Posts tagged 40s
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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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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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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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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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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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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Compassion Through Curiosity: Dr. Amy Heard-Davison, 49

I loved talking with my guest today about the science behind compassion. Dr. Amy Heard Davison is a licensed clinical psychologist in Northern Virginia. She has extensive experience and training in working with individuals facing medical, emotional, and relationship problems. Her work in medical settings has taught her

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A Year Later: Daree Allen Nieves, 42

This week Daree Allen Nieves talks about her year since losing her husband - while they were practically newlyweds – and her grief process. We also talk about the benefits of journal writing to find your voice, how personal development is truly personal, and how Daree is finally taking a solo trip to Hawaii – something she’s

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Life With a Busy Career + a Toddler: Motrya Hanas Calafiura, 41

My guest today is rocking her voice. Motrya Hanas Calafiura is the Special Assistant to the Provost at Georgetown University. She is also a wife, a mother to a 2-year-old son, and an all-around hustler.  Motrya serves on the Board of Directors and is the Assistant Treasurer of the non-profit, Georgetown Village.  She

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We Should All Be Creators: Erin Prather Stafford, 42

On the show today is Erin Prather Stafford who is acutely aware that fixing gender imbalances in the media is key to changing gender disparity everywhere. Erin recently launched Girls That Create, which provides information and resources for developing creative thinking, boosting confidence, and growing skill sets. She

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Finally 40s + Friendship: Nina Badzin, 42

Nina Badzin says she was “almost relieved to turn 40” a couple of years ago. Nina is a freelance writer who has written a popular friendship advice column for years, so we dove into the topic: we talk about why Nina takes the time to make acquaintances, how to give your friends the benefit of the doubt, and why you may

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Getting Kids to College Then a Diagnosis: Rachel Pieh Jones, 40

This week Rachel Pieh Jones, a writer living in Djibouti with her family, shares her story. Rachel is active in helping out in the international school she and her husband founded there and makes time to run in what is the hottest country in the world. She has a well-known blog, Djibouti Jones, and has a book coming out this

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A Psychologist's Self-Care: Dr. Sarah Sarkis, 44

My guest today is Dr. Sarah Sarkis is a psychologist, writer, and performance consultant with a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her integrated approach is big on science, and low on BS, which empowers her clients to achieve long term change and growth through an eclectic blend of psychology, neurobiology, and

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A Physician Travels the World: Dr. Cori McClaughry, 45

I spoke with my dear high school friend Dr. Cori McClaughry about how she has shaped her medical career around her desire to travel, breaking down the idea that all women want a traditional life. Dr. McClaughry does urgent care shift work and primary care at community clinics in the Bay Area in order to travel up to 5 months

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Reverting to Her Maiden Name at 40: Debi Maguire

On this episode I interview my younger sister Debi Maguire. (A shout out to her for all her love and support!) We talk about how she was feeling fine about turning 40 but then had a running injury that left her in a lot of pain and made her question her age. We also talk about why - all of a sudden - she wants to revert back to her

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Starting a Podcast at 46: Christy Maguire

Host Christy Maguire kicks off Forties Stories as the first guest – this seems reasonable to do if she is asking other women to share their stories. Her sister Debi Maguire, 40, interviews her in Colorado. They discuss why Christy started the podcast, what she believes about work/life balance, and how she’s preparing for an

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