The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide with Jackie MacDougall

Jackie MacDougall

You’ve never been better than you are today -- in this very moment. So why do you feel like every woman has her proverbial sh*t together except you?The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide, hosted by Jackie MacDougall, supports women in achieving their dreams through coaching, collaboration and community. Cut through the constant noise and clutter, get clear on who you are and what you really want next and ACTIVATE what’s brewing inside you. We'll do it together.

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Whether you're feeling a lack of confidence in your career, or your upcoming holiday meal, we've got you covered. Guest Alex Perry is an author, speaker and communications expert who helps women show up as their authentic, powerful selves. Today, we'll learn all the signs that we actually have a confidence problem. But here's the good news... there are simple ways to fix it!About our guest: Alex is the CEO of Practically Speaking, LLC & author of Minivan Mogul: A Crash Course in Confidence for Women. Her passion for communication comes from spending nearly two decades as a Speech-Language Pathologist, helping people regain the ability to talk after illness or injury. Alex is a motivational TEDx speaker, facilitator, and mentor. She helps others speak and share their stories with confidence using strategies she’s learned the hard way throughout her career. Her background includes advanced work in adult neurology and emotional intelligence. Alex blends her scientific approach speaking with her love of storytelling and humor into her work with individual clients and corporate teams. Most importantly, she’s a mom, minivan driver, and front-row fan of her clients. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB communityLet's connect on Instagram!Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Let's connect on Instagram!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Dec 3

30 min 20 sec

"Holiday stress is not something you get, it's something you create." I wrote this little gem on Facebook eight years ago. Unlike other things I sometimes read from years ago, this time I actually agree with my younger self whole heartedly. Today marks the first episode in our series The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide to Thriving Through the Holidays. Therapist Melody Murray is back with her brilliant take on how we all can find peace, self love and sanity through this holiday season.The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Let's connect on Instagram!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 23

23 min 17 sec

Betrayal. At this point in your life, you've probably felt betrayed at one time or another. But what does it really mean?  Dr. Debi Silber defines betrayal as "the breaking of a spoken or unspoken rule." While every relationship has them, the more we trust in someone, the deeper the betrayal. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Debi about the five stages of betrayal that can take you from devastation to total transformation, and how you can actually use betrayal to completely reinvent your life.Mentioned in this episode:Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence, and HappinessFrom Hardened to Healed: The Effortless Path to Release Resistance, Get Unstuck, and Create a Life You LoveThe Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life CrisisTake the PBS QuizTake the Hardened to Healed QuizThe Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Let's connect on Instagram!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 16

32 min 27 sec

When many of us think about storytelling, we think about authors, podcasters, public speakers... but storytelling happens all day, every day when we engage with others at work, throughout our community, even in our own families. Valerie Gordon is a 10 time Emmy award winning television producer, founder of COMMANDER IN SHE, And author of Fire Your Narrator: A storyteller's guide to getting out of your head and into your life. While Valerie spent years producing television, she discovered the most important stories are those we tell ourselves and others in our everyday lives. In this episode, Valerie dives into the powerful stories we tell ourselves and how our inner narrator affects our actions and our success. The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Let's connect on Instagram!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 6

32 min 39 sec

She’s spent the last two decades as a stay at home mom. Now, she’s ready to do what lights her up… but here does she start? We’ll talk about that in the premiere of our new segment, Go Ask Jackie.Today we're going to help you find your "magic zone" and "try time"! If you’ve got a question about a big life transition, a project you want to start, or just some feedback on a dilemma — Iet's hear it! Reach out here. The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideGet your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Let's connect on Instagram!• Buy us a coffee! (please and thank you!)And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Oct 30

9 min 46 sec

There’s nothing more grown-ass than creating a sisterhood of support. Women who lift each other up, call each other forward when necessary, and do it all with an open heart and mind. This episode came to be when I went to speak at She Podcasts Live over the weekend and came home feeling like a better person. During the conference, I spent a lot of time with three incredible women. We laughed so much, supported each other and really challenged each other to show up in new ways. Speaking of challenges, one of the women in the group did a whole talk about not overcoming unexpected challenges in your life, but creating challenges to help you become the human you're truly capable of becoming. Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Get on our email list to be the first to know!• Buy us a coffee! (please and thank you!)And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Oct 22

34 min 59 sec

What does it mean to be a grown ass woman? Well, that depends on who you ask! In this episode,  we hear from our brilliant Grown-Ass Woman's Guide community. Plus, I share a few habits every grown-ass woman should have in her toolkit. Every. One. of. Us. Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman. Thanks to Francis, Diane and Maureen for participating in this episode! Take our 3-Question Audience Survey!Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Get on our email list to be the first to know!• Buy us a coffee! (please and thank you!)And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Oct 13

16 min

It's the premiere episode of The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide! Let's dive in, shall we? In a recent poll, 100 Grown-Ass women were asked: “How often do you feel like you're not enough in one or more areas of your life?”The answer may surprise you. But what’s even more important is WHY we feel like we’re not enough and what we can do about it. In this episode, you’ll hear from therapist Melody Murray who provides some key insight Plus,  learn five simple ways to feel more enough that’s worked for me and so many other grown-ass women.Identify the area or areas in which you feel like you're not enough.  If there are multiple, write them all down, but then we're going to pick one at a time to go through the process. Define what enough looks like in that area. What does it even mean?  What does it look like to be enough as a mom, in your job or a friendship? It really helps to define what it is that you think is enough so you can actually compare where you are and where you think you should be. Imagine someone you love, it could be your best friend, a sister, neighbor, maybe even a daughter.  Would you hold her to the same impossible standards you expect of yourself?  Would you judge her so harshly?  Or would you cut her some slack? What makes you so unique that you are expected to achieve some bogus level and be this person that you would never expect someone else to be?  Who is determining your enoughness or not enoughness? When we put our own value in the comments of other people, how can we  not feel  like we're not enough, especially when that person hasn't even gone through their own healing journey?  Spoiler alert: the person you should be listening to is you.5. Imagine for a moment that you are enough right now.  Just be quiet with yourself  and say, I am a human being doing the very best I can.  And that's enough. I  am enough.  How would your life look if you stopped and you reminded yourself every day just for five seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, five minutes? Huge thanks to our sponsor! Kindra is redefining menopause for us all with science-backed products, education and, my favorite thing, community. Whether you’re wondering if you’re in at early stages of peri-menopause or you’ve been there, done that, Kindra’s committed to helping us all be the best versions of ourselves. Get 20% OFF at ourkindra.com site wide with promo code GAW20. That’s OurKindra.Com, promo code GAW20. Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Get on our email list to be the first to know!• Buy us a coffee! (please and thank you!)And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

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Oct 6

16 min 3 sec

Hey, Grown-Ass Woman! I'm willing to bet a whole lot of cold, hard cash that you have never been more educated or experience as you are right now. I'm pretty certain that there's been no time in your life that you've been more capable than you are in this very minute. So why are you second guessing yourself and looking for answers everywhere but where they lie -- within you? Welcome to The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide, the show created for you. In this podcast, we're going to:Help you cut through the constant clutter and noiseGet super clear on what you really want nextActivate what's brewing inside of you. We're creating more confidence, empowerment and even happiness. Isn't that what we all need more of these days?WARNING: Do NOT follow The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide expecting all the answers from some guru. Listen because you're ready to tap into your own intuition and instincts. We'll just help you get there.  The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide is brought to you in part by Kindra, redefining menopause through science-backed products, education and engaging community. Get 20% off Kindra's estrogen-free products with promo code GAW20.Let's Connect!• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community• Get on our email list to be the first to know!• Hit that follow or favorite button! Note: If you’re on an Apple device and listening on the podcast app, hit that little plus sign in the top right corner to automatically get alerted when the next episode is available. And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Sep 9

