#7. 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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#6. 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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#5. 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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#4. 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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#3. 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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#2. 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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#1. 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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