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The Well Deserved Podcast

The Well Deserved Podcast

By Matt Taylor
My story is my legacy, and so is yours. My story is about finding hope amidst an HIV diagnosis, a crystal meth addiction, shame and self loathing as a gay man. I’m a survivor, and I share honestly in order to empower other survivors. Let’s share honestly. Let’s grow & be well together, because we all deserve it!
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Episode 12: Perspective, with Lauri Andreacchio

The Well Deserved Podcast

Episode 13: Healing Sounds w/ KEITH Caplin
Meet my friend Keith Caplin. He is a high school science teacher, Certified Life Coach, Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator & Shamanic Minister with Venus Rising Association for Transformation. Keith leads vibrational sound healing meditations & talk circles. All around, he is an inspirational wellness enthusiast. I’m glad to share this conversation with you! Follow Keith @the.elemental.phoenix on Instagram or @TheElementalPhoenix on Facebook.
December 11, 2020
Episode 12: Perspective, with Lauri Andreacchio
Join me today as I chat with the host of “Off The Mat” with Lauri Andreacchio on and a person who embodies wellness. Lauri and I chat about mindset during quarantine... because perspective is everything! Learn more about Lauri by following her @kalisoulartandyoga.
May 22, 2020
Episode 11: Talking About Fear with Toby Gant
Today I’m chatting with Certified Holistic Life Coach & Registered Yoga Teacher Toby Gant about a topic we are all dealing with; FEAR. In this time of pandemic & quarantine, Toby shares his perspective on the power of fear in our lives and provides some helpful tips for dealing with this emotion. If you want to follow Toby for daily inspiration & education, visit or find him on IG @shekholistic.
May 08, 2020
Episode 10: Essential Oils, The First Wellness Tool I Discovered.
In 2017 I was stuck in a Crystal Meth addiction. Today I am sober and SO grateful to have found my way out of that dark place. How did I do it? Well, there are many wellness tools I use on a daily basis to live my best life. Young Living Essential Oils were the very first thing I found... and I still use them every single day. The health benefits & the community I found saved me. I’m so lucky to have found Young Living Essential Oils.
November 04, 2019
Episode 9: My Healthy Addictions
Can addiction be a healthy thing? In my experiences, I’ve realized that it CAN be. Healthy addictions can help us take our lives to a new level. Instead of looking at “addiction” as a purely negative thing, I’m choosing to embrace my addictive nature. I choose to be addicted to health & wellness!
October 29, 2019
Episode 8: Owning A Dark Addiction
In my life, I’ve gone to some dark places... contracting HIV, crystal meth addiction... I am no stranger to dark times. Now I am in a new chapter of my life. I’m doing the work necessary in order to be happy. In this process, I’m realizing some things about myself - today I will share one of those realizations.
October 20, 2019
Episode 7: Answering Difficult Questions
I’m a Massage Therapist / A wellness Coach / An Essential Oil Coach... so HOW did I become addicted to meth? HOW did I contract HIV? People ask me these questions all the time, and today I’d like to answer those questions.
October 14, 2019
Episode 6: Our Story is Our Legacy
Today I’m sharing one of the most powerful stories from my life... the story of an incredible woman I had the privilege of working with during my Massage Career. She was one of the strongest & most amazing humans I have met. Her story & her legacy lives on in my heart... I promised her that I would share her story with the world. Today I’m making good on that promise.
October 07, 2019
Epidode 5: My Story Begins.
In Episode 5, I start to share my story. There are so many moments in my life that make up who I am, but one very important / very special / very scary / very miraculous moment started it all for me...
October 04, 2019
Episode 4: Why living with HIV will no longer hold me back
For 12 years, I have lived in a state of shame because I’m HIV positive. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the reasons why I refuse to continue to feel shame. I refuse to let my status hold me back. I’m determined to THRIVE. What is the thing that’s holding you back in life? I hope that my story will inspire you to break free from the things holding you back. You are amazing. You DESERVE to be WELL.
September 30, 2019
Episode 3: Five Reasons I Should Not Have a Podcast
Today I’m talking about the things that have held me back for years. I’ve wanted to share my story, but these 5 things stopped me. There’s also a little twist halfway through this episode... I hope the message resonates with you! Visit for more content. And never forget that you deserve to be well.
September 27, 2019
Episode 2: How I named this podcast
What’s in a name? A lot! When I finally decided to launch a podcast, the name came easily to me. You see, for most of my life, I’ve believed that I deserved bad things. I expected the worst for my future. I self destructed, but not all the way. Now I have a second chance to live the best life possible. The secret to wellness is learning to believe that I deserve it. I struggle with this belief every single day... this podcast is for my own wellness journey, as much as it is for anyone who listens. Let’s all be well together, because we deserve it!
September 23, 2019
This is The Well, Deserved Podcast: Episode 1
My name is Matt. I’m a massage therapist. I’m gay. I am a wellness enthusiast. I’m HIV positive. I’m an essential oil coach. I was addicted to crystal meth for more than a year or my life. This is my story, and I share my story to heal my own life as well as to help others heal. Let’s dive in and be real.
September 18, 2019