2 min 13 sec

A love letter to you, the Forty Thrive listener. On December 12, 2018, I launched this show. No big team, just my awesome editors to help me. I produced over 100 episodes, talking with incredible experts, and other badass women over 40. Over those 20+ months, while I’ve done a lot of talking (like, A LOT) I’ve also been listening -- to you. I’ve heard what you love about the show, what you’d like more of -- even what you'd like less of. One of the challenges I’ve had since Day 1 was letting women know that Forty Thrive is NOT just for women in their 40s, it’s for women over 40. So if you’re in your 50s or 60s — or hell, even beyond that, this is for you, too. But if you have to explain something more than a couple of times, you might need to tweak your messaging. I learned not only the age of the woman listening, but who that woman really is.  She’s someone who wants more out of life.She’s a lifelong learner.She dares to dream.She knows this is the time to leap but is a little afraid of the idea… and even if she wanted to, HOW would she do it?She wants to take care of her shit. Like really wants to. But the self doubt creeps in… and she needs some support here.She cares less about what other people think and is starting to really tune into what her gut says.She's a GROWN-ASS WOMAN. And likely, she is YOU. Sure, the calendar says you’re over 40. And that, to me, says something. It says we’ve lived a lot of life. We’ve got so much experience. But it’s not just women over 40 that get me fired up, who turn to me for coaching and collaboration — it’s GROWN-ASS women over 40. They're my spirit animals, for real. The past few years getting to help women find that spark inside of them and recommit to their own lives has been an honor. The fact that I get to do it for a living? 🤯So in just a few days, I’ll introduce the next level of Forty Thrive — one that’s 100% committed to more than just inspiring you to thrive, but supporting you in ACTIVATING what’s brewing inside of you, holding you accountable for taking charge of your own life, and standing right next to you as you blow the LID OFF the next chapter of your life. Are you ready to join me?In the meantime:• Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB community • Get on our email list to be the first to know!• Hit that follow or favorite button! Note: If you’re on an Apple device and listening on the podcast app, hit that little plus sign in the top right corner to automatically get alerted when the next episode is available. And if you’re an expert, brand or service provider looking to partner with an incredible community of strong, capable, grown-ass women, reach out about our partnership opportunities HERE!Thank you so much for this time together. Thank you to the incredible women -- and two men -- who've been on the show. Thank you to my friends who've supported me, advised me and kicked me in the ass when I needed it. But most of all, thank you for listening. Continuing this relationship with you is what keeps me motivated and inspired -- and it's a dream come true to do what I love and impact the lives of Grown-Ass women everywhere. SPONSOR:This final episode of Forty Thrive is brought to you by Kindra, redefining menopause through science-backed products, education and engaging community.  Get 20% off Kindra site wide with promo code FortyThrive20.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

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Sep 2

4 min 41 sec

Meet Kwavi Agbeyegbe, she’s a life coach who believes women deserve to feel energized, confident and fiercely happy in their lives. Who doesn’t want more of that?   In this episode, we talk:  • Maximizing Midlife • Giving up Alcohol • Mindful Eating • The Toxic 5 (foods we all should avoid)   About Kwavi: Kwavi Agbeyegbe is a Certified Weight Coach/Life Coach and Retreat Creator that helps successful women manage their health, mindset and waistlines. Her passion is helping women in their 40’s and beyond master their health and wellness.    Connect with Kwavi on:  YouTube Instagram Facebook Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Aug 26

32 min 22 sec

Forty Thrive's Top 10 of Season 2: #2 Meet Dr. Paria Hassouri, a pediatrician, mother of three, transgender rights activist, and author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. I met Paria in 2019 while my family was going through our own transition, when one of our children came out as transgender. Paria and her family were a little bit ahead of us, going through a transition of their own with their teenage daughter. Now while you may not be familiar with transgender children or transgender issues and challenges, Paria’s story is universal to any mom, really any human, who at one time believed that life would look one way until a bomb is completely dropped. Through Paria’s story, you can feel her slowly begin to grow, find acceptance and express the unconditional love that was always within her. But it wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy. Get Found in Transition absolutely free with a trial of Audible. Your FREE 30 day trial comes with: 1 credit good (2 for any Amazon Prime member) for any premium selection titles you like — yours to keep. You also get the Audible Plus Catalog of podcasts, audio books, guided wellness and audible originals. Listen, all you want. No credits needed. And… you’ll get a friendly email reminder before your trial ends. How many times have you done a free trial and end up paying for the thing that you don’t even want because you forgot to cancel it Audible will actually send you a reminder. No risk! CLICK HERE About Our Guest: Paria Hassouri is the author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. A pediatrician, mother of three, and transgender rights activist, her essays have been published in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post. A proud Iranian-American, she spent her formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently resides and practices in Los Angeles. Resources:  GLAAD National Center for Transgender Equality The Trevor Project CDC PFLAGSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Aug 19

42 min 43 sec

Forty Thrive's Top 10 of Season 2: #3 Raise your hand if you’ve ever looked at a woman who does yoga and envied not only how grounded, centered and balanced she is, but those arms and shoulders are serious workout goals.  Same.  Now imagine the results you could see if you were to do Face Yoga. Yes, face yoga. It’s a thing. The team at Face Yoga Method reached out to me a while back and introduced me to this phenomenon. Led by founder Fumiko Takatsu, Face Yoga Method is an all natural practice that consists of non invasive facial exercises that tone facial muscles, improve complexion and smooth wrinkles. It’s a holistic approach focusing on mind/body/spirit and boasts side effects like amazing posture and more self confidence. Yes, please! I will admit. I was skeptical. But take a listen to my interview with Fumiko and it’s like DUH! Of course this works!     About our guest:   Fumiko Takatsu (founder and CEO) of the Face Yoga Method brings her 15 years of practice and personal experience into the Revolutionary Pro-Aging Method that has been impacting thousands of lives, hers included!   Following a nearly fatal car accident that threw her hip, shoulder and head off-kilter, Fumiko developed what is today The Face Yoga Method. With over 80 facial postures geared toward working on any area of the face, she has helped men and women worldwide replace cosmetic procedures 100% naturally!   Connect with Fumiko at FaceYogaMethod.com Instagram Facebook Face Yoga Method Community YouTube PinterestSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Aug 12

29 min 24 sec

Forty Thrive Top of Season 2 -- #4 Why Bother? Who knew two little words could have so much power? On this week’s episode, Jackie talks with author Jennifer Louden, author of Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next.  If you’re feeling stuck or wondering what your next move should be, this one’s for you.  Join our Forty Thrive free and private Facebook group!   About Jennifer Louden: Jennifer’s a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book.    Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Her newest is Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next.    Jennifer has spoken around the world, and has written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been quoted in two of Brené Brown’s books, and has appeared on hundreds of TV programs, radio shows, and podcasts—even on Oprah.   Connect with Jen on her website, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.   Get Why Bother? FREE with a 30 day trial of Audible!   Your free trial includes: 1 credit (2 credits for Prime members), good for any premium selection titles you like—yours to keep.   The Audible Plus Catalog of podcasts, audiobooks, guided wellness, and Audible Originals. Listen all you want, no credits needed.   Plus, a friendly email reminder before your trial ends. Visit AudibleTrial.com/40Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Aug 5

29 min 48 sec

If you’re on the search for a new job opportunity, want to get further in your current career, or just start over doing something totally different, this episode is pure gold.    Amber Beam is on a mission to eradicate soul-sucking jobs everywhere! With 15 years in HR as an I-O Psychologist, she’s seen it all! Now she’s throwing back the curtain to reveal what you really need to know to win over skeptics in HR.   If you’re thinking “it’s too late” or “I don’t think I have enough experience,” we’re about to kick those thoughts to the curb.     In this episode, we talk: How to stand out among the crowd when searching for a new job or gig What do do when you keep running into the O word — overqualified How to use your “soft skills” to rock any interview How and when to take a position that may be a step backward 4 simple steps to win anyone over on Linked In Get Amber’s FREE and paid resources at amberbeam.com. Connect with Amber on Facebook and Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jul 29

48 min 27 sec

Forty Thrive Top of Season 2 -- #6 Today’s episode kind of blew my mind and I think it might really be able to help you as well. Over the summer, I was feeling professionally stuck — honestly, business felt like it was a little bit all over the place. I had a lot of things going on, but it just felt like a lot of struggle with not much gain. And so I invited Feng Shui expert Patricia Lohan into my office. To say that her simple tips changed everything for me is not an exaggeration.  With her guidance and expertise, I’ve made some small changes throughout my home to create more harmony and balance and prosperity and abundance. Today, Patricia shares how you can get that as well. Join the Forty Thrive free and private community! Support Forty Thrive! About the Guest: Patricia Lohan is the creator of Feng Shui Mastery and Author of The Happy Home: A Guide To Creating A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life. Patricia Lohan helps women make their home magnetic to money, luck, and blessings. She shows you what they don’t teach in school, what lies between the lines, your top secret tool for success. She is a feng shui expert, a healer, and a passionate female entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life living in Bali with her husband. Patricia has a gift at making feng shui simple and easy to understand and implement. She has helped thousands of people across the globe embrace feng shui and create lasting changes in their homes, lives, and businesses. Patricia has seen firsthand the power of the mind, surroundings, and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically.  Connect with Patricia on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn or in her Powerhouse Feng Shui FB group.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jul 22

