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 theRead More
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.Read More
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,Read More
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,Read More
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,Read More
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 ofRead More
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.Read More
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 howRead More
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 forRead More
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 spreadRead More
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’mRead More
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-Read More
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 weekRead More
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 importantRead More
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 “OnRead More
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 herRead More
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’sRead More
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. SheRead More
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 mayRead More
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 thisRead More