Posts tagged midlife
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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