42 min 10 sec

#7 of Forty Thrive's Top 10 of Season 2 Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends who met at the world famous Second City Theatre and became what we know today as FRANGELA. But what I thought would be a funny, entertaining conversation — oh and it is — became so much more. We talk mental health, “cancel culture,” why Frances wants to confront Val Kilmer and one of the most important questions you could possibly ask yourself. Our chat is lively, it’s super fun and it’s a huge opportunity to learn and grow — something as a woman nearing 50, I hope to do each and every day.  About Frangela: You may recognize this genius duo from NBC’s “Bring The Funny,” or  “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.” They were featured on The Oprah Show on the “Best Standups in America” episode. They are well known for their commentary on VH1’s Best Week Ever and hilarity on the big screen in the hit films He’s Just Not That Into You and Slow Learners. They are also recurring fan favorites on HULU’S Quick Draw. Currently, they are appearing on The Sexy Liberal Virtual Tour, go to SexyLiberal.com for tickets. Listen to their podcasts “The Final Word” and “Idiot of the Week” where you find all your favorite podcasts. Connect with Frangela: Frangela.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jul 15

1 hr 9 min

Forty Thrive's Top 10 of Season 2! Welcome to #8. When I say habits, you may think yeah, yeah, I’ve heard all about habits. The best seller shelf, TV self help experts… habits are old news. Not even a little bit. Not only does guest Laura DiBenedetto have a fresh take on habits — the way  she combines very specific habits is nothing short of life changing Don’t believe me? Take a listen. About Laura: TEDx Speaker,#1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits and Life Mastery Coach, Laura DiBenedetto teaches us how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we love. Connect with Laura on her website, Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Get The Six Habits on Amazon Download The Six Habits on Audible FREE with a FREE trial.  Get instant access to Laura’s life-changing Six Habits Mega Download Bundle! This includes: Laura’s signature 90 Day Habit Mastery Program The Six Habits Audiobook The Six Habits eBook Plus, enjoy the full set of 4K Phone Wallpapers to keep you on track! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jul 8

46 min 17 sec

If you’re a woman who’s excited to see what’s next… maybe make a pivot in your career… or even (dare I say) put yourself out there, today’s guest can help you big time. Juju Hook helps “primetime women” (that’s us!) build brands. In this episode, we talk “Breakthrough Breakdowns,” six lies we’ve come to believe about aging, the 50 hour rule and so much more. About Our Guest: Juju Hook is a consultant, coach, and speaker. For more than a quarter century she developed brand strategy for corporations. Today, through online programs, live events, and one-to-one coaching, Juju motivates, inspires, and educates PrimeTime women in topics related to business, life, and relationships. She holds a BA in English and an MBA, and is certified as a coach and a yoga teacher. Juju lives in San Diego with her husband and her son. You can find her branding blog at StrategicJuju.com and her program for PrimeTime women at PositivelyPrimeTime.com. Connect with Juju on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Get Juju’s book : Hot Flashes, Carpools, and Dirty Martinis: The Quintessential Guide for Turning Midlife Into PrimeTime Mentioned in this Episode: Amy Porterfield on Forty Thrive Fumiko Takatsu on Forty Thrive Face Yoga Method 6 Week BootcampSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jul 1

52 min 7 sec

Forty Thrive Top 10 of Season 2! This week, it's #10! Meet Catherine Balsam-Schwaber. She’s smart, successful and CEO of Kindra, a company that just might rock your world. Together, Catherine and I bust the lid off menopause, including sleepless nights, hot flashes, mood swings and (believe it or not) the benefits of being a midlife woman in the midst of this change.  About Our Guest: Catherine Balsam-Schwaber is known as a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a track record of delivering exceptional results in high pressure environments. She has extensive experience in business transformation with complex multi-platform products, strategy, marketing, creative leadership, revenue growth, media + advertising, subscription/OTT/DTC, communications and ecommerce. Catherine is the CEO of Kindra, an innovative self-care company for women in menopause. A life-long advocate for women’s health, Catherine joined Kindra to break down the stigma surrounding menopause care and support and empower women in mid-life through Kindra’s science-backed formulas and community-building initiatives. Plus, get 20% off Kindra site wide! Visit OurKindra.com and checkout using promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20 Mentioned in this episode: Join Kindra’s online communitySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jun 24

50 min 59 sec

Why would you start to use cannabis at this age?! Before you judge, just listen. It could seriously change everything for you. We're not talking smokin' out under the bleachers here. Cannabis can be used to manage so many (peri)menopause symptoms and help you feel like yourself again -- without actually getting high. Meet Carrie Mapes and Patty Pappas, founders of Hello Again! They're busting cannabis myths and answering your questions. Carrie and Patty go way back – twenty years ago the duo met when their oldest children started preschool. Friends ever since, Carrie and Patty have always been adventurous and open-minded – but it wasn’t until they became empty nesters that they decided to explore local dispensaries. Quickly, they realized that cannabis was uniquely suited to address many of the challenges they experienced during menopause. Patty and Carrie searched for a single product geared to address these challenges, but there was nothing in sight. Naturally, their problem-solving instincts lead them to take matters into their own hands – by building their own product from the ground up. Cannabis. Vaginal. Suppository. Some might read those words and think “crazy talk”, but for Carrie and Patty these same words represent the future of women’s wellness. Carrie’s creativity combined with Patty’s attention to detail make them the perfect pair to spearhead a movement to educate women about menopause and the non-psychoactive use of cannabis for wellness at any age. Carrie and Patty founded Hello Again in 2019, after extensive research and development. The duo is committed to offering solutions for women to improve both mental and physical health and feel like themselves again. As Carrie and Patty say, their grandmother’s tolerated, their mothers medicated, and they CREATED. Hello Again! Related Episode: Cannabis and CBS as Midlife Medicine About Our Guests: Carrie Mapes is committed to helping women through the challenges of menopause. After struggling with memory fog and energy shortages, Carrie understands how confusing it can be to associate menopause with its symptoms. Through her creativity and relatability, she strives to reach women who face the challenges she once did - and to introduce these women to a product that can make them feel like themselves again. Carrie currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and has two adult children. When not working at the intersection of cannabis and menopause, Carrie spends time developing her art. Patty Pappas aims to introduce a product that changed her life into the lives of women everywhere. After experiencing years of uncontrollable mood and temperature shifts, Patty started experimenting with cannabis products to tackle her menopause. Her knowledge of symptoms and personal encounters with relief practices have provided Patty with the expertise and vision for Hello Again. Patty is happiest with her husband George in Los Angeles, where they have raised their three daughters. There, she promotes women’s wellness by advocating for the use of natural products to address menopause. Connect with Hello Again on their websitSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jun 3

44 min 14 sec

A while back I  asked women in the Forty Thrive community something they’ve always wanted to do but just need a little push to do it… and many women talked about finally writing that first book! Well you’re in luck! Meet Jennie Nash, founder of the Author Accelerator. Jennie has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers. Not only does Jennie’s company coach many people how to write their book, but she also trains people to become book coaches to support writers through the entire creative process. Could becoming a book coach be your next big career move? Check out Jennie's programs here.  Speaking of books, check out our Forty Thrive bookstore where you’ll find all the books written by Forty Thrive guests — from personal development, to great reads about menopause, money, memoirs, marriage and so much more! If you prefer to listen to books — like I do — you can also get a FREE month of Audible. I love my Audible books! I listen in the car, on walks, or just doing chores around the house. I mean you already listen to podcasts - its an easy transition. Visit AudibleTrial.com/fortythrive for your free month of Audible and a FREE audiobook download.  About Our Guest:  Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a business that has trained more than 50 book coaches to support writers through the entire creative process, and matches writers with the right coach that can give them the sustained editorial support they need to complete their book projects. Jennie’s book coaching methods bring back the powerful and time-tested concept of artistic mentorship – which has been largely squeezed out of a publishing industry hungry for the next big, fast hit. Jennie has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers. Connect with Jennie on AuthorAccelerator.com or BookCoaches.com. Mentioned in this Episode:  Escape from Cubicle Nation Pia SilvaSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

