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E04: She Was a Ghost of Herself…
Episode 41st March 2021 • Don't Wait For Your Wake Up Call! • Melissa Deally
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In this episode, the Reverend Cristina Paglinauan shares her story of how until just a few months ago, she was sleep-deprived, struggling with moods, anxiety, depression, and hot flashes from menopause, which had her feeling a ghost of herself.  She shares her story in the desire to reach others who may be feeling the same way, feeling alone, and having lost hope to let them know, there are answers, things can get better, much better, and that they are not alone.

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About the Guest:

The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan is Associate Rector for Community Engagement at The Church of the Redeemer, a vibrant parish of 725 families and growing, in north Baltimore, where she has served since August 2010. In her current position, she oversees Redeemer’s engagement in its surrounding community and the city of Baltimore; this engagement is grounded in several key partnerships led by lay leaders, which include a neighborhood school ( ) and several local non-profits ( She also serves on the leadership team of BUILD, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, a broad-based power organization, an affiliate of Metro-Industrial Areas Foundation, committed to changing Baltimore for the better Before leading Redeemer’s community engagement efforts, Cristina oversaw Redeemer’s ministries to children and youth; she continues to serve as chaplain to Redeemer Parish Day School Dearest to Cristina’s heart is her husband, David, who teaches 9th-grade world history at St. Paul’s School for Girls, and their two children, Grace (18), and Ben (11). Olmsted, their green-eyed, snow-white cat, is a family favorite and very naughty.


About the Host:

Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner helping people get to the root cause of their health issues. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures, but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements.  Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, and the Aim Higher Summit, and has guested on over 30 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get get started.






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