Second Breaks

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IN THIS EPISODE: How to craft the "best story" for your midlife reinvention How to tell the story that you want to tell, with authenticity and vulnerability Why Hillary does not encourage the typical "hero's journey" format Selecting the "right
IN THIS EPISODE: Strategies for returning to your previous career after a long break Strategies for career pivots in midlife What to do when you’ve been let go in midlife How to approach networking when you haven’t been keeping in touch with yo
In This Episode: How memoir-writing can be a transformative and healing process Why Janelle Hardy tells her students to be open to being "wrong" about their life patterns Writing versus thinking about our past stories The good and bad about "re
IN THIS EPISODE: Why our midlife can be the most powerful years of our life Strong habits that we can develop so we can not just enjoy but thrive in midlife Practical applications of these habits in our day-to-day Common situations where we can
IN THIS EPISODE: Gail Gensler's pro-aging stance and philosophy Why and how she prioritizes fitness and a healthy lifestyle The legacy that she wants to leave behind How we too can embrace fitness in our midlife — even if we've never been "athl
IN THIS EPISODE:- Why self fragmentation occurs and why it shows up at work and home- What is a “wholeness journey” and what is its end goal- Self-advocacy: what it looks like and how it sounds- The idea behind small brave YESes- Where to begin
IN THIS EPISODE: Why we all need a personal contingency plan What goes into our plan Analog vs Digital Where to start — the basics ABOUT MY GUEST:After 30+ years in corporate financial services, Mary Beth Simon now uses her strategic talents as
TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: It's easy to rationalize our way OUT and convince ourselves we don't need a career change. Asking for help at the outset can make all the difference. The transition to a new career can take different forms; there is
IN THIS EPISODE: The concept of “Body Peace” and how we can achieve it The diet culture: how to recognize it, name it, and create healthy boundaries How we can approach weight loss, if that is our goal, and increase our chances of achieving wha
IN THIS EPISODE: Limiting Beliefs: where they come from and how they develop The limiting beliefs that are most damaging Why Lana doesn’t say that we “overcome limiting beliefs” and what she teaches her clients instead When fear and limiting be
It’s been almost 4 years since I started this podcast, the first episode with my guest Shannon Davis airing in June 2017. Since that episode, I have been through a lot and have grown quite a bit, in a way that only our lived experiences can do
IN THIS EPISODE: Why and how Shara’s search for natural solutions for her husband led to her plant-based diet and lifestyle change What’s been easy/hard about her transition How the initial decision to stop eating meat led to other lifestyle ch
IN THIS EPISODE Making ourselves small doesn’t help anyone, least of all, ourselves What ‘living small’ looks and feels like in real life The internal changes when we work on ourselves do affect how we show up in the world The concept of borrow
Highlights of Episode 154: How does living and working "on the move" actually work Unique challenges and benefits of living in a really small space Where they park, what they do for electricity, internet access, water, among others! How this ex
IN THIS EPISODE: Why and how podcasting is a natural fit for Yvonne Marchese How her personal experiences and passion drove her transformation The steps she took to fully embrace her new role and be “all in” How being a storyteller is always a
Highlights of Episode 152 The real reason behind Tara McMullin’s decision to start a new fitness habit How Tara was able to maintain her motivation and stick to her fitness habits What Tara was tracking at the beginning of her journey to track
Like so many people, I love starting a new year. The idea of turning over a new page, starting a new chapter in my life, fills me with such excitement and drive.Many would point out though that there’s nothing magical about a new year. It’s sim
In This Episode: Dr. Nayla Bahri and Lou Blaser chat candidly about their 2020 and how they are approaching 2021 Why and how, in the year that made things so complicated, many things also became simpler Lessons learned and surprising insights a
Well, my friend. Here we are. We made it to the end of this extraordinary, unbelievable year that was 2020.I'm not going to pretend that I can imagine what kind of year you had. I have this sense that we're in this situation where we're all exp
Donald Christian is a senior partner at PwC. He sits on the Board of the firm and currently leads the US East Region Advisory practice. If I remember correctly, he’s one of – if not THE youngest ever admitted to partnership. Since his admission
Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn and also writes non-fiction for authors. She has written over 30 books published in 149 countries and 6 languages. Her award-nominated podcast, The Cre
Bonnie Gillespie has been working in the film industry for decades, both in front of the camera (earlier on in her career) and then later, as a casting director. In addition, she has been helping fellow actors by demystifying the casting proces
“Our career choice massively impacts our family and loved ones. When thinking about what I want to do next, the first lens I put on it is, ‘Is this the right thing to do for my family?’” — Graham Bell.Graham Bell is the Chief Executive Officer
“There are people out there who want what I bring to the table. All of it — the technical knowledge, the perspective, the personality that goes with. And it’s my job to find them.” —Jacquette TimmonsMy guest today is Jacquette Timmons. Jacquett
Marcus Aurelius began Meditations with 17 entries — nearly 10 percent of the book — reflecting upon the various influential individuals in his life. “When you need encouragement,” he wrote, “think of the qualities the people around you have.”Th
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