May 27

1 hr 1 min

Have you ever tried on an outfit and thought "who the heck was this made for?" Today's guest certainly has. But the difference is, she took it a step forward and actually created accessible styles for women of all shapes and sizes. Caren Lettiere is Founder and President of Democracy Clothing. She's passionate about celebrating women, helping us feel our most beautiful and confident.   Save 25% site-wide at DemocracyClothing.com with promo code: FortyThrive. We're gifting five Forty Thrive listeners with a pair of Democracy Jeans. Visit our free and private Facebook community to learn more! About Our Guest: Caren Lettiere is the Founder and President of Democracy Clothing, the casual lifestyle brand designed for the modern, multitasking woman who grew up with fashion, then got busy with life. Best known for its “Ab”solution jeans with fit technology, Democracy Clothing embraces women of all shapes and sizes, providing them with confidence-building clothing that helps them look good and feel good, while doing good. Alongside Democracy, Caren’s proudest accomplishment is the fulfilling family life she’s built with her husband of 30 years, David, and their amazing kids Nicole and Josh. Connect with Caren and Democracy on Instagram and Facebook.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

May 20

35 min 28 sec

If there ever were an episode that made me go "wait, WHAT?" it's this one. When I heard today's guest helps women fix their marriages with no effort from their spouse, I was like I am ready to debate! But that's not what happened. Take a listen and hear for yourself! Mentioned in this episode: The 5 Love Languages Connie Schultz About Our Guest: New York Times bestselling author Laura Doyle was the perfect wife...until she actually got married. When she told her husband how to be tidier, more romantic, and more ambitious, he avoided her. So she dragged him to marriage counseling and nearly divorced him. In desperation, she asked happily married women for their secrets, and that’s when she got her miracle: the man who had wooed her returned. Laura’s books have been translated into 19 languages in 30 countries and accidentally started a worldwide movement.  Laura’s mission is to end world divorce. She is the founder of the international relationship coach training school Laura Doyle Connect, the star of Empowered Wives on Amazon Prime, the Creator of The Ridiculously Happy Wife program, the host of The Empowered Wife Podcast and she has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and The View. She has helped over 15,000 women fix their relationships--even the hopeless ones--without their husband’s effort. Connect with Laura on The Empowered Wife Podcast, her website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Get a FREE audiobook download for FREE with a free trial of Audible.  Access the Audible Plus Catalog Unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, podcasts, and more. 1 title of your choice per month Get a credit good for any title in our entire premium selection—yours to keep. No commitments Cancel your membership at anytime. All titles purchased with a credit are yours to keep forever. You have absolutely nothing to lose — except maybe your excuses for not reading anymore. Check out audibletrial.com/fortythrive.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

May 13

46 min 46 sec

What if the whole concept of finding "balance" actually isn’t just a load of BS? What if you could feel better, healthier, more at peace? Today’s episode can help you move just a little bit closer to that. About Our Guest: Want to be a rock star at work and at home? Cherylanne Skolnicki has the playbook. As an entrepreneur with a husband and three kids of her own, she knows exactly how it feels to have too much to do and not enough time to do it. It's exhausting, it's stressful, and it can be tempting to just give in to the chaos. Like most children of the 80s and 90s, Cherylanne grew up believing she could have it all. She started her first business while still in high school, and dreamed of one day becoming a CEO. After graduating from Cornell, she went to work for Procter & Gamble where she spent the next 15 years climbing the corporate ladder and managing a portfolio of well known consumer product brands (one had more than $1 billion in global sales). Despite her demanding work schedule, she still traveled, ran marathons, and volunteered like a boss. And then she had 3 children. All of a sudden, the unrelenting pace she was running at felt unsustainable. That’s when she knew she had to reorder her life so all the pieces would truly fit - including not just a thriving career and family life, but also a good night's sleep and some time to herself! It wasn't easy at first, but she finally discovered a set of practices that truly worked. That prompted her to found Brilliant Balance, and her playbook has helped thousands of professional women reclaim rock star status over the last decade. Her company, Brilliant Balance, offers work-life mentorship and coaching programs to help you have a fulfilling career, a thriving family life, and a strong sense of self. Cherylanne is a sought-after speaker and hosts the top-rated Brilliant Balance podcast. Her work has been featured in Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Women’s Day, and Cincy Chic. She appears on TV news shows as an expert on work life balance, productivity, and purpose. Cherylanne graduated from Cornell University in 1995. She holds an MBA from the Goizueta School of Management at Emory University. She is a member of the Female Founders Collective, one of Cincinnati’s 100 Wise Women, a Forty Under 40 Honoree, a happy wife, and a proud mom of three. Connect with Cherylanne on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Grab one of Cherylanne's freebies below: Learn the 3 Keys to Work Life Brilliance Stop Feeling so Tired all the Time - 8 Hacks for Working Women that Really Work Calendar Control - Align your time with your priorities and turn your TO DO List into a DONE list Learn the 3 Signs You may be ready for a Career Change Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

May 6

37 min 25 sec

I'm willing to bet you haven't heard a conversation quite like this one. Meet Stephanie Dodier, a Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, speaker, podcast host and Creator of The Going Beyond The Food Method™️. In this episode, we tackle so much: What intuitive eating is… and what it isn’t Understanding diet culture and how it’s creating needless suffering How "good girl syndrome" plays into how we show up Body positivity and why it’s the topic of some major debate Fat phobia  The problem with BMI measurements Join us in our free and private Facebook group to continue the conversation. About Our Guest: Stephanie Dodier is a Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, speaker, podcast host and Creator of The Going Beyond The Food Method™️ a global coaching and online education platform focused on helping women make peace with food and their body so that they can live a fulfilling life… right now! Stephanie has been recognized as a leading expert in the field of eating psychology and her weekly podcast Host of The Beyond the Food Show has been ranked a top 25 wellness Apple podcast. Stephanie created The Going Beyond The Food Method™ an integrative and comprehensive approach focus on helping women free themselves from the shackles of diet culture and finally engage with food and their body from a place of compassion and absolute confidence.  Stephanie's first diet was at 12 years old and her last one at 38 years old.  Her 25-year dieting career is what is fueling her passion. She shares her personal journey as a source of inspiration while educating and empowering women to reconnect with their power and live their life to the fullest. Connect with Stephanie on her website, Facebook and on Instagram.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Apr 28

43 min 5 sec

Meet Leah Hadley, a best-selling author, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), she’s all about helping her us make wise financial decisions as we begin the next phase of life with the strongest possible financial foundation.  Leah wasn’t always a financial wiz, in fact she was an instant parent of three when she and her husband adopted a sibling group. But then it wasn’t soon after that she was going through a divorce. So she gets the struggle. Leah is brilliant when it comes to managing money during and after divorce so stay tuned for that, but I also wanted to talk about managing money as a couple when you’re still together — hopefully well enough that you can avoid that divorce.  We talk setting financial goals, getting on the same page — communication around goals, oh my gosh so important, becoming an entrepreneur after working at a “safe” job for years, and managing finances through huge transitions — most of us have had one or there’s one right around the corner. This isn’t one of those heady or boring financial conversations but Leah provides some super simple real life tactics to empower you to make the most of your money. Oh and how to recognize the red flags when you reach out to a financial planner — when to run like hell  If you like what you hear and want to work with Leah, she’s offering you a free introductory call. Just click HERE. Just be sure to let her know you were referred by Forty Thrive.  About Our Guest: Leah Hadley will tell you she's had a lot of challenging financial times in her adult life-becoming a parent of three overnight, getting divorced, and losing her job, to name a few. These have been times when her ability to hunt down appropriate resources and careful financial planning was critical to her peace of mind. Now a best-selling author, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), Leah is the founder of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions and Great Lakes Investment Management. She uses all of her knowledge and 15 years of experience to help her clients make wise financial decisions so they can begin the next phase of life with the strongest possible financial foundation. Leah is committed to strengthening families through financial wellness. Connect with Leah: Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, FacebookSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Apr 14

36 min 31 sec

50 is here, baby! And I've learned a few things in my 50 years on this beautiful planet. Today, I'm sharing 10 of those hard earned lessons in hopes that they can help you too. Psst: This is a great episode to share with your younger friends. (I'm like the ghost of Christmas future over here). Mentioned in this episode:  Check out this post in our Forty Thrive FB group! Join the Forty Thrive Hive! Check out these reads by Forty Thrive guest authors! Get a FREE month of Audible HERE.  Top 10 Lessons from (My First) 50 Years It’s my 50th birthday. The big 5–0. Half a century. Fifty shades of somethin’. As a woman who’s had her fair share of life experiences, I feel like I’ve got some things to say, so sit your young self back and take a listen. The stuff you’ve been through — the challenges, the set backs, the unanswered prayers — they have all brought you to where you are today. And it’s those experiences that provide us the greatest lessons and wisdom. So as a new silver-haired, card-carrying member of AARP, I’ve learned a few things in my 50 years on this beautiful planet and today, I’m sharing 10 of those hard earned lessons in hopes that they can help you too. Psst: Feel free to share with your younger friends, too. (I’m like the ghost of Christmas future over here.) 1. You are not for everyone. This is something I tell my creative coaching clients all the time. I actually tell my kids this all the time. It is okay if someone just does not prefer you. Just keep being yourself, showing up and doing you. Say it with me: I. AM. NOT. FOR. EVERYONE. The sooner and more often you remember this, you’ll be given a sense of freedom no longer worrying or even wondering what everyone else thinks. 2. You’re leaving a lot of progress on the table. I love my trainer, Joan. She’s awesome. I see her three times a week. And when I’m there, we do all the sets and reps and what not that you’d expect from a training session. But one day, I noticed as she counted down three, two, one…I’d actually put the weights down on three. And then I started doing math. 3 seconds x 12 exercises per section times four (or five or six) sections, thatSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Mar 31

