEN NOW)
June 13, 2019: Maralee Mclean – PROTECTING SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN (LISTEN NOW)
August 8, 2019: Aubergine Giroux – MODIFIED: A FOOD LOVER’S JOURNEY INTO GMO’S – 2019 James Beard Winner – BEST DOCUMENTARY (LISTEN LIVE)
September 12, 2019: Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain & Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider – EMPOWERING KIDS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES (LISTEN LIVE)
October 10, 2019: Dr. Carla Fry & Dr. Lisa Ferrari – KINDNESS PATROL: TEACHING KIDS KINDNESS (LISTEN LIVE)
November 14, 2019: Rachel Parent – KIDS RIGHT TO KNOW (LISTEN LIVE)
December 12, 2019: E.K.R. Venugopal IAS (RETD) Human Rights Commissioner (India) – ERADICATING POVERTY (LISTEN LIVE)
January 9, 2020: Dr. Stephanie Seneff – PESTICIDES & HEALTH IMPACTS (LISTEN LIVE)
February 13, 2020: Dr. Natasha Turner – WOMEN, HORMONES & KETOSIS (LISTEN LIVE)
March 12, 2020: Gail Wetzler, PT, DPT, EDO, BI-D – ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES: BARRAL’S VISCERAL MANIPULATION (LISTEN LIVE)
April 9, 2020: Dr. Udo Erasmus – TOTAL SEXY HEALTH (LISTEN LIVE)
More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…
Robyn McCord O’Brien – “REAL FOOD”
Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION
Melvin Bray – STORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS
Allison Carmen – THE GIFT OF MAYBE
PODCASTS of Past Shows
1 / 2RETHINKING GLUTEN & THE GUT with Dr. Alessio Fasano, World-Renowned Celiac & Non-Celiac ResearchWHAT IS MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME? - Dr. Jill Carnahan MD on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowWHAT'S WITH WHEAT? with Cyndi O'Meara on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowAudrey Proulx: Change the WorldIRVIN YALOM & His Memoir 'BECOMING MYSELF' on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowTOXIC BLACK MOLD EXPOSURE & REMEDIES with Dr Jill Carnahan on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowFUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DR JILL CARNAHAN'S LIFE-CHANGING CANCER STORY on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowTHE DIDGERIDOO: CURING SLEEP APNEA, SOUND HEALING & THE DIDGECBT, REBT & Positive Psychology -How Dr Albert Ellis Changed Psychotherapy (Dr Theresa Nicassio)SUSTAINABLE LIVING - A SIMPLER WAY TO LIVE: Dr. David Boyd 'The Optimistic Environmentalist'MINDFUL EATING WITH MAYO & HAELY LINDAU on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowWHY IS SALT SO BAD FOR YOU? Dr. Saul Pilar MD Shares The Truth about Salt & HealthNEVER, EVER GIVE UP! - MONICA GARTNER SHARES HER INSPIRING STORY Living with Osteogenesis ImperfectaSURPRISING FACTS ABOUT GLUTEN YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW with Nadine GrzeskowiakRETHINKING MOOD DISORDERS with Functional Medicine Doctor Jill Carnahan MD -Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowShocking New Discoveries About GLUTEN with Nadine Grzeskowiak on The Dr Theresa NIcassio ShowCHANGING EDUCATION: Teaching Kids with Mindfulness in Mind & Teen HumanitarianRETHINKING 'HONEST MEDICINE' with Julia Schopick on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowWHAT IS NATURAL DETOXIFICATION? - Dr Jessica Renfer ND on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING LIFE with Deanna Won on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING TRAGEDY: "Crushed Alive: From Tragedy to Triumph"RETHINKING SPINAL CORD INJURY: Victim to Survivor to Thriver with Logan Seelye & Melody OwenBEAT CANCER with INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: How Terminal Cancer Patients Beat The Odds (Rick Shapiro)Dr Philip Zimbardo – FROM CREATING EVIL TO INSPIRING HEROISM (The Heroic Imagination Project)RETHINKING LIFELONG IINTIMACY with OB/Gyn Barb Depree MD on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING THE POWER OF ART: Caprice Hogg (& Melody Owen: On Embracing Life)RETHINKING JOY & KINDNESS Thru Art & Urban Gardening on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING MOMENTS & MINDFUL LIVING with Marianne Pestana on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING PAIN AS TEACHER with Dr Paul Epstein on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING PARENTING with Leeza Steindorf on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowLIFE-CHANGING CELIAC DISEASE with Jules Shepard on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING EXERCISE, AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH with Kate Maliha on the Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowFOODS THAT KILL CANCER & FOODS THAT FEED IT - Nutritionist Haely Lindau on Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowFART FACTS: What Are Your Farts Telling You? with Dr David Miller ND on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING SLOW FOOD & PLEASURE with Raw Food Chef James SantRETHINKING HAZING, SEXUAL ASSAULTS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Michael Ayalon on Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD LABELING with Caroline Moassessi on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD & FERTILITY with Dr. Lorne Brown of Acubalance on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show#RETHINKING #VACATIONING with Marco Aguilar (& Special Guest Appearance by Kim Vopni)RETHINKING OBSTACLES - Stories of Courage on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING AUTISM: A Mother-Daughter Love StoryRETHINKING YOUR OWN BRAND OF SEXY with Dr. Susan Edelman on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY with Jane GrueberRETHINKING ANOREXIA & RUNNING With Christine BlanchetteRETHINKING HUMAN RIGHTS with LGBTQI Advocate Michelle Emson on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING SELF-ESTEEM, DISORDERED EATING & THE REPLACEMENT CHILD with Dr. Barbara JaffeRETHINKING CHEMICAL TOXICITY with Alan Bell on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING The SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS with Ivy Tobin on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowEMPOWERED AGING with SHARKIE ZARTMAN on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life RadioARE YOU SITTING TOO MUCH? SITTING DISEASE on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show1 / 2
January 16, 2017: Kate Maliha – EXERCISE FOR HEALTHY AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH & Judy Russell – How Are The Big Toe & Kidney Connected?(LISTEN NOW)
January 23, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – DOCTOR SURVIVOR: LESSONS OVERCOMING CANCER (LISTEN NOW)
February 27, 2017: Dr. Alessio Fasano – CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN & THE GUT (LISTEN NOW)
April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (LISTEN NOW)
September 25, 2017: Dr. Paul Epstein – ILLNESS AS OPPORTUNITY, PAIN AS TEACHER (LISTEN NOW)
About Dr. Theresa
A Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an integrative health and wellness educator who is fiercely committed to advocating for empowerment, inclusivity, and kindness in all its forms.
Passionate about making the world a better place, Theresa contributes to social, emotional, and environmental transformation using her professional knowledge and personal experiences for the betterment of society and the planet.
“If self-reliance and radical kindness are subversive… count me in!”
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