The Well Deserved Podcast

This is The Well, Deserved Podcast: Episode 1

An episode of 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 4: Why living with HIV will no longer hold me back
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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.
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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!
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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
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