16 min 22 sec

Welcome to Forty Thrive's 100th episode! 100 episodes featuring experts, resources and badass women (and a couple of dudes) with incredible stories. This week, guest co-host Kim Goldman joins Jackie to talk the one year anniversary of the pandemic and all the non-stop changes that have happened to the ladies in the Forty Thrive community. In this episode: • How to foster friendships, even when you want to crawl into a hole • How to take on changes, even those that blindside us. • Using our challenges to our advantage -- today and everyday. Join the Thrive Hive! Become a Forty Thrive supporter! Related Episodes:  Confronting OJ Simpson on Forty Thrive Abundance and Prosperity? Yes, Please! About Our Guest: Known nationwide as a victims' rights advocate after her brother's murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and education and outreach to thousands of teenagers, since opening in 2000. Outside of her work with the Youth Project, Kim travels the country as an impassioned public speaker on victims' rights, the role of the media, judicial reform, and other related topics. Some speaking highlights include: Keynote Speaker at numerous National Victims' Rights Week Events, Parents of Murdered Children Victims Conferences, The FBI National Academy Conference, The Department of Justice (OJP), Speaker at Governor Wilson's Conference for Women, Domestic Violence Symposiums as well as partnered with MLB's Kansas City Royals, and guest speaker/panelist at universities and national events and will be attending CrimeCon in 2021. In 2016, Kim joined the nationally syndicated, Daytime Emmy nominated show, Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen as a Special Correspondent dedicated to telling stories from a victim's perspective. As an accomplished writer, Kim has appeared twice on the New York Times Bestseller list with His Name is Ron, Our Search for Justice, and If I Did It, Confessions of the Killer. In 2014, Kim authored her memoir Can't Forgive, and in 2015, Media Circus, A Look at Private Tragedy in the Public Eye. Kim is the Executive Producer and Host of Confronting: O.J Simpson Podcast series, which launched in June 2019 and was named #4 of the Best 100 Podcasts of 2019, with more than 8M downloads, and was previously the co-host of Broadscast, a radio show/podcast for and about women and is currently in development for a new podcast/television series. Kim is the founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice, the Co-Chair of The National Center for Victims of Crime after serving as Vice-Chair for many years. She is a past Advisory Board Member for Habitat For Heroes, Advisory Board Member for Survivors Empowered, Vision 21 Committee member, and has collaborated with P.A.V.E (sexual assault prevention and awareness), Crime Survivors Inc., and other non-profit organizations dedicated to serving victims of crime. Kim contributes to a variety of national media outlets and has been a guest on news programs such as Oprah, 20/20, The Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Mar 23

53 min 10 sec

If you're running a business with your significant other or even just sharing a home office, this episode is for you. Naketa Thigpen knows the challenges of running a business while trying to keep a relationship thriving. Naketa gets how exhausting things can be right now and how when we're pulled in too many directions, often a marriage or a long-term partnership is the first to take the hit. If you’re tired of choosing between energy for your business and energy for your marriage, you’ll definitely want to join Naketa for her Free 5 Day Experience: The Joy Map Method Masterclass for Married Women Entrepreneurs Who Want More... Register here  Get Naketa's book Selfish and all of the books written by Forty Thrive guests in our Amazon store.  About our guest: Naketa Ren Thigpen helps exhausted power couples and married women entrepreneurs reconnect with their forever love and amplify their intimacy, when they find themselves sacrificing their relationships because they’re so consumed with the wild success they’re experiencing in business. Naketa’s become known as the #1 Balance and Relationship Advisor in the World. As an International Best-Selling Author of the book Selfish, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host and CEO, Naketa’s equipped countless high-profile women (and a few brave men) with tools to recalibrate their power dynamics, redefine their romance, and close the love gap to achieve WHOLE SUCCESS! Connect with Naketa on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.   Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Mar 17

57 min 31 sec

When I say habits, you may think yeah, yeah, I’ve heard all about habits. The best seller shelf, TV self help experts… habits are old news. Not even a little bit. Not only does guest Laura DiBenedetto have a fresh take on habits -- the way  she combines very specific habits is nothing short of life changing Don’t believe me? Take a listen. About Laura: TEDx Speaker,#1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits and Life Mastery Coach, Laura DiBenedetto teaches us how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we love. Connect with Laura on her website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn   Get The Six Habits on Amazon Download The Six Habits on Audible FREE with a FREE trial.  Get instant access to Laura's life-changing Six Habits Mega Download Bundle! This includes: Laura's signature 90 Day Habit Mastery Program The Six Habits Audiobook The Six Habits eBook Plus, enjoy the full set of 4K Phone Wallpapers to keep you on track! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Mar 9

45 min 12 sec

If you’ve been wanting to lose weight and find yourself getting excited about the new fad diet, I’m here to let you off the hook. You don’t need that. In fact, I am totally against all of the crazy messages the diet industry shoves down our throats, trying to trigger our insecurities. We all know that’s what they’re doing but they craft such compelling messages, the next thing you know we’re buying a thigh master… or a bag of powder filled with ingredients we can’t even pronounce.  Meet Nagina Abdullah. Nagina lost 40 pounds over a period of several months and was going to just leave it at that. She was working long hours in her super successful day job and had a couple of kids at home. But more and more people would ask her for recipes and guidance, and Nagina followed the calling that led her to where she is now - is a health coach for women professionals, physicians, and successful entrepreneurs. She works with those who’ve found success in so many areas but just couldn’t crack the weight loss code. Maybe you can relate to that.  If you’re as inspired as I am, check out Nagina’s FREE 5-Day Slim Down for Fierce, Feminine Leaders.  About Our Guest: Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for women professionals, physicians, and 7-figure entrepreneurs and founder of the website MasalaBody.com. She teaches women to lose 20-40+ pounds even while working 60+ hours a week and if they have tried everything. Nagina has a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and has helped over 700 professional women successfully lose weight and create a lifestyle change. She has been featured in Health.com, Business Insider, People.com and more.  Connect with Nagina on her website, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Mar 2

38 min 12 sec

Are you ready to put the sizzle back in your sex drive? Excellent, you're in the right place. Meet Maryon Stewart, the author of Manage your Menopause Naturally; The Six Week Guide to Calming Hot Flashes and Night Sweats, Getting Your Sex Drive Back, Sharpening Memory and Reclaiming Well Being. This book should be required reading for any woman facing symptoms of menopause (or peri-menopause).  About Our Guest: Maryon Stewart is the author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally and 27 other books. A world-renowned healthcare expert, she has helped tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. In 2018 she was awarded the British Empire Medal and was recognized as one of the 50 most inspirational women by the Daily Mail.  Connect with Maryon: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube   Support Forty Thrive!  For $3 per month At this level, you'll get a listener shout out and monthly patron-only livestreams with podcast guests. You may think three bucks a month it's chump change, but it adds up! So THANK YOU! For $10 per month Welcome to the Forty Thrive coaching club! Grab a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and join us on an engaging and entertaining collaborative call. Accountability and support without having to get out of your pajamas! YES!  Click here for more info!   Join our FREE and private Facebook group!   Sponsor:  Get a free trial of Audible and enjoy unlimited listening to select audio books, audible originals, podcasts in so much more. Plus get a credit good for any title in their entire premium selection, yours to keep including Manage Menopause Naturally, the book by today's guest Maryon Stewart. AudibleTrial.com/fortythriveSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Feb 24

