#24. The Amazing Power of Being Honest: Judi Ketteler, 45

Are we telling ourselves the truth? Today we dive into the topic of honesty, which is the subject of Judi Ketteler’s forthcoming book, “Would I Lie To You? The Amazing Power of Being Honest in World That Lies.” Judi and I talk about the roots of lying in her own life, how honesty isn’t as simple as you might believe, and

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#23. The Importance of Showing Up as We Are: Jackie MacDougall, 48

Jackie MacDougall, fellow midlife podcaster, and I had a really honest conversation. We talk about the mixed messaging women hear, how she feels about aging, and about our shared passion in elevating women’s voices in midlife. We also talk about why it’s important to open your heart and mind to others, and what is the

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An Announcement

I’ve been on the air for six months now and it’s been an incredible journey. However, find out why I’m moving the show to a biweekly one. I have a great episode for you next week with Jackie MacDougall of Forty Thrive, whose announcement on her show got me thinking of mine.   

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#22. A Holistic Journey: Lizbeth Ericka, 40

Life is a journey. What a cliché, right? But as Jack Kerouac said, “all clichés are truisms, and truisms are true.” If we think of our lives in those terms though, we start to appreciate that where we are today, doesn’t mean that we’ll be in the same place tomorrow.

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Bonus: Sisters in Conversation with Sandi Reinardy and Barb Dvoracek

Today is the final part in our special 3-part sisters’ series. The series includes episode 20 with Sandi Reinardy and episode 21 with her older sister Barb Dvoracek.

Sandi and Barb talk about their relationship, how they consider spending time with their sisters as self-care,

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#21. In the Sandwich Generation: Barb Dvoracek, 47

Today’s episode is part 2 of 3 of a special sisters’ series. Part 3 is a bonus episode that will air this Thursday, September 5th.

My guest Barb Dvoracek and I talk about how she is balancing priorities as part of the sandwich generation,

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#20. Childless By Choice: Sandi Reinardy, 41

Today’s episode is part 1 of a special sisters series. It will continue through next week and will include a bonus episode on Thursday, September 5th.

My guest Sandi Reinardy and I talk about her decision to not have children, about how she is using her voice,

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#19. When the Nest is Empty: Alice Agnello, 46

Transitions are often a good time to pause and see if you are on a course that is fulfilling and important to you. And, as my guest Alice Agnello says, the possibility exists to thrive with change, to embrace and enjoy it. Alice and I became friends when we started junior high school together. We talk about the importance of

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#18. Exploring the Future: Heather Thorkelson, 40

This week I’m talking with Heather Thorkelson, a spirited explorer. In this episode you’ll hear how Heather took months of deep work to discover what she wanted her future to look like. She also shares how her difficult childhood shaped her and her interesting career path that has taken her all over the world. We talk

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#17. Being Active One Day at a Time: Lyn Lindbergh, 46

Whether you already lead an active life or want to begin, Lyn Lindbergh says that if we listen to our body with honor to see what it can do today, and have compassion for its limitations today, then that is success. In this episode, Lyn shares how she was able to find her voice and how she stays active with her chronic illnesses.

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#16. Stepping Outside: Robin Kleisler, 40

Getting outdoors without distraction, even for a few minutes a day, is rejuvenating and good for the soul. Its benefits are similar to meditation. This week, Robin Kleisler and I talk about the growing trend of wilderness therapy, the benefits of EMDR, and how you don’t have to worry about offending or shocking your therapist.

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#15. Putting Joy into Practice: Phoebe Farag Mikhail, 41

Being joyful is a thoughtful practice, although it’s not something we’re typically focused on. However, my conversation with Phoebe Farag Mikhail left me thinking about joy, and I hope it will do the same for you. Phoebe and I talk about how joy differs from pleasure and happiness, why hospitality is important, and how

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#14. 10 Years to Goal: Julie Zuckerman, 49

This week, Julie Zuckerman talks about the goal she made shortly after turning 40. We also talk about a major life decision she made after graduating college, a typical day in her life, and how she deals with rejection.  

Though an avid reader from an early age, it wasn't until 2008 that Julie Zuckerman discovered her passion for

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#13. The Art of Nurturing Ourselves - Doña Bumgarner, 46

Thank you to everyone who has followed along with our #onekindsummer campaign. I am excited to start up our interviews again. With the spirit of self-compassion in mind, today we’re focused on the art of nurturing ourselves.

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Mini Ep. 4 - The Power of Kindness in the World

Why should we be kinder to the world at large? That’s a question we’re exploring on today’s episode, which is the continuation of the #onekindsummer campaign on the pod. I’m on a 4-week break from posting interviews, but in the meantime I want to take a few minutes each week to think about how we can spread

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Mini Ep. 3 – Kindness to Family + Friends

It’s been great to see so many of you following along with the #onekindsummer campaign on the pod. Last week we started the campaign with self-compassion. Let me know how you did with that. Today we are focusing on kindness toward those around you, which you may find easier, or even harder. A lot of what I’m

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Mini-Ep. 2 - Self-Compassion

The Dalai Lama once said, “If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” Today is the launch of the #onekindsummer campaign on the pod, and we start by focusing on self-

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Mini Ep. 1 - #onekindsummer

Sharing my gratitude and announcing our #onekindsummer campaign. This summer let’s spread kindness. This starts with kindness to ourselves first. It spreads to those around us – our family and friends. From there, it spreads to those beyond us – the bigger world. We’re taking a 4-week break from interviews, so each week

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#12. Journey to Sexual Freedom – Leah Carey, 45

After taking her own journey to sexual freedom at age 42, Leah Carey is now passionate about breaking the silence, fear, and shame around women’s sexuality and pleasure. She’s also redefining what it means to be a “good girl.” Leah and I talk about body neutrality, how we live in a sex negative society, and why it’s important

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#11. On Being 40ish: Lindsey Mead, 44

Lindsey Mead is a woman, a daughter, a mother, a sister, a wife, a friend, and a writer. She is also a runner, a sometime yogi, and a disillusioned MBA. She has a blog called “A Design So Vast” where she tries to find a coherent sense of self in all of these splintered identities. More recently, she is the editor of the book “On

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