Healthy, Wealthy, and Whys Podcast Series on Stress Episode 5

Join us for our final episode in our series on stress where we talk about how to change the stress in your life by using a mind/body approach. We welcome back our guest speaker, Melanie Shmois, with Mind Your Strength Coaching.

A little about Melanie:

Melanie Shmois has been coaching for almost her entire life. She’s spent more than 10,000 hours helping thousands of clients over the course of two decades meet their personal mental health goals.

Before starting Mind Your Strength, Melanie began her career as a licensed social worker. For six years, she served United States Veterans in the inpatient psychiatric unit at at a Veteran’s Hospital before beginning her journey into private practice almost 20 years ago.

“I discovered a passion for High-Performance Life Coaching after experiencing the benefits for myself and using it on myself for making my own transformation and improvements,” says Melanie. “Over the years, I’ve seen the profound effects coaching has had, not only on my clients, but also on myself.” That’s right, each and every one of the coaching and mindset techniques Melanie uses to teach her clients has been tested first on herself.

Melanie is a licensed social worker and holds a Master’s Degree (MSSA) from Case Western University and a B.A. in Sociology and is certified in Life & Weight Coaching.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time in her beloved hometown of Cleveland with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two spoiled Boston Terriers. When not with family, you will usually find her at local workout studios that encourage mental and physical wellbeing.

Melanie’s Website:

Instagram: Mindurstrength

Facebook: Mind Your Strength Coaching

Melanie’s Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


-1 head of cauliflower

-1/2 cup of flower

-1/2 cup of water

-1 t of olive oil

-1 t of garlic powder

-2 t of nutritional yeast

-1/2 tsp salt

-2/3 cup hot sauce (or more for taste)


1). Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, heavily grease baking sheet with butter. Divide cauliflower into bit sized chunks.

2). In large bowl combine flour, water, olive oil, garlic powder and salt until well combined. Add cauliflower and gently toss to coat each piece evenly. Transfer coated cauliflower to prepared baking and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven.

3). In large bowl, add hot sauces and nutritional yeast. And partially cooked cauliflower; gently toss to evenly coat. Return cauliflower to baking sheet and continue cooking for an additional 20-25 minutes, turning once, until pieces start to turn golden brown.

4). Add scallions and garnish with celery and blue cheese if you choose.