42 min 21 sec

Today’s episode is all about the midlife crisis. Could you or your partner be smack dab in the middle of one? It’s quite possible. What is a midlife crisis? How does it manifest in women vs men? And, most importantly, how do we deal with it? Related Episodes: Tackling the Most Common Challenges for Women Over 40 Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening? What the Hell Has Happened to Me? About Our Guest: Stacy Kaiser is a successful Southern California based licensed psychotherapist, author, relationship expert and media personality.  With hundreds of television appearances on major networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and HLN, Stacy has built a reputation for bringing a unique mix of thoughtful and provocative insight to a wide range of topics. She maintains a thriving private practice while being a much sought after public speaker on a wide variety of topics, ranging from office, family, and personal relationship issues to trauma, sexual assault, and community related issues. In addition to her numerous television appearances, her expertise and perspective have been solicited by major corporations, public institutions, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and other media outlets, including recently working on Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly and A&E’s Undercover High. As a psychotherapist on Investigation Discovery’s Fatal Vows, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, Lifetime’s DietTribe, parenting expert on The TODAY Show and Good Morning America, and regular guest expert on Steve Harvey and The Doctors nationally syndicated talk shows, Stacy Kaiser has gained a reputation for helping people face the truth that is holding them back from leading a life filled with a balance of responsibility, fun and freedom. In her book “How to be a Grown Up – The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know”, Stacy opens with a provocative quiz that helps the reader gain insight into their current level of life mastery. She breaks down the reader’s strengths and weaknesses, to guide them towards improving their life skills so that they can maximize their success and ultimately their life. A passion for improving the lives of the underserved in her community led to Stacy’s work with one of Southern California’s premier family resource centers, where she worked with battered women, teen parents, abused children and families in crisis for over 20 years. She has also been engaged by organizations including the FBI, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Unified School District, Kaiser Permanente and Hughes Aircraft to implement workshops and handle third party mediations. Sponsored By: Kindra If you're ready to get a great night's sleep, feel better than ever and improve your intimacy, run to OurKindra.com. Get 20% OFF everything at OurKindra.com. Promo Code: FortyThrive20Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Feb 16

34 min 56 sec

Are you feeling stuck? Unsure? Detached? You’re not alone. Sometimes, it can feel like it happens overnight, but often it happens so slowly over time that we don’t even notice it. BOOM, we wake up one day and discover we're just phoning it in... going through the motions but CRAVING SOMETHING MORE. It doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I’m going to share how you -- yes, you! -- can reboot.  Plus, what is self love really? The Forty Thrive community weighs in!    Mentioned in this episode:  What Does Self Love Mean to You?  Who Are You? Workshop with therapist Melody Murray Let’s REBOOT!  Join the Forty Thrive Hive! Support Forty Thrive on Patreon and get an exclusive invite to join us for two monthly events!  Valentine’s Day Survey Subscribe to Forty Thrive! Are you subscribed to the Forty Thrive podcast? Well let’s make that happen!  Not only will it update you every time there’s a new episode, I’m working on some bonus content that you definitely don’t want to miss. So subscribe now!  Annnd… if you find value in this podcast, please consider giving the show an honest rating and review. I just may feature your review on an upcoming episode! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Feb 9

12 min 57 sec

I have such a fun treat for you today. As a celebrity vocal coach, Denise Woods is the "voice behind the voice." She's worked with Halle Berry, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Idris Elba and so many other A-list celebrities. But here's the cool thing; Denise can also help those of us who aren't celebs use our voice to the best of its ability, actually improving our lives in the most unexpected ways.    About Our Guest: Denise Woods is a graduate and former faculty member of The Juilliard School, and a long-time faculty member of California Institute of the Arts.  One of the nation’s most sought-after voice and dialect coaches, her clients include such luminaries as Halle Berry, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Taye Diggs, Ray Liotta, Laurence Fishburne, Jessica Chastain, Taraji P. Henson, Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, and many others. In her brand new book, The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard, Woods reflects on her journey from shy child in New York City to successful performer, graduate of and teacher at the famed Julliard School and later the California Institute of the Arts to her work with a host of legendary stars.  Providing valuable lessons and exercises to overcome common voice and speech issues and become confident, effective communicators, this first-of-its-kind guide reveals how to master the voice’s full capacity to achieve our goals and express our true selves in relationships, family dynamics, business, and more. Connect with Denise at SpeakItClearly.com, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Sponsored By: Find Your Voice Academy, the one-stop online podcast launch school that will help you take that voice and get it out into the world in the form of a podcast. Through your own podcast, you can position your credibility and expertise and create a community of raving fans. It's a self-paced program that is meant to help anyone who's ready to up their game in business or in life. This episode is also brought to you by Audible. Download Denise's brand new book for FREE with a 30-day trial of Audible. Visit: AudibleTrial.com/FortyThrive Your free, 30-day trial comes with: 1 credit (2 credits for Prime members), good for any premium selection titles you like—yours to keep. The Audible Plus Catalog of podcasts, audiobooks, guided wellness, and Audible Originals. Listen all you want, no credits needed. A friendly email reminder before ySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Feb 8

32 min 9 sec

What if you discovered your memories are actually wrong, that what you thought you knew was actually completely inaccurate? Dr. Ginger Campbell is the author of "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty" and she's here to help us understand our own brains.  Plus, coming out later in life. How to find support yourself and/or support those you love. Ginger talks with those who've taken the brave steps forward on her podcast, Graying Rainbows.  Guest: Dr. Ginger Campbell is best known for her highly respected podcast Brain Science, which began airing back in 2006. She has a passion for making complex ideas accessible and helps scientists share their ideas with people of all backgrounds. She is also the author of "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty." Dr. Campbell lives in Birmingham AL where she cares for veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. Plus, Ginger is the host of Graying Rainbows, a podcast and community devoted to those who are coming out LGBT+ later in life.  Connect with Ginger on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook  Mentioned:  Elizabeth Loftus Married Women Who Love Women Straight Spouse Network on Graying Rainbows She Podcasts You're Invited: Join Forty Thrive and therapist Melody Murray for Who Are You? We dive into our Family of Origin which will help us begin to understand HOW we are WHO we are.  In this impactful and empowering workshop, you’ll get tools to help the real you bust through and come out on the other side of reinvention. REGISTER HERE Join Us! Become a member of Forty Thrive's Insiders Club! For a few bucks a month (literally), you can attend a LIVE podcast episode every month. Plus, we're also hosting a monthly happy hour where you can dive even deeper into the forty thrive community and get to know other like-minded women. Go here for more! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jan 26

26 min 4 sec

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] The Reframe: a tool that may not be so easy, but it's really simple. In this interactive episode, therapist Melody Murray shares her brilliance with members of the Forty Thrive community, as she answers questions and inspires us all to reframe in a way that will bring more peace, understanding and sanity to our lives.  Melody is the very first guest of our Forty Thrive live series. Each month, we record one episode where we include our Forty Thrive community members and podcast supporters. Support Forty Thrive on Patreon and be part of this special series! Mentioned in this Episode: A Lesson in Blowing Up Your Life About Our Guest: Melody Murray is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice.  She also works as a Mental Health Evaluator in the ER at Seattle Children’s Hospital and co-facilitates Suicide Assessment and Treatment trainings for the nursing staff. Melody has a wide variety of expertise, often speaking on topics including: Suicidal Ideation, Self-Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health & Social Media and Secondary Trauma.   Melody is a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet interactive approach. She helps clients learn positive ways to manage negative thought patterns, unwanted behavioral responses, process experiences that create fear, shame and sadness. Melody's goal is to help her clients love and accept themselves again OR, for the very first time. Before becoming a therapist, Melody spent several years working in film, television and casting as a producer and director.  She was also an actor, hosted a children’s show and performed standup comedy.   Melody has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  She's a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America. You're Invited: Join Forty Thrive and Melody Murray for a special workshop called Who Are You? We dive into our Family of Origin which will help us begin to understand HOW we are WHO we are. This exercise helps us explore the Nature vs Nurture theories of who we become and why. Are we the sum of all our intentions and choices? Or are we destined to stay a certain way because of the choices made by the people who raised us? In this workshop, you'll get tools to help the real you bust through and come out on the other side of reinvention. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

