MELODY OWEN – The Devil’s Daughter
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
LIVE Broadcast: Thursday July 11, 2019, at 9am PT/Midnight ET
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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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Twitter: @NutritiousTruth & @omelodyann
Fit & Fabulous
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.
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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.
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