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Melissa Hartwig Urban on being a single mom and why we should re-frame our thinking around self-care

Melissa Hartwig Urban is the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30—an intensive 30-day dietary program designed to heal your digestive tract and end unhealthy cravings through whole, unprocessed foods. Today, the Whole30 has over 2 million followers across social media platforms and has impacted the lives of people around the world.

In addition to being a busy CEO, Melissa is also a proud mom to her 5-year-old son. And last year, Melissa launched Whole Mamas, a community-inspired online roadmap to help women navigate the entire journey of motherhood, from a Whole30 perspective.

In this episode, Liz and Melissa chat about becoming a single mom early into motherhood, expanding what we think about "self-care," and rising kids with a healthy attitude towards food.

Actress Caterina Scorsone is best known for her role as the passionate and rebellious Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the iconic series, Grey's Anatomy. Beyond her life on set, however, Caterina is also the mother to two girls, 6-year old Eliza and 2-year old Paloma.

Paloma was born with Down syndrome—a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and developmental delays. And since Paloma's birth in 2016, Caterina has become a prominent voice on social media for raising awareness about the condition. In 2018, Caterina made multiple headlines for her Instagram post during Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

In this episode, Liz and Caterina talk about how Caterina processed her daughter's condition, and learned to embrace her daughter's differences rather than view them as "disabilities".

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