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Jan 19

49 min 56 sec

If you’re a woman who’s excited to see what’s next… maybe make a pivot in your career… or even (dare I say) put yourself out there, today’s guest can help you big time. Juju Hook helps "primetime women" (that’s us!) build brands. In this episode, we talk "Breakthrough Breakdowns," six lies we’ve come to believe about aging, the 50 hour rule and so much more. Join us for Forty Thrive LIVE! Once a month, you’ll have an opportunity to join other Forty Thrive listeners for a live interactive podcast recording. Visit our Patreon page for more info! About Our Guest: Juju Hook is a consultant, coach, and speaker. For more than a quarter century she developed brand strategy for corporations. Today, through online programs, live events, and one-to-one coaching, Juju motivates, inspires, and educates PrimeTime women in topics related to business, life, and relationships. She holds a BA in English and an MBA, and is certified as a coach and a yoga teacher. Juju lives in San Diego with her husband and her son. You can find her branding blog at StrategicJuju.com and her program for PrimeTime women at PositivelyPrimeTime.com. Connect with Juju on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Get Juju's book : Hot Flashes, Carpools, and Dirty Martinis: The Quintessential Guide for Turning Midlife Into PrimeTime Mentioned in this Episode: Amy Porterfield on Forty Thrive Fumiko Takatsu on Forty Thrive Face Yoga Method 6 Week Bootcamp Join Juju for these two LIVE events!  1. LIVE 90 Minute Masterclass on January 27th, 2021 Answer Questions Like... How do I build a presence? How do I build a platform?  How do I get people to listen to me? Can I shift from a brick and mortar to go online?  REGISTER HERE 2. If you’re ready to up your game  — you know you’re meant for great things and ready to take the leap toward it, Juju is hosting PrimeTime PROSPER-- The 3-Day Interactive Online Experience. During this event, you’ll work individually and in small gSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jan 12

52 min 37 sec

Welcome to Forty Thrive 2021! Are you ready to make this year your healthiest yet? This episode is for you. If you've been listening to the podcast for awhile, you know exactly who Courtney Townley is. Courtney helps women mend their relationship with their body so they can achieve true deep health and deliver their best to the things that matter most to them. She is so smart and so gifted in helping women really get honest with ourselves and move toward the best version of ourselves possible. She has been instrumental in my journey through her work on the Grace and Grit podcast, as well as within her membership site and all of her free events. Join Courtney's Rumble and Rise membership today and rock 2021!  Please take our Forty Thrive listener survey!     Mentioned in this episode:  Join our Free and Private Community Catch LIVE recordings and be part of of the show! Join Courtney for Healthiest Year Yet Challenge! Other Courtney Episodes:  The Real Reason You Feel Like Crap 4 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals with Ease 4 Simple Steps to Make It Stick How to Ignite Confidence over 40 Questions to Ask Yourself:  How are you defining health currently? Keeping that definition in mind, on a scale from 1-10, how would you rate your health here at the end of 2020? What is the best decision you made regarding your health this year? And Why? In all the ways you showed up for yourself along your health journey, what are you most proud of? Why? How did you do it? What were the winning strategies? What were the thoughts that allowed you to show up and execute those strategies? What were the primary feelings that drove you to take action in that way? What is the worst decision you made regarding your health this year? What feels misaligned about your health story at the end of 2020? Where specifically do you feel unorganized or messy in your self-care? Where aSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Jan 5

49 min 33 sec

As we wrap up the year, I’ve got an episode for you that’s short, sweet and impactful. Janet Ioli is the author of Less Ego More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women and the creator of 2021 Power Presence Practices calendar journal. Both of which she’s generously giving away to one of our lucky Forty Thrive listeners.   Have you ever seen those posts where people choose a word that sort of serves as their compass for the year to come?   I love choosing a word each December . Something that inspires me to try new things and have new experiences. My word for 2020 was Connection. Little did I know that circumstances would make that a little bit more difficult. But it was a great reminder when things got crazy that I could still create connection, it just might look a little different.    My word for 2021 is CURIOSITY. My plan is to come from a place of curiosity. To hear people out. To discover things about myself that I maybe haven’t yet tapped into. What’s one word you’ll carry into 2021?   Pop into our free and private FB group and share in the dedicated post I created there. In fact, when you comment on that post, you’ll be entered to win both Janet’s book, Less Ego More Soul, as well as her 2021 Power Presence Practices calendar and journal.    Please take our Forty Thrive listener survey!   About Our Guest: Janet Ioli has been helping people and organizations make changes and maximize their impact for over 25 years. As a former leader inside four Fortune 200 companies, she understands first-hand the complexities and realities leaders face leading their organizations.  Grounded in real experience working with thousands of leaders in different industries and countries and having provided over 10,000 hours of coaching, Janet has earned a reputation as an extraordinarily talented, highly results-oriented and sought-after leadership coach, change strategist, speaker, and organizational advisor. Forbes has recognized Janet as one of the country’s leading business coaches with membership in the Forbes Coaches Council.  Janet’s wealth of practical experience is backed by continuous and robust educational substance and focus, in addition to thousands of hours of self-study in psychology, leadership, change, neuroscience, Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Dec 2020

25 min 47 sec

We don't often hear the words "delightful" and "aging" in the same sentence, but today, we're changing that. Stephanie Raffelock is the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging. (She Writes Press, April 2020). A graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics, she has worked as a freelancer for The Aspen Times and The Rogue Valley Messenger. She’s also written and blogged for Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, Care2.com and SixtyandMe.com, to name a few. The new co-host of Yak About Today, Stephanie can be heard on i-Heart Radio, station WCZR 101.7 in Florida. Or you can listen to the podcast version, available wherever you get your podcasts. Stephanie is a popular public speaker for Employment Relations Groups. She talks about the changing issues of midlife women. She’s given keynotes for Breaking the Glass as well as Charles Schwab. A recent transplant to Austin, Texas Stephanie enjoys an active life with her husband, Dean and their Labrador retriever, Mickey. Connect with Stephanie on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Dec 2020

28 min 11 sec

Dr. Michele Cooley-Strickland is not only is she brilliant at what she does as a psychologist, researcher, professor and podcaster, she’s actually masterful at adding and subtracting things to her life when she wants more — or less –– and not settling for meh.    In this episode, the multi-faceted, multi-talented and multi-passionate Dr. Michele inspires and provides step-by-step tools to take the leap into the life you truly want. If you don’t yell "hell yeah" at least a dozen times during this interview... well, I just don’t believe you.    About Dr. Michele: Michele Cooley-Strickland, M.Ed., Ph.D. is an award-winning licensed psychologist, professor, researcher, and podcast co-host. She’s been on faculty at UCLA since 2009 and is a Project Scientist in the David Geffen School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences. She’s also been on faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1996, first as an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, and now Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Michele is a therapist in her private practice – Doctor Michele, LLC – specializing in helping people – women in particular – build life skills that empower them to become their best selves. Her personalized approach is tailored to help each client achieve emotional and behavioral health and wellness in a way that’s authentic, sustainable, and joyful. Dr. Michele has appeared as an expert psychologist on KTLA-5 (Los Angeles) and the nationally syndicated Extra! television show as an Extra! Life Changer. She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and CBS Early Show to discuss her family’s relation to our third American president, Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Michele is the seventh generation descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Dr. Michele is the co-host of “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele,” which began in January, 2019 and airs in over 40 countries. The weekly show targets women to help them take leaps in their life, career, and community. Sponsored By: This episode of Forty Thrive is sponsored by Kindra. Feel like yourself again with Kindra’s estrogen-free menopause supplements, expert advice, and powerful community. Get 20% off of Kindra site wide! Click here and use promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20     Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Dec 2020

44 min 38 sec

At one point or another, I think we've all uttered those three toxic words, "I'm too old." Annie Gaudreault, holistic nutritionist, speaker and wellness coach flips "too old" on its head and says "hurry up." If you've been thinking it's time to align your food with what your body truly craves, this episode is your first step. There are so many helpful (and truthful) nuggets here, you'll be well on your way to wellness in just 45 minutes! Get Annie's Guide to Thriving at Home! Get Annie's Straight Fats Guide About Annie: As a healthy aging expert and nutritionist, Annie Gaudreault founded VEEV Health & Wellness to support smart and successful mid aged women to lose weight, sleep better and get more out of life. An endurance athlete with 12 marathons and 3 Ironman triathlons under her belt, Annie lives what she preaches. A prior 25+ year career as a brand consultant working with executives of Fortune 500 companies gave her a solid background to serve the wellness needs of those living busy lives. And for the past 19 years she has proudly lived the life as an entrepreneur. She is a regular speaker to the media, corporations and lifestyle organizations on various topics of health and is a healthy aging expert. Connect with Annie on Facebook and Instagram Sponsored By: This episode of Forty Thrive is sponsored by Kindra. Feel like yourself again with Kindra’s estrogen-free menopause supplements, expert advice, and powerful community. Get 20% off of Kindra site wide! Click here and use promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20 PLUS… we’re giving away the whole Kindra product suite — a $170 value!  ENTER TO WIN HERE. The gift includes:  • The Daily Vaginal Lotion + Aurora applicator • The Energy Supplement • The Sleep Supplement • The Core supplement.    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

