Melissa Dlugolecki is a life coach, gut-health educator and energy junkie. All of which she pursued after losing her daughter Leyden Saige to NEC (a sick gut) at Boston Children's Hospital in 2014. After not wanting to live, Melissa realized she had two choices; to remain broken or to take steps to rebuild, in a way that honored her daughter. Her path of bereavement sparked a curiosity in studying how to channel our energy to choose growth and help others do the same. She is the founder of Thrive with Mel-DL, co-founder of MOVE. with Mooch&Mel, a marathon runner, blogger and host of the podcast, Grief, Guts & Green Smoothies.