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Dec 2020

49 min 49 sec

One of the reasons I love December is that it’s the perfect time to prioritize and plan for what you want in the new year. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to start and live the year in a strong financial position.    Katy Chen Mazzara is here to help! Katy is a certified financial coach and graduate of UC Berkeley’s Personal Financial Planning Program. As a former journalist, TV producer and award winning documentary filmmaker, Katy understands the balance between dreaming and doing. She helps creative, freedom seekers make MORE, worry less and achieve financial freedom, so they can create the life they truly want to live!   Join Katy! If you’re a freelancer… a business owner… entrepreneur… creative type… Katy has something awesome coming up you’ll want to check out.    Katy’s FREE masterclass "6 Awesome Ways to Create True Financial Freedom" will help you obliterate money blocks, manifest abundance, set a financial foundation and spend consciously so you never regret a purchase again. But the thing I love most is that Katy’s not one of those "don’t enjoy life, save every penny" types. She’s masterful in combining the practical with the purposeful.   REGISTER HERE!   Connect with Katy on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and in her Facebook group! Sponsor: This episode of Forty Thrive is sponsored by Kindra. Feel like yourself again with Kindra's estrogen-free menopause supplements, expert advice, and powerful community. Get 20% off of Kindra site wide! Click here and use promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20   PLUS... we’re giving away the whole Kindra product suite — a $170 value! ENTER HERE. • The Daily Vaginal Lotion + Aurora applicator • The Energy Supplement • The Sleep Supplement • The Core supplement.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Dec 2020

49 min 31 sec

Meet Catherine Balsam-Schwaber. She's smart, successful and CEO of Kindra, a company that just might rock your world.  Together, Catherine and I bust the lid off menopause, including sleepless nights, hot flashes, mood swings and (believe it or not) the benefits of being a midlife woman in the midst of this change.  About Our Guest: Catherine Balsam-Schwaber is known as a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a track record of delivering exceptional results in high pressure environments. She has extensive experience in business transformation with complex multi-platform products, strategy, marketing, creative leadership, revenue growth, media + advertising, subscription/OTT/DTC, communications and ecommerce. Catherine is the CEO of Kindra, an innovative self-care company for women in menopause. A life-long advocate for women’s health, Catherine joined Kindra to break down the stigma surrounding menopause care and support and empower women in mid-life through Kindra's science-backed formulas and community-building initiatives. In celebration of Forty Thrive's partnership with Kindra... Enter to WIN the full Kindra product suite ($170 value) including: • The Daily Vaginal Lotion + Aurora applicator • The Energy Supplement • The Sleep Supplement • The Core supplement.  ENTER HERE!   Plus, get 20% off Kindra site wide! Visit OurKindra.com and checkout using promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20 Mentioned in this episode: Join Kindra's online community  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 2020

52 min 8 sec

Katy Garretson is a highly sought-after TV director and USC professor. But you may know her as host of the new podcast, Mojo Girl Madness. Katy is also one of my star amazing podcast launch students / clients who I've been working with for the past several months.  In this episode, we dive into: What is Mojo and how do we find it? Authenticity and vulnerability and why it's the key to human connection. How finding balance is an inside job.  Get 50% off my DIY podcast launch program through FYV Academy! About Katy: Katy Garretson has worked in film/TV production for 30 years. Her directing credits include last season’s BROKE and CAROL’S SECOND ACT, TWO BROKE GIRLS, THE COOL KIDS, FULLER HOUSE, THE ODD COUPLE, YOUNG & HUNGRY, REBA, GEORGE LOPEZ, SCHOOL OF ROCK, TITUS, GIRLFRIENDS, the new PUNKY BREWSTER reboot coming in 2021, and a bunch of shows you’ve likely never heard of. Katy is incredibly proud to have spent three seasons directing the PBS Kids’ series, SID THE SCIENCE KID, which was created using motion capture and digital puppetry. Katy has been nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Comedy Direction and several of her guest stars have been nominated for and/or received Emmy Awards. Along the way, she has also been an active member of the DGA – as an Associate National Board member, on numerous committees, and she also Chaired the AD/UPM Council for three terms. In 2012, Katy was honored with the DGA Frank Capra Career Achievement Award for both her long list of credits and her service to the guild. Beginning in 2013, Katy also produced a successful series of movies in Vancouver for The Hallmark Channel. Midway through her seventeenth movie of the series, though, her star was indicted in the college admissions scandal and... that was the end of that. She also took a break from showbiz for four years to be the CEO/Executive Director of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, an educational non-profit for inner-city kids. Currently, in addition to directing, Katy teaches a graduate course on directing in the School of Cinematic Arts at her alma mater, the University of Southern California, and she hosts the new podcast MOJO GIRL MADNESS, now available on all major podcasting platforms.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 2020

43 min 26 sec

Today's episode kind of blew my mind and I think it might really be able to help you as well. Over the summer, I was feeling professionally stuck -- honestly, business felt like it was a little bit all over the place. I had a lot of things going on, but it just felt like a lot of struggle with not much gain. And so I invited Feng Shui expert Patricia Lohan into my office. To say that her simple tips changed everything for me is not an exaggeration.  With her guidance and expertise, I've made some small changes throughout my home to create more harmony and balance and prosperity and abundance. Today, Patricia shares how you can get that as well. Join the Forty Thrive free and private community! Support Forty Thrive! About the Guest: Patricia Lohan is the creator of Feng Shui Mastery and Author of The Happy Home: A Guide To Creating A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life. Patricia Lohan helps women make their home magnetic to money, luck, and blessings. She shows you what they don't teach in school, what lies between the lines, your top secret tool for success. She is a feng shui expert, a healer, and a passionate female entrepreneur who has shaped her dream life living in Bali with her husband. Patricia has a gift at making feng shui simple and easy to understand and implement. She has helped thousands of people across the globe embrace feng shui and create lasting changes in their homes, lives, and businesses. Patricia has seen firsthand the power of the mind, surroundings, and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically.  Connect with Patricia on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn or in her Powerhouse Feng Shui FB group.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 2020

42 min 2 sec

Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends who met at the world famous Second City Theatre and became what we know today as FRANGELA. But what I thought would be a funny, entertaining conversation — oh and it is — became so much more. We talk mental health, "cancel culture," why Frances wants to confront Val Kilmer and one of the most important questions you could possibly ask yourself. Our chat is lively, it’s super fun and it’s a huge opportunity to learn and grow — something as a woman nearing 50, I hope to do each and every day. About Frangela: You may recognize this genius duo from NBC’s “Bring The Funny,” or  "I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here." They were featured on The Oprah Show on the “Best Standups in America” episode. They are well known for their commentary on VH1’s Best Week Ever and hilarity on the big screen in the hit films He’s Just Not That Into You and Slow Learners. They are also recurring fan favorites on HULU’S Quick Draw. Currently, they are appearing on The Sexy Liberal Virtual Tour, go to SexyLiberal.com for tickets. Listen to their podcasts “The Final Word” and “Idiot of the Week” where you find all your favorite podcasts. Connect with Frangela: Frangela.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Mentioned in this Episode:   Forty Thrive: Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening Forty Thrive: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life Forty Thrive: How to Start Over The Driven Woman Podcast   If you're struggling with anxiety or other mental health challenges, the following resources are available to you.   Better Help National Alliance on Mental Illness National Institute of Mental HealthSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Meet Kwavi Agbeyegbe, she's a life coach who believes women deserve to feel energized, confident and fiercely happy in their lives. Who doesn't want more of that?   In this episode, we talk:  • Maximizing Midlife • Giving up Alcohol • Mindful Eating • The Toxic 5 (foods we all should avoid)   About Kwavi: Kwavi Agbeyegbe is a Certified Weight Coach/Life Coach and Retreat Creator that helps successful women manage their health, mindset and waistlines. Her passion is helping women in their 40’s and beyond master their health and wellness.    Join Kwavi for her upcoming live virtual event "Now Is the Time" happening 11.7.2020. The event is focused on celebrating how far we've come and not letting the narrative surrounding midlife prevent them from going after what they want. REGISTER HERE   Connect with Kwavi on:  YouTube Instagram Facebook   Featured Review: Amber B CC   Forty Thrive is EXACTLY what you need if you’re feeling a bit lost in midlife. Jackie’s authenticity and generosity make you feel like a part of a secret club where your age is an advantage! This show is CAN’T MISS and should be added to your favs pronto!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/grownasswoman)

Oct 2020

31